Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Montreal as a leading authority on online marketing, ‘big data’ 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 Gouverneur Hotel Place Dupuis Montreal on Saint Hubert Street, the Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville on Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal by McGill University on Sherbrooke Street or some other convention space in Montreal, Canada, 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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Montreal has many conference facilities, including:
- Montreal Convention Centre on Place Jean Paul Riopelle
- Days Inn & Conference Centre – Montreal Airport on Boulevard Cote Vertu Quest
- Hotel Espresso on Rue Guy
- Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain on De la Gauchetiere West
- Le Westin Montreal on Saint Antoine Quest
- Other meeting spaces in Westmount, Longueuil and Brossard
General Information about Montreal, Quebec, for Meeting Planners
For the convention-planner, here’s a little handy general data about Montreal: This city is second only to Toronto in population and is often fondly referred to as the cultural capital of Canada, with good reason. Home to innumerable attractions, historical landmarks, museums, fine restaurants, international shopping and everything else that makes up a world-class city, Montreal is also one of the loveliest on the planet. Surrounded and infused by sparkling bodies of water, there’s a welcome cosmopolitan air that permeates the city as well. The natives speak French in Montreal, of course, but English will do just fine. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Canada.
2014 Business Conventions in Montreal, Quebec
Dozens of business conferences are being held in Montreal in 2014. In October, The Transnationalization of Religion through Music, hosted by Universite de Montreal will be held at a venue yet to be announced. Management of Public-Private Partnership, hosted by SETYM International Inc will be held in September at a venue yet to be announced. Project Impact Evaluation, hosted by SETYM International Inc will be held in September at a venue yet to be announced. International Banknote Designers Association will host International Banknote Designers Conference, in September at Hilton Montreal Bonaventure West, Montreal.
2013 Business Conferences in Montreal, Quebec
A number of gatherings and meetings will be held in Montreal during 2013. These include the CSCE 2013 Annual Conference “Know-How” by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering which will be held in May at Le Centre Sheraton de Montreal. On the other hand, the Canadian Economics Association is also hosting their 47th Annual Conference in May at HEC Montreal. More so, the 23rd World Mining Congress “Mapping the Future: Advances in Mining Engineering” is taking place in August at Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention Centre, whereas the 1st Canadian International Aluminium Conference of Aluminium Association of Canada will be in held in October at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Montreal
Montreal Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Canada aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Club Toastmasters SNC-Lavalin meets at SNC-Lavalin Head Office building on Rene Levesque West (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), CN Collaborators Club meets at CN Building Lobby on de la Gauchetiere West (Monday at 6:00 PM), Soleil Sun Life meets at Sun Life Financial Buidling on Metcalfe Montreal (Tuesday at 11:30 AM) and McGill Club meets at McGill University on Sherbrooke Street (Tuesday at 5:45 PM).
Montreal Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Grab some fellow convention-goers and hit a few of Montreal’s restaurants while you’re in town. An excellent choice might be the incredible French cuisine at Bistro Duo D., near the hotel district. Do make reservations in advance. Want to find out if the Canadians have any local food but bacon? Go to Muki for dessert, where you’ll find authentic, homemade ice cream to die for. Toroli’s offers a superb menu for lunch and dinner, comprised of French and Japanese fusion delights. This is a hugely popular restaurant, pricey but worth it. Ask for the lamb and risotto and try to eat it with chopsticks!
Montreal Attractions for Conference Delegates
If you had the good fortune to end up in Montreal for a conference or convention, then you probably had the good foresight to plan several extra days for sightseeing during your trip. This dazzling city is a magnificent representation of the old and the contemporary. An afternoon’s stroll steeped in the atmosphere Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal) will give you a good feel for the character and history of this fabulous city, and there are many landmarks to see within a one-mile radius. Don’t miss downtown Montreal, the botanical gardens and the Museum of Fine Arts.