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Sites & Eats of Philadelphia – 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

Philadelphia Skyline - 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo Host City


Philadelphia, the "City of Brotherly Love", is home for the second time to our 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo! What better a place to host our annual conference than the second-largest city on the east coast and one of the top 10 pharma hubs in the US. Not to mention, the city is home to world-class entertainment, restaurants, cultural offerings, and much of America's early history. Although you may have already finalized your itinerary for the event, you may want to make a few adjustments for these must-see sites & eats of Philadelphia.

Discover Good Eats

Naturally, the ever-famous Philly cheesesteak is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of food in this locale! Among the vast selections, Pat's King of Steaks (the originator of the sandwich) and Geno's Steaks are the top most popular establishments to visit. Aside from the classics, Philadelphia has some of the best and most distinctive food to satisfy every type of palette. And if you're undecided on what to eat, just head on down to the Reading Terminal Market—one of America's largest and oldest markets, as well as the location of 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo Tuesday Night Party. This market includes eateries that specialize in American, Cajun, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, French, Japanese—the list goes on and on!

Explore a Little History

For the history buffs, Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, provides many historical places to visit, such as the Independence National Historical Park and Independence Hall. The city is also home to a wide range of museums encompassing everything from history, the arts, as well as the sciences. Just to name a few:

Celebrate the Arts

Philadelphia has a penchant for the performing and visual arts, boasting a thriving live music scene, internationally renowned modern dance company PHILADANCO!, and one of the world’s greatest classical music organizations, The Philadelphia Orchestra. Avenue of the Arts, the designated arts cultural district on a segment of Broad Street in Philadelphia, includes many of the city's cultural institutions, most notably the theater district south of City Hall.

For more suggestions on sites & eats of Philadelphia, view the Philadelphia tourism website.

The ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo is where the industry gathers to address top pharmaceutical priorities and drive innovation. Join us in Philadelphia as we share best practices for navigating organizational and regulatory complexities that advance patient therapies. There's still time to register and join us at the pharma event of the year.