You got your cheesesteaks, your wooder ice, your Iggles: that’s the bumper-sticker version of our city. But when Karma got the opportunity to brand our beloved hometown for the PHLCVB in the spring of 2017, we went right for the gut: connecting the soul of our pioneering forefathers to the modern sense of can-do. And frankly, that’s what Philadelphia’s all about.
Meeting planners, event attendees and overseas visitors alike require one thing from travel: indelible experiences. Whether it’s finding valuable connections or finding hummus like you read about, Philadelphia charms its newcomers with blunt candor: a lesson learned about 250 years ago on these cobbled streets. What better way to surprise, than presenting our unvarnished selves, ready, worldly and delightfully frank?
A city of straight talkers, can-doers, know-how’ers and whiz-wit’ers. Unapologetically candid about everything from event bid estimates and event details to the best way to get to the stadium.
Possessed of high city-IQ and low city-snobbery, our salt-of-the-earth demeanor expects that facts speak for themselves and don’t need adornment to be convincing. We neither sugarcoat a flaw nor gild the lily. What can be said in two words, the copy says in one.
As true for tourists as it is for meeting planners, both the PHLCVB and the Pennsylvania Convention Center deliver what Philadelphia woos: entrepreneurial, hip, uber-connected, authentic experiences. The kind the best stories are made of.