A Community of Connectors

Introductions. Access. Connections.

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has three business development divisions that work directly with our Sales team to secure new bookings for Philadelphia. Each division works seamlessly with the PHLCVB Sales and Services team and our meeting planner customers to provide access to local industry experts, speakers, venues and regional attractions.

PHL Sports

2018 Army-Navy Game photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB

PHL Sports brings major sporting events and conventions to Philadelphia and has an influential advisory board of 90 sports executives and leaders. Home to nine professional sports teams and some of the country’s premier sports venues, Philadelphia is a destination of choice for top sporting events including the Army-Navy Game and PHL Sports is working hard to secure other high profile events such as the World Cup in 2026. Join the effort by visiting the Philadelphia2026 website for more information.

PHL Life Sciences

Pittcon 2019's Dr. Pete Conn photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB

PHL Life Sciences is the first and only in-house division within a CVB that is dedicated to attracting meetings and conventions in the life sciences industry segment by tapping into the fields of med-tech, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies as well as medical, nursing and healthcare organizations and institutions located in our region. Philadelphia is an ideal destination for medical and science professionals to meet.

PHL Diversity

The 2019 Philadelphia Diversity and Inclusion Conference photo by Wise Owl Multimedia

PHL Diversity convenes Philadelphia’s diverse community to promote Philadelphia as a diverse and inclusive destination for meetings, events, conventions and visitors and hosts key programs like the Business Opportunity Luncheon, Hospitality Education Day, and the PHL Diversity Podcast. With a thriving multicultural business community, Philadelphia has rich African American history, vibrant Asian and Hispanic communities and one of the country’s oldest and largest LGBT communities.


Get more information on how PHL Sports, PHL Diversity and PHL Life Sciences can assist your meeting, convention or event in Philadelphia.



Learn more about the impact of the PHLCVB’s Business Development Divisions in our 2018 Annual Report.



The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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