Charlotte Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Charlotte as a leading authority on online marketing 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 Ritz-Carlton Charlotte on East Trade Street, the Hyatt House Charlotte Center City, the Duke Mansion on Hermitage Road or some other convention space in Charlotte, North Carolina, 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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Charlotte has many conference facilities, including:

  • Charlotte Convention Center on South College Street
  • Omni Charlotte Hotel on East Trade Street
  • Charlotte Marriott City Center on West Trade Street
  • Sheraton Charlotte Hotel on South McDowell Street South Tower
  • Hilton Charlotte Center City on East Third Street
  • Other meeting spaces in Matthews, Fort Mill and Belmont


General Information about Charlotte, North Carolina, for Meeting Planners

If you’re in charge of business meeting planning for a conference in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, check out these interesting facts for visitors: Charlotte, North Carolina, (not to be confused with Charlotte, South Carolina), is second only to New York City for the nation’s financial centers, by assets. Sometimes called the Gem of the South, Charlotte offers near-endless opportunities for recreation and sightseeing. Encircled by the I-485 loop and bisected by other major highways, this elegant city is easy to get around in. To its north is sparkling Lake Norman, which is North Carolina’s biggest man-made lake. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Charlotte, North Carolina

During 2014, Charlotte will play host to many business conventions. The TEI Business Wellness Workshop will be held at the The Employers Association Conference Center on West Arrowood Road. The workshop will be held in February and is being run by Level Management Partners. The Passion to Profit Conference will be held at the University Hilton Hotel on J M Keynes Drive in April. The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo will be held at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo on Statesville Road in May. HeroesCon 2014 will be held in June at the Charlotte Convention Center on South College Street, and organized by Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find.

2013 Business Conferences in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina is bringing us various conferences and meetings in 2013. Some of the larger events include ABA’s welcoming conference to the travel and tourism industry, the American Bus Association Marketplace 2013, at the Marketplace in January. Also, ACN is holding the ACN International Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in February. Interested locals are highly encouraged to take part in the 57th NACBA National Conference by the National Association of Church Business Administration at Charlotte Convention Center in July. Moreover, PASS is also holding the PASS Summit 2013 at Charlotte Convention Center in October.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Charlotte

Charlotte Toastmasters clubs are a great place for North Carolina aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Public Service Club meets at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center on East 4th Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), Stadium Overlook Club meets at Foundation For The Carolinas on North Tryon Street (Monday at 12:00 PM), FUN Toastmasters Club meets at One Wells Fargo on South College Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM) and Saturday Morning Toastmasters Club meets at Gateway Village YMCA on West Trade Street (Saturday at 9:00 AM).

Charlotte Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Charlotte, North Carolina is well-known for its excellent restaurants, so be sure to make time to try some of them out while you’re in town for a conference or convention. An extremely popular restaurant in Charlotte is Del Frisco’s, a steakhouse par excellence, where you can be assured of exceptional service, food and value. The portions are reportedly huge, and the wine list is wonderful. Yearning for Italian food? Luce Restaurant is always a sure bet for the best from the Old Country. Try the Beef-Barley Soup, the Sea Bass or the Veal Francese.

Charlotte Attractions for Conference Delegates

The elegant city of Charlotte, North Carolina has much to offer in the way of tourist destinations for convention- and conference-goers. The downtown area is full of financial, cultural and culinary venues and the neighborhood called Dilworth, which housed the very first suburb with streetcars, offers up some historic architecture dating back to the late 1800s. A unique activity while you’re in Charlotte, and something that should help to relieve stress and energize you, might be to indulge in a little whitewater kayaking or rafting, guided by the National Whitewater Center. This is a great place to hike or simply relax.

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