Amsterdam Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Amsterdam as a leading authority on self-employment and global business trends. 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 Aristo Amsterdam BV on Teleportboulevard, the Playing Circle on Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat, the Hotel Arena on Gravesandestraat or some other convention space in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 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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Amsterdam has many conference facilities, including:

  • RAI Amsterdam on Europaplein 22
  • World Trade Center Amsterdam on Strawinskylaan 1
  • Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel on Kattengat 1
  • Beurs van Berlage on Damrak 243
  • Hilton Amsterdam on Apollolaan 138
  • Other meeting spaces in Zaandam, Amstelveen and Haarlem


General Information about Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for Meeting Planners

A popular tourist destination known as “Venice of the North” for its exquisite canals akin to Grand Canal of Venice in Italy, Amsterdam is situated in province of North Holland. It is the home of the world-famous canal ring areas which are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2010. It is the capital city of the Netherlands with a metropolitan population of about 2 million people and hosts regional headquarters for global companies including Accenture and The Boston Consulting Group. The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam also serves as the country’s business hub and is a popular venue for international conventions and conferences. Convention facilities in the area include Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Convention Circle and WTC Amsterdam. Amsterdam hosted the Cleantech Forum in May 2011.


2014 Business Conventions in Amsterdam, Holland

Dozens of business conferences are being held in Amsterdam in 2014. Allan Lloyds will organize The Annual Strategic Sourcing in Chemical/Petrochemical Industry Conference in March, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. The Mobile Imperative: Strategies for the New Millennium, hostedby Gartner, Inc. will take place in March. ICGN will host The ICGN Amsterdam Conference in June at the Beurs Van Berlage on the Damrak. The SPS Investment Strategies for Pension Funds & Other Institutional Investors, organized by the SPS Conferences will take place in September at the Wyndham Apollo Hotel Amsterdam on Apollolaan.

2013 Business Conferences in Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam is holding numerous conventions and meetings during 2013. The most awaited gatherings include the 2013 International Liver Congress, which is the 48th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver taking place in April at RAI Convention Centre. In addition to that, the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention will also be held at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in May. Furthermore, the 9th Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics Amsterdam by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics will be held in June at the Auditorium of VU University Amsterdam.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Holland aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Taste and Toastmasters Club meets at ABC Treehouse on Voetboogstraat 11 (Monday at 8:00 PM), Het Sprekersgilde meets at Cantina Vocaal Stichting on De Wittenstraat 43 (Tuesday at 8:00 PM), Utrecht Toastmasters Club meets at The Florin, Irish Pub on Nobelstraat 2-4 (Friday at 7:15 PM) and Almere Toastmasters meets at Restaurant Tang Dynastie on Sumatraweg 2 (Wednesday at 8:00 PM).

Amsterdam Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Local restaurants in Amsterdam are worth visiting while in town for a business convention. One recommended spot is Hap Hmm (Phone: 020-618-1884) at Eerste Helmersstraat 33, which serves simple and traditional Dutch staples at affordable prices. Supperclub (Phoe: 020-638-0513) at Jonge Roelensteeg 21 is a theatrical restaurant where lamb night is not limited to lamb chops served on your plate. Set in an old warehouse, Pancake Bakery (Phone: 020-625-1333) at Prinsengracht 191 which offers over 79 variations of pancakes, from the simple chocolate flavor to the exotic type topped with lamb. And Van Dobben (Phone: 020-624-4200) at Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5 has been serving traditional and tasty Dutch dishes like pekelvlees and croquettes since the 1940s.

Amsterdam Attractions for Conference Delegates

If you’re attending a business conference in Amsterdam, the capital city of Holland, make sure you visit some of the local attractions including the Homomonument and Anne Frank House, De Wallen, the Museum Quarter and the Vondelpark. The Homomonument often known as the Dutch National Monument was built to commemorate the war victims with Anne Frank House which is a museum that covers up the central canal of the city. De Wallen, the red light district, forms the heart of the Dutch capital. Museum Quarter is found towards the south of the city in Leidseplein with three museums: Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum. The Vondelpark, located in the Stadsdeel, Amsterdam Qud-Zuid is an urban park which holds an open air theatre, Horeca and a playground that attracts millions of visitors each year.

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