Shanghai Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Shanghai as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data’ and predictive analytics) and global business trends (including demographics, particularly in Asia). 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 Shanghai International Conference Center Natatorium on Binjiang Avenue in Pudong, the Zhangjiang Riverfront Harbor Convention Center on Longdong Avenue (also in Pudong), the Huana International Convention Center in Hunyan Square or some other convention space in Shanghai, China, Patrick will deliver the excitement and buzz you’re looking for. As a motivational keynote speaker, his primary objective is to leave attendees inspired, energized and excited to improve their businesses.

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Shanghai has many conference facilities, including:

  • Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on Guozhan Road
  • Shanghai International Conference Center Natatorium on Binijiang Avenue
  • Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao on Hongqiao Road
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan on Tao Pu Road
  • Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai on Fucheng Road
  • Other meeting spaces in Suzhou, Jiaxing and Huzhou


General Information about Shanghai, China, for Meeting Planners

A metropolis with a population of about 23 million, Shanghai is rated as the world’s most populous city proper. This Chinese city is also a referred to as a Direct-controlled municipality according to the city classification used by People’s Republic of China. Shanghai is well located on the eastern coast of China, boardering the East China Sea.

Shanghai is one of the major industrial hubs of China, and is home to different city-owned companies such as SAIC Motor, and Jiangnan Shipyard as well as countless foreign corporations. Conventions and conference centers in Shanghai include the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), Intex Shanghai and the Intercontinental Pudong Shanghai among others. Shanghai hosted the World Expo in 2010 setting a record of the most number of visitors in Shanghai’s history. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for China.


2014 Business Conventions in Shanghai, China

Numerous business conferences are being hosted in Shanghai in 2014. BMC China Exhibition Co. will host China Subsea Technology Summit, in April at a venue yet to be announced. Quality, Scalability and CMC Strategies, hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute will be held in April at Shanghai Marriott Hotel on Hong Qiao Road. Tax and Global Conference, will be held in May at a venue yet to be announced. In August, China Goes Global Conference, hosted by Chinese Globalization Association, Inc will be held at Shanghai Jiaotong University on Dongchuan Road, Shanghai.

2013 Business Conferences in Shanghai, China

The city of Shanghai will host a number of conferences and conventions in the upcoming year. Mark your calendars because in March, IBC Life Sciences Asia and Cell Line Development & Engineering Asia will host “Advancing Asia’s Capabilities in Quality Biopharma Development” at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai Hotel. On the other hand, the American Institute of Sustainable Science and Technology (AISST) is also hosting their 2013 International Conference on Green Computing, Networking, and Communications (ICGCNC 2013) in April at the AISST Knowledge Center. More so, IBC’s 2nd Pharma Legal Affairs Asia “Developing Market Share & Asset Protection in Emerging Market Frameworks” will be held in May at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai China, whereas the 16th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis “New Challenges for Global Trade in a Rapidly Changing World” will be held at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade in June.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Shanghai

Shanghai Toastmasters clubs are a great place for China aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Hai Pfi Toastmasters Club meets at Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park on Keyuan Road (Tuesday at 6:30 PM), 5A+ Professional Speakers Shanghai Toastmasters Club meets at Huasheng Mansion on Hankou Road (Wednesday at 7:10 PM), Lighthouse Shanghai Toastmasters Club meets at Finance Plaza on Jiu Jiang Road (Saturday at 3:00 PM) and 5A+ Shanghai Toastmasters Club meets at Juan Building on North Wulumuqi Road (Sunday at 3:50 PM).

Shanghai Food Choices for Convention Attendees

When visiting Shanghai for a business convention, you may wish to try a few of the local hot spots. Blue Frog (Phone: 021-5422-5199) on Hongmei Entertainment Street is an all-American sports bar that serves burgers and fries with a four-hour happy hour. 1221 (Phone: 021-6213-6585) on West Yan’an Road in Chángnín serves Shanghainese cuisine including house specialties like “yóutiáo” or beef and dough strips, eel, pan-fried rice, and sweet bean paste. Guyi Hunan Restaurant (Phone: 021-6249-5628) on Fumin Road is famous for the steaming huŏguō or hotpots with delectable mix of beef, chicken, crab, frog, and cumin ribs. Named after a cave at Mao Zedong’s hometown, Dishuidong (Phone: 021-6253-2689) at the second level of French Concession East on South Maoming Road serves the spicy and searing menu of Hunan cuisine.

Shanghai Attractions for Conference Delegates

If you have been busy attending a lengthy business conference in Shanghai, take a break by visiting the Yuyuan Garden, the China Pavilion, the Expo Axis and the Bund. Take a leisurely walk along the Yuyuan Garden, which was intricately designed by Pan Yunduan and be enamored by the amazing Jade Rock and the Dianchun Hall. Explore the Expo Axis along with the exhibitions held at the China Pavillon. Enjoy a peaceful walk at the Bund which is close to the East Nanjing Road station, from where you can take a five minute walk towards the neon-lit Nanjing Road. This road is great for shopping during the day but is even more impressive when lit up at night.

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