On June 24, 2019, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, its business development division, PHL Sports, and the City of Philadelphia shared recent updates to Philadelphia’s bid to host games during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. New branding assets were unveiled including a logo, the “Philadelphia 2026, America’s Host City” tagline, and the energetic “Bring It!” rally cry. The group also announced that David L. Cohen (Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast) will serve as the Chairman for the city’s Bid Committee.
Emceed by Telemundo 62 Sports Anchor, Jaime Becerril, the event featured remarks from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, PHLCVB President & CEO Julie Coker Graham, Philadelphia Eagles CFO Frank Gumienny, Playmakers Studio President & Chief Creative Director Mark Gonzalez, and Comcast Senior Executive VP & Chief Diversity Officer, David L. Cohen.
To learn more and to join the Supporter Group for Philadelphia’s 2026 World Cup initiatives, please visit Philadelphia2026.com.
PHL Diversity has announced that the Diversity & Inclusion Conference will return in 2020. The event, presented by Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and LODGING Magazine, welcomed over 350 leaders in the hospitality and tourism industries, who participated in a number of networking and educational events surrounding the theme of diversity and inclusion, including think tanks, breakout sessions, a general session, receptions, and a series of round table discussions.
More details will be revealed in the coming months. If you are interested in participating, visit diphilly.com/contact to connect with the team.
The PHLCVB earns valuable exposure for Philadelphia by positioning the city to journalists from across the globe as a top overseas travel destination and a premier place to visit. In 2018, more than 1650 stories from 18 overseas countries were published about Philadelphia. These stories were featured in both consumer & trade media.
Throughout June, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a total of 12 media from five countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. The journalists were provided with itineraries curated to the interests of potential visitors from their respective markets. The groups represent a variety of outlets including national newspapers, blogs and magazines, and will be producing destination stories to help inspire potential visitors to book travel to Philadelphia.
The journalists from Italy and Germany visited Philadelphia to help promote American Airlines’ new routes from Bologna and Berlin. During his time in the city, the Bolognese journalist met with Consul General of Italy to Philadelphia, Honorable Pier Forlano, and participated in an Italian Market Immersion tour to research Italian influence in the city.
Activities from the press trips included tours of the Rail Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, Yards Brewing Co., Love City Brewing, The Barnes Foundation, and Mural Arts Philadelphia, as well as meals at popular Philadelphia restaurants and sites, including Reading Terminal Market.
Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP is a renowned leader in the Greater Philadelphia life sciences community, promoting outstanding industry and academic collaborations to benefit Philadelphia’s convention industry. Dr. Mitchell will receive the prestigious recognition on September 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Comcast Center. For additional details, contact Damali Stansbury at
The PHLCVB Global Tourism team is organizing a sales mission in August to the New York City region to visit and train receptive tour operators (RTOs) from the Asian and European markets.
This PHLCVB Global Tourism team sales mission to the New York City region to visit and train receptive tour operators (RTOs) from the Asian and European markets will take place the week of August 19.
Interested partners should expect a tiered co-op cost structure and can mix & match how they would like to participate, i.e. join sales calls and close with the RTO reception, open with the RTO reception and then join sales calls, or do everything. More information in the coming weeks.
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