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PHL Diversity

Why Choose Philadelphia: Embracing Diversity

Philadelphia has always enjoyed a reputation as a city overflowing with history and culture. In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors and locals alike experience our rich, diverse history that underlines the very fabric that helped build Philadelphia.

Come explore our dynamic neighborhoods and attractions, world-renowned restaurants and eclectic shopping (clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free!). From one of the country’s oldest and largest “Gayborhoods” to thriving African American, Latino, Native American and Asian communities, our city is open and welcoming to visitors of all backgrounds and cultures.

Best of all, Philadelphia’s compact downtown places all of this and so much more within a short walk or cab ride from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and any downtown hotel.


On the series finale of the PHL Diversity podcast, Gregg Caren, the new President & CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), joins to discuss the future of tourism in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

Gregg joined the PHLCVB this past June during an incredibly tumultuous time for the tourism industry and our country as a whole. In this episode, he discusses the challenges ahead – sharing his perspective on COVID-19’s impact on Philadelphia, the state of meetings and conventions, and what recovery looks like for the Philadelphia region. Gregg also shares his point of view on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and the critical role of PHL Diversity within the meetings industry.

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