2016 Philadelphia World Heritage Celebration - Recap

Philadelphia became the first city in the United States of America to be accepted as a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) on November 6, 2015. One year later,on September 8, 2016, Global Philadelphia Association celebrated for the first time the annual World Heritage Celebration, in honor of the “Solidarity Day of World Heritage Cities” across the globe. That day, more than 260 member cities of the OWHC celebrated their uniqueness and common bond around the world. 450 guests attended the event organized in Philadelphia, at the beautiful Crystal Tea Room in The Wanamaker Building.

2016 Honored Guests

Mayor Jim Kenney, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Secretary General of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, Denis Ricard celebrated with us. Chris Matthews, MSNBC Host of “Hard Ball”,was the featured speaker and guest of honor.

                           

Click here to view pictures of the event



2016 CORPORATE SPONSORS

Premium Sponsor

 

World Heritage Sponsors
 

                     

 

               

 
 
 
              
 
 
 

                            

 
 
John and Susan Smith

 

 

Heritage Sponsors

                    
 
 
 
                       
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
                       
 
 
 
                
 
                

    

     

           Dr. and Mrs. Milton Rock
 
 
 

Community Sponsor

                 
 
 
            
 
 
           
 
 
     
 
 
 
John and Nancy Fischer
 
 

Patron Sponsor

            

 

             

 

Dick and Elise Carr
Bruce Partridge and Jane Widseth
Robert and Margot Keith 
Charles and Ann Marshall
Ted Robb