Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Beijing as a leading authority on technology, 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 China National Convention Center on Tianchen West Road (across the street from the InterContinental Beijing Beichen), the Beijing International Hotel Convention Center on Jianguomen Inner Street in Dongcheng, the Global Trade Convention Center on North 3rd Ring Road Middle or some other convention space in Beijing, China, 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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Beijing has many conference facilities, including:
- CNCC Grand Hotel on Beichen West Road
- Courtyard Beijing Northeast on Jingmi Road
- Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel on East 3rd Ring Middle Road
- Beijing Friendship Hotel on Zhongguancun South Street
- JW Marriott Hotel Beijing on Jianguo Road
- Other meeting spaces in Langfang, Sanhe and Zhuozhou
General Information about Beijing, China, for Meeting Planners
Beijing as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China is a flourishing city in western China. The city is famous for its significant architectural buildings, historical spots, and rich cultural heritage. With a population over 19 million in 2010, Beijing ranks as the world’s 19th largest city by population.
Beijing serves as the headquarter of some of the largest state-owned companies in China that are included in the list of Fortune Global 500, including Sinopec, State Grid Corporation, China National Petroleum and China Telecom. With a geographic location and a natural setting perfect for business travelers, ample convention facilities exist in the city. In particular, the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), and the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC) are two spectacular meeting facilities. Beijing hosted the Summer Olympic in 2008 and continues to host many other international events as well. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for China.
2014 Business Conventions in Beijing, China
Beijing is hosting hundreds of conferences during 2014. The Global China Summit hosted by J.P. Morgan will take place in June at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on East Chang An Avenue. UNEP will host The ‘Financing the future we want’ conference in December at a venue yet to announced. In October this year, The International Textile Manufacturers Federation Annual Conference hosted by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on East Chang An Avenue. The International Symposium On Financial Engineering And Risk Management hosted by Central University of Finance & Economics (CUFE) will take place in June at Central University of Finance & Economics in Haidian, Beijing.
2013 Business Conferences in Beijing, China
Beijing is one of the most common cities hosting large national and international conferences. During 2013, it will host several conventions including the ISPO BEIJING which will take place in March at China National Convention Center. In addition, the RECOMB 2013 which is the 17th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology is scheduled in April at the National Tsinghua University. More so, the International Society of Sports Psychology is hosting the 2013 ISSP World Congress in at the Beijing Sports University, whereas the 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology by the Chinese Society for Plant Pathology will take place at the Beijing International Convention Center in August.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Beijing
Beijing Toastmasters clubs are a great place for China aspiring speakers to practice their craft. A1 Toastmasters Club meets at XinShiDai Security Plaza on East Third Ring North Road (Monday at 7:00 PM), Moto Talky Talkie meets at Motorola Building on Wang Jing East Road (Friday at 12:10 PM), Beijing #1 Toastmasters Club meets at Beijing Broadcast Building on Jianwai Ave (Monday at 7:00 PM) and Trainer Toastmasters Club meets at Guanghualu SOHO on Guanghua Road (Saturday at 3:00 PM).
Beijing Food Choices for Convention Attendees
If you’re visiting Beijing for a business conference, check out a few local restaurants: Manchurian Special Flavour JiǎVozi Restaurant, Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant, Běijīng Dàdǒng Roast Duck Restaurant and Baguo Buyi. Manchurian Special Flavour JiǎVozi Restaurant (Phone: 010-6415-2855) on 1a Xinzhong Jie features authentic dishes from northeastern China like stewed chicken, jiǎozi and shredded pork with wild vegetables. Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant (Phone: 010-6702-5681) at 11 Beixiangfeng Hutong Chongwen is a town favorite where guests have to reserve a table (and a duck!) at least one day ahead of time. Běijīng Dàdǒng Roast Duck Restaurant (Phone: 010-6582-2892) at 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou is known for its crispy roasted duck with high fat content. Aptly resembling an old Chinese inn, Baguo Buyi (Phone: 010-6400-8888) at 89-3 Di’anmen Dongdajie shows Peking opera performances while guests enjoy a dish or two of Sichuan cuisine.
Beijing Attractions for Conference Delegates
After concluding your business conference in Beijing, travel around and visit places like the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Ming Tombs. The Forbidden City, located in No. 4 Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng District, consists of 9000 rooms and portrays the architecture of 18th century Qing Dynasty rulers. The Temple of Heaven east of Tianqiao, Chonwen District, is found in the southern part of Beijing and is regarded as the most holy place in the country. Tiananmen Square in the heart of the city is a largest public square. Finally the Ming tombs including the Dingling and Changling tombs are seen near the Great Wall, which is another wonderful site to visit.