Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Zurich as a leading authority on technology, online marketing and global business trends. Although he was born in Canada, his mother grew up in Uznach and he holds Swiss citizenship. Patrick is 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 Swissotel Zurich on Schulstrasse, the Sonnenberg Convention Center on Aurorastrasse, Kongresshaus on Gotthardstrasse or some other convention space in Zurich, Switzerland, 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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Zurich has many conference facilities, including:
- Betriebsgesellschaft Kongresshaus Zürich AG on Gotthardstrasse 5
- Engimatt on Engimattstrasse 14
- CLOUDS on Maagplatz 5
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich on Ramistrasse 101
- Courtyard Zurich North on Max-Bill-Platz 19
- Other meeting spaces in Dubendorf, Wallisellen and Pofikon
General Information about Zurich, Switzerland, for Meeting Planners
One of the world’s largest financial hubs and rated second in the Quality of Living Survey by Mercer in 2011, Zurich is the capital city of the canton of Zurich. It is an alpha city nestled in the center of Switzerland and is known as the wealthiest city in Europe. Some of the large companies that are headquartered in Zurich include Swiss Re, Credit Suisse and UBS. Zurich’s metropolitan area has a population of about 2 million people, making it the largest city in Switzerland. Events and convention venues in Zurich include the Messezentrum Zurich and Kongresshaus Zürich AG. Zurich hosted the UEFA Euro in 2008.
2014 Business Conventions in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. 17th Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research – SGF Conference 2014 (17th SGF Conference) hosted by Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF) will be held in April at ConventionPoint, Six Swiss Exchange Six, Head Office, Selnaustrasse 30, P.O.Box 1758,8021. Innovative Materials Networking Conference 2014, hosted by Ms. Maja Zoric, will be held in September at a venue yet to be announced, Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, 2002 Neuchatel. In October, Global Impact Forum TM 2014, hosted by Global Impact Forum TM 2014 will be held at a venue yet to be announced. European Gold Forum, hosted by European Gold Forum will be held in May at Park Hyatt Hotel Beethovenstrasse 21, 8002 Zurich Switzerland.
2013 Business Conferences in Zurich, Switzerland
Numerous conferences and meetings are going to take place in the city of Zurich during 2013. Some of these include the ICMPRPR 2013: International Conference on Medical Physics, Radiation Protection and Radiobiology hosted by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology which will be held in January at the Geroldswil Swiss Quality Hotel. In addition, the ICHEP 2013: International Conference on High Energy Physics also hosted by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology will also be held in January at the Geroldswil Swiss Quality Hotel. Moreover, the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research’s SIX Swiss Exchange: 16th SGF Annual Conference 2013 will be held in April, whereas the 12th biannual European Control Conference hosted by the European Control Association (EUCA) will take place in July at ETH Zurich.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Zurich
Zurich Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Switzerland aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Zuriberg Toastmasters Club meets at Blue Monkey Zunftsaal on Stussihofstatt 3 (Tuesday at 6:45 PM), Zurich Club meets at Restaurant Werdguet on Morgartenstrasse 30 (Monday at 7:00 PM), Rhetorik Club Zurich meets at Hochschule fur Wirtschaft Zurich HWZ on Lagerstrasse 5 (Tuesday at 6:45 PM) and Mosquito Hill Toastmasters Club meets at Restaurant Juan Costa on Brandschenkestrasse 130 (Monday at 6:45 PM).
Zurich Food Choices for Convention Attendees
When visiting Zurich for a business convention, you may wish to try a few of the local hot spots. Europe’s first vegetarian restaurant, Haus Hiltl (Phone: +41-044-227-7000) at Sihlstrasse 28 offers a wide range of healthy dishes, fresh fruit juices and other homemade drinks. Another institution in Switzerland’s culinary heritage, Zeughauskeller (Phone: +41-044-211-2690) at Bahnhofstrasse 28a opened its doors in 1487 to offer traditional Zurich cuisines like “Bürgermeister Schwert” or veal paillards wrapped around a sword blade. Blindekuh (Phone: +41-044-421-5050) at Mühlebachstrasse 148 features eating in complete darkness which is supposed to heighten your sense of taste. Another popular restaurant to tourists, Adler’s Swiss Chuchi (Phone: +41-044-266-9696) at Rosengasse 10 samples local specialties such as the “Adler House Fondue” or crispy rosti.
Zurich Attractions for Conference Delegates
After attending a conference in Zurich, plan some extra time to enjoy the Old Town, the Museum of Art, National Museum, the Üetliberg, and the St. Peter’s Church. Zurich’s Old Town has some of the world’s best preserved architectural structures, making it a significant religious landmark. Engage in the beauty of modern art as well as pieces from the 1600s at the Museum of Art at the Heimplatz in Zurich. Located near Hauptbahnhof, the National Museum has some of the best historic artifacts of European and world history. And after this, you can unwind in the magnificence of nature from the Üetliberg in Zurich with its panoramic views of the city. End the tour of Zurich with the 17th century father of all churches, St. Peter’s Church at the old town next to the Roman Castle on Lindenhof Hill.