Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Doha, Qatar, as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data’) and global business trends (including shifting demographics, particularly in south Asia and the Middle East). He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you’re planning a business conference at the Quatar National Convention Center in Education City, the Sheraton Doha Convention Hotel, the Rennaisance Doha City Center or some other convention space in Doha, Qatar, Patrick will deliver the excitement and buzz you’re looking for. As a motivational keynote speaker, his primary objective is to leave attendees inspired, energized and excited to improve their businesses.
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Doha has many conference facilities, including:
- The St. Regis Doha on Doha West Bay
- InterContinental Doha The City on Off Al Wahda Road
- W Doha Hotel & Residences on West Bay
- Wyndham Grand Regency Doha on Jawaan Street
- Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha on West Bay
- Other meeting spaces in Ar Rayyan, Umm Salal Muhamed and Lusail
General Information about Doha, Qatar, for Meeting Planners
Doha, which lies in the GCC Persian Gulf region, is the largest city in Qatar with a population of 998,651 in 2008. Being Qatar’s economic center, Doha is the headquarters of Qatar’s largest oil and gas companies such as the RasGas, Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas. It also houses several conference and convention venues including Doha international Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference, and Qatar National Convention Centre in Education City. In 2006, Doha hosted the largest Asian Games ever held: the 2006 Asian Games. Among hundreds of other conferences, Doha also hosted the 20th World Petroleum Conference in 2011. Doha is proposing to host the Olympics in 2020. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for the United Arab Emirates.
2014 Business Conventions in Doha, Qatar
Doha is hosting hundreds of conferences during 2014. Fleming Gulf will host Power and Desalination Summit, in May at Grand Hyatt Hotel, West Bay Lagoon. World Stadium Congress, hosted by IQPC Middle East will take place in May at Grand Hyatt Hotel, West Bay Lagoon. In December, Euromoney will host The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2014, at Ritz Carlton, West Bay Lagoon. Arab’s Leading Summit on Smart Cities Focusing on Smart City Projects and Programs, hosted by Arab Future Cities will take place in April at Ritz Carlton, West Bay Lagoon Doha Qatar.
2013 Business Conferences in Doha, Qatar
Doha will bring us hundreds of national and international conferences and summits during 2013. Some of these include the 4th International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate, and the Pedagogy of Empowerment hosted by the Qatar Debate and Qatar Foundation taking place in January at the Qatar National Convention Center. In addition, the Engineering Leaders’ World Congress on Engineering Education will be held at the Qatar National Convention Center in January. Meanwhile, the 5th Annual Façade Design and Engineering Middle East by the International Quality & Productivity Center will be held in February at Doha InterContinental, whereas 2013 Tasmeem Doha “Middle-East Art and Design Conference: Hybrid Making” will be held in March at VCUQatar.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Doha
Doha Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Qatar aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Travel Trade Toastmasters meets at Mannai Head Office on Salwa Road (Saturday at 9:30 PM), DOHA Club meets at Holiday Villa on C Ring Road (Saturday at 7:00 PM), Filcom International Toastmasters Club meets at Crown Plaza Doha-The Business Park on Al Matar Street (Saturday at 6:30 PM) and Professional Toastmasters Club meets at TNG School on East Ring Road (Saturday at 6:30 PM).
Doha Food Choices for Convention Attendees
If you’re visiting Doha for a business conference, plan to dine at some of the local restaurants like Al-Bandar, Qasr Al-Sahel Iranian Restaurant, LeNôtre Paris, and Balhambar. Set at the end of the dhow jetty, Al-Bandar (Phone: 431-1818) at the Dhow Harbour in Al-Corniche is perfect for a plate of hamour wrapped in banana leaf while enjoying the cool breeze from the sea. Qasr Al-Sahel Iranian Restaurant (Phone: 441-1177) in the Ras Al-Nasaa at Al-Corniche Al-Salata is a local diner that serves kebabs and plays Arabic music. LeNôtre Paris (Phone: 455-2111) at the Al-Emadi Centre in Ramada junction Al-Muthana is a local coffee shop that is usually crowded with professionals indulging in sushi and other designer desserts after a long day’s work. Balhambar (Phone: 483-7807) at Al-Corniche Al-Rumaila boasts of authentic Qatari dishes like the ghuzi (roasted lamb with rice, nuts, and harees).
Doha Attractions for Conference Delegates
To rejuvenate yourself after the business conference, Doha offers plenty of site-seeing options. Being an Islamic city, don’t miss the Museum Of Islamic Art situated along Doha port. It’s famous among because it actively preserves interesting Islamic sculptures. Next to the museum is the Souq Waqif market in downtown located on Al Rayyan Road. It’s the best place to buy commodities and fine accessories. Katara Cultural Village is nearby and falls between Western Bay and the Pearl. Famous for its theaters and fine dining, this place offers a calm ambiance. On Western Bay you’ll also find Film City of Doha which is regularly used for film shoots. Bring your camera! It’s something to see.