Fall Forecast
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Craig Davis
President & CEO,
VisitPITTSBURGH
Today’s
Presenting Sponsor:
Today’s Event Partners:
Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh Transportation Group
The University of Pittsburgh
Craig Davis
President & CEO,
VisitPITTSBURGH
Jason Fulvi
Executive Vice President,
VisitPITTSBURGH
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Milwaukee Brewers:
August 27 – 7:05PM
August 28 – 7:05PM
August 29 – 7:05PM
St. Louis Cardinals:
August 30 – 7:05PM
August...
New Jersey Devils October 3, 2013 HOME OPENER
Buffalo Sabres October 5, 2013 FAN INVASION
New York Islanders October 25, 2...
BIG SPORTS Weekend
October 19 October 20
vs.
Baltimore Ravens
(4:25PM)
vs.
Vancouver
Canucks
(1PM)
vs.
Old Dominion
(TBD)
...
Tennessee Titans September 8, 2013 SEASON OPENER
Chicago Bears September 22, 2013 FAN INVASION
Baltimore Ravens October 20...
Chris Ferris
Associate Athletic Director,
University of Pittsburgh –
Department of Athletics
Florida State September 2, 2013 FAN INVASION
New Mexico September 14, 2013 FAN INVASION
Virginia September 28, 2013 FAN IN...
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Paul Organisak
Vice President of Programming,
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Jonathan Gaugler
Media Relations Manager,
Carnegie Museum of Art
October 5, 2013-March 16, 2014
Carnegie Museum of Art
A major exhibition of new international art, a
playground, the museum's collection, and an
engagement with the city of Pit...
New voices rooted in history, a sense of place,
and play
Pedro Reyes, b. 1972, Mexico City
Rokni Haerizadeh, b. 1978, Tehr...
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Joyce Lee
Vice President – Community Relations / Sales,
Pittsburgh Transportation Group
Yellow Cab
100th Anniversary of Service
“100 Years of Moving Pittsburgh”
Proclamation from Mayor’s Office
“The Year of Yellow Cab”
New Vehicle design
Wheelchair vehicle
introduction
•Propane/wheelchair
vehicle introduction
•President held editorial
boards with media
zTrip
Allows customers to call for Yellow Cab,
Sedan,and SuperShuttle service from their
Smart Phones.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK
• Yellow Cab 100 year anniversary
book is currently being developed.
Scheduled Events
• September 11- Yellow Cab Driver
Barbeque
• October 12 – Part of the Columbus
Day Parade
• October 17 – ...
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Russell Howard
Vice President, Special Events & Development,
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Leigh White
Vice President, M...
53rd Annual Light Up Night®
only in
Downtown Pittsburgh
Friday, November 22, 2013
• More light in LIGHT UP NIGHT®!
• Expanding into new venues
(stay tuned!)
• A brand new Light Up Night®
Website to make t...
Season of Lights Returns to Market Square
• 150,000 LED Lights
• Choreographed to Holiday Music
• Including the unique Sph...
First Holiday Saturday
Saturday, November 23
Kicks off at 10:00 a.m.
Parade of Heroes
through Downtown Pittsburgh
featurin...
Opening
Saturday, November 23
Noon
In its second year the Peoples Gas
Holiday Market™ returns to Market
Square
New for 2013:
• Opening one week earlier
• Rec...
At Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ Visit Santa Claus Daily
• Custom built Downtown Pittsburgh Home
• For a donation to the Gre...
Holiday Saturdays in Downtown
Pittsburgh
• Fifth Avenue Place Holly Trolley –
taking you to all the Downtown
Pittsburgh ho...
Downtown Holiday Shopping
• PDP is committed to a cooperative, regional, on-going
ad campaign, positioning Downtown Pittsb...
Black Friday – November 26, 2013
• Downtown Pittsburgh offers a traditional
Holiday Shopping Experience…
• Anchored by Peo...
New PDP Outreach &
Marketing
• Tour Bus Companies
• Pittsburgh International
Airport Advertising
• Pittsburgh Port Authori...
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Darcy Kucenic
Director of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh,
Manager of Education & Operations
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Scott Harbaugh
Meteorologist,
WPXI
Jason Fulvi
Executive Vice President,
VisitPITTSBURGH
Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race
•September 29, 2013
•10,000 Runners
Remaking Cities Congress
•October 15-18, 2013
Energy A...
Lynne Popash
Vice President, Partnership Development,
VisitPITTSBURGH
Strategic Partners
Final Wrap Up
& Raffle Winners
Thank you for attending!
