Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at a business event co-sponsored by Brighthouse Networks and Bloomberg TV in West Palm Beach in November 2010. He spoke about the use of social media in the small business community and has contributed to a number of other events in the greater Miami area since then. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in innovative online marketing, emerging business trends and modern entrepreneurship. 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 Palm Beach County Convention Center on Okeechobee Boulevard, the WPB Christian Convention Center on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, the Box Expo Center just off Village Boulevard or some other conference facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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West Palm Beach has many conference facilities, including:
- Palm Beach County Convention Center on Okeechobee Boulevard
- Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Conference Center on Belvedere Road
- Quest Workspaces – West Palm Beach Office Space on North Flagler Drive
- The Business Center at CityPlace on South Rosemary Avenue
- Kravis Center on Okeechobee Boulevard
- Other meeting spaces in Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach and Royal Palm Beach
General Information about West Palm Beach, Florida, for Meeting Planners
Situated in southeastern Florida, West Palm Beach is a mid-sized city boasting wide stretches of scenic beaches. The 2010 Census recorded a population of over 1.3 million in West Palm Beach, making it the third most populous county in Florida. Conference and meeting facilities in West Palm Beach include Palm Beach County Convention Center, Comfort Inn & Conference Center and Galleria International. Florida Public Utilities, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Sikorsky Aircraft are some of the companies based in West Palm Beach. The city hosted the International Swordfighting & Martial Arts Convention (ISMAC) in 2010 and will be the host to the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit in 2012. West Palm Beach is part of the greater Miami metropolitan area and has a thriving tourism industry as a result. West Palm Beach is in Palm Beach County and has an extremely temperate year-round climate. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2014 Business Conventions in West Palm Beach, Florida
Dozens of business conferences will be taking place in West Palm Beach in 2014. Airports Council International – North America is organizing the Risk Management Conference in January at the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Hotel on PGA Boulevard. A conference on The Importance of a Risk Based Approach in Implementing and Maintaining an Enterprise Wide Compliance Program will be held in January in Hollywood. It is being organized by Andrea Saunders. “A New Year, A New You!” – A Women’s Workshop on Success and Happiness will be held in January at Total Wine & More on South State Road 7. It is being organized by Joanne Garroway. The 2014 Florida Green Energy & Climate Conference and Expo will be held in May at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Okeechobee Boulevard. It is being organized by the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.
2013 Business Conferences in West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach in Florida is also bringing hundreds of conferences in 2013 including the 3rd Annual Green Schools National Conference by the Green Schools National Network, with the theme focusing on developing healthy and sustainable schools across America, which will take place in February at the Palm Beach Convention Center. On the other hand, the World Leaders Conference by the World Leaders Group will take place at the Palm Beach Atlantic University in March. Additionally, Genetics Policy Institute, along with Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Diabetes Research Institute, is hosting the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit in December at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Florida aspiring speakers to practice their craft. The Palm Beach Toastmasters Club meets at First National Bank Building on South County Road (Tuesday at 12:30 PM), Talk Of The Town Club meets at Center for Creative Education on 24th Street (Tuesday at 12:15 PM), Palm Beach Noon Toastmasters Club meets at Brogue’s Down Under Restaurant on Lake Avenue (Thursday at 12:15 PM) and RiverWalk Toastmasters Club meets at Royal Palm Beach Fire Station on Royal Palm Beach Boulevard (Wednesday at 7:00 PM).
West Palm Beach Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending a business conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, a few local restaurants are worth checking out. French Connection (Phone: 239-332-4443) on 1st Street in the Fort Myers Historic District offers snacks and treats such as sandwiches, crepes, and salads. Veranda (Phone: 239-332-2065) on 2nd Street (also in Fort Myers) exudes elegance in its architecture of two historic homes and French cuisine. Havana Restaurant (Phone: 561-547-9799) on South Dixie Highway is known Latin American and Cuban cuisine and Relish (Phone: 561-629-5377) on Northwood Road is the best place to go for a fantastic burger.
West Palm Beach Attractions for Conference Delegates
Don’t forget to visit some of the local tourist attractions while attending your business conference in West Palm Beach, including the McCarthy’s Widlife Sanctuary, Kravis Center for Performing Arts and the Peanut Island. A rejuvenating tour at the McCarthy’s Widlife Sanctuary will give you an overview of the most endangered species in the world today and houses more than 170 animals from African Black Mane Lions to the White Tiger. Known for its performing arts, the Kravis Center for Performing Arts is the best place to enjoy the most revered performance talent. Kudos to President Kennedy for making Peanut Island in West Palm Beach popular. His military decision to make it a bunker has made it one of the most visited spots in the city.