Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Barcelona as a leading authority on technology (including business intelligence), self-employment and global business trends (including stagnating demographics in Europe). 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 Catalonia Congress on Avinguda Diagonal, the UAB Casa Convalescencia on Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, the La Mola Hotel & Conference Centre on Camí dels Plans de Can Bonvilar or some other convention space in Barcelona, Spain, 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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Barcelona has many conference facilities, including:
- CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona on Placa de Willy Brandt
- Catalonia Congress on Avenue Diagonal
- Hotel Fira Congress Barcelona on Poligono Industrial de la Pedrosa
- Renaissance Barcelona Hotel on Carrer de Pau Claris
- Hotel NH Barcelona Calderon on Rambla de Catalunya
- Other meeting spaces in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Badalona and Les Planes
General Information about Barcelona, Spain, for Meeting Planners
A leading conference center and world-class tourist destination, Barcelona is a large city located in Catalonia in the northeast side of the Mediterranean Sea. It has a population of 1.6 million, making it the second largest city in Spain. Known as the 16th most visited city in the world, Barcelona attracts millions of visitor each year and is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s a popular location of numerous events every year and houses several convention facilities including the Fórum Convention Center and one of Europe’s largest convention centers, Fira de Barcelona. Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympics in 1992, the Universal Forum of Cultures in 2004 and the Mobile World Congress in 2011. Barcelona is also home to some of the multinational companies such as are HP and Deloitte Consulting Alliance and Sietel. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Spain.
2014 Business Conventions in Barcelona, Spain
Dozens of business conferences are being held in Barcelona in 2014. The WHA Barcelona Symposium, organized by the World History Association will take place in March at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The Global Industrial Cooperation Conference, organized by the ADS Group will be held in March. The European General Practice Research Network Meeting, organized by the European General Practice Research Network will take place in May at the Hospital de Santa Creu I Sant Pau. The Global Insolvency and Restructuring Conference, organized by the International Bar Association will also take place in May.
2013 Business Conferences in Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona will host several conferences and conventions during 2013. Some of the larger meetings include TEI 2013: the Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction which will be held in February at the Design Hub Barcelona, hosted by the Communication Campus of Universitat Pompeu Fabra which is the home of the Music Technology Group (MTG), along with the Cognitive Media Technologies Group (CMTech). Also, the Mobile World Capital Barcelona will host its Mobile World Congress in February at Fira Gran Via. In April, the AquaConSoil Barcelona 2013: 12th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on Groundwater-Soil-Systems and Water Resource Management will take place at the International Convention Center of Barcelona.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Barcelona
Barcelona Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Spain aspiring speakers to practice their craft. SOM-HI Toastmasters Club meets at IPSI School on Carrer del Comte Borrell (Tuesday at 8:00 PM), BCN Pride Toastmasters meets at Centre d’Estudis Politecnics on Placa d’Urquinaona (Thursday at 7:30 PM), Prestigious Speakers Club meets at Casa Orlandai on Carrer de Jaume Piquet (Tuesday at 7:30 PM) and Telefonica Barcelona Toastmasters meets at Torre Telefonica Diagonal on Placa de Llevant (Thursday at 7:00 PM).
Barcelona Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending a business conference in Barcelona, schedule some time to see a eat at a few of the popular local restaurants. Casa Amalia (Phone: 93-458-9458) at Passatge del Mercat 4-6 offers heartwarming Catalan dishes like escudella and bacallà al allioli de poma (cod in apple-based aioli sauce). Casa Alfonso (Phone: 93-301-9783) at Carrer de Roger de Llúria 6 has been a popular tapas stop for flautas, hams, and alfonsito since 1934. Restaurant Elche (Phone: 93-441-3089) at Carrer de Vila i Vilà 71 is a popular spot for paella and fideuá served old-world style. Housed in an 18th-century mansion, Can Travi Nou (Phone: 93-428-0301) complements its Catalan menu of cheese risotto and rice stew with a warm Spanish setting.
Barcelona Attractions for Conference Delegates
If you’re visiting Barcelona for a conference, spend some time to visit places like La Sagrada Familia, Poble Espanyol, Spanish Village and La Pederera. La sagrada Familia is a giant temple which was constructed in 1882 and is located in Calle Mallorca, 401, Barcelona. The Spanish village with its beautifully constructed houses offers a mesmerizing view to visitors and is located in Avda Marques De Comillas, 08038, Barcelona. You should also try to visit La Paderera which is one of the top visited attractions in the city. It’s a creation of Antonio Gaudi and is situated in Calle Provenca, 261- 265, Barcelona.