Conference TEDx Speaker in Orlando, Florida
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who has contributed to numerous events in Orlando, including a large small business symposium sponsored by Bloomberg TV in December 2010 and SmallBiz180 in 2012. Patrick’s presentations cover modern marketing and the social media revolution, including a variety of case histories where small businesses leveraged social media platforms (like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) to explode their businesses virtually overnight. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. Patrick specializes in small business marketing, emerging business trends and modern entrepreneurship. So if you’re organizing an event at the Orange County Convention Center, the Marriott Orlando World Center, the National Entrepreneur Center, the Hampton Orlando International Convention Center or some other meeting facility in Orlando, Florida, Patrick Schwerdtfeger can deliver the buzz and excitement you might be looking for.
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General Information About Orlando, Florida, for Meeting Planners
Orlando has a population of about 2.1 million people and is located in the central part of the state of Florida. The city is best known for the Walt Disney World Resort (founded in 1971) but is also referred to as “the city beautiful” because of it’s scenic features like Lake Eola and the City Walk. It’s also known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” and attracts more visitors each year than Las Vegas!
Orlando is a major hub for business conferences and conventions. The combination of vibrant tourist destinations, great Florida climate and ample conference facilities make Orlando a perfect destination for your tradeshow or annual meeting. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2013 Business Conferences in Orlando, Florida
2013 is going to present us hundreds of conferences and conventions taking place in Orlando, Florida. These larger meetings include the leading national forum on home energy, the RESNET Building Performance Conference hosted by the Residential Energy Services Network scheduled in February at the Orlando World Center Marriott. In March, the American Montessori Society is also hosting their 2013 Annual Conference ‘Sustaining the light in every child’ at Hilton Orlando Destination Parkway. Furthermore, the SGMP (Society of Government Meeting Professionals) is also holding their 31st Annual National Education Conference & Expo in May at Rosen Shingle Creek.
Orlando Food Choices for Convention Attendees
If you’re visiting Orlando for a business convention, you might want to try some of the local restaurants while you’re in town. Orlando is the conference capital of the United States and has tons of great restaurants to choose from. In particular, we recommend Kres Chop House, Tu Casa Restaurant, Primo Restaurant and Four Rivers Smokehouse. Kres Chop House (Phone: 407-447-7950) is an all-American steakhouse and is known for its prime rib. Tu Casa (Phone: 407-856-3997) also offers largely American fair but does so in small tapas plates. Primo Restaurants (Phone: 407-393-4444) has an ‘eat local’ focus and gets many of its ingredients from local farms and gardens. And Four Rivers Smokehouse (Phone: 407-474-8377) is known for awesome barbeque and massive portions!
Orlando Attractions for Conference Delegates
Orlando is home to Walt Disney World and it definitely makes sense to add on a few days before or after the conference to check it out. With over 25,000 acres, it is the world’s largest vacation resort and also the most visited theme park in the world. And while you’re in town, try to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure as well. Other popular attractions include Discovery Cove (a tropical oasis), the La Nouba show by Cirque de Soleil and “Around the World” at the Epcot Center. Orlando is a global leader when it comes to tourist attractions so bring the family and enjoy the local sites while you’re in town.