Choose Philadelphia to host your first meetings or events, and celebrate the return to meeting in person at one of our unique venues ready to serve groups from 50 to 3,000. With the convenience of an accessible destination, that gives your attendees the chance to reconnect in person, you’ll spark connections and ensure a memorable experience.
Our team of destination experts are ready to help plan your next event. From hybrid to in-person, our team can provide up-to-date information and support to ensure your event is a success! Look to the experts to provide the following services and support:
Committed to ensuring a positive experience for planners and attendees, Philadelphia’s work rules inside the Convention Center have dramatically improved over the last five years. With ASM Global managing the facility and a new Customer Satisfaction Agreement, we have seen an improvement in customers’ intent to return.Pennsylvania Convention Center
The Philadelphia area has more than 42,000 hotel rooms, with more than 14,400+ in Center City and in walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including new and recently renovated properties that are ready for the return of in-person meetings and events.Hotels
New hotels, unexpected venues and outstanding service are key when creating memorable and effective events. Philadelphia has a variety of options to suit every size, need, taste and budget, including unmatched historic locations, iconic architectural structures, and spacious outdoor venues.Venues & Meeting Spaces
Philadelphia’s central location, just ninety miles from New York City and 135 miles from Washington, D.C., makes it extremely easy to access by plane, train or car. Once you are here, Philadelphia offers everything you will find in a major metropolitan city, with the ease of a small town. Ranked the 4th most walkable city in the nation, visitors can easily explore multiple neighborhoods, attractions, and restaurants.Transportation
The PHL Health Pledge is an initiative that aims to ensure a safe return to travel and safe meetings by aligning expertise and guidance to establish best practices for reopening.
The PHLCVB tapped leading population health expert, Dr. David Nash, as our Chief Health Advisor. Dr. Nash provides guidance to meeting planners on best practices for safe and healthy events and works closely with the PHL Health Advisors, a 19-person medical advisory task force.Health & Safety Advice
This September, Philadelphia successfully hosted Informa Markets’ Natural Products Expo East, the largest trade show in 18 months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn More
When you hold a meeting, convention or trade show in Philadelphia, you are not just investing in a building or floor space, you are investing in an experience.Attendee Experiences
The PHLCVB actively builds community relationships between meeting planners, convention leaders and local groups who share a culture and ideals and can help design packages and programs that align your meeting’s values with a local organization or specific cause.Community Engagement