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.

PHLDiversity Business Opportunity Luncheon 2020 - SOLD OUT!

2020 Business Opportunity Luncheon

On February 24, 2020, business and hospitality leaders will gather for the annual Business Opportunity Luncheon, which provides an opportunity for minority business leaders in Philadelphia to connect with meeting and convention decision makers, establish business relationships and benefit economically by the increase in tourism activity around the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Visit BOL 2019 for highlights from the 2019 Luncheon.

All proceeds of the luncheon benefit the Philadelphia chapters of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and the Jack P. Ferguson Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Scholarship via the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Foundation. Learn more at

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Sybil Davis, National Accounts Manager, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, discusses final preparations for the highly anticipated Business Opportunity Luncheon on February 24th, 2020. The 14th annual event brings together diverse and multi-cultural business leaders from the area, with meeting planners and convention organizers who will be seeking partners to engage with during events held in Philadelphia. Davis, who is a results-driven sales leader in the hospitality industry, talks about some of the luncheon highlights and how the city positions itself nationally for diversity-related events.

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