Maria Grasso, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Maria Grasso, Senior Vice President, Convention Division Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, will share the story behind her title with us on November 1, 2023.

A more than 20-year veteran of the organization, Grasso joined the PHLCVB in 1999 as senior director of national accounts, quickly establishing herself as the organization’s top-producing sales director. Grasso most recently served as vice president of sales and convention services, a customer-facing role focusing on organizational growth in key industry verticals. Prior to joining the PHLCVB, she served as regional director of sales for Vista Host Hotel Management.

Grasso is actively involved in Philadelphia’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2026™ and serves as the hotel accommodations expert representing the PHLCVB in direct contact with FIFA and U.S. Soccer. She was part of the committee that welcomed the FIFA delegation to Philadelphia last month. Grasso has served in similar capacities for other historic events including the 2015 World Meeting of Families, 2016 Democratic National Convention and the 2017 NFL Draft, among many others.

She is a member of the board of directors for the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) and the Independence Visitor Center Corporation in Philadelphia.

On November 1, 2023
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