Published on : Monday, May 18, 2020
Gregg Caren will be leading as the president and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB). In the most recent role he served as the executive vice president, sales and strategic business development for ASM Global (formerly SMG), operator of over 350 venues worldwide, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
He also served in various senior leadership positions while with the company for over 20 years and has more than three decades of industry experience and will join the PHLCVB on June 8th.
Nick DeBenedictis, PHLCVB chairman said that Gregg brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership from many facets of their industry, including prior sales, marketing and operations experience working with convention centres, hotels, and CVBs, both domestically and internationally.
He is familiar with their customers, region and has been a close partner to the organisation in his role at ASM Global, the operator of the Pennsylvania Convention Centre.
They were confident that Gregg will guide the PHLCVB towards future success on behalf of Philadelphia.
Caren will oversee the PHLCVB’s efforts to promote and sell Philadelphia as a premier destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events, overseas travellers, and group tour visitors.
He will also serve as the chief liaison for the PHLCVB’s tourism and hospitality partners, including the Pennsylvania Convention Centre, as well as national industry associations, and the City of Philadelphia.
Caren said that after two decades working with dozens of convention centres and destinations around the globe he was excited and honoured to represent my hometown of twenty-five years to the rest of the world.