PHLCVB 2016 Annual Report

For the Record

Read all about the major milestones and successes of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau team in 2016, from the $989 million economic impact of meetings and conventions in the city to the $982 million impact from overseas visitors and beyond.

Click below to view the entire PHLCVB 2016 Annual Report:

PHLCVB: Who We Are

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

What We Do


  • By booking conventions into the Pennsylvania Convention Center and area hotels.
  • By marketing Philadelphia as a premier destination for overseas visitors.
  • By selling Philadelphia to the group tour market across the country.


How We Do It

  • Business Development Divisions in three niche areas offering expertise and support to our sales team and incoming meeting planners: PHL Diversity, PHL Life Sciences and PHL Sports
  • Highly Targeted Marketing to meeting planners, global public relations efforts and an award-winning website
  • Strong Regional Support from 825+ members and strategic industry partners
  • Sales and Marketing Representation Firms around the globe:
    • China
    • India
    • Italy (also covers Spain)
    • France
    • Germany (also covers Austria and Switzerland)
    • U.K. (also covers Ireland)
    • Nordic Region


2015 Annual Report

Read all about the major milestones and successes of the PHLCVB team in 2015, from the impact of meetings and conventions to how international travel to Philadelphia has grown. Click here to view the PHLCVB 2015 Annual Report: A Year of Progress & Partnerships.

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