Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at the annual convention for the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) in Aruba in November 2009. He spoke about social media marketing and is available to contribute to other Aruba-based business events. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in business trends, entrepreneurship and small business marketing. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Renaissance Aruba Convention Center on Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard in Oranjestad, the Aruba Trade & Industry Association on Gallegostraat, the Westin Resort Aruba on J.E. Irausquin Boulevard or some other conference facility in Aruba, Aruba, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
Past speaking clients include:
Recent speaking destinations include:
Aruba has many conference facilities, including:
- Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino on Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard 82
- Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino on Lloyd G Smith Boulevard 101
- Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club on Lloyd G Smith Boulevard 82
- Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino on Juancho E Irausquin Boulevard 81
- Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on Juancho E Irausquin Boulevard 93
- Other meeting spaces in Noord, Savaneta and San Nicolas
General Information about Aruba, for Meeting Planners
Aruba island, together with three other constituent countries Curaçao, Netherlands, and Sint Maarten, forms the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Located just north of Venezuela, the island had a total population of 101,484 in 2010. Aruba is a major tourist destination in the Caribbean attracting both leisure and business travelers every year. Conference and meeting venues in Aruba include the Radisson Aruba Resort and Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort. In June 2012, Aruba will host the International Conference on Currency Counterfeit and Credit Card Fraud and the 52nd International Boulevard Race in April 2012. Some large companies with regional headquartered in Aruba include Herbalife International and Aruba Petroleum, Inc.
Aruba is a small island in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 27 KM off the coast of Venezuela. It is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and it’s citizens carry Dutch citizenship. The island is 33 KM long and has a population of about 100,000.
2014 Business Conventions in Aruba
Aruba is hosting hundreds of conferences during 2014. The Caribbean Fire Conference will be held in Oranjestad in April. The Annual Caribbean Dermatology Symposium, hosted by the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium, will be held in January Radisson Aruba Resort & Spa on J.E. Irausquin Boulevard. The International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, will take place in August in Oranjestad. Also in August, The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) will host the 20th Biennial Conference.
2013 Business Conferences in Aruba
A number of local and international conferences and gatherings are taking place in Aruba. Some of the most noted ones include the Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs ‘Caribbean Seminar in Anesthesiology’ which will be held at Aruba’s Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in January. In addition, the 2013 Radiology Clinical Imaging Symposium will be held in January at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Aruba. Aside from the above mentioned conferences, the 17th Annual Winter Conference on Clinical Issues in OB/GYN by Symposia Medicus will take place in February at Westin Resort Aruba, whereas the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine “Focusing on Heat” will be held in April at Aruba’s Westin Resort & Casino.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Aruba
Aruba Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Aruba aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Arikok Toastmasters Club meets at Stichting Monumentenzorg Aruba on Schelpstraat 36 (Wednesday at 6:30 PM), Yamanota Toastmasters Club meets at Miramar Building on Smith Boulevard (Saturday at 9:30 AM) and Aruba Toastmasters Club meets at Scol di Arte San Nicolaas on Pastoor Hendrikstraat 103 (Thursday at 7:00 PM).
Aruba Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending a business conference in Aruba, a few local restaurants are worth checking out. A seaside spot, Hadicurari Restaurant (Phone: 297-586-2288) along J. E. Irausquin Boulevard serves fresh-caught seafood cooked with professional flair. Set in an old Aruban house from the 1800s, Old Cunucu House (Phone: 297-586-1666) at Palm Beach is a charming place exuding native hospitality and local flavors like goat stew, keeshi yena, and pan-fried snapper. Known for its poached fish marinated in an acidic mix, Scabeche Restaurant (Phone: 297-586-0740) in Caribbean Palm Village Resort offers Caribbean flavors and other international cuisines. Cuba’s Cookin’ (Phone: 297-588-0627) in the Renaissance Marketplace serves Cuba’s best—ropa vieja and lechon carrillo asado.
Aruba Attractions for Conference Delegates
As soon as you are done attending your conference in Aruba, an island located in the heart of the Southern Caribbean, don’t forget to explore this city’s major attractions like the California Point Lighthouse, Fort Zoutman Tower, Arikok National Park and the Natural Pool. The California Point Lighthouse is a scenic trademark located in the Haudishibana area, where a US ship named California sunk. Fort Zoutman Tower, located in the Fortzoutmanstraat, Oranjestad, is both a lighthouse and a clock tower and also serves as a historical museum. Both the Arikok National Park (covering almost 18% of the whole island) and the Natural Pool (situated in the north shore) make visitors understand the essence of the island tour.