Why Philadelphia Is a Premier Hub for Life Sciences Events & Innovation

With its rich history in life sciences, cutting-edge research institutions, and thriving biotech community, Philadelphia stands out for hosting events in the field.

Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American medicine, has solidified its reputation as a global leader in the life sciences industry. The city is home to world-renowned research institutions, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson University, and boasts a vibrant ecosystem of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. This makes it an ideal location for hosting life sciences events that bring together top experts, innovators, and investors from around the world.
Beyond that, the Discover Philadelphia is the only CVB with an official division dedicated to life sciences. In this Vision Video, PHL Life Sciences Executive Director Bonnie Grant and Advisory Board Chair Dr. Patrick M. Oates discuss how event planners can leverage the destination’s wealth of resources to elevate their life sciences gathering. Whether tapping into local expertise, touring cutting-edge research labs or connecting with local STEM students, Philadelphia is a go-to choice for life sciences gatherings.
Watch the video above to learn more.

And learn about how Philadelphia provides an ideal destination for large-scale events here.

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