“Philadelphia has been on our radar since we last held our conference there in 2003. The city’s prime location along the East Coast, its growing minority business community and its wealth of attractions, among other things, creates an ideal backdrop to host some of our nation’s top professionals. With more customer-friendly work rules now in place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, we are pleased to be bringing our Conference & Expo back to Philadelphia in 2017.”
— Jesse Tyson, President & CEO, National Black MBA Association
“We didn’t hear ‘no’ in that building as we were going through this process on any level, whether that was from labor or from management or anywhere within the structure. What we heard was ‘what’re you trying to accomplish? Let us give you some other ideas of how that might be possible’ if my idea wasn’t necessarily the best way.”
— Greg Talley, president and CEO of Talley Management Group, which served as lead logistics partner for the 2015 World Meeting of Families
“[Philadelphia is] an epicenter for groundbreaking cancer research and related biomedical science. We look forward to welcoming more than 18,500 laboratory cancer researchers, oncologists in a variety of disciplines, representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and patient advocates from around the world next April at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This is a huge, complex scientific meeting, and SMG and the PHLCVB have been very enthusiastic, professional and responsive to our needs throughout this entire process.”
— Margaret Foti, PhD, MD, CEO, American Association for Cancer Research
“All my needs have been met and all of my expectations have been exceeded.”
- Ken Barnes, Executive Director, Omega Psi Phi Inc.