Ho Chi Minh City Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data’), online marketing (including social media) and global business trends (including demographics, particularly in southeast Asia). 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 Diamond Place Convention Center in Phu Nhuan District, the Grand Palace Convention in Tan Binh District, the Hochiminh City International Exhibition & Convention Center or some other convention space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 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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Ho Chi Minh City has many conference facilities, including:

  • Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center on Nguyen Van Linh
  • Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City on Tran Binh Trong
  • Grand Palace on Cong Hoa Cong Hoa
  • Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon on Ton Duc Thang Street
  • Hotel Nikko Saigon on Ho Chi Minh City
  • Other meeting spaces in tx. Tan Uyen, Bien Hoa and tp. Vung Tau


General Information about Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for Meeting Planners

Planning a conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? This overview may come in handy: Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in Vietnam and a cultural and financial center for the country. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City proudly bears the nicknames “Pearl of the Far East” and “Paris of the Orient.” Jam-packed with beautiful French Colonial architecture, the city’s metropolis is home to more than nine million residents. Taxis are a good bet for getting around, and the tropical climate is seldom anything but pleasant.


2014 Business Conventions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

During 2014, Ho Chi Minh City will play host to numerous business events. International Conference on finance and Economics (ICFE 2014), hosted by Ton Duc Thang University, Tomas Bata University in Ziln and Corvinus will be held in June at University of Budapest, 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street. Choice Platinum Breakaway Conference, hosted by Leishman Associates will be held from September to October at TBA, Giang Van Minh Street, Block 4. CISIM 2014 – 13th International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, hosted by Ton Duc Thang University will take place in November at Ton Duc Thang University on Nguyen Huu Tho Street. ICTCC 2014 – International Conference on Nature of Computation and Communication (ICTCC), hosted by EAI and Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU) will be held in November at a venue yet to be announced in Ho Chi Minh City.

2013 Business Conferences in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City will bring us a number of large conventions and summits in 2013. These include the 2013 International Conference on Computing, Management and Telecommunications by IEEE taking place at Rex Hotel Ho Chi Minh City in January. Also, the German Aerospace Center, DLR and the WISDOM Project are hosting the Mekong Environmental Symposium in March at the InterContinental Asiana Hotel. More so, the 7th International Food & Drinks, Hotel, Restaurant, Bakery & Foodservice Equipment, Supplies & Services Exhibition and Conference by Food and Hotel Vietnam will be held in April at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center. Furthermore, Asian Pacific Aquaculture Society’s Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2013 will be held in December at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Vietnam aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Intel Vietnam Toastmasters Club meets at Intel Products Vietnam on D1 Road (Friday at 10:00 AM), Saigon Toastmasters Club meets at Avatar Theatre on Huynh Van Banh Street (Saturday at 2:00 PM), UEH ISB Toastmasters meets at International School of Business on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street (Sunday at 2:00 PM) and HCM Toastmasters Club meets at ERC Campus on Le Quy Don street (Saturday at 2:00 PM).

Ho Chi Minh City Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam offers a grand collection of international, French and Vietnamese restaurants for the hungry convention-goer. Try number one ranked La Villa French Restaurant for a decadent, first-class breakfast, lunch or dinner. Trois Gourmands is a close runner-up, also serving a beautiful French gourmet menu. Rumor has it that this place is difficult to find, so mark it on the map and show it to the cab driver before you set out. Longing for plain old American food? Scott and Binh’s is a good bet, and they also serve vegetarian dishes.

Ho Chi Minh City Attractions for Conference Delegates

While in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for your business event or conference, schedule some time to take in the landmarks and attractions. A must-see is the Jade Emperor Pagoda, an awe-inspiring religious site also referred to as the Tortoise Pagoda. Need to wind down? My Spa is one of the best resort spas in town, offering a long list of relaxing dalliances in an exquisite setting. Another unique thing to do in Ho Chi Minh City would be to join the Saigon Hash House Harriers for a jog through town with fellow expats and locals alike. It’s great fun and a good way to see some corners you might otherwise have missed.

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