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.

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PHL Diversity raises Philadelphia’s profile as an ethnically diverse convention and visitor destination by showcasing our city’s vibrant multicultural communities, and by encouraging social responsibility in the hospitality industry. We understand that, in order to be a leader, we must go beyond simply accepting “equal opportunity” – we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.


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PHL Diversity celebrates 30 years of building more than great conventions — we celebrate and accelerate cultural diversity and intentional inclusion. Watch our video celebrating diversity, multiculturalism and Philadelphia.


PHL Diversity Podcasts

Listen up, Philadelphia! We’re back with Season 4 of the PHL Diversity podcast series. (Click for all podcasts.) From best practices to emerging trends, our podcast allows listeners to gain a deeper understanding of how Philadelphia’s hospitality leaders are reshaping the industry, while learning about developments, initiatives and major meetings and conferences that may benefit their own business or organization. Happy Listening! (And don’t miss our past episodes here.)

James Cuorato, president and CEO of the Independence Visitors Center Corporation (IVCC), has held some of Philadelphia’s most coveted public positions. The former Director of Commerce and City Representative discusses how he arrived in the world of tourism and hospitality. During a historical period of renovation, Cuorato shares exclusive details about the IVCC’s $15 million visitor experience improvement project. You’ll also learn about his musical skills, something critical to maintaining his work-life balance.


Kelvin Moore, SMG regional general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), is a hospitality industry veteran devoted to customer service and creating memorable experiences for customers. He joins the podcast to discuss a chance encounter that shaped a new way of thinking, and outlines PCC’s vision moving forward. With career stops in Phoenix, San Antonio, and most recently Chicago, Moore reveals the most important lessons he has learned and the variables that set Philadelphia apart from these other destinations.


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