2017 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 E Penn Square #9B
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

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

Join us in celebrating Philadelphia’s unique & illustrious heritage…
and help us write the next chapters of Philadelphia’s World Heritage story!

Global Philadelphia Association and the Philadelphia World Heritage Committee will hold its second annual World Heritage Celebration 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.

Keynote speaker:

Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent

Honorary co-chairs:

Honorable Robert P. Casey, U.S. Senator – Pennsylvania
Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Honorable Thomas Ridge, former Pennsylvania Governor
Honorable Jim Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Honorable Michael A. Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia

Celebration co-chairs:

Honorable Edward Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania & Mayor of Philadelphia
Julie Coker Graham, President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

International mayors and honored guests:

Lee Minaidis, Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of World Heritage Cities & Former Deputy Mayor of the City of Rhodes
Julie Lemieux, Executive Committee Vice President of Quebec City Government and Advisor for the Organization of World Heritage Cities
Leonel Leal Neto, Director General of CEERI - Center for Studies and Strategies in International Relations, Founder and coordinator of Salvador's candidacy for the title of City of Music, awarded by UNESCO in 2015

And Introducing Caleb & Olivia!
The stars of the Philadelphia World Heritage Coloring Book

Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2017 events
Event Type: 
World Heritage