Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Macau 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 Venetian Macau Resort and Convention Center on Estrada do Istmo, the Macau Science Center on Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Grand Emperor Hotel on Avenida Comercial de Macau or some other convention space in Macau, China, 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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Macau has many conference facilities, including:
- The Venetian Macao on Estrada da Baia de Nossa
- Hotel Lisboa on Avenida De Lisboa
- Grand Lisboa on Avenida de Lisboa
- Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central on Sands Cotai Central
- Rio on Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes
- Other meeting spaces in Zhuhai, Taipa and Nanpingzhen
General Information about Macau, China, for Meeting Planners
Macau is a former Portuguese colony and is now one of two “special administrative regions” in China. The second is Hong Kong. The city sits on the Pearl River Delta and has become a major hub for gambling and tourism. Until 2049, 50 years after the transfer of sovereignty from Portugal, and similar to Hong Kong, Macau will enjoy significant autonomy from Chinese power and control. China is responsible for defense but Macau maintains its own legal system, customs policies, immigration requirements, monetary system and police force. Because of its autonomy and tourism infrastructure, Macau hosts hundreds of business conferences and conventions each year, most of which hire speakers to contribute content for attendees. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for China.
2014 Business Conventions in Macau, China
Numerous business conferences are being hosted in Macau in 2014. 6th Annual International Conference on Global Business, Engineering, and Agriculture, hosted by Global Strategic Management Inc will be held in June at Hilton Hotel Dearborn 5801 Southfield Rd. International Conference On Destination Branding And Marketing, hosted by The Institute for Tourism Studies will be held in December at a venue yet to be announced. International Conference on Services Management, hosted by The Institute for Tourism Studies will be held in December at a venue yet to be announced. BDSA 2014 – International Workshop on Big Data Semantics and Analytics, hosted by WAIM will be held in June at a venue yet to be announced, Macau China.
2013 Business Conferences in Macau, China
A number of large conferences and meetings will take place in Macau during 2013. Some of the significant gatherings taking place in the city include the 15th WFTGA Convention by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations which will take place at the Galaxy Resort in Macau SAR of China in January. Also, the ICSSH 2013: 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Humanity will be held in March at Hotel Lisboa Macau, whereas EST’s 4th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology is taking place in March. Furthermore, the International Association of Lawyers is also having their 15th Congress in October which will be held at the Macau Peninsula.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Macau
Macau Toastmasters clubs are a great place for China aspiring speakers to practice their craft. NDHU Toastmasters Club meets at Management Building on Daxue Road (Tuesday at 7:00 PM), Macau Cantonese Toastmasters Club meets at Macau AIA Tower on Avenida Comercial de Macau (Thursday at 7:00 PM), University of Macau (Students) meets at Student Activity Centre on Avenida da Universidade Taipa (Monday at 7:30 PM) and Cotai Toastmasters meets at Adelson Training Center on Estrada da Baia North (Monday at 6:45 PM).
Macau Food Choices for Convention Attendees
There are many great places to eat in Macau so if you’re visiting for a business conference, you might want to check out a few of the well known places. Platao is known for Bacalhou, grilled lamb and duck rice. Clube Militar de Macau is in a European style building (was once a club for Portuguese military officers) and is very popular with western visitors. Cafe Madeira is in the entertainment center of Macau Tower and specializes in Portuguese and Cantonese dishes. And Alorcha is close to A-Ma Temple and is best known for its seafood rice and stir-fried clams with garlic.
Macau Attractions for Conference Delegates
As an entertainment center, Macau has tons of attractions that are worth seeing. So if you plan to visit the city for a business convention, add an extra day or two to take in the lights and the action. As the world’s largest water park extravaganza, the House of Dancing Water is one of the most popular attractions. The Historic Centre of Macau is also worth visiting, showing the city’s roots as well as its evolution into an international entertainment destination. And no matter where you’re staying in the city, you can’t miss the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre, standing 338 meters tall and housing one of the best convention facilities in the area. And finally, to get a flavor of Macau’s storied history, visit the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, considered Macau’s most famous landmark.