Join us for the 2017 Philadelphia World Heritage City Celebration!

Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:00 PM
Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building

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“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 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.

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

Keynote speaker:

Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent

The highly acclaimed anchor of CNN’s Sunday morning show State of the Union and weekday show The Lead with Jake Tapper, will receive an award for Distinguished Global Journalism and keynote Philadelphia’s World Heritage City Celebration.

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
Gintautas Bartkus, Former Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, Advocate and Council Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association


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



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Presenting Sponsor

International Tables Sponsor

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World Heritage Sponsors

Heritage Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Patron Sponsors


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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