Milwaukee Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Milwaukee as a leading authority on self-employment, online marketing 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 Kern Center on North Broadway, the Frontier Airlines Center on West Wisconsin Avenue, the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on North Lincoln Memorial or some other convention space in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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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Milwaukee has many conference facilities, including:

  • Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center on South Howell Avenue
  • Hilton Milwaukee City Center on West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Wisconsin Center on West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee on West Kilbourn Avenue
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown on West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Other meeting spaces in Menomonee Falls, New Berlin and Oak Creek


General Information about Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for Meeting Planners

Some interesting facts about Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the convention planner would have to include a mention of the city’s famous breweries. Milwaukee is much more than its famous beer, however. Its population weighs in with a heavy 1.75 million residents within its sprawling metropolitan area. A few of the city’s recent renovations and additions include Miller Park, Delta Center (once known as the Frontier Airlines Center), the U.S. Cellular Arena and the famous Milwaukee Riverwalk. The Milwaukee skyline is ever-changing, as new condominiums and skyscrapers join the downtown throng. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dozens of conventions will be taking place in Milwaukee in 2014. The Harley-Davidson Museum on West Canal Street will play host to the Experience Inbound 2014 | Sales and Marketing Conference in January. It is being organized by Stream Creative. The Six-Trait Writing for Common Core Success is being organized by Staff Development for Educators in January at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport. Medical Systems Inc is hosting the 2014 Personal Injury Conference in April at the Radisson Milwaukee West by Mayfair Mall. In September, the International Conference in Transnational Education and Learning will be organized by the Transnational Education and Learning Society at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee on West Kilbourn Avenue.

2013 Business Conferences in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is also hosting a number of conferences during 2013. These gatherings include the 27th Annual Working Together Emergency Services Midwest Conference & Exposition by Wisconsin EMS Association and LifeQuest Services which will take place at Delta Center Downtown in February. Also, the Women’s Circle is hosting the International Women’s Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in February. In addition, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. is hosting the 2013 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in March at Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. In April, Wisconsin Employee Assistance Professionals is hosting their 24th Annual Greater Wisconsin Chapter at Best Western Hotel & Conference Center in April.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Wisconsin aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Smokey’s Sensations meets at Gas Light Bldg USDA Forest Service Regional Office on East Wisconsin Avenue (Wednesday at 12:05 PM), Profesionales Bilingues meets at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on West Wisconsin Avenue (Wednesday at 4:30 PM), Assurant Toastmasters Club meets at Assurant Health on West Michigan Street (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and The Breakfast Club meets at ComedySportz on South 1st Street (Sunday at 9:00 AM).

Milwaukee Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Take the time to plan at least one sit-down dinner in a fine Milwaukee restaurant during your business meetings or convention. Better yet, hold them at the restaurant! Topping the list for delectable contemporary gourmet cuisine is the Sanford Restaurant. Excellence in fine dining and surprising little twists and turns will delight you here. Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro offers the finest in French cuisine and surf ‘n turf dishes. Escargot and mussles vie with heavenly desserts for attention in this upscale restaurant. And everybody loves Glorioso’s Italian Market, where you can get great deli food for under ten bucks.

Milwaukee Attractions for Conference Delegates

If you’re in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a business conference, you owe it to yourself to check out the city’s renowned tourist venues. Tops on the list is usually a visit to the Milwaukee Brewing Company for one of their free tours and beer-tastings. These are only offered on Fridays and Saturdays, so put them on your schedule ahead of time. Art-lovers in your group will enjoy the beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum. This place is home to about 20,000 pieces, and the architecture of the facility is in itself a work of art. The renowned Harley-Davidson Museum is also a crowd pleaser, and you can see it in about an hour.

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