Join us for the 2017 Philadelphia World Heritage Celebration!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Crystal tea Room, Wanamaker Building

“Delivering on the Promise of Philadelphia’s New World Heritage City Status”

Global Philadelphia Association and the Philadelphia World Heritage Committee will hold its second annual World Heritage Celebration (click here to read more about last year's event) on September 7, 2017, in honor of Philadelphia, our Nation’s First World Heritage City. We celebrate in solidarity with 270 World Heritage Cities across the globe in support of the work being done to carry out Philadelphia’s World Heritage Strategic Plan.

  • Support our work to encourage greater interaction among the many organizations who are engaged in international activity
  • Stimulate the City’s economy, international trade and tourism
  • Maximize global educational opportunities among our schoolchildren
  • Preserve our historical and cultural heritage
  • Promote the development of an international consciousness within the region while enhancing our global profile

Celebration co-chairs:

Former Governor Ed Rendell

Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Honorary co-chairs:

U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey

Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney

Honored Guest:

Organization of World Heritage Cities Deputy Secretary General, Lee Minaidis

Media sponsor (as of 6/12)


World Heritage sponsors (as of 6/12)

John and Susan Smith

Take part as a Celebration Sponsor!

By becoming a sponsor, you will be taking part of a transformative World Heritage City Project.

Click on the Sponsorship Invitation below to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

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