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Philadelphia is the urban core of the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the US, home to prominent educational institutions and emerging markets in biotech and financial services.
The local culture is energetic, bold, and forward-thinking, offering a unique selection of entertainment options. The city boasts more street art than any other US city—and it supports one of the most highly regarded classical orchestras in the world.
Philadelphia’s abundance of noteworthy historical landmarks has also garnered its status as a UNESCO World Heritage City, making it a dramatic and popular setting for important business conferences across all economic sectors. Bus.com provides charter bus and shuttle services for conferences of all sizes to get attendees between the airport, their hotels, and the city’s conference venues.
Whether hosting VIPs from out-of-town or transporting your entire company for short hops between venues, transportation needs for conferences can be variable.
Most popular for conference usage, the coach bus is our largest and most luxurious bus type. Featuring sophisticated styling, a host of optional amenities to ensure your guests’ productivity in transit, and room for up to 55 passengers, the coach bus makes a professional statement others are sure to take note of.
For even smaller teams, VIPs, or conference shuttle services, the sprinter van can be an excellent choice, and comes in a range of seating configurations. Sprinter vans are also our only vehicle which can be chartered without a professional driver.
Philadelphia is connected to the rest of the world via the rapidly-growing Philadelphia International Airport, conveniently located near the Philadelphia Convention center and easily accessible via shuttle bus services from Bus.com
Robust economic activity, exciting culture, and historic institutions make Philadelphia an economic and educational hub and a popular corporate conference destination.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) is an impressive multi-purpose venue occupying four city blocks. The center welcomes business meetings, professional and public conventions, exhibitions, trade shows, and conferences. Its facilities service over a million guests a year. The venue has also received merits for its ecological practices after investing $15.8 million into an energy savings project and significant renovations. There are 12 000 hotel rooms and a variety of entertainment options in the near vicinity. Pennsylvania Convention Center is one of only a few convention centers to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) star accreditation on outbreak response and prevention. The accreditation is the gold standard of safety for both employees and visitors.
The Davinci Meeting Rooms Philadelphia are a part of a network of venues and business suites across the US. All spaces are located in business centers and equipped with the technology necessary for conferences, sales meetings, and training. Market Street Davinci Room’s specialty is its convenient location amidst historical sites and fine restaurants. One Liberty Observation Deck offers a stunning background of “Philly from the top” for product launches and business presentations.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel is known for ensuring the highest service standards. This venue offers a flexible function space, ballroom, and an open-air patio. The majority of the business events held here are conferences, training and decision-making meetings, celebrations, and launches. Hilton has implemented all recommended safety practices to be convention-ready.
The Arts Ballroom is Philly’s boutique events venue located in the Avenue of the Arts District. Primarily known as a wedding venue, Arts Ballroom helps brands and business leaders build relationships with their clients, team, and partners through a shared rewarding experience. This stylish venue lends sophistication to ceremonies, expos, and exhibitions.
PAX Unplugged is an analog-focused PAX gaming event bringing every aspect of tabletop gaming to gamers of all ages. Exhibitors range from renowned publishers and top-level developers to indie teams and original authors. The event aims to be inclusive for professionals and newcomers alike: it offers the Giant Game Zone, Tabletop Freeplay with hundreds of tables, a game lending library, a looking-for-group zone, and a Social Game Zone. Live panels allow visitors to meet game industry stars face-to-face. Workshops, play-testing, and a marketplace continue for the entire weekend. A crucial component to PAX Unplugged, Omegathon is a massive multi-day tournament across all genres and platforms that lasts for the whole duration of PAX.
The Philadelphia Digital Summit is a conference dedicated to everything-digital-marketing, marketing technology, and digital media business. The format blends panels and presentations with networking, digital executives, and media star appearances. The Digital Summit community has been growing since 2008 and now includes over 25 000 digital marketers, strategists, and startup founders from across the US. Speakers lineup includes prominent marketers like Seth Godin, Mark Cuban, Steve Wozniak, and experts from brands like Disney, Microsoft, Google, Nike, Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix. Thematic panels address social media, email marketing, website design, analytics, and data management.
The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention brings together the world’s best tattoo artists to showcase their work. The event is designed for industry professionals, but it welcomes tattoo fans and the general public, too. Over 1500 artists from across the globe offer consultations and tattooing at the event. Onsite vendors present professional supplies, as well as jewelry, skincare, and clothing. Since tattoo culture often includes other body modifications, the event also features piercing and more rare forms of “mods.” The schedule is spiced up by master-classes, performances, and live ink artwork displays.
The Popular Culture Association National Conference is an academic event devoted to the study of popular culture. The event brings together numerous scholars to engage in definitions, analysis, and forward-looking concepts within the field. Since the term “popular culture” is extremely broad, subjects of discussion traverse every genre, media, and art form. The event also provides multiple opportunities for grants and publishing.