Philadelphia has always enjoyed a reputation as a city overflowing with history and culture. In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors and locals alike experience our rich, diverse history that underlines the very fabric that helped build Philadelphia.
Come explore our dynamic neighborhoods and attractions, world-renowned restaurants and eclectic shopping (clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free!). From one of the country’s oldest and largest “Gayborhoods” to thriving African American, Latino, Native American and Asian communities, our city is open and welcoming to visitors of all backgrounds and cultures.
Best of all, Philadelphia’s compact downtown places all of this and so much more within a short walk or cab ride from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and any downtown hotel.
PHL Diversity raises Philadelphia’s profile as an ethnically diverse convention and visitor destination by showcasing our city’s vibrant multicultural communities, and by encouraging social responsibility in the hospitality industry. We understand that, in order to be a leader, we must go beyond simply accepting “equal opportunity” – we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.
Listen up, Philadelphia! We back with the second season of PHL Diversity’s podcast series. From best practices to emerging trends, our podcast allows listeners to gain a deeper understanding of how Philadelphia’s hospitality leaders are reshaping the industry, while learning about developments, initiatives and major meetings and conferences that may benefit their own business or organization. Happy Listening!
Nellie Fitzpatrick, Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia: Fitzpatrick talks about LGBT advocacy in Philadelphia and the City’s support of LGBT meetings and conventions.
PHL Diversity, in partnership with the Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (PAMPI), has announced the creation of the Jack P. Ferguson Scholarship for minority meeting professionals. This scholarship will honor past PHLCVB President and CEO Jack Ferguson for his many years of dedicated service cultivating Philadelphia’s diverse meetings and conventions industry and championing the inclusion of the city’s minority business communities within the industry. PAMPI will fund the first year.