Waikiki Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Honolulu as a leading authority on self-employment, technology and global business trends. 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 Hawaii Convention Center on Kalakaua Avenue, the Neal S. Blaisdell Center on Ward Avenue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Hotel Waikiki on Ala Moana Boulevard or some other convention space in Waikiki, Hawaii, 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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Waikiki has many conference facilities, including:

  • Sheraton Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort on Kalia Road
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki on Ala Moana Boulevard
  • Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki on Holomoana Street
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Kalakaua Avenue
  • Other meeting spaces in Kaka’ako, Ala Moana and McCully – Moiliili


General Information about Waikiki, Hawaii, for Meeting Planners

Waikiki is a famous district of Hawaii’s largest city, Honolulu. It is situated in the south coast of the O’ahu Island, in the US state of Hawaii, with a population of 1.3 million as of 2010. As a tourist destination, Waikiki boasts world-class hotels offering ample conference facilities for business travelers. Luxury hotels with meeting venues include the Hilton Waikiki, Sheraton Honolulu and Hyatt Regency Hawaii. Some global companies that have large offices in Waikiki include Convergence CT and Trex Enterprises. Waikiki is a favorite venue for international events and has hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in 2011 and will also host the upcoming 10th Annual Aloha International Spirit Championship. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Honolulu, Hawaii

Dozens of business conferences will be taking place in Honolulu during 2014. The Higher Education Forum is organizing the International Research Symposium on Engineering and Technology 2014 at the Hyatt Place-Waikiki Beach on Paoakalani Avenue in February. The SPAN 2014-International Workshop on Sensor, Peer-to-peer & Social Networks will be held on Kalia Road in February and is being organized by International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications. The 2014 The Global Hospitality, Tourism Marketing & Management Conference is being organized by the Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa Kalakaua Ave in February. The Google in Education Hawaii Summit will be organized by EdTechTeam in March at the `Iolani School on Kamoku Street.

2013 Business Conferences in Honolulu, Hawaii

Waikiki is hosting hundreds of annual meetings during 2013, including the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities by the University of Louisville at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in January. The first Energy Publishing Pacific Basin Coal Conference by the Xcoal Energy & Resources also will be held at the Hilton Hawaii Village Waikiki Beach Resort in February. On one hand, the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conferences on Business will be hosted by the University of Louisville at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in May. Additionally, the Waikiki Improvement Association is hosting the International Waikiki Hula Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Waikiki

Waikiki Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Hawaii aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Abe Lee Club meets at Ala Moana Pacific Center on Kapiolani Boulevard (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), Aloha Toastmasters meets at Abe Lee Seminars on Kapiolani Boulevard (Monday at 5:30 PM), Ala Moana Toastmasters meets at Vit’s Hawaiian Steak House on Kuhio Avenue (Thursday at 12:00 PM) and Waikiki Club meets at Park Shore Waikiki Hotel on Kalakaua Avenue (Thursday at 7:00 PM).

Waikiki Food Choices for Convention Attendees

While attending a business conference in Hawaii, enjoy some of the local flavors at popular restaurants? Eggs’n Things (Phone: 808-949-0820) on Saratoga Road offers all-day breakfast treats from banana pancakes glazed with chocolate syrup to steak and eggs with whipped cream on the side. Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch and Crab (Phone: 808-545-7979) on North Nimitz Highway in Pearl Harbor serves popular Hawaiian specialties like “loco moco”, a pile of hamburger patties swimming in gravy sauce. Rainbow Drive-in (Phone: 808-737-0177) on Kanaina at Kapahulu is a favorite lunch stop for American President Barack Obama. Ono Hawaiian Food (Phone: 808-737-2275) on Kapahulu Avenue serves authentic Hawaiian dishes including the kalua pig.

Waikiki Attractions for Conference Delegates

If you have a business conference in Hawaii, then you should definitely try to visit the Honolulu Zoo, the Diamond Heart Crater, the Kapiolani Park, the Waikiki Aquarium and the Hawaii Army Museum. As you take in the beauty of the stunning beaches at Waikiki, the Diamond Heart Crater is not too far, symbolizing the state’s legacy. Waikiki’s Zoo at the Kapiolani Park is one of the city’s oldest and most renowned parks, housing exotic animals across 28 hectares of land. Don’t miss the exotic sea life displayed at the Waikiki Aquarium near city center, and the Hawaii Army Museum is Waikiki’s tribute to the U.S. Army and its history on the islands.

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