New Orleans Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in New Orleans as a leading authority on online marketing, technology 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 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Convention Center Boulevard, the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center on South Peters Street, the Embassy Suites New Orleans on Julia Street or some other convention space in New Orleans, Louisiana, 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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New Orleans has many conference facilities, including:

  • New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center on Convention Center Boulevard
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street
  • Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center on South Peters Street
  • Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center on Convention Center Boulevard
  • Le Pavillon Hotel on Poydras Street
  • Other meeting spaces in Gretna, Metairie and Violet


General Information about New Orleans, Louisiana, for Meeting Planners

Any trip to fabulous New Orleans, Louisiana, whether for business or pleasure, must start with a nod to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the recognition of the amazing progress the city has made in its rejuvenation. What could be more life-affirming than simply strolling the vivid blocks of Bourbon Street or along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. This is the city of the famed steamboats that plied the Mississippi River, the colorful French-speaking locals and the nation’s favorite place to go for Mardi Gras. New Orleans is famous for its “hot jazz” funerals, also called “jazz funerals,” its unique style of blues and many other contributions to the popular music world. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in New Orleans, Louisiana

During 2014, New Orleans will be hosting countless business events. The Academic Institute Conference Services will be holding a Business & Information Technology conference in January at the Marriott on Canal Street. Also in January, Entrepreneur Magazine will be hosting the 6th Annual Growth Conference at the New Orleans Convention Center, on Convention Center Boulevard. The Marriott on Canal Street will also play host to the Administrative Leadership Conference: Strategies and Techniques for Administrative Success in February, hosted by Staff Development for Educators. Telecom Reseller will be organizing the International Telecommunication Professionals Exchange Conference in April at Harrah’s on Poydras Street.

2013 Business Conferences in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans will bring us several conferences and summits during 2013. These annual events include the Clinical Nurse Leader Summit in January to be hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing at JW Marriott New Orleans. Aside from that, the 2013 American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice by the American Statistical Association will take place in February at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Moreover, the 2013 ASPA Annual Conference ‘Governance and sustainability local concerns global challenges’ by the American Society for Public Administration will take place at the New Orleans Riverside Hotel in March. Also, the ATP’s 10th Annual Teaching Professor Conference is scheduled in May at the Sheraton New Orleans.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in New Orleans

New Orleans Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Louisiana aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Big Easy Toasters Club meets at New Orleans City Hall – Purchasing Conference Room on Perdido Street (Wednesday at 12:00 PM), H2O Toastmasters Club meets at Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans on Saint Joseph Street (Thursday at 12:00 PM), Franklin Ave Baptist Church Toastmasters meets at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church on Franklin Avenue (Thursday at 6:00 PM) and New Orleans Toastmasters meets at Latter Library on Street Charles Avenue (Monday at 6:00 PM).

New Orleans Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Leave room on your busy convention agenda for a visit to some of the finest culinary offerings in New Orleans, a city world-famous for the gourmand’s delights. Topping the list is usually GW Fins, an excellent choice for seafood, presentation and service. Try the Scallibut, a combination of scallops-encrusted halibut with a delightful lobster risotto. Commander’s Palace, the 2012 winner of Travelers’ Choice in restaurants, is the most expensive in the city. You simply cannot go wrong here with their authentic Creole, Cajun and American cuisine. If you’re longing for Italian, try Vincent’s Italian Cuisine on St. Charles Avenue. Delicious!

New Orleans Attractions for Conference Delegates

Let the bon temps roll before or after your business conference or meetings in New Orleans! Expect warm welcomes from the locals as you get to know this incredible city. Take a pleasant tour of New Orlean’s beautiful Garden District, visit the National World War II Museum and the French Quarter, or meander off the beaten tourist track to Frenchmen Street. Royal Street, one of New Orlean’s most historic, is a good bet for unique shopping and photo ops. And don’t miss the jazz clubs after dark!

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