Lisbon Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at the Global Strategies Conference in Lisbon (Lisboa) in November 2011 and is available to return to Portugal for future business events. He spoke about social media and it’s applications for the business community and his speech was translated into Portuguese for local attendees. As a professional speaker, Patrick specializes in business trends, online marketing and technology (including ‘big data’ and predictive analytics). He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, the Feira Internacional de Lisboa on Rua Bojador in Santa Maria dos Olivais, the Globally Liberdade Center on Avenida da Liberdade, the Espacos para Eventos on Tapada da Ajuda or some other conference facility in Lisbon, Portugal, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.

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Lisbon has many conference facilities, including:

  • Hotel Real Palacio on Rua Tomas Ribeiro 115
  • FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa on Rua Bojador
  • Pestana Cascais Ocean & Conference Aparthotel on Avenida Manuel Julio Carvalho e Costa
  • MEO Arena on Rossio dos Olivais
  • Dom Pedro Palace Hotel on Avenida Engenheiro duarte pacheco 24
  • Other meeting spaces in Amadora, Loures and Montijo


General Information about Lisbon, Portugal, for Meeting Planners

Lisbon (Lisboa) is the capital city of Portugal and has a population of about 2.8 million people. It has emerged as a global city because of its important financial, entertainment and international trade sectors. It has the second largest container port on the European Atlantic coast. Situated in the western end of the Iberian Peninsula in Europe, Lisbon is home to international companies including AIM Group International, and Sitel. As a renowned economic center in Portugal, Lisbon provides conference facilities for its many business visitors. Globally Liberdade Center and Lisbon Convention Center are some of the most popular meeting facilities. In 2013, the city will host the Rotary International Convention with over 30,000 expected participants. Lisbon boasts a Mediterranean climate and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


2014 Business Conventions in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. In November, Protein Aggregates and Particles, hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute will be held at Lisbon Marriott Hotel. Antibody Expression, hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute will be held in November at Lisbon Marriott Hotel. Cambridge Healthtech Institute will host Cancer Biotherapeutics Conference, in November at Marriott Hotel Lisbon, Avenida dos Combatentes. European Communication Conference, hosted by Critical Studies in Television will be held in November at a venue yet to be announced.

2013 Business Conferences in Lisbon, Portugal

Numerous meetings and conferences are going to take place in the city of Lisbon during 2013. These include the 15th IAMB Conference of the International Academy of Management and Business which will be held in April at the School of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon. Also, the IGFR International Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians is hosting their 39th European Championship in June at Cascais Estoril Lisbon. On one hand, the ICCOPT 2013: 4th International Conference on Continuous Optimization by the Mathematical Optimization Society Department of Mathematics will take place in July at University of Lisbon, whereas the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Lisbon and the Institute of Engineering Mechanics of Technical University of Lisbon has collaborated to host the International Conference on Vibration Problems at the Technical University of Lisbon in September.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Lisbon

Lisbon Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Portugal aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Almada Communication Leaders meets at CINTEC/Parque Tecnologico da Mutela Almada on Avenida Alianca Povo MFA (Tuesday at 8:00 PM), Lisboa Oriente Toastmasters meets at Anfiteatro on Avenida D. Joao II (Wednesday at 7:45 PM), Msearch meets at Msearch, Sala de Formacao on Avenida D. Joao II (Tuesday at 6:30 PM) and Business Leaders Toastmasters Club meets at Edificio Aerlis on Rua Coro de Santo (Tuesday at 6:45 PM).

Lisbon Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Local restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal are worth visiting while attending a business convention in the city. Casanova (Phone: 218-877-532) at Cais da Pedra á Bica do Sapato Graça is well known for its authentically Italian thin crust pizza. A Tasca (Phone: 214-821-382) at Rua Afonoso Sanches 61 is a local tavern with house specialties grilled squid and hake. Set in a 13th-century monastery, Cervejaria da Trindade (Phone: 213-423-506) at R Nova da Trindade 20 in Bairro Alto is a local pub serving the essentials: beer, steak, and lobster stew! And finally, Lautasco (Phone: 218-860-173) at Beco do Azinhal 7 in Alfama is the best place to enjoy a romantic evening in a courtyard while indulging in a plate of grilled salmon.

Lisbon Attractions for Conference Delegates

Before or after your conference in Lisbon, take some time to visit the tourist attractions including Gulbenkian Museum, Amoreiras Shopping Centre, Bairro Alto and the Carmo Lift. The Gulbenkian Museum is a cultural centre with a host of libraries, museums and conference halls located at 45-A, 1067-001, Lisbon. The Amoreiras Shopping Centre consists of twelve architectural blocks strategically located at Loja 2037. Bairro Alto is an extension of the city towards the northwest part and has an unusual geometric design developed over 2000 years ago! And the Carmo Lift provides a unique means of public transportation, located at Rua de Santa Justa.

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