PHLCVB Overview

Discover the Benefits of PHLCVB Membership

Each year, millions of people from around the globe visit Philadelphia for meetings, conventions and tradeshows. And that number continues to grow.

The expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, under management by SMG, has seen increased interest and bookings since the signing of a new customer satisfaction agreement. In addition, Philadelphia’s global brand continues to attract more international visitors to our city each year.

Take advantage of the extensive network and resources of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB). Reach the lucrative meetings and convention market, as well as international travel and group tour audiences, and generate new business as a member of our valued hospitality community.


By The Numbers

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), a private, nonprofit membership corporation, is the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

We are an Economic Engine for the city, creating jobs and fueling the economy by bringing meetings, conventions and travelers from around the world to Philadelphia.

We are Advocates for Philadelphia and the region’s continuous transformationof infrastructure.

We are Connectors for meeting planners, conference attendees, tour operators, global travelers and our members by orchestrating a symphony of resources to create great expectations.


To generate economic impact and job growth by increasing the region’s hotel occupancy and revenues, while concurrently affecting other diverse segments ofthe hospitality industry. To do whatever it takes to attract ethnically diverse regional, national and international convention and tourism customers through creative sales, marketing and communications efforts.


Convention Sales: Focuses on booking meetings, conventions and special events into the Pennsylvania Convention Center, member hotels and off-site venues to generate hotel room nights and positive economic impact for the City and region.

Convention Services: Assists planners and show organizers to ensure a smooth and successful meeting, convention or event in Philadelphia.

Marketing & Communications: Supports the efforts of the PHLCVB and PCC by promoting Philadelphia and the region through innovative messaging, advertising, marketing, public relations and digital campaigns.

Membership: Recruits and services PHLCVB members and brings the hospitality community together through networking events and educational seminars.

Global Tourism: Concentrates sales and marketing efforts in international markets (consumers, tour operators and travel agents), as well as the domestic group tour market.

Finance & Administration: Handles accounting, human resources, office management and legal matters.

PHLLife (Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress): Raises the visibility of the tri-state region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware) as a world-class destination for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech meetings, conventions and business.

PHLDiversity (Multicultural Affairs Congress): Works with PHLCVB departments to attract and support multicultural conventions and tourism and ensures the multicultural community is an integral part of the Greater Philadelphia hospitality

PHLSports (Philadelphia Sports Congress): Seeks to attract major national and international sporting events and conventions to the Greater Philadelphia region. Facilitates the annual Army-Navy game.


Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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  • For more information, contact Senior Membership Sales Manager Maryann DeStefano at or (215) 636-3410.

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