Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Bahrain as a leading authority on technology and global business trends (including predictive analytics and the social media revolution). He was the keynote speaker at the Social Media Masters Forum at the Mövenpick Hotel in December, 2013. 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 are planning a business conference at the Gulf International Convention & Exhibition Center, the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Sanabis, the Ramee International Hotel on Awal Avenue in Manama or some other convention space in Bahrain, 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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Bahrain has many conference facilities, including:
- Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre on 158th Avenue
- Gulf Hotel Bahrain on Road No 3801
- Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Bahrain on 864 Road 2414
- Elite Grande Hotel, Bahrain on Road No 2845
- Movenpick Hotel Bahrain on 143 Road 2403
- Other meeting spaces in Muharraq, Tubli and Seef
General Information about Manama, Bahrain, for Meeting Planners
Known as a financial hub for the Persian Gulf region, Manama is located in the northeastern tip of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It has a population of about 155,000, making it the largest city of Bahrain. Manama offers first-rate conference facilities for business travelers. Meeting venues in Manama include the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre and the Gulf International Convention Centre. Manama hosted the International Green Technology Forum as well as the Bahrain International Book Fair in 2012. Some of the companies with offices in Manama include Standard Chartered Bank and Whale Building Materials.
2014 Business Conventions in Manama, Bahrain
Manama will be home to dozens of conventions in 2014. International Telecommunication Union will host Global Symposium for Regulators, in June at a venue yet to be announced. Mena High Speed Rail Summit, hosted by BE Summits will be held in May at a venue yet to be announced. Marcus Evans will host Legal Risk Forum, in April at The Gulf Hotel. iTECH Gulf, hosted by Hilal Conferences & Exhibition will be held in April at Gulf International Convention & Exhibition Center in Manama.
2013 Business Conferences in Manama, Bahrain
Numerous conferences and meetings will take place in the city of Manama. These include the 2013 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress by the Institute of Public Administration of Bahrain, which will take place in June. Also, Hilal Conference Exhibitions is hosting the 6th Gulf Industry Fair 2013 which will be held in January at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre. Additionally, MEOS 2013: 18th Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Middle East, North Africa and India, Arabian Exhibition Management will be held in March at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center, whereas the Health & Wellness Bahrain Expo by the Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority will be in April.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Manama
Manama Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Bahrain aspiring speakers to practice their craft. The Laughing Toastmasters meets at Hot Spot Restaurant on Shaikh Isa Avenue (Friday at 8:30 AM), BIMA Toastmasters Club meets at Al Ahlia University on Exhibitions Avenue (Saturday at 4:00 PM), Speakeasy Toastmasters Club meets at Al Baraka Building on Road No 1704 (Friday at 6:00 PM) and Palakkad Toastmasters meets at Al Namal Building on Saqiyah Avenue (Friday at 4:00 PM).
Bahrain Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Enjoy some amazing food while visiting Manama for a business conference, including Al-Sawani, Habara Snacks & Fish, Mezzaluna, and The Conservatory. Al-Sawani (Phone: 17-290-797) on Al-Fatih Highway in the Diplomatic Area is a popular spot for Bahraini families or groups of friends to enjoy an Arabic lunch buffet. Habara Snacks & Fish (Phone: 17-715-461) on Osama bin Zaid Avenue is a local favorite in Adliya because of the fish and chips, cheese sandwich, pudding and carrot with ice cream juice. Mezzaluna (Phone: 17-742-999) in Adliya is definitely an international restaurant, set in a Bahraini courtyard house with live Latin music, Mediterranean cuisine and a selection of French cheese, all in an Arabic atmosphere. An old café in Manama, The Conservatory (Phone: 17-712-917) also in Adliya is known for its garden setting that exudes comfort and relaxation.
Bahrain Attractions for Conference Delegates
After attending a hectic business conference in Manama, Bahrain, spend a day or two visiting the wonderful attractions in the city such as the International Circuit Car Race Tracks, the Al-Fatih Mosque, the Bahrain City Centre and The National Museum. The International Circuit Race Car Track is located at a distance of 1.9 KM from the City Center and offers plenty of adventure for the sports fans. Al-Fatih Mosque is a famous mosque located about 1 KM from downtown. The most popular attraction in the city is probably the Bahrain City Center with water parks, shopping plazas and movie halls all located at close proximity to the National Museum. Bahrain National Museum reveals the fascinating history of the country and the region.