On Wednesday 4 October, over 700 VIP guests gathered at the newly launched Western Sydney Conference Centre for the official awards ceremony for the prestigious Penrith Panthers Merv Cartwright Medal. Joined by players, advocates, peers and their supporters, the spirited room came together to celebrate the undefeated team who made football history just days prior, winning their third NRL championship in a row.
As one of the largest conference centres outside of Sydney’s CBD, WSCC is part of the new $110m precinct built by Panthers Group, adjoined to the region’s first five-star hotel, the Pullman Sydney Penrith with world-leading hospitality group ACCOR.
The world-class destination boasts an innovative and captivating design, taking curved cues from the nearby Blue Mountain Ranges and the Nepean River. Its column-free design features 6.8 metre high ceilings and LED walls, with state-of-the-art AV capabilities.
The experienced WSCC team delivered a 5-star service and ensured the evening’s proceedings were as seamless as possible. Executive Chef Colin Chun curated an impressive gastronomic menu with sustainably sourced ingredients featuring Jack’s Creek Beef from Tamworth and Glacier 51 Toothfish from Heard Island. While drinks paid homage to the finest wines of the region, and the team curated specialty cocktails at pop-up bars from Maker’s Mark and Bombay Sapphire.