Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Madrid as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data’), self-employment and global business trends (including stagnating demographics in the Eurozone). 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 Hotel Foxa Molino de Cantarranas on Tielmes de Tajuña, the Madrid Convention Center on Recinto Ferial Parque Juan Carlos I, the IBM Forum Madrid on Calle del Corazón de María or some other convention space in Madrid, Spain, 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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Madrid has many conference facilities, including:
- Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid on Campo de las Naciones
- Hilton Madrid Airport on Avenue de la Hispanidad
- Hotel Auditorium Madrid on Avenida de Aragon
- Urban Hotel Madrid on De Maria San Jeronimo
- Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower on Paseo de la Castellana
- Other meeting spaces in Alcobendas, Pozuelo and Las Rozas
General Information about Madrid, Spain, for Meeting Planners
With a population of about 3.3 million, Madrid is the largest city in Spain. It is also the capital of the country and lies in the Manzanares river in central Spain. Today, Madrid is one of Europe’s largest commerce and financial centers and is home to multinational companies such as HSBC Holdings, International Airlines and Hewlett-Packard. Madrid also has several convention venues offering top-notch meeting services. Meeting facilities in Madrid include the IFEMA Convention & Congress Centre and several luxury hotels such as Gran Atlanta Hotel, NH Paseo del Prado and Hotel Villa Magna. Madrid hosted the FITUR 2011 Madrid Spain International Tourism Trade Fair participated by over 166 countries worldwide. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Spain.
2014 Business Conventions in Madrid, Spain
Madrid will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. Human Proteome World Congress, hosted by Human Proteome Organization will be held in October at IFEMA Convention & Congress Center. In September, World Public Relations Forum, hosted by Dircom will be held at Palacio Municipal de Congress Av. De la Capital de Espana. Strategic Management Society, hosted by Strategic Management Society will be held in September at NH Eurobuiling Padre Damian, 23. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, hosted by Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management will be held in September at a venue yet to be announced, Madrid.
2013 Business Conferences in Madrid, Spain
The city of Madrid is one of the chosen cities that will host some of the largest national and international conferences around the world. Some of these conventions include the 2013 International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends which is scheduled to take place in April at TRYP Madrid Ambassador Hotel. On the other hand, ANR DAMIN will be hosting the Silver Monetary Depreciation and International Relations themed “Transfers of precious metals and their consequences” in May next year at Casa de Velasquez. More so, ACE-X 2013: 7th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting will be held in July.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Madrid
Madrid Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Spain aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Standing Ovation meets at Best Western Hotel Arosa on Calle de la Salud (Thursday at 8:30 PM), Excelencia Toastmasters meets at AbonaVida on Calle de las Navas de Tolosa (Wednesday at 8:00 PM), Madrid Toastmasters Club meets at Restaurant Anthony’s Place on Calle Sandoval 16 (Wednesday at 8:00 PM) and Nova Communication Bilingual Toastmasters In Madrid meets at Escuela Internacional de Negocios on Calle del Maestro Ripoll (Tuesday at 7:30 PM).
Madrid Food Choices for Convention Attendees
If you’re going to Madrid for a business convention, try to visit a few local restaurants while you’re in town, including La Casa del Abuelo, Restaurante Momo, Casa Alberto, and La Isla del Tesoro. Cooking an average of 200 kilograms of prawns every single day, La Casa del Abuelo (Phone: 91-521-2319) at Calle de la Victoria 12 in Huertas is known for its prawn dishes, like gambasa la plancha (grilled prawns) and gambas al ajillo (sizzling prawns in garlic). Restaurante Momo (Phone: 91-532-7348) at Calle de Libertad 8 is a home-cooked eatery known for its affordable three-course Spanish meals. Since it opened its doors in 1827, Casa Alberto (Phone: 91-429-9356) at Calle de las Huertas 18 has maintained the old tabernas atmosphere from the wood-panel decors to the generous servings of Spanish tapas. Tucked in a seemingly secret garden, La Isla del Tesoro (Phone: 91-593-1440) at Calle de Manuela Malasaña 3 has a menu full of healthy surprises like the jungle burger.
Madrid Attractions for Conference Delegates
Refresh your mind after a hectic business conference by visiting some of Madrid’s famous tourist attractions, including the Prado Museum, Retiro Park, the Fountain of Neptune and the Plaza Mayor. The Prado Museum is located on the elegant structure of Paseo Del Prado and is a must-see for anyone visiting Madrid. The lovely Retiro Park is situated next to the City Center along with the Fountain of Neptune which is adjacent to the stock exchange. The Plaza Mayor, situated in the center of Madrid, is an architectural wonder which mesmerizes the visitors with its unique design.