The 2016 Democratic National Convention is only 10 months away, and the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee has been hard at work preparing for the exciting, historic event. This convention is certainly not the first national-level event the city has hosted. In 2000, Philadelphia hosted the successful Republican National Convention and has since gone on to host major events each year, most recently the World Meeting of Families and Papal visit.

Thanks to such high-profile happenings here, Philadelphia has assumed a role on the global stage, and the Host Committee is committed to maintaining the city’s position there. The organization is also committed to ensuring Philadelphia’s local communities, organizations, and businesses share in the excitement and have the opportunity to play key roles in helping make this the most successful, diverse Convention yet.

Here is some information about the team’s efforts:

What is the Host Committee?
The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention is a nonprofit organization responsible for raising money and offering the city’s first-rate amenities to create a multifaceted, weeklong presentation of events in one of America’s most iconic cities. The Host Committee is comprised of leaders of varying backgrounds who represent the area’s diverse business community; cutting-edge innovation and technology sector; renowned arts and cultural outlets (both institutional and emerging); small, minority-owned and -operated businesses; the booming hospitality and restaurant industries; and beyond.

Getting Involved
There are a number of opportunities for local individuals and businesses to get involved in the Convention:

• The Host Committee recently announced an insurance Request for Proposal. If you are an experienced insurance brokerage firm and interested in submitting a response to the RFP, please go to for more information.

• If you are a business owner interested in becoming a vendor, register for the Host Committee’s 2016 Vendor Directory here:

• The Host Committee is happy to present to your organization and offer insights into Convention preparations, the event’s impact on the Greater Philadelphia area and how your organization can benefit from being involved. If your organization or professional group would like to request a presentation from a Host Committee representative, please submit a request here:

• If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities with the Host Committee, please email

• The Host Committee is building an asset library featuring the best photos in and around Philadelphia for use on social media and the web over the next year. If you’d like to help with this content, please email

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