Phipps Conservatory premieres its Tropical Forest Conservatory exhibit with special guests Cameroon Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Naomie Begala Mikel and Nigerian Sen. Olusola Adeyeye. The party had over 200 in attendance drawing from the movers and shakers of Pittsburgh. Phipps which served as one of the venues for the 2009 G20 summit served as a backdrop for Richard Piacentini and Rich Fitzgerald’s speeches on the importance of placing Pittsburgh in the world stage.