Philadelphia Visitor’s Center – Not Just for Tourists

  • Philadelphia Visitor’s Center – Not Just for Tourists

     
    POSTED June 4, 2014
     

It seems that I keep bumping up against things I don’t know. Whether it’s a fact I didn’t know or a place I wasn’t aware of before, it seems that at least several times a week I discover something new.It used to bother me and make me feel less "in the know," but now I put my ego aside and just enjoy the moment of basking in something new.

Case in point was last week’s joint ISES and PHLCVB meeting. It was held at the Philadelphia Visitor’s Center. I always thought of the Visitor’s Center as just that - for visitors - but true-blue Philadelphians can also get in on the action.

Upstairs from the brochures and introductory movies is a fantastic event space that’s just right for your next Philadelphia-based meeting or event. Split into a reception area and a main room, it’s spacious, airy and bright. Of course, it’s not what’s inside that counts here - it’s what is outside. Step outside onto the large terrace and you have a bird’s eye view of Independence National Historic Park. Most guests enjoy events with outdoor space, but looking out over the Liberty Bell and  Independence Hall is more inspiring that most.

Have you been to the space or held an event there before? Email me - nancy.depalma@tigeroak.com -  and we’ll post your comments on the pa.meetingsmags.com. 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

There was plenty going on for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 (the fourth annual Meetings Mean Business Coalition event), but NYC & Company caught everyone's attention by turning some of the city's most iconic buildings blue. Using MMBC’s signature color, the goal was to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.

The following buildings stayed blue rom sundown to 2 a.m.: