New York City Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker and a leading authority on global business trends including shifting demographics, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution who is available to speak in New York City. In 2011, he spoke at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) for an audience of small business owners. The event was co-sponsored by Time Warner Cable and Bloomberg TV and took place in Manhattan on 62nd and Broadway. He reviewed a variety of social media case histories and success stories where businesses used innovative online marketing channels to build brand awareness and drive revenue. Patrick has returned to New York City many times since 2011 and has contributed to events in Queens and across the river in Newark as well. So if you’re planning an event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on West 34th Street, the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street, the TKP New York Conference Center or some other conference facility in New York City, Patrick will deliver the excitement and buzz you’re looking for.

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Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in emerging business trends, modern entrepreneurship and innovative business marketing. He also uses this expertise to forecast economic performance and market conditions into the future, not only in New York but also in countries around the world. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


New York City has many conference facilities, including:

  • Concierge Conference Center on 3rd Avenue
  • New York City Conference Space on Broadway
  • AMA New York Executive Conference Center on Broadway
  • TKP New York Conference Center on West 39th Avenue
  • Downtown Conference Center on William Street
  • Other meeting spaces in Newark, Hempstead and New Rochelle


General Information about New York City for Meeting Planners

New York is the nation’s largest metropolis with over 22 million residents. It is truly a global city and represents the center of the financial, media, entertainment and fashion industries. New York has 5 boroughs and is located on one of the world’s largest natural harbors. It is a major financial hub located in the Northeastern United States and is the headquarters of numerous multinational firms including J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Pfizer, Avon Products and Verizon Communications among many others. The city will be the host to the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. Conference venues in New York City include The Desmond Tutu Conference Center, Sentry Centers and AMA New York Executive Conference Center.


2014 Business Conventions in New York City, New York

Dozens of conventions will be taking place in New York City in 2014. The Main Street Retailing Forum will be held in January, at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway, organized by the National Retail Federation. The Hilton, on Avenue of the Americas, will play host to the Digital Book World, being organized by F&W Media, Inc in January. The Corporate Performance Management Summit will be held in January at The Roosevelt Hotel near Madison Avenue. It is being organized by CFO Publishing. The Conference Board, Inc will be hosting the Leadership Development Conference in May at The Westin New York at Times Square.

2013 Business Conferences in New York City, New York

Several large conferences and meetings for 2013 are taking place in New York City. Some of these awaited gatherings include the American Student Government Association’s NYC Student Government Training Conference ‘New York improve your student government’ taking place in March at the Long Island University in Brooklyn. In addition, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is hosting their 14th Annual Winter Conference in February at Hyatt Regency Grand Central New York City. More so, the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability is hosting their 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability in June at Columbia University.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in New York City

New York City Toastmasters clubs are a great place for New York aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Pace Toastmasters meets at Pace University on Pace Plaza (Tuesday at 6:00 PM), Federal Toastmasters Club meets at Ted Weiss Federal Building on Broadway (Wednesday at 12:00 PM), Thomson Reuters Toast of Broadway meets at Thomson Hall – Sky Box on Broadway (Friday at 12:00 PM) and Wall Street Toastmasters Club meets at Citi Building on Greenwich Street (Monday at 6:30 PM).

New York City Food Choices for Convention Attendees

While on a business conference in New York City, New York, experience some of the local flavors at famous restaurants in the city including Fraunces Tavern, S’Mac, Grimaldi’s, and Prune. Fraunces Tavern (Phone: 212-968-1776) on Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan is known to once have served George Washington with portions of tavern stew, clam chowder, and butterscotch bread. S’Mac (Phone: 212-358-7912) on 12th Street at First Avenue serves the all-American favorite mac & cheese with various selections of cheddar, Vermont jack cheese, and Manchego cheese. A legendary pizza joint, Grimaldi’s (Phone: 718-858-4300) on Old Fulton Street boasts of its spicy sauces and wide range of available cheeses. Prune (Phone: 212-677-6221) on East 1st Street between First and Second Avenues in East Village is a top choice for Sunday brunches because of its sweetbreads, sausage dishes, and Bloody Mary varieties.

New York City Attractions for Conference Delegates

Amaze yourself with the excitement of New York City after your business conference is finished with a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, the Top of the Rock Observation Desk and of course, Broadway. One of the most revered museums in the world is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It houses over 2 million artifacts of world history. Rejuvenate your senses with a splendid walk through Central Park, one of New York’s best known attractions. And don’t forget to go to the Top of the Rock Observation Desk in Rockerfeller Center, giving people an incredible view of the city, arguably better than that of the Empire State Building. And finally, enjoy the festivities all night long on Broadway, including world renowned plays, Broadway shows and countless bars and dance clubs.

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