Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival. 

Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the 
region's distinguished colleges and universities. or research institutes.  

Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Inaugural Research Insights Symposium on the theme of "Creating Sustainable Value," hosted by Villanova University School of Business (VSB).

The symposium will feature a series of presentations by VSB and Villanova faculty on topics including corporate governance, socially responsible reporting and intellectual property:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Learn how to make Egg Drop Wonton soup with a chopstick technique, along with enjoying honey roasted pork belly and Chinatown Dan Dan noodles.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

In what is heralded as the definitive history of Jimmy Carter’s presidency by a key policy advisor, Eizenstat’s book provides an insider perspective on the successes and failures of the Carter Administration.

In this conversation, we will explore Carter’s role in the negotiations between Israel and Egypt, the Iranian hostage crisis, the turning over of the Panama Canal, the role of human rights in US foreign policy, and a range of other issues.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Solas means “light” in Irish. Each year at the Solas Awards, the Welcoming Center takes this opportunity to shine a light on visionary leaders, and to honor individuals and companies that illuminate the positive impact that immigrants have on our regional economy.

Our Honorees

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

After September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be celebrated around the world as World Trade Centers Day. For more than a decade, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia has marked this occasion by recognizing the efforts of world trade centers towards peace and prosperity, and by saluting regional business leaders for their global vision and contribution to making Greater Philadelphia a world-class region.