It’s a truly exciting time for Philadelphia! Philadelphia will host WrestleMania 40 in 2024 and was recently selected as a FIFA World Cup Host City for the summer of 2026. These events will be added to the long list of world-class events Philadelphia has hosted including the NFL Draft, Republican, and Democratic National Conventions and the World Meeting of Families with a Papal Visit. 2026 will also mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, drafted in Philadelphia, making the city a bucket list destination for your attendees.
Expanding our Hotel Offerings
Whether you’re planning an intimate meeting in a unique venue or hosting a large conference at the 1 million-square-foot Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia is ready to host your next meeting or convention! Philadelphia has spent the last several years re-investing in the city and just in 2021 alone debuted the Hyatt Centric, Canopy by Hilton, the Element Philadelphia, the W Philadelphia, Live! Casino & Hotel, and Guild House Hotel—which was named one of The Best New Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure for 2022
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Other hotels underwent renovations to deliver guests an updated experience, including the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia’s largest hotel with 1,408 rooms, connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Largest Ballroom in the Northeast
When you hold a meeting or convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, you are not just investing in a building or floor space, you are investing in an experience. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the Convention Center is just steps away from the city’s attractions, restaurants, and hotels. Progressive work rules and streamlined services provide our customers with just the right amount of flexibility and independence they need, resulting in greater cost efficiencies and a better overall customer experience. And did we mention we have one of the largest ballrooms in the Northeast?
Philadelphia is undergoing an unprecedented development boom, driven by the city’s tech, educational and medical institutions, and a flourishing life sciences sector. From later-stage companies like Biomeme, who built technology to rapidly identify Covid-19, to early-stage startups like Katika, an online marketplace that provides a central location for customers to discover Black-owned services, there is no shortage of ideas being brought to life in our region.
Investor enthusiasm has been increasing rapidly due to breakthroughs and progress in cell and gene therapy, gene editing, and connected health spaces. Philadelphia’s community of innovation and academic excellence has attracted scholars, researchers, professionals, and entrepreneurs, providing a wealth of industry leaders and experts to enlist as speakers or panelists at your next meeting or event. Whether your group is focused on education, healthcare, technology, or the nonprofit sector, our experts will recommend the best local businesses, resources, and ideas to enhance your event.
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Philadelphia exudes a vibrant character and energy, creating an ideal location for your next meeting. From your initial outreach to the closing session, our team of destination experts is with you every step of the way ensuring your event is a success! With expertise in meetings and conventions combined with their in-depth knowledge of Philadelphia, our experts will be your perfect partner in planning. Submit an RFP for your next meeting, convention, or event today!