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

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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The legendary, Joan Myers Brown, founder of The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts joins PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss the 50-year celebration of PHILADANCO, the International Blacks in Dance Conference coming to Philadelphia from January 14-19, and her legacy being documented in the book “Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina” by written by Brenda Dixon Gottschild. Throughout her lifetime, Myers Brown has received a host of accolades from local awards to the National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama.

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