Next VisitPITTSBURGH Event:
Social Media Education Series
“Building a Strong Social Partnership”
...
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Learn more at Fall Forecast!
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join VisitPITTSBURGH and a variety of guest speakers for a preview of what's in store for Pittsburgh's fall and holiday events!

- Rubber Duck presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- University of Pittsburgh's inaugural season in the ACC
- Big Sports Weekends
- Big Conventions
- Carnegie International
- Light Up Night

Learn how your business can benefit from these major events and the thousands of visitors they will bring.

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VisitPITTSBURGH Fall Forecast

  1. 1. Fall Forecast Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  2. 2. Craig Davis President & CEO, VisitPITTSBURGH
  3. 3. Today’s Presenting Sponsor:
  4. 4. Today’s Event Partners: Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh Transportation Group The University of Pittsburgh
  5. 5. Craig Davis President & CEO, VisitPITTSBURGH
  6. 6. Jason Fulvi Executive Vice President, VisitPITTSBURGH
  7. 7. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  8. 8. Milwaukee Brewers: August 27 – 7:05PM August 28 – 7:05PM August 29 – 7:05PM St. Louis Cardinals: August 30 – 7:05PM August 31 – 7:05PM September 1 – 1:35PM Chicago Cubs: September 12 – 7:05PM September 13 – 7:05PM September 14 – 7:05PM September 15 – 1:35PM San Diego Padres: September 16 – 7:05PM September 17 – 7:05PM September 18 – 7:05PM September 19 – 12:35PM Cincinnati Reds: September 20 – 7:05PM September 21 – 7:05PM September 22 – 1:35PM Pirates' Upcoming Home Games
  9. 9. New Jersey Devils October 3, 2013 HOME OPENER Buffalo Sabres October 5, 2013 FAN INVASION New York Islanders October 25, 2013 FAN INVASION Boston Bruins October 30, 2013 FAN INVASION Philadelphia Flyers November 13, 2013 STATE RIVALS Toronto Maple Leafs November 27, 2013 FAN INVASION New Jersey Devils December 13, 2013 FAN INVASION Calgary Flames December 21, 2013 FAN INVASION Penguins' Home Game Schedule
  10. 10. BIG SPORTS Weekend October 19 October 20 vs. Baltimore Ravens (4:25PM) vs. Vancouver Canucks (1PM) vs. Old Dominion (TBD) In addition to all the sporting events, Pittsburgh will be hosting the Energy Action Coalition: Power Shift 2013. • October 18 – 21, 2013 • 10,000 attendees
  11. 11. Tennessee Titans September 8, 2013 SEASON OPENER Chicago Bears September 22, 2013 FAN INVASION Baltimore Ravens October 20, 2013 FAN INVASION Buffalo Bills November 10, 2013 FAN INVASION Detroit Lions November 17, 2013 FAN INVASION Miami Dolphins December 8, 2013 FAN INVASION Cincinnati Bengals December 15, 2013 FAN INVASION Cleveland Browns December 29, 2013 BIG TICKET WEEKEND Steelers' Home Game Schedule
  12. 12. Chris Ferris Associate Athletic Director, University of Pittsburgh – Department of Athletics
  13. 13. Florida State September 2, 2013 FAN INVASION New Mexico September 14, 2013 FAN INVASION Virginia September 28, 2013 FAN INVASION Old Dominion October 19, 2013 FAN INVASION Notre Dame November 9, 2013 FAN INVASION North Carolina November 16, 2013 FAN INVASION Miami November 28, 2013 FAN INVASION Panthers' Home Game Schedule
  14. 14. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  15. 15. Paul Organisak Vice President of Programming, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  16. 16. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  17. 17. Jonathan Gaugler Media Relations Manager, Carnegie Museum of Art
  18. 18. October 5, 2013-March 16, 2014 Carnegie Museum of Art
  19. 19. A major exhibition of new international art, a playground, the museum's collection, and an engagement with the city of Pittsburgh •Inaugurated in 1896 •Built the museum’s collection •A destination for international art lovers October 5, 2013-March 16, 2014
  20. 20. New voices rooted in history, a sense of place, and play Pedro Reyes, b. 1972, Mexico City Rokni Haerizadeh, b. 1978, Tehran Zoe Strauss, b. 1970, Philadelphia
  21. 21. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  22. 22. Joyce Lee Vice President – Community Relations / Sales, Pittsburgh Transportation Group
  23. 23. Yellow Cab 100th Anniversary of Service “100 Years of Moving Pittsburgh”
  24. 24. Proclamation from Mayor’s Office “The Year of Yellow Cab” New Vehicle design Wheelchair vehicle introduction
  25. 25. •Propane/wheelchair vehicle introduction •President held editorial boards with media
  26. 26. zTrip Allows customers to call for Yellow Cab, Sedan,and SuperShuttle service from their Smart Phones.
