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PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 75TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL LUNCHEON

PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 75TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL LUNCHEON.

Usually the event is held at the Convention Center or the Marriott Downtown, this year it was held at the Linc. Next year 2017, the NFL will hold the draft here in Philadelphia. It’s going to be very exciting and PHLCVB will have a hand in executing a successful events connected with the large scale happening.

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On Wednesday, November 23, more than 1,200 members of the Greater Philadelphia region’s hospitality industry joined the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Mayor Jim Kenney, and noted Philadelphia Eagles alumni for one of the largest networking events of the year: the PHLCVB Annual Luncheon.  The luncheon recognized the work of the PHLCVB over the last 75 years in bringing major meetings, conventions and overseas international tourism to Philadelphia, and looked ahead to 2017 when Philadelphia and the PHLCVB will host the 2017 NFL Draft for the first time since 1960.

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Julie Coker Graham is the President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Megan Smith, Brownstone PR, Christina Cassidy, and Nedia Ralston, the Southeastern PA Director for the Office of Governor Tom Wolf.

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Carol deFries, Vice President, Workforce and Economic Innovation at Community College of Philadelphia, Bonnie Grant, Bonnie Grant, Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences and Michelle Shannon, Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Center City District – ‎Center City District

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David Montgomery is the chairman, minority-owner, and former President of the Philadelphia Phillies and Robert A. “Bob” Brady is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district, serving since 1998, and the ranking Democrat on the United States House Committee on House Administration since 2007.

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Christian Huckfeldt and Susan Buehler, Executive Vice President at Bellevue Communications Group

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luncheon Brian Korn, Sixth District Captain, Derek Chappelle and Laurel Perley, Director of Marketing and Events for the Center City District (CCD)

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Laura Burkhardt, Publisher of Where Magazine and Ashley Patterson, Publisher of Phila Magazine

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There were fun activities

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and photo stationshd1_2087-custom

and real foot ball players like Harold Carmichael here with  Mariska K. Bogle the head of Philadelphia Hospitalityhd1_2081-custom

Dave Williams, Cinema cake with Ron Jaworski and Jim Israel, Conjure Consulting

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Brittany Caserta, Erica Mason and Greg Kamprath, IMS Technology Services

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Evan Evans GM One Liberty Observation Deck and Diane Meglino, One Liberty Observation Deck

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Brendan Crawford and Christie Jones both of Revolutions | Eat. Drink. Rock & Bowl

After PHL party, the after party headed to Xfinity Live

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Michelle Conran, Cashman & Assoc., Michael Harris, Phillies and Amanda Hill, Bloomingdales

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Kaja Rasmussen and Erin Soper, both of Xfinity Live