EIJP News

Philadelphia has always been home to a collection of world leaders and innovators in a variety of industries. Nobody knows that better than President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (1700 Market St.) Jack Ferguson. Through his work, Ferguson has seen firsthand the things that make the city so appealing to go-getters in every field worldwide.
Dhairya Pujara is a native of India, who came to Philadelphia to seek a career in healthcare. He ended up founding the Ycenter, a startup with the mission of inspiring change and development in communities across the world. EIJP’s Gabrielle Lantieri sat down with him for a Global Conversation about his journey, the Ycenter and its mission to empower the world.
West Chester's Envera (220 Garfield Ave.), a biotechnology company, is increasing the region’s reputation for sustainability in its work with waste consuming bacteria cultures. It also serves as an example of Greater Philadelphia's global business presence.
At Drexel University's Nanomaterial Institute (3141 Chestnut St.) researchers are at the forefront of "fabric batteries," an innovation that will make our clothes smarter and could put Philadelphia at the forefront of wearable tech.
By building on a decades old relationship, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.) will sponsor a cultural and scientific exchange between teenage girls in Philadelphia and Mongolia through a Museums Connect program.
With the help of small business loans from the Women's Opportunities Resource Center (2010 Chestnut St.), Philadelphia's refugee-owned businesses are becoming an integral part of the city's economy.
As a connector of leaders and businesses across the Atlantic, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia has been improving the city's global profile over the last 25 years.
In a recent performance at the Irish Memorial, Usiloquy Dance Designs showcased "Ragas and Airs," a unique performance combining Indian dance traditions with Celtic folklore and music.
To prepare for the United Nation's International Peace Day on September 21, Peace Day Philly hosted a meeting where Greater Philadelphia's movers and shakers could share their plans for promoting international harmony.
The Museum of the American Revolution will be the latest addition to Philadelphia's historic Olde City district, where visitors from all over the world flock to learn more about the founding of the United States. With an opening scheduled for 2016, vice president ZeeAnn Mason explains how the museum will tell the untold story of the conflict that shaped the country.
The Penn Museum's Cultural Heritage Center teamed up with the Smithsonian Institute and the Syrian Interim Government's Heritage Task Force to assist museum curators and civilians working to protect their cultural heritage amongst strife in the region.
Jane Golden is the Director of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, the most successful such program in the world. She sat down with Global Philadelphia's Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh to talk about her career, the importance of the city's murals and what's next for her program. EIJP's Jacob Colon transcribed the conversation.
The Pearl Street and DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place project, lead by the Asian Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, was recently named a recipient of an ArtPlace America creative placemaking grant.
On July 7, Rebecca Johnson was named the new Executive Director of AIA Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. She spoke with EIJP's Peak Johnson about what she hopes to bring to the position, her career path and the role architects will play in the city's future.
On July 24, Mayor Michael Nutter made began a six-day business development and cultural exchange trip to Paris to discuss foreign investment, cycling and World Heritage.
In July, OpenAccessPHL's monthly meeting was held at Benjamin's Desk (1701 Walnut St.), where the city's tech professionals and freelancers discussed their work and ways of improving the region's tech reputation.
During the 11th Annual World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, hosted for the first time in North America at Philadelphia's Union League (140 S. Broad Street), business leaders from all over the globe came to speak, learn and network. Of the many educational panels and seminars, presentations on the amenities that draw investors and the importance of cyber security stood out.
During the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force's recent quarterly meeting, the Regional Planning Commission and PennDOT presented their tireless efforts to improve all things transportation in the region.
Earlier this summer, the Curtis Institute of Music (1726 Locust St.) presented "Curtis On Tour," an international expedition to showcase the chops of students, faculty and alumni.
The Global Philadelphia Association launched a testimonial campaign this summer to put a face on the association’s activities and to bridge the gap between 2013’s GlobalPhilly Expo and its return scheduled for 2015. By highlighting a variety of member testimonies on the association's social media channels, GPA has illustrated its work to a broad global audience.