  27. 27. COFFEE TABLE BOOK • Yellow Cab 100 year anniversary book is currently being developed.
  28. 28. Scheduled Events • September 11- Yellow Cab Driver Barbeque • October 12 – Part of the Columbus Day Parade • October 17 – Gala – 5:30PM-8PM
  29. 29. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  30. 30. Russell Howard Vice President, Special Events & Development, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Leigh White Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
  31. 31. 53rd Annual Light Up Night® only in Downtown Pittsburgh Friday, November 22, 2013
  32. 32. • More light in LIGHT UP NIGHT®! • Expanding into new venues (stay tuned!) • A brand new Light Up Night® Website to make the event MORE interactive and easier to follow along! • Light Up Night® will be filled with all your favorite events from previous years including: • Unity Tree Lighting • Fifth Avenue Place Activities, PPG Place Events (including the opening of the Ice Skating Ring), One Oxford Centre Happenings
  33. 33. Season of Lights Returns to Market Square • 150,000 LED Lights • Choreographed to Holiday Music • Including the unique Sphere Tree
  34. 34. First Holiday Saturday Saturday, November 23 Kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Parade of Heroes through Downtown Pittsburgh featuring: • Regional Fire Departments • Local Celebrities • Area Marching Bands • And the man of the hour… SANTA!
  35. 35. Opening Saturday, November 23 Noon
  36. 36. In its second year the Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ returns to Market Square New for 2013: • Opening one week earlier • Reconfigured layout of Holiday Chalets will more than double the vendor square footage – MORE VENDORS! • Anchor Tenant to be announced soon! • Gorgeous new chalet-style stage featuring daily regional, holiday and ethnic entertainment • Open Daily November 23 – December 23 (closed Thanksgiving)
  37. 37. At Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ Visit Santa Claus Daily • Custom built Downtown Pittsburgh Home • For a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, receive your photo with Santa • New this year – photos will be available digitally to share via social media
  38. 38. Holiday Saturdays in Downtown Pittsburgh • Fifth Avenue Place Holly Trolley – taking you to all the Downtown Pittsburgh hotspots • Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides • One Oxford Centre • PPG Place • Ice Skating & Santas from around the world at The Wintergardens at PPG Place • US Steel Building Crèche
  39. 39. Downtown Holiday Shopping • PDP is committed to a cooperative, regional, on-going ad campaign, positioning Downtown Pittsburgh as the center of Holiday Shopping in Western Pennsylvania.
  40. 40. Black Friday – November 26, 2013 • Downtown Pittsburgh offers a traditional Holiday Shopping Experience… • Anchored by Peoples Gas Holiday Market™, • Downtown Pittsburgh will be the place to • shop for one-of-a-kind gifts • visit with Santa • dine at high-quality local restaurants • take in theater performances in the Cultural District • create Holiday Memories • Black Friday brings a bonus day of carriage rides and the Holly Trolley, as well as a full day of music on the stage in Market Square • Free parking at all Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garages on Black Friday and every Saturday from November 24 – December 21
  41. 41. New PDP Outreach & Marketing • Tour Bus Companies • Pittsburgh International Airport Advertising • Pittsburgh Port Authority Advertising • Holiday Season Website • Mobile responsive • Will include shopping destinations • Up-to-date entertainment schedules
  42. 42. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  43. 43. Darcy Kucenic Director of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, Manager of Education & Operations Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  44. 44. Scott Harbaugh Meteorologist, WPXI
  45. 45. Jason Fulvi Executive Vice President, VisitPITTSBURGH
  46. 46. Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race •September 29, 2013 •10,000 Runners Remaking Cities Congress •October 15-18, 2013 Energy Action Coalition, 2013 Power Shift •October 18-21, 2013 •1,115 peak rooms •10,000 attendees American Physical Society, 2013 Fluid Dynamics Conference •November 22-26, 2013 •1,048 peak rooms •2,400 attendees Upcoming Conventions
  47. 47. Lynne Popash Vice President, Partnership Development, VisitPITTSBURGH
  48. 48. Strategic Partners
  49. 49. Final Wrap Up & Raffle Winners
  50. 50. Thank you for attending! Next VisitPITTSBURGH Event: Social Media Education Series “Building a Strong Social Partnership” Friday, September 6, 2013 Pittsburgh Winery 4 – 6PM
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