Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Athens as a leading authority on demographics (including the stagnating population in Europe), online marketing (including social media) 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 Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel on Syngrou Avenue, the Saint George Lycabettus Hotel on Kleomenus Street, the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre on Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali or some other convention space in Athens, Greece, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.
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Athens has many conference facilities, including:
- Zappeion on Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46,
- Hilton Athens on Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46
- Royal Olympic Hotel on Athanasiou Diakou 28
- Athenian Callirhoe Hotel on Kallirrois 32
- Sofitel on Athens International Airport Spata
- Other meeting spaces in Egaleo, Peristeri and Chalandri
General Information about Athens, Greece, for Meeting Planners
After the convention, be sure to see the breathtaking city of Athens, largest in Greece and the country’s capital. One of the most ancient cities in the world, Athens is known as the birthplace and cradle of everything that signifies Western civilization. Considered a world center of art, philosophy, statesmanship and culture, Classical Athens enjoyed hundreds of years of power and growth. Today, this city is still the heart of finance, politics, industry and contemporary culture in Greece. Making your way through Athens, you will feel a palpable connection between the ancient and the new, an experience well worth the visit, all on its own. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Greece.
2014 Business Conventions in Athens, Greece
During 2014, Athens will play host to numerous business events. The Greek Health Tourism Integration Conference, hosted by the HealthCare Cybernetics will be held in February at the Royal Olympic Hotel on Athanasiou Diakou. The Germany Meets Greece: A Forum for Young Leaders will be hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in March. The Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences will be hosted by the Athens Institute for Education & Research in May. The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will also host the Annual International Conference on Business and Society in a Global Economy in December.
2013 Business Conferences in Athens, Greece
The city of Athens is hosting hundreds of large conventions during 2013. These conferences include the 6th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies in March. Other larger conferences taking place in May include the 7th Annual International Conference on Sociology which is the Sociology Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). Also, HEA’s annual meeting, the 2013 1st Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences will take place in May, as well as the 8th Annual International Conference on Philosophy. Also, the SFRR Europe 2013 Conference on the new era of -omics in Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine hosted by the Athens Institute for education and Research will be held in September.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Athens
Athens Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Greece aspiring speakers to practice their craft. HAU Athens Toastmasters Club meets at Hellenic American Union on Massalias 22 (Wednesday at 7:00 PM), Hellenic Toastmasters Club meets at British Council (Greece) on Kolonaki Square (Thursday at 7:00 PM), Piraeus Toastmasters Club meets at Piraeus on Akti Moutsopoulou 72 (Wednesday at 7:15 PM) and Glyfada Toastmasters Club meets at BCA College of Glyfada on Poseidonos Avenue (Monday at 7:15 PM).
Athens Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Convention’s over and it’s time to eat in Athens? Everything you might dream of, foodwise, is available in this vibrant, historic city. Hundreds of excellent restaurants grace its streets, many excellent, and some supreme. Among the top three restaurants in Athens, you’ll find Elaias Gi, your go-to restaurant for late-night, authentic Greek cuisine under the stars. (They also have a beautiful indoor dining area.) Funky Gourmet is on everybody’s list, and offers a contemporary, eclectic menu beloved by locals and out-of-towners alike, described by one fan as “gastronomically incredible.” For another splendid choice, try the GB Roof Garden, located in the Grande Bretagne Hotel.
Athens Attractions for Conference Delegates
As a convention city and a tourist destination, Athens is among the best in the world. You must, of course, see the Parthenon while in Athens, ancient ruins that remain the iconic image of the great civilization that made it. The Acropolis Museum is also a must-visit. Repository of an impressive, ancient-to-modern collection, it is also a magnificent example of contemporary architecture. Glass floors cover the ancient ruins below them, and the juxtaposition of modern and old is nothing short of stunning. Another surefire pick for sightseeing in Athens is the Temple of Hephaestus, inside the Agora complex. This is one of the country’s best-preserved temple ruins.