Meetings & Events
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Meet Philadelphia

Choose Philadelphia to host your next meeting or event at one of our unique venues ready to serve groups of any size. With the convenience of an accessible destination that gives your attendees the chance to reconnect in person, you’ll start connections and ensure a memorable experience.

Why Philadelphia? Our Focus on Customer Service

Our destination experts are ready to help plan your next event. From your initial outreach to the closing session, our team is with you every step of the way ensuring your event is a success! Look to the experts to provide the following services and support:

  • Access to industry experts to serve as speakers and panelists to enhance your event programming.
  • Introduce you to potential partners, sponsors, and industry networks to help increase and boost attendance.
  • Guide you in selecting an unexpected venue or securing the right hotel – creating an authentic Philadelphia experience.
  • Provide updates on the most recent COVID information.

Meet in Philadelphia

2022 Destination Planning Guide

Whether you are planning an annual convention, tradeshow or corporate event, the 2022 Destination Planners Guide is your No. 1 resource.

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Let's Talk About 2025!

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering a special incentive program to drive meeting and convention bookings in the city for 2025. The offer included financial concessions, in-kind marketing support and a rent reduction at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Pennsylvania Convention Center

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

Guest Room photo courtesy of the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Center City

Room To Stay

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.


Franklin Square Outdoor Event photo by J Fusco for Historic Philadelphia

Find Your Perfect Event or Meeting Space

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

Easy To Get To and Get Around

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.


Phl Health Pledge: Our Commitment to Safe Meetings

The PHL Health Pledge was developed to ensure a safe return to travel and safe meetings by aligning expertise and guidance to establish best practices for reopening.

PHL Health Advisor Resources

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

Attendee Experiences

Dynamic Space Centrally Located in America's Birthplace

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

Community Engagement Opportunities

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


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