Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Singapore as a leading authority on self-employment and global business trends including shifting demographics, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution. 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 Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel in Marina Square, the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre on Dover Road, the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre on Raffles Boulevard in Suntec City or some other convention space in Singapore, 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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Singapore has many conference facilities, including:
- Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 1 Raffles Boulevard
- Singapore Expo on Expo Drive
- Resorts World Convention Centre on Artillery Avenue
- Singapore Conference Hall on Shenton Way
- UE Convention Centre on Changi Business Park Avenue
- Other meeting spaces in Pasir Gudang, Skudai and Nusajaya
General Information about Singapore for Meeting Planners
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, at the southern end of Malaysian Peninsula, Singapore was recently reported as the “happiest country in Southeast Asia”. Census 2011 recorded its population at over 5 million with a population growth rate of 2.1%. Singapore hosted the 2009 APEC and 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and will play host to more international events this year. Events include J.P. Morgan Corporate Chase Challenge and Broadcast Asia 2012.
Singapore is also rated as the world’s second freest economy housing 7,000 multinational companies. The list of corporations that are headquartered in Singapore includes Mitsubishi Corporation, Citibank, and MediaCorp Private Limited. Singapore as a city-state, ranked 4th as the World’s Most Livable City in 2011, 3rd as the most expensive city in Asia, and 63rd in the world’s population.
2014 Business Conventions in Singapore
Singapore will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. Higher Education Forum will host 2014 International Symposium on Business, Banking Marketing and Economy, in August at Hotel Fort Canning 11 Canning Walk, 178881. 4th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy & Organizational Behavior (BizStrategy 2014), hosted by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) will be held in July a venue yet to be announced. World Retail Banking Excellence, hosted by Execbureau Consulting will be held in Sept at a venue yet to be announced. In May How can Share Builder Benefit your Clients and Business, hosted by CyberQuote Pte Ltd will be held at CyberQuote Pte Ltd, on Phillip Street.
2013 Business Conferences in Singapore
Several meetings and conferences are going to be held in the city of Singapore. Some of the larger meetings include the 2013 (APRICOT) Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) hosted by Singapore Network Information Center taking place in February at Singapore Shangri-La Hotel. Additionally, the World Health Summit will host the 2013 Regional Meeting with the theme “Health for Sustainable Development in Asia” in April at Ritz-Carlton Singapore. Also, the International Council for Education Media will host its ICEM 2013 63rd Annual Conference “We-Learning: Content, Community, and Collaboration” in October at Nanyang Technological University, whereas the 5th Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM2013) will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in December.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Singapore
Singapore Toastmasters clubs are a great place for aspiring speakers to practice their craft. The Pasirisians Toastmasters Club meets at Pasir Ris East Community Club on Pasir Ris Drive (Monday at 7:00 PM), Bukit Panjang Toastmasters Club meets at Bukit Panjang Community Club on Pending Road (Wednesday at 7:00 PM), Tampines East Toastmasters Club meets at Tampines East Community Club on Tampines Street (Saturday at 2:00 PM) and SKML Tamil Toastmasters Club meets at SKML Clubhouse on Telok Blangah Drive (Tuesday at 7:30 PM).
Singapore Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending a business conference in Singapore, why not dine at a few local favorites while you’re in town? 328 Katong Laksa (Phone: 9732-8163) on East Coast Road serves the most authentic Peranakan spicy noodle soup in the long stretch of laksa stalls. Enjoy a bowl of congee from the Cantonese menu of Crystal Jade Kitchen (Phone: 6338-3511) on Temasek Boulevard in Colonial District B1-013/014 at Suntec City. Chatterbox (Phone: 6831-6291) on the 38th Level of Orchard Wing at Orchard Road is famous for the traditional preparation of chicken rice which involves immersing the boiled chicken into ice and seasoning with soy, chili and ginger. Zam Zam (Phone: 6298-7011) on North Bridge Road opened its doors in 1908 to serve sweet-toothed tourists with its famous “murtabaks” or flat bread filled with mutton and chicken.
Singapore Attractions for Conference Delegates
Once you complete your business conference in Singapore, take in the best the city has to offer like the National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore Zoo, Marina Bay and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Engulf yourself with the beauty of the National Orchid Garden which is a few kilometers from downtown. The Singapore Botanic gardens are also a sight to see for those tired from business meetings. Be dazzled by the exotic wildlife at the Singapore Zoo which is not too far from the city centre. Even during the lunch hours of the business conference, you can take a walk across the Marina Bay. For a calming end to the day, take a tour of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.