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Picture walking through a forest and being surrounded by thousands of glowing lights, like stars scattered at your feet, their colors fading into new hues every few seconds. The current large-scale light installations throughout the Longwood Gardens grounds generate nothing short of an enchanting experience, as if you are finding yourself in someone’s imagination come to life.
August 14, 2012
There is no time like the summer of 2012 to see that sports are tremendously important global connectors. The UEFA Euro 2012 Tournament and the 2012 London Summer Olympics brought the world together in friendly competition once again. Generally, the great “global” sport is considered to be football (or if you are American, soccer). Football is played in over 200 countries and boasts a huge player group of over 250 million athletes. 
August 9, 2012
Formerly President of US Commerce at QVC and an extremely accomplished businesswoman, Devon, PA's Darlene Daggett now serves as Founder and Executive Director of Ikatu International, a private foundation implementing for-profit, market driven solutions to address youth employment challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Philadelphia Association sat down with Ms. Daggett to discuss how she translated her incredible successes in the private sector into achieving her goals as a social entrepreneur, as well as why she chose to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and youth employment. 
August 7, 2012
Can’t get enough of the London 2012 Olympics? Check out GPA’s TOP 5 Philadelphia-based events celebrating English arts and culture—and of course, some Olympic watching parties too!
July 31, 2012
As President and CEO of Philadelphia International Medicine -- an organization whose goal is to establish the Philadelphia region as an international healthcare destination of choice -- and a two-decade veteran of the U.S. healthcare industry, it comes as no surprise that Leonard Karp leads the initiatives to take what Philadelphia has to offer and give it back to the globe. Mr. Karp explains how PIM is not only a celebration of Philadelphia’s excellence in medicine, but also an inviting cultural atmosphere for international patients.
July 27, 2012
With only days until the Opening Ceremony (to air on Friday July 27), the world’s eyes will be focused on the fervor around the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Although the XXX Summer Games will take place in London, an array of Philadelphia-based companies and athletes have golden expectations to represent the Greater Philadelphia Region and bring home Olympic glory.
July 23, 2012
GPA is proud to join GPLEX's first-ever international visit! Follow updates on our Twitter page,
July 17, 2012
U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 survey of Best Children’s Hospitals names CHOP No. 1 in six out of ten specialties, including Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Orthopaedics, and more. CHOP also placed high in Cardiac & Heart Surgery and Neurology & Neurosurgery, second only to Boston Children's Hospital.
July 12, 2012
The Global Program Partners joint venture will lead Philadelphia Airport's expansion, helping to create a modern, global gateway to the region.
July 12, 2012
On Friday, June 2, GPA visited the new Barnes Foundation for an evening of music, libation and art. From the outside to the interior, the building is an impressive flow of clean lines, water, marble and space. The transition yields to rooms filled with art, displayed in the exact same pattern as they were in Merion, the original museum site. The collection has its place in history and in the world. Read more about the collection, the grounds, and what this gem offers Philadelphia in this story.
June 28, 2012