Conference TEDx Speaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at an entrepreneurial event co-sponsored by Comcast Cable and Bloomberg TV in Philadelphia in July 2010. He has since returned for two additional events. He spoke about social media and how it can be used by small business owners to promote their businesses. 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 entrepreneurship, business trends and small business marketing. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, the Pennsylvania Convention Center or some other conference facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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General Information About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Meeting Planners
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is commonly referred to as “the city of brotherly love.” The city holds a special place in American history and has numerous museums and monuments to commemorate the various contributions (including the Liberty Bell) it made to the country. Situated along the Delaware River on the Atlantic coastline, Philadelphia is a big city with a population over 1.5 million as of 2010. The city is a major tourist destination attracting over 2 million tourists each year. As a popular tourist destination, it also caters to the needs of its business visitors. Some of the many convention and meeting venues within the city are Pennsylvania Convention Center, First District Plaza, and CHF Conference Center. Comcast, CIGNA, Sunoco and Wyeth are only some of the major international companies with headquarters in Philadelphia. The city is also known for its annual International Trade Workshop. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2013 Business Conferences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is going to host numerous conferences and meetings during 2013. Some of the larger gatherings include the 113th Penn Annual Conference ‘Spotlight on Surgery’ organized by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania which will take place at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in March. Aside from this event is Free Your Mind’s 2nd conference on Consciousness, Mind Control, and the Occult, taking place at the Arch Street Meeting House in April. Moreover, the 12th Annual Conference by the Philadelphia Trans-Health will be held in June at Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Philadelphia Food Choices for Convention Attendees
When in Philadelphia for a business conference, you may want to try some of the local flavors at Jim’s Steaks, Farmicia, Capogiro Gelato and White Dog Café. Jim’s Steaks (Phone: 877-313-5467) on South Street is a local favorite with its Philly cheesesteaks, hoagies, and salads. Farmicia (Phone: 215-627-6274) on South 3rd Street in Old City serves unique and healthy dishes like organic Angus burger, tofu, pasta, and other vegetable plates. More than a gelato hotspot, Capogiro Gelato Artisans (Phone: 215-351-0900) on South 13th Street in Centre City has a variety of dessert flavors from cilantro-lime to black walnut. White Dog Café (Phone: 215-386-9224) on Sansom Street is a favorite upscale place for college students who enjoy creative dishes and organic ingredients.
Philadelphia Attractions for Conference Delegates
The best way to unwind from a business conference in Philadelphia is to take a tour of the city’s attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Citizens Bank Park, Independence Hall and Fairmount Park. Learn the history of the whole country at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, built with golden color stones in the 1920s. Enjoy the Philadelphia skyline at the Citizens Bank Park which is central to all the city’s attractions. Visit the oldest structure in the country for the US Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall. And finally, take a stroll across the Fairmount Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the world and home to one of America’s oldest Zoos.