Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who first spoke in the Phoenix area (Scottsdale) in October 2010 and has returned numerous times since then. He is a leading authority on global business trends including shifting demographics, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in innovative online marketing channels, business trends and technology. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center on East McCormick Parkway, the Black Canyon Conference Center on North 25th Avenue, the Phoenix Convention Center between Monroe and Washington or some other conference facility in Phoenix, Arizona, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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Phoenix has many conference facilities, including:
- Phoenix Convention Center on North Third Street
- Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center on East Fifth Street
- Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel on North Third Street
- The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch on East McCormick Parkway
- Hyatt Regency Phoenix on North Second Street
- Other meeting spaces in Glendale, Scottsdale and New River
General Information about Phoenix, Arizona, for Meeting Planners
The Phoenix metropolitan area is home to 4.2 million people and is the capital city of Arizona. The city is located at the north end of the Sonoran Desert and has grown quickly in recent years with neighboring communities like Scottsdale and Tempe. The metropolitan area is situated in central Arizona and is the 12th most populous city in the United States. Several international companies are headquartered in Phoenix, including Apollo Group, PetSmart, Intel, American Express, and U-HAUL International. Conference facilities within the city include the Desert Willow Conference Center and the Black Canyon Conference Center. Phoenix hosts various international sporting and business events annually, including SuperBowl XLII in 2008. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2014 Business Conventions in Phoenix, Arizona
During 2014, Phoenix will play host to dozens of business conferences. The Lean and Six Sigma Conference will be organized by American Society for Quality at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, located in the North Phoenix Mountain Preserves, in February. Khai McBride will be hosting the Elite Retreat 2014 in March at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa on East Greenway Parkway. In March, the International Mentoring Association will be hosting the International Mentoring Conference at the Hilton Phoenix on East Thomas Road. The Strategic Talent Management will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix Hotel on East Camelback Road in March. It is being organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
2013 Business Conferences in Phoenix, Arizona
Numerous conferences in America will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona. These gatherings during 2013 include the Joyce Meyer Conference hosted by the Joyce Meyer Ministries, taking place in February at Phoenix First Assembly. In March, the Society for American Baseball Research is holding the SABR Analytics Conference at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Also, the TDI (Transportation and Development Institute) and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) invites you to their 14th international conference on automated people movers and transit systems, the ‘Half a Century of Automated Transit – Past, Present and Future’ Conference, which will take place in April at Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel and Convention Center.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Phoenix
Phoenix Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Arizona aspiring speakers to practice their craft. CityScape Toastmasters meets at Kincaid’s Classic American Dining on South Third Street (Friday at 7:30 AM), Sports Talkers meets at Sing High Chop Suey House on West Madison Street (Saturday at 6:30 PM), Noontime Toastmasters Club meets at City of Phoenix Calvin Goode Building on West Washington Street (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and Media Masters Toastmasters Club meets at Maricopa Association of Governments on North 1st Avenue (Wednesday at 12:10 PM).
Phoenix and Scottsdale Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending your business conference in Phoenix, set some time aside to try a few of the local restaurants, including Vincent on Camelback, Delux, Mandala Tearoom, Chelsea’s Kitchen. The kitchen of Vincent on Camelback (Phone: 602-224-0225) on East Camelback Road is where Chef Guerithault gives a French spin on Southwestern cuisine, resulting to ingenious dishes like corn ravioli with truffle oil and thyme-infused lamb. Delux (Phone: 605-522-2288) on East Camelback Road is a local burger joint with house specialties made of Niman Ranch beef, Gruyere, blue cheese, arugula, caramelized onions and applewood-smoked bacon. Mandala Tearoom (Phone: 480-423-3411) on East 5th Avenue in Scottsdale offers vegan dishes like baked ziti, tofu scrambles and vegan truffles. Chelsea’s Kitchen (Phone: 602-957-2555) on North 40th Street is a local favorite for comfort food while relaxing in the beautiful Arcadia district.
Phoenix Attractions for Conference Delegates
If you want a break from your business conference in Phoenix, then take a tour of the Heard Museum, hike Camelback Mountain, walk through South Mountain Park and visit the Musical Instrument Museum. Learn the history of Native Americans through a treasure trove artifacts at the Heard Museum. Go on some of the most breathe-taking hiking trails on the Camelback Mountain. Don’t forget to take one of the exciting horseback rides at South Mountain Park. And about an hour away from Phoenix and holding the history of musical instruments around the world is the Musical Instrument Museum. All these attractions can be planned through tour operators available throughout the city.