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Hargrove Named General Contractor for International Theological Pastoral Congress of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia
Hargrove, Inc. was named the general contractor for the International Theological Pastoral Congress of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 (WMOF). Providing a full-range of materials and services for the WMOF Marketplace and its exhibitors, along with registration and entrance units, graphic design and production, signage, carpeting and services for show management, Hargrove was selected as a subcontractor by Talley Management Group (TMG), which oversees the planning and execution of the entire Congress.
This will be the first time that the WMOF will be held in the United States. The triennial global event will be held in Philadelphia, PA beginning Tuesday, September 22 and will conclude Sunday, September 27.
The WMOF draws participants from more than 150 countries around the globe, with the focal point of the meeting being the International Theological – Pastoral Congress. The Congress will feature an Opening Celebration on Tuesday, September 22 followed by 4 days of events within the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including daily Mass, General Sessions, Breakout Sessions; and a WMOF Marketplace, which will feature exhibitions, demonstrations and various family-friendly activities.
The event will culminate with a pastoral visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia, which is anticipated for Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. Detailed plans for Pope Francis’ visit are not yet finalized, but are expected to include participation in the Festival of Families and a Papal Mass, both of which will be held on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Hargrove has been the trusted partner for myriad events held on the world stage. In addition to producing global summits and international conferences, Hargrove has been called upon by such organizations as the Catholic Health Association of the United States and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to bring their events to life. From National Catholic Prayer Breakfasts to the Papal visit in 2008, Hargrove has delivered results with creativity, quality and personalized service.
About Hargrove, Inc.
Hargrove is a nationally renowned general contractor for trade shows, events and custom exhibits. Hargrove helps corporations, associations and organizations bring their vision to life with face-to-face experiences, offering its clients personalized service delivered with care by its exceptional team. Hargrove, a certified woman-owned business, is considered a leader in creative solutions across its three production lines and continues to experience increased market share. For more information, visit www.Hargroveinc.com.
About World Meetings of Families
Beginning with 1994, The Year of the Family, the Pontifical Council for the Family has been responsible for organizing the World Meetings of Families in Rome (1994); Rio de Janeiro (1997); Rome (2000); Manila (2003); Valencia (2006); Mexico City (2009); Milan (2012); and now, Philadelphia (2015). Since its inception by Saint John Paul II, the World Meeting of Families has sought to strengthen the sacred bonds of family across the globe. For more information, go to www.worldmeeting2015.org.
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