“Celebrating Pittsburgh” in London Town

by on September 27, 2013

DSC_0336The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), the economic development marketing organization for the Pittsburgh region is traveling alongside the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers, which will face off against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, 29 Sept. at London’s Wembley Stadium as part of the NFL International Series.  Leveraging the well-known Steelers brand (fans of the team – the “Steelers Nation,” as they are called – are global), the PRA is promoting foreign direct investment and other business partnerships and opportunities to public and private sectors leaders in both the U.K. and Ireland.

On the evening of Sept. 26, Reed Smith played host to a “Celebrate Pittsburgh” reception at its London offices.  One of the world’s two largest law firms and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, Reed Smith is well acquainted with the strengths that Pittsburgh has in corporate support for entities such as legal firms, investment firms and banks with global operations.  It was an opportunity to learn more about the Pittsburgh region and its relationships with the U.K., as well as the prospects for joint ventures in the future.  Heading up the PRA’s global marketing activities is expat Brit Suzi Pegg, a native of Sheffield, a sister city of Pittsburgh.  In addition to the public and private sectors leaders from London, guests included executives with Pittsburgh ties and individuals from the U.K. working with or for Pittsburgh-based companies.  Alumni from Pittsburgh universities, living and working abroad, were invited, too, to get reacquainted with Pittsburgh.

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