Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who once lived near Ossington and Bloor. He spoke at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) conference in the Toronto Convention Center in February 2011 and has returned several times since then to cover technology trends like artificial intelligence, blockchain and social media. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in innovative online marketing, emerging business trends and technology (including ‘big data’ and business intelligence). 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 InterContinental Toronto Centre on Front Street, the Toronto International Convention Centre on Airport Road, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Queen Street or some other conference facility in Toronto, Canada, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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Toronto has many conference facilities, including:
- St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre on King Street West Sun Life Financial Tower
- Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre on Dixon Road
- Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Bremner Boulevard
- The Toronto Congress Centre on Dixon Road
- Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Queen Street West
- Other meeting spaces in Mississauga, Pickering and Markham
General Information about Toronto, Canada, for Meeting Planners
One of the world’s top financial hubs, Toronto is a modern city located at the heart of Canada’s largest metropolitan district, the Greater Toronto Area. It is the fifth most populous city in North America with over 2.6 million inhabitants. Rated as the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world by Forbes, it attracts businesses to set up site offices in the city. Companies with branches in Toronto include Manulife Financial and Bell Media. Toronto is also home to Canada’s five largest banks known as the “Big Five”. For business travelers, Toronto offers first-rate convention facilities including the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, and the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre. In 2015, Toronto will play host to the Pan American Games. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Canada.
2014 Business Conventions in Toronto, Ontario
Dozens of business conferences are being held in Toronto in 2014. 2014 Conference: 360 on Business Sustainability, hosted by New Impact- Schulich School of Business Chapter will be held in March at Schulich School of Business 99 Ian Macdonald Blvd Toronto. Venus Academy – Business and Clinical Workshop – Toronto, ON, hosted by Venus Concept will be held in November at Venus Concept Corporate Office. Interlink Conference hosted by Interlink Conference will be held in June at Ted Rodgers School of Management at Ryerson University. Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference McHewel, hosted by McHewel Investment Group will be held in May at Toronto North Building Center 255 Front Street West Toronto.
2013 Business Conferences in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Canada will bring us hundreds of conventions and conferences to attend during 2013. Some of the gatherings taking place in Toronto include the GBTA Canada Conference by the Global Business Travel Association and taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in March. Also, World Social Marketing will hold its 2013 Conference at the Westin Harbour Castle in April. Moreover, the 2013 American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines hosted by the International Journal of Arts and Sciences will take place in May at the Ryerson University, whereas the 2013 CIM Conference and Exhibition by the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum will be held in May at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Toronto
Toronto Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Canada aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Premiere Toastmasters Club meets at Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean on Acadian Drive (Wednesday at 6:00 PM), Speak-Easy Toastmasters Club meets at Community Conections on Junction of Notre Dame (Wednesday at 6:00 PM), Confederation Club meets at Summerside Tax Centre on Pope Road (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and meets at on ( at ).
Toronto Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Enjoy some of the local specialties while attending business conferences in Toronto, including 360°, Fressen, Canoe, and Tacos el Asador. 360° (Phone: 416-362-5411) at the top of CN Tower on West Front Street offers a majestic view of Toronto and a high-class gourmet experience. Fressen (Phone: 416-504-5127) on West Queen Street offers an organic menu in its brick-and-wood dining room. Enjoy a dish of regional Canadian cuisine while overlooking Lake Ontario from Canoe (Phone: 416-364-0054) on the 54th Floor of Toronto-Dominion Center on Wellington Street. And finally, Tacos el Asador (Phone: 416-538-9747) on West Bloor Street gives off an authentic old Mexico vibe from the timber tables, to the Mexican flags, to the sumptuous treats of burritos, enchiladas, nachos, tostadas and guacamole.
Toronto Attractions for Conference Delegates
There is much to see and enjoy in Toronto so after your lengthy business meetings, plan to visit the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Eaton Centre, the CN Tower and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum has some of the country’s rarest artifacts on display. Enjoy endless shopping and eateries at the busiest and largest shopping center in the area, the Toronto Eaton Centre. The incredible CN Tower offers the best aerial view of the city and was the tallest free-standing man-made structure in the world for over three decades. And for those passionate hockey fans, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a must-see before or after your conference.