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2018 PHLCVB Annual Luncheon

The PHLCVB Annual Luncheon is the hospitality industry’s biggest and best networking event – the day before Thanksgiving every year in Philadelphia. 

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomed over 1,200 of our members and partners to Lincoln Financial Field for the 2018 PHLCVB Annual Luncheon. The luncheon serves as an opportunity for Philadelphia’s hospitality community to celebrate another year of positive growth. Proceeds from the event will go towards the PHLCVB Foundation, whose primary goal is to support activities that help position and promote Philadelphia as a top-tier travel destination.

The event featured several experiences that celebrated Philadelphia’s 2017 championship football campaign, including appearances by former players Jason Avant and Brent Celek, as well as special interactive elements such as opportunities to tour the locker room, pass through the player’s tunnel, and pose with the championship trophy on the field.

At the luncheon, Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski joined PHLCVB President and CEO Julie Coker and PHLCVB Board Chairman Nick DeBenedictis for a brief program which shared highlights from the past year in Philadelphia sports and tourism, including the PHLCVB’s new #FranklyPhiladelphia campaign.




Freedom to be Frank:

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center

Freedom of Assembly:

  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Comcast NBCUniversal

Freedom of Expression:

  • PECO
  • KeyBank

Freedom of Enlightenment:

  • Philadelphia OIC
  • Xfinity Live! Philadelphia
  • Aqua America
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Tempest
  • Advanced Staging Productions
  • Delilah’s Gentlemen’s Club & Steakhouse
  • Hersha Hospitality Management
  • IBEW Local Union 98
  • Citizens Bank
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia

Freedom of Speech:

  • The Philadelphia Tribune Media Group
  • Philadelphia Auto Show
  • Philly Home Show
  • The Phillies
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • Republic Bank
  • Marketplace PHL
  • Life Sciences Pennsylvania
  • PIDC
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
  • Imperial Events Security Services
  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
  • Philadelphia 201 Hotel & Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • PSAV
  • Independence Visitor Center Corporation
  • Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association
  • Brûlée Catering
  • Sofitel Philadelphia
  • The Franklin Institute
  • The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Union
  • SugarHouse Casino
  • Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue
  • Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Stockton & Partners Meetings and Events
  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel
  • aramark/SFS
  • Synterra, Ltd/Synterra Partners
  • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
  • Visit Philadelphia
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • PHL Diversity
  • PHL Sports
  • PHL Life Sciences

In Kind:

  • Special Events at Lincoln Financial Field
  • Aramark Sports & Entertainment
  • IMS Technology Services
  • CORT Event Furnishings
  • Freeman
  • BVTLive!
  • Choice Party Linens
  • Magnificent Floral Events
  • Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours
  • Replica Creative
  • Karma Agency
  • Artcraft Promotional Concepts
  • Wise Owl Multimedia


Mark your calendars for the next PHLCVB Annual Luncheon, Wednesday, November 27, 2019!

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