When: May 9th, 2019
Where: The Community College of Philadelphia, Winnet Building
PHL Diversity, a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), in partnership with Community College of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, will host the 26th Annual Hospitality Education Day.
This free and invitation-only empowerment and opportunity event provides guidance to area students in designated hospitality programs.
Students will receive valuable information about hospitality industry career tracks, insider tips, education and training options, along with initial screenings for internships, scholarships and summer employment.
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau PHL Diversity in partnership with Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Lodging Media produced the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference March 25th & 26th at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Philadelphia 10 Avenue of The Arts.
The Diversity & Inclusion Conference is a multi-industry and education summit dedicated to the exchange of insights and concepts about Diversity & Inclusion best practices.
Our goal was to provide a learning forum to discuss strategies that can influence corporate social responsibility and broaden cross-cultural understanding, producing critical dialogue and exchange of information for effective tactics.
Unique to this conference was a Think Tank specifically designed for deans, directors, faculty and Diversity & Inclusion practitioners to discuss ideas and recommendations regarding latest Diversity & Inclusion thinking about educational design, barriers and disparities on university campuses, and research-based bench marking for academic Diversity & Inclusion programs.
The conversation around diversity and inclusion in higher education was elevated by discussing best practices for incorporating diversity and inclusion content into academic programs, program strategies to enhance the experience for a diverse population of students, and how diversity and inclusion impacts faculty recruitment and retention.
On February 28, 2019 hundreds of business and hospitality leaders gathered for the annual Business Opportunity Luncheon, which provides an opportunity for minority business leaders in Philadelphia to connect with meetings and conventions, establish business relationships and benefit economically in the increase in tourism activity around the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Designed to ensure that diverse businesses have equal opportunity to benefit from the business that the PHLCVB brings to Philadelphia, the program has expanded to include an awards presentation to recognize Philadelphia-area businesses and leaders for outstanding contributions to hospitality and tourism in the city.
Highlights of this year’s event included:
Proceeds of the luncheon benefit the Philadelphia chapters of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) as well as the Jack P. Ferguson MPI Scholarship.
On October 2, 2018, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia presented a workshop in conjunction with Philadelphia MEDWeek 2018.
Black women business owners discussed a variety of relevant issues currently affecting their businesses and shared career advice and insights. This session brought together inspiring business owners who illuminate the entrepreneur experience while reflecting on their own success and challenges.
The workshop was moderated by:
Chaundra Daniels, Business & Humor Consultant and Motivational Speaker, Monarch Productions
Our panelists included:
PHL Diversity collaborated with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter to produce a program on the processes, barriers and success stories of diverse fundraising.
Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and colleagues who helped make 2018 Hospitality Education Day a success!
PHL Diversity partnered with The Center of Millennial Engagement, a millennial engagement company, and collaborated on the 2018 Annual People Power Summit.
Designed with millennials in mind, the summit brought professional leaders from health care, law, hospitality, tech, business and media together to accelerate their careers and gain practical strategies to support the growth and sustainability of their companies. Over 100 companies were represented.
Leaders sent to this exclusive one-day event left with a renewed sense of purpose, a clear plan of action and a network of support to achieve their goals in 2018.