Recently, Select Greater Philadelphia hosted 17 representatives from across the European Union responsible for commerce and trade activities in their respective countries.

The tour was arranged in conjunction with the Italian General Consulate in Philadelphia to celebrate Italy’s presidency of the European Union.

The business-focused messages provided by Philadelphia Mayor Michael NutterMike Krancer of Blank Rome, Steve Herzog of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce, David Briel from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Jennifer Armstrong and the GSK team, Chris Laing of the University City Science Center, Chris Molineaux of PA Bio, Nick Siciliano of Invisible Sentinel, Will Agate from PIDC, Mark Seltzer of JLL, and Jeanne Nevelos from Select Greater Philadelphia showcased the distinguishing assets and bright future our region offers in the areas of energy and manufacturing, life sciences, and overall business growth. 

These business presentations were complemented by brilliant programs provided by the National Constitution Center, the National Park ServiceThe Barnes Foundation, and the PHLCVB, which highlighted some of the many arts, culture and quality of life aspects that make greater Philadelphia so special.

Complementing these offerings were presentations from Genevieve Dion and her team at Drexel University’s ExCITe Center, and Allen Sabinson of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Art & Design that shined the spotlight on the novel and exceptionally innovative work taking place in our community.

And we owe special thanks to the teams at Pepper Hamilton; GSK, Reed Smith; Global Philadelphia; Urban Outfitters; The Science Center; and CulinArt for their generous hospitality in the use of their spaces and the provision of world class culinary services that allowed us to welcome our European colleagues in the distinctively warm Philadelphia way that we all have come to know and love.