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2020 PHL Diversity Business Opportunity Luncheon

PHL Diversity Business Opportunity Luncheon

Honoring Local Leaders and Highlighting Business Opportunities

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.

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Loews Philadelphia Hotel – Millenium Ballroom
Monday, February 24, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM


Walter Perez

Anchor and General Assignment Report, 6abc

is Master of Ceremonies at this year’s luncheon.


Philadelphia Mayor Kenney

Opening Remarks


NETWORKING EVENT & PANEL DISCUSSION

CONNECT to valuable opportunities for diverse businesses
GET ACCESS to industry leaders bringing national conventions to Philadelphia
LEARN what you’ll need to know about contracting, exhibiting, and the RFP process


Moderator:
Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)


Panelists:
Dr. Lyn B. Schmid, Ed.D., International Past President, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Key Women Educators, July 2020
Dr. A. Ralph Slaughter, Past Imperial Potentate Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine August 2021
Kamala Srikar, CMP, Associate Director, Conferences & Travel Services American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)


AWARDS PRESENTATION

“BRING IT HOME” AWARD

Presented to a thriving diverse/multicultural business that is enhancing the hospitality and tourism community.

Honoree:

John Chapman, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Deputy Imperial Potentate


PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAMPION AWARD

Presented to an individual, business or organization that exemplifies The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.

Sponsored By:

Honoree:

Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Laurie Dalton White and Director and Leslie Stiles, President


DIVERSE/MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS AWARD

Presented to a thriving diverse/multicultural business that is enhancing the hospitality and tourism community.

Sponsored By:

Honoree:

MediaCopy, Richard Lee, Owner


NON-PROFIT BUSINESS AWARD

Presented to an individual or organization whose advocacy and community service resulted in a positive impact on our multicultural community while embodying the principles of PHL Diversity.

Sponsored By:

Honoree:

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Philadelphia Chapter, Ping Cao, President


WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS AWARD

Presented to a woman-owned business that is enhancing the diversity of the local community and contributing to the visibility of women in the corporate world.

Sponsored By:

Honoree:

WURD Radio, Sara Lomax-Reese, President and CEO

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


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