Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Brussels as a leading authority on technology and global business trends. He is also an expert on European demographics which is underpinning the economic malaise gripping the continent. Patrick is 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 Bedford Hotel & Congress Center on Zuidstraat, the Radison Blu Park Lane Hotel Antwerp on Van Eycklei in Antwerpen, Square-Brussels Meeting Centre on rue Mont des Arts or some other convention space in Brussels, Belgium, 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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Brussels has many conference facilities, including:
- Square – Brussels Meeting Centre on Rue Mont des Arts
- Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre on Zuidstraat
- Hotel Le Plaza Brussels on Boulevard Adolphe Max
- Holiday Inn Brussels Airport on Holidaystraat 7
- Station Brussel-Centraal on 1000 Brussels
- Other meeting spaces in Zaventem, Asse and Halle
General Information about Brussels, Belgium, for Meeting Planners
Ever since the end of World War II, Brussels has emerged as a major center for international politics. It is the largest city in Belgium and also it’s capital. But Brussels is also the de facto capital of the European Union. As such, it hosts the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the European Union (EU), EUROCONTROL and the World Customs Organization. With so many international organizations headquartered in Brussels, the city has extensive conference facilities including the Radison Blu Park Lane Hotel Antwerp and the Bedford Hotel & Congress Center.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Brussels
Brussels Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Belgium aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Armada Toastmasters meets at Quaker House on Ambiorixsquare 50 (Monday at 6:45 PM), Atomium Toastmasters of Brussels meets at Quaker House on Ambiorixsquare 50 (Monday at 7:00 PM), Claddagh Toastmasters meets at Quaker House on Ambiorixsquare 50 (Thursday at 6:45 PM) and The Brussels Toastmasters Club meets at L’Atelier (English speaking dinner club) on Rue Franklin 28 (Tuesday at 7:15 PM).
2014 Business Conventions in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. Digital Europe will host The European Conference on the Future of Internet Brussel, in April at The Egg, on Rue Bara 175, 1070. The Prestigious International Bar Association will host the Annual Bar Leaders’ Conference, in May at Le Plaza on Boulevard Adolphe Max 118/126. The Future Tire Conference, hosted by Crain Communications Ltd will be held in June at Brussels Le Meridien, Carrefour de l’Europe 3. The Historic Brass Society will host the Bicentenary Conference, in July at the Musical Instruments Museum on Rue Montagne de la Cour 2 in Brussels Belgium.
2013 Business Conferences in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels will bring us numerous interesting conferences during 2013. Mark your calendars because in January, the Public Policy Exchange will host “Living with Allergies: Meeting the Challenge of a Growing Public Health Concern Conference” at the Silken Berlaymont Hotel. Additionally, the Center for Parliamentary Studies and Public Policy Exchange will hold the “Tackling Human Trafficking in Europe: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution Conference” in January at the Silken Berlaymont Hotel. Also, Bundeswehr’s Streitkräfteunterstützungskommand and France’s Brigade Logistique Régiment du Matériel (Defense Logistics Forum 2013) will be held in January.
Brussels Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending a business conference in Brussels, why not visit a few local restaurants? An authentic Belgian restaurant, René (Phone: 02-523-2876) at Place de la Résistance 14 in Anderlecht is famous for frites, filet américain, cauldrons of mussels, and other local favorites. Belga Queen (Phone: 02-217-2187) at Rue du Fossé aux Loups 32 in De Broukere boasts of its special oyster bar and a cigar bar. Reminiscent of a Parisian apartment, Am Sweet (Phone: 02-513-5131) at Rue des Chartreux 4 is a neighborhood spot for afternoon tea while perusing books and artworks displayed inside. Dansing Chocola (Phone: 03-237-1905) at Kloosterstraat 159 is a town café known for its Belgian dishes and greasy fries.
Brussels Attractions for Conference Delegates
Soon after finishing your business conference, visit some of Brussels’ most popular attractions including the Grand Place, the Horta Museum and the Parlamentarium & Manneken Pis. Grand Place, situated in the middle of downtown, is a 15th century town hall with tremendous history, and definitely worth visiting. The Horta Museum, built by Victor Horta is an art museum and is one-of-a-kind. The Parlamentarium is a government building which totally projects the European perspective and is located about 1.7 KM from downtown. And finally, your stay in Brussels should include a visit to the Manneken Pis, often called the “Big Ben of Brussels”, well known for it’s statue of small boy peeing.