Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Abidjan as a leading authority on online marketing 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 International University of Grand-Bassam on Route Internationale, the Pullmann Abidjan on Rue Abdoulaye Fadiga, the Ibis Plateau Cote d’Ivoire on Boulevard Roume or some other convention space in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.
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Abidjan has many conference facilities, including:
- Regus Abidjan on 7 avenue Nogues
- Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire on Boulevard Hassan II
- Hotel Novotel Abidjan on 10 Avenue du General de Gaulle
- Hotel ibis Abidjan Plateau on 7 Boulevard Roume
- Hotel Tiama on Boulevard de le Republique
- Other meeting spaces in Anyama, Bingerville and Gounioube
General Information about Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for Meeting Planners
If you’re planning a convention in Abidjan, here is some general information about the city. Surrounded on three sides by gulf waters, its inland region is surrounded by sparsely populated wild country to the west, topped on the north by the Banco National Park. Once the capital of Ivory Coast, Abidjan retains it’s number one rank in the area, in terms of economic influence. Of all the cities in the world where French is the native language, including Paris, Abidjan ranks the third-largest. It exhibits a charming combination of the native and European influences that permeate its history. If you visit from the months of May to July, you’ll hit the rainy season.
2014 Business Conventions in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Numerous business conferences are being hosted in Abidjan in 2014. The Forum de l’Emploi et de l’Entreprenariat Féminin (FEEF2014) is being organized by the Groupe Alpha Omega Services, and will be held in March at the Espace CRRAE UEMOA in Palreaux. Also in March, the Remise De Diplome De Participation will be organized by the Cabinet Koye and Associes in collabortaion with L’Agence De Gestion Fonciere (AGEF) at the Espace Mancy on Boulevard de la Paix. In June, the 10th Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa will be organized by the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA), and will be held at their offices on Rue Papillon. The 2014 ICI Forum is being held in January at the Sofitel Abdijan Hotel Ivoire on Boulevard Hassan II. It is being organized by International Forum for Investments in Côte d’Ivoire.
2013 Business Conferences in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
A number of large meetings and conferences will be hosted at Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Some of these awaited events include the 2013 Cote d’Ivoire Pastors Conference, the ‘EXPECT Church Leaders Conference’ this coming February at Palais de la Culture d’Abidjan. Another convention will happen in June such as the African Energy Specialists’ Trading and Operations taking place at Côte d’Ivoire. Also, the 1st Regional Conference in Africa of the International Association for Ecology and Health and Second meeting of African researchers ecosystem approach to human health, the ‘International Conference Ecohealth / Ecohealth’ will be held in October at Côte d’Ivoire. Also, Telecom People 2013 will be held at Hotel Ivoire in October.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Abidjan
Abidjan Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Ivory Coast aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Logos Toastmasters Club meets at Hotel PULLMAN on Rue Abdoulaye Fadiga (Saturday at 8:30 AM), Agora Club meets at Hotel PULLMAN on Rue Abdoulaye Fadiga (Saturday at 8:30 AM), Eburnea meets at Hotel IVOTEL on Avenue Terrasson de Fougeres (Saturday at 8:30 PM) and Ciceron Toastmasters Club meets at Hotel Pullman Abidjan Plateau on Rue Abdoulaye Fadiga (Wednesday at 6:45 PM).
Abidjan Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Abidjan is well-known at home and abroad for its conference and convention venues, but it also has some excellent restaurants. One of the city’s landmarks, Restaurant des Combattants, is also a fine dining experience with attractive prices. Visitors are frequently advised not to miss this restaurant, which offers an authentic African menu. Travelers who come to Abidjan for business favor The Plateau, which is a city center with a fabulous gathering of premier ABJ shopping and dining adventures. If you’re looking for one of the best in gourmet dining experiences, try Chez George, a provider of high-quality French, Asian and Italian cuisine. Cést magnifique!
Abidjan Attractions for Conference Delegates
Abidjan has much to recommend it in the way of tourist attractions, as well as conventions. A vibrant night life that includes lots of action in places such as the Golf Hotel, magnificent tropical beaches at practically every turn, and the Parc du Banco, also known as the Banco National Park, are considered its mustn’t miss attractions. A visit to the National Museum will give you access to a large collection of local arts, crafts, and historic memorabilia that reflect a deep flavor of the city. One of the most popular Abidjan attractions is the Cathédrale St-Paul, a monument to Catholicism and contemporary art in architecture.