Istanbul Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Istanbul as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data), demographics (including the population explosion in the Middle East) 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 WOW Istanbul Hotels & Convention Center on Yeşilköy Mh. Atatürk Havalimanı Caddesi, the Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center on Kaynarca Mh. Ankara Cd, the Eser Diamond Hotel & Convention Center on Çanta Mimarsinan Mh. Kınalı or some other convention space in Istanbul, Turkey, 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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Istanbul has many conference facilities, including:

  • Hilton İstanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center on Silahsor Cad. No: 42
  • Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul on Karayolu (D100)
  • Lutfi Kirdar International Convention & Exhibition Center on Harbiye
  • WOW Hotels & Convention Center on Yesilkoy
  • Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi on Sahrayicedit
  • Other meeting spaces in Maslak, Esenyurt and Gebze


General Information about Istanbul, Turkey, for Meeting Planners

Istanbul is a modern city with a population of over 13.4 million, making it a Megacity and Turkey’s largest city. It is located in the Marmara Region, Northwest of Turkey and is the main economic and cultural hub in the country. Istanbul is a popular venue for events particularly in sports. In 2010, it was the site of the FIBA World Championship and the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2012. For the business travelers, Divan City Istanbul and the Marmara Esma Sultan are two of the best conference facilities available. Multinational corporations such as Benetton, Intel and Microsoft has large offices in Istanbul. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Turkey.


Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Istanbul

Istanbul Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Turkey aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Istanbul Turkce Toastmasters meets at BAHCESEHIR UNIVERSITY on Cıragan Caddesi (Monday at 7:30 PM), Istanbul Toastmasters meets at Taksim Gonen Hotel on Aydede Caddesi 15 (Wednesday at 7:30 PM) and Istanbul Asia meets at Linx Danismanlik on Resitefendi Sokak (Tuesday at 7:30 PM).

2014 Business Conventions in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. International Research Conference on Business, Economics and Social Sciences, IRC – 2014, hosted by International Organization for Research and Development will be held in April at a venue yet to be announced. UIC ERTMS World Conference, hosted by CMS Projects will be held in April at Halic Congress Center Sutluce Mah Eski Karaagac Cad. IQPC Middle East will host Customer Experience Management Conference, in May at Divan Istanbul Asia E5 Karayolu uzeri. Cement & Technology Conference, hosted by CTN Center Group will be held in June at Radisson Blu Sisli Hotel on 19 Mayis Cad. Istanbul.

2013 Business Conferences in Istanbul, Turkey

During 2013, the city of Istanbul is going to host hundreds of conferences including the 17th EuroFoodChem by the Food Chemistry Division of EuCheMS and the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences which will be held at Istanbul Harbiye Military Museum & Culture Site in May. Also, the World Hypertension League and Association of Hypertension Control’s 2013 World Hypertension Congress will be held at the Halic Congress Center in June. Moreover, the Turkish Chemical Society is hosting the 44th IUPAC Word Chemistry Congress and the 47th IUPAC General Assembly “Clean Energy Through Chemistry” in August at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre. Furthermore, European Association for International Education is also hosting its 25th Annual Conference “Weaving the Future of Global Partnerships” at the Istanbul Congress Center in September.

Istanbul Food Choices for Convention Attendees

While in Istanbul for a business conference in Istanbul, experience the local flavors at famous restaurants like Kosebasi Levent, Asitane Restaurant, Bebek Balikci, and Erzincanli Ali Baba Fasulyeci. Hailed by Time Magazine as