Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Hong Kong as a leading authority on technology, demographics (particularly in Asia) 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 Wan Chai Convention Center on Expo Drive, AsiaWorld Arena at the Chek Lap Kok Airport, Cliftons Hong Kong in Hutchinson Houseor some other convention space in Hong Kong, 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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Hong Kong has many conference facilities, including:
- Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Expo Drive
- The Executive Centre, Serviced Offices, Central, Hong Kong on Two Exchange Square
- Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel on 1 Harbour Road
- Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin on On Ping Street
- The University of Hong Kong on Pok Fu Lam
- Other meeting spaces in Shenzhen, Macau and Zhuhai
General Information about Hong Kong for Meeting Planners
Boasting a subtropical climate in an exquisite natural setting, Hong Kong is one of the leading tourist destinations in Asia attracting over 36 million visitors annually, a number which increases every year. 2010 census recorded a population of approximately 7 million. Hong Kong is situated in the southeast of China’s seacoast bordering the South China Sea and is a leading financial center worldwide. Hong Kong offers a wide array of business venues for business travelers. AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong Kong Trade Development Council are two of the service hubs in Hong Kong offering convention and conference facilities. With its good location and favorable climate, Hong Kong also plays host to different international business and recreational events. In fact, during the Summer Olympics in 2008, Hong Kong hosted the equestrian event. Hong Kong is indeed perfect for both business and leisure trips. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for China.
Ever since 1997, Hong Kong has been one of two “Special Administrative Regions” of China (the other one being Macau). It is a major international financial center and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The population of over 7 million residents has resulted in a highly developed infrastructure network including an incredible public transportation system. Hong Kong is a major center of commerce and has extensive conference facilities available, including the AsiaWorld Arena and the Wan Chai Convention Center.
2014 Business Conventions in Hong Kong
During 2014, Hong Kong will play host to dozens of business conferences. AUMS (Aquaculture Underwriting Management Services Ltd will host The Asian Aquaculture Insurance and Risk Management Conference, in May at a venue yet to be announced. The OTC Derivatives Clearing and Reporting Summit, hosted by Incisive Media Investments Limited will be held in April at a venue yet to be announced. In May this year, Oil Councils Africa Assembly, hosted by Oil Council will be held at Hong Kong Grand Hyatt 1 Harbour Road. The CCI Conference On Corporate Communication, hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University will be held in June at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
2013 Business Conferences in Hong Kong
Next year, a number of conferences and meetings are taking place in Hong Kong. Some of these include HKU Faculty of Architecture’s “In Transformation: Assessing Architectural and Urban Change in Modern China Graduate/Research Postgraduate Student Conference, which will be held in May at Hong Kong University. In addition, the 6th Annual Investment Performance Analysis & Risk Management of Asia will be take place in January at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. Also, the 2013 2nd International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT 2013) by the Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET) will be held in February 2 and at Cosmopolitan Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Food Choices for Convention Attendees
When visiting Hong Kong for a business convention, you may wish to visit a few of the local hot spots. Founded in 1860, Tai Ping Koon (Phone: 2576-9161) on Pak Sha Road is believed to have invented the fusion of Western and Chinese palate called “soy sauce Western” through classics like smoked pomfret and roast pigeon. Yin Yang (Phone: 2866-0868) on Ship Street is home to New Hong Kong dishes like baked pork chop and rice, mock shark’s fin soup, and galangal dip with olive oil. Tung Po Seafood Restaurant (Phone: 2880-9399) in the Municipal Services Building on Java Road in North Point gave a new twist to Hong Kong’s traditional open-stall eateries of Cantonese dishes like prawn with egg yolk and squid-ink noodles. Another Cantonese restaurant, Yung Kee (Phone: 2522-1624) on Wellington Street at Central has been famous for dim sum and roast goose since 1942.
Hong Kong Attractions for Conference Delegates
After concluding your business conference in Hong Kong, take some time to enjoy the major tourist destinations like Hong Kong Disneyland, City Hall, Soho and the Tian Tan Buddha. The Hong Kong Disneyland, located in Lantau Island, has a lot to offer with regards to fun rides, parks and Broadway-style shows. The City Hall is a replica of the public contributions located at No. 5 Edinburgh Place. The Soho to the south side of Hollywood Street is definitely a place for cultural adventure. Finally, the Tian Tan Buddha is accessible from the Ngong Ping cable cars, often moving in opposite directions.