Behind the Walls of the Pennsylvania Convention Center


Hosted by The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and Pennsylvania Convention Center / SMG (PCC) Contact Host


Register By: Friday, October 16 at 11:59PM

Ticket Information

General Admission

Go behind the scenes of major events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Price $5.00
Fee $1.28

Event Description

Since May 2014, more than $870 million in new business for future years has been booked into the Pennsylvania Convention Center by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB). When we talk about conventions, we’re talking more than Comic Con. As we saw with the 2015 BIO International Convention and the Annual American Association for Cancer Research Meeting, groundbreaking developments are being presented in Philadelphia, right here on the Convention floor. Leaders from across the world come to Philadelphia to discuss and showcase the advancements that are disrupting industries, nationally and internationally.

In this walking tour,  attendees will venture behind the walls of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Winding your way through hidden crevices and rarely seen spaces like the Aramark tasting kitchen, there'll be no shortage of one-of-a-kind Instagram opportunities.  Along the way. you'll also learn little known facts about the building's storied past from tour leaders including:

  • Stephanie M. Boyd, PCC Director of Sales Marketing and Convention Services
  • Julie Coker Graham,  PHLCVB Executive Vice President
  • Lorenz Hassenstein, PCC/SMG General Manager
  • Pat Kraft Hipl, PHLCVB Executive Director Citywide Sales
  • John J. McNichol, PCC President & CEO 
  • Heather Seasholtz, Talley Management Director, Meetings and Events

Throughout the tour, PHLCVB and PCC/SMG will show what it takes to secure a convention, dream up a plan, and transform the space for each unique event. With an economic impact as massive as the conventions you'll learn about, you'll walk away with an expert understanding of how big events are making the City of Philadelphia a leading destination in which to do business.

Follow along online: @DiscoverPHL and @PAConvention are on Twitter!


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