Updated: June 10, 2020
This is the place for life science meetings. More than half of meetings and conventions held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Center City hotels are related to the life sciences. And 90 percent of conventions in Philadelphia experience higher attendance than they do in other convention destination cities. This means higher attendance for organizations and more contacts for exhibitors.
PHL Life Sciences, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), began in 2005 with a successful collaboration among the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware leaders in the life sciences industries during BIO 2005 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Since 2005, PHL Life Sciences has become a dynamic hub, connecting leaders in health care, pharma, biotechnologies, government, education and financial sectors in order to advance and grow the economy and brand Philadelphia as “America’s Life Science Meetings Destination.”
PHL Life Sciences attracts and supports life sciences and health care convention planners and attendees. PHL Life Sciences also supports the regional life science community and economic development efforts with partnerships, communications efforts and programs that connect life sciences to hospitality efforts.
Prestigious academic and research institutions are peppered throughout the tri-state region. The collection of global pharmaceutical firms and biotechnology companies within the Greater Philadelphia area are noteworthy. Medical schools supply research facilities with talent. They, in turn, send innovative ideas and products further up the continuum to the biotechnology medical device and pharmaceutical companies. All of these great minds meet on many critical issues. We want these minds to meet in Philadelphia.