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Modern Language Convention Brings Renowned Scholars

British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, renowned playwright Anna Deavere Smith and award-winning Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison will be among those taking center stage this week when 7,000 participants gather in Philadelphia for the 132nd Modern Language Association Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


PHL hopes to expand International Visitors

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced Thursday that it has appointed tourism agency Atlantic Link to represent Philadelphia in the Danish city of Copenhagen in hopes of expanding international tourism to and from the Nordic region. Growth in the market could bring more attendees to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Philadelphia hospitality industry to close 2016 strong

Anchored by strong activity in both the leisure and meetings and conventions sectors that reinforced Philadelphia’s image as a destination, Center City is set to close out the year with record hotel occupancy once again.


The Philadelphia Mummers Parade Welcomes New Year with a Purpose

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will host the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale on Jan. 1. Often described as a cross between Broadway and Mardi Gras, the indoor finale is a high-energy showcase of masterfully choreographed routines by more than 2,500 costumed performers. A special family show starts at 11:30 a.m., with a second show at 5 p.m. MummersFest, a four-day, family festival (December 28-31), gives fans a chance to make crafts, try on authentic Mummers costumes and watch the clubs rehearse.


Pa. Convention Center is the Heart of Reinvigorated Exhibition Industry

The Pennsylvania Convention Center’s extended wing overlooks a statue of state founder William Penn. Penn established the diverse city in 1682 to uphold ideals of liberty and free trade championed by John Locke. These principles are at the forefront of the Center's agenda as its management navigates the demands of unions and free market enterprises.


Mentorship plays key role for Pennsylvania Convention Center Staff

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women doesn’t just inspire attendees. It has also inspired the staff members of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), which has hosted the Conference for 11 years. Here are reflections about mentoring and supportive networks from several PCC women employees:


Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia CVB host Washington, D.C. Town Hall

On Wednesday, November 2, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted a live town hall for meeting professionals in Washington, DC, titled “It’s Time to Cast Your Vote for Philadelphia.”


Philly-area Auto Dealers give school children a warm start

Automobile dealers in Philadelphia had some warm thoughts on their minds as they distributed winter coats to students. Regional dealers donated a coat for every car sold in September. The collection of warm winter wear was handed out recently to several thousand children at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Students Attend Young Women's Program at Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women's program helps shape future female leaders.


7 Sessions you don't want to miss at the Pa. Women's Conference

On Oct. 6, the highly anticipated Pennsylvania Conference for Women will gather some of the country’s biggest names to talk women’s empowerment at rhe Pennsylvania Convention Center.