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Volume 1, No. 5

Dear Members and Friends: 

GlobalPhillyâ„¢ 2013 is in full swing!  

The incredible array of 100+ events are a testament to Philadelphia as a City with a well-established, international outlook. With GlobalPhillyâ„¢ 2013,  you can discover the many ways that "The World is Happening in PHL" until November 1st. With Global Philadelphia Association, you can "Meet the World Here" year-round. Visit for the latest updates about the Association and GlobalPhillyâ„¢ 2013.

GP13 in the News

In addition to the invaluable efforts of Global Philadelphia Association Members in promoting the exposition, GPA's staff has had the chance to spread the word, as well.

Have a look at this NBC10 @Issue interview with John F. Smith, III, Chair of Global Philadelphia Association, and Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director.

We'd like to encourage all of our Members to continue furthering the message of the importance of a Global Philadelphia to their individual networks. Thanks to the combined energies of our Members, our region is on its way to improving economically and socially. 

If you're new to the GlobalPhillyâ„¢ 2013 conversation, be a part of the movement. Become a member with Global Philadelphia Association today.

Visit to join the Global Philadelphia Association family. 

Events Affected by the Government Shutdown

Please note that due to the Federal Government shutdown, some exposition events have been affected.

Tuesday, October 22
International Visitors Council & Temple University
U.S. Government International Careers

Upcoming Events

Members Only Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Philadelphia International Airport

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

A lucky group of GPA Members will have the chance to get to know PHL better and to hear more about plans for the airport's future.

U.S. Squash Open at Drexel University

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Friday, October 18, 2013 

The world’s most elite players will return to Philadelphia in 2013 to compete in one of the top international displays of professional squash talent, the U.S. Open Squash Championships.

This premier event forms part of the World Series tour for both the Professional Squash Association and Women’s Squash Association. The 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will be heldfrom October 9-18 and once again hosted at Drexel University.

General admission ranges from $20 - $35.   
Visit for more information.

Building Global Competence through Collaborative Strategies in International Education

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:00pm - Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 12:00pm

The Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) will hold its 2013 conference, Building Global Competence through CollaborativeStrategies in International Education, on October 10-12 at the Sheraton University City Hotel.

• Attend Sessions on collaborations within international education or across sectors; creating connections through the use of technology; working together to overcome challenges in international education; and educating the educators on global issues. Sessions will showcase work and best practices within K-12 and higher education, as well as collaborations with government agencies, community organizations and the business community.

• Network with your colleagues from around the state.

• Learn more about PaCIE, its goals and initiatives – including ways to get involved.

PaCIE is a network of professionals interested in advancing international education in Pennsylvania. The organization provides a forum for educators, both K-12 and at the higher education level, to share best practices,formulate advocacy goals and construct a dialogue with government agencies and actors, as well as business and non-profit organizations. The primary objective for PaCIE membership is to provide a vehicle for discussion and development of practices that will aid us in preparing Pennsylvania’s youth for the global creative economy.

Ireland Vs. Germany World Cup Qualifying Game

Friday, October 11, 2013 

Cheer loudly for your favorite team and have some rollicking good fun to warm up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 

This event is co-hosted with the Irish American Chamber of Commerce, German Society of Pennsylvania, Irish Immigration Center, and Irish Network Philadelphia.

Lunch: $35, and $10 for law students. Cash bar.

Open to Public & Members and Young Professionals.

Week of Italian Language by Consulate General of Italy

Friday, October 18, 2013 - Monday, October 28, 2013 

This week of events is part of the ongoing celebration of 2013 as the year of Italian culture. Enjoy days of cultural events and academic events, during which Italiano is the star.

This event is co-hosted by University of Pennsylvania Center for Italian Studies and Italian American Society of Philadelphia.

Free - Open to Students, Professor and People interested in the research on cancer that Prof. Giordano, an Italian-American scientist, is leading at Temple University.


Open House at Chamounix Mansion

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Heritage Chamounix Mansion, West Fairmount Park, 3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Two Hundred years ago Chamounix Mansion was the summer retreat of the Plumstead family; 100 years ago the Mansion served as the clubhouse for the Quaker City Motor Club which promoted automobile racing along the adjacent Chamounix Speedway.

In 1964, Chamounix became the first metropolitan youth hostel in America. Today, the restored Chamounix and Carriage House continue to serve as an International Hostel and Meeting Center. Come share the welcome of Chamounix, an extraordinary Fairmount Park destination.

Free - Open to Public & Tourism specialists, Fairmount Park users, Students colleges.

Call 215.878.3676 for more information. 

2013 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange: "Innovation and Collaboration Around Shared Agendas" 

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - Friday, October 25, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Economy League of Philadelphia hosts 1 and 1/2 days of learning and networking with a cohort of emerging and established leaders from diverse sectors, industries, and counties. The first day features a welcome luncheon followed by Regional Explorations -- site visits to hubs of creative partnerships across the Delaware Valley. Return to Philadelphia for informal dinners at a selection of terrific Center City restaurants (optional). The program continues the second day with a mix of engaging speakers and panels plus interactive discussions. Registration is closed. 

Lecture by Doctor Peter Gleick: "Global Water Challenges, Issues, and Solutions"

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,

Dr. Peter Gleick is a leading expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues. He co-founded and leads the Pacific Institute --an independent NGO in the fields of water/economic/environmental justice and sustainability. Join the dialogue as Dr. Gleick presents his views on Global Water Challenges, Issues and Solutions.

Reception to follow at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center.


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GlobalPhilly Treasure Hunt

 Credit: Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC

Treasure Hunt!

The GlobalPhillyâ„¢ 2013 Treasure Hunt exhibits how Philadelphia is a center of culture that strives to promote global knowledge.

Partake in the Treasure Hunt, and you could be eligible to win one of three fabulous prizes, graciously furnished by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

People who complete the Treasure Hunt will be eligible to attend the GlobalPhillyâ„¢ 2013 Closing Reception on November 4th!

We have selected locations unique to the city of Philadelphia, showcasing its individuality, and how Philadelphia has played and will continue to play a crucial role in the development of not only a global region, but a global United States of America.

Clues are updated frequently to unveil the unique, valuable, and historic treasures of the global city of Philadelphia!

Go here for the latest clues!

Pop-Up Events!

Pop-Up Events during GP13 are a fantastic, informal way to enjoy the exposition. Pop-Ups are open to GPA Members, as well as the general public. 

Next Pop-Up: Global Puppy Party
Sunday, October 13
Schuylkill River Park & Dog Run*
25th & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA
9am - 11am
Cost: Free

Bring your dog to this gathering of Global Philadelphians and pooches. A prize will be awarded for Best Canine Cultural Costume. 

*All dogs must be kept on a leash outside of the dog run. 

Upcoming Pop-Ups:

Global Gathering Lunch at Han Dynasty in Old City
Wednesday, October 16
108 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
12pm - 1pm
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the restaurant

Celebrate Philadelphia's connections to China with business, civic and cultural leaders. 

Global Gathering Happy Hour at La Calaca Feliz
Wednesday, October 30
2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
5pm - 7pm
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the restaurant.

Meet people making an impact in Philadelphia's Latino community. 

Our first Pop-Up took place on Friday, September 27 at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Pop-Up Garden on South Broad Street. Thank you to all who attended!

GlobalPhilly PASSPORT

In the News
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Welcome our New Members!

Note from our GPA Team
The Global Philadelphia Association team is filled with excitement and joy to present to you an entire season of global activities!  There are events tailored to every set of interests, from education, to advocacy, to commerce, and more. We know you will find many events that will make you proud to be a Global Philadelphian.

Please share your experiences at expo events with us on Facebook and Twitter, because we'd love to hear how the celebration is being enjoyed.

Thank you to our Supporters

We are very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors. 

We would also like to thank the members of the GlobalPhilly 2013 program committee: Linda Conlin - World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Barry Eiswerth - H2L2 Architects, Leonard Karp - Philadelphia International Medicine, Claudia McBride - President Emerita of World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Danette O'Connell, and Veronica Wentz - Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corporation.

Global Philadelphia Association is privileged to be a leader in promoting the international activity of our region. Thank you for being part of this journey. 
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Philadelphia is the birthplace of America’s democracy and a world-class city at the heart of a world-class region.

Whether you are a visitor or a resident, Global Philadelphia is your portal to everything that’s international in our region. Discover what’s global about Philadelphia!

Due to the government shutdown, the Treasure Hunt location for Clue #2 will no longer be accessible.However there are still many more clues to find, and you will receive special instructions regarding the rest of your exploration.
Stay current on the latest Global Philadelphia happenings through our social media outlets!
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