Bruce Heugel, Senior Vice President of B. Braun Medical and Team PA Board Director, speaks to an international audience about Life Science industry opportunities in PA.
An eager team of FDI experts from Pennsylvania travelled through Europe from May 27, 2015 – June 5, 2015 in order to generate interest in investment in Pennsylvania as well as to follow-up with existing prospects and investors. The Philadelphia Orchestra was touring Europe during this same time, which prompted OIBD and Team PA to seek funding and regional support to coordinate this mission.

The Philadelphia Orchestra is a global ambassador for Pennsylvania. In keeping with the Orchestra’s tour schedule, the delegation from Pennsylvania was able to open doors to new business, thanks in part to the generosity of the Philadelphia Orchestra providing complimentary tickets for senior executives and regional partners to join PA officials at the concerts. The delegation held:

  • 23 meetings with investment prospects
  • 6 planned in-bound visits to Pennsylvania
  • 11 meetings with multipliers

This best-practice share of knowledge, culture, and new ideas inspired change for the future and strengthened the bond between Pennsylvania and the communities in each market the delegation visited.  Strategic partners for this mission included:

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce
  • PA Authorized Investment Representatives
  • Lehigh Valley Economic Development Council
  • Global Philadelphia
  • Select Greater Philadelphia
  • British American Chamber of Commerce
  • French American Chamber of Commerce
  • German American Chamber of Commerce
  • En Route Marketing
  • Grimm and Grove Communications