Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Guangzhou as a leading authority on technology, self-employment and global business trends. He also studies demographics and the dramatic implications for China in the coming decades. 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 Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Baiyun South Avenue, the Multifunctional International Convention Center on Tianhe North Road, the Guangzhou Huacheng Convention Center on Tancun Road in Guangdong or some other convention space in Guangzhou, China, 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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Guangzhou has many conference facilities, including:
- Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou on Zhujiang West Road
- White Swan Hotel on Shaian South Street
- Hotel Landmark Canton on Qiaoguang Road
- Guangzhou Jianguo Hotel on Linhe Middle Road
- Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe on Linhe West Cross Road
- Other meeting spaces in Qingyuan, Dongguan and Foshan
General Information about Guangzhou, China, for Meeting Planners
China’s third largest city and the capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou is situated in South Central China region in the People’s Republic of China. It boasts a population of 12.78 million making it the largest city in the province. It is identified as an alpha world city by GaWC and regarded as one of the five National Central Cities. Guangzhou is also a major manufacturing and commercial center and is a regional home for numerous large multinational companies such as J.P. Morgan, Ernst & Young and Microsoft. Convention and meeting facilities are not difficult to find in the city. Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Centre, and Guangzhou Armed Police Tianlu Lake Conference Center are some of the larger facilities available. Guangzhou hosts the China Import and Export Fair, a major event held annually in April and October. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for China.
2014 Business Conventions in Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou will host hundreds of business conferences in 2014. In December, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies will host GDUFS Forum on Applied Linguistics, at Poly Hotel, Congyun Road. China Low Carbon and Environment Tech Conference, hosted by China Decision Makers Consultancy will be held in July at a venue yet to be announced. Global Floor Summit, hosted by Guangzhou Grandeur Exhibition Service Co. Limited will be held in May at China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Yuejiang Zhong Road. Australia China Business Week Guangzhou, hosted by Australian Business Forum will be held in May at a venue yet to be announced in Guangzhou.
2013 Business Conferences in Guangzhou, China
2013 will bring hundreds of summits and meetings to Guangzhou, China. Gatherings will include the International Society for Transgenic Technologies’ 11th Transgenic Technology (TT) meeting which will be held at the Baiyun International Convention Center in February. Also, The Chinese Underwater Association (CUA), PdStar Dive Centre Guangzhou China, and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors will host the 2013 Dive China in May at the China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex. Meanwhile, the Special Committee of Solar Buildings International Union of Architects will host Building Solar China (Guangzhou) Conference “Smart Solar Building Solutions” in June at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Guangzhou
Guangzhou Toastmasters clubs are a great place for China aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Elite Chinese Toastmasters Club meets at Chen Xiao Ning on Jiangnan Road (Monday at 7:30 PM), Guangzhou Elite Toastmasters Club meets at Lion King English on Middle Dongfeng Ro (Tuesday at 7:30 PM), Canton King Toastmasters Club meets at Springtreekarma bookcafe on Chenglong street (Tuesday at 7:30 PM) and GETCH Toastmasters Club meets at Guangzhou English Training Center on Jingheli Nanhuaxi Road (Saturday at 7:00 PM).
Guangzhou Food Choices for Convention Attendees
There are a number of local restaurants in Guangzhou, China, that are worth visiting while in town for a business convention. Since 1939, Guangzhou Restaurant (Phone: 20-8138-0388) on Wenchang Nanlu Xiguan has been serving authentic Chinese dishes like wenchang chicken cooked in an aromatic broth. Shanghai and Suzhou Restaurant (Phone: 20-8121-5201) at Shamian Beijie City Centre on Shamian Island specializes in regional Jiāngnán flavors. Thài Zhēn Cow & Bridge in Shamian Beijie has a variety of Thai curry dishes on its menu. Much to the delight of Guangzhou’s German expats, 1920 Restaurant & Bar (Phone: 20-8333-6156) at Yanjiang Xilu makes them feel at home if only for a while with their menu of imported beer, sausages, meatballs and stuffed goose.
Guangzhou Attractions for Conference Delegates
After finishing up your business conference in Guangzhou, China, take some time to visit the magnificent tourist attractions, including the Bright Filial Piety Temple, Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and Lotus Hill. The Bright Filial Piety Temple happens to be the largest Buddhist temple located in Guangxiao Lu. The Yuexiu is the largest mountain range in the area and is located inside Yuexiu Park. The boat rides along the Pearl River which flows across the city of Guangzhou are a delight. Lotus Hill which is located towards the east of Panyu city is an ancient quarry site where the golden statue of Goddess of Mercy is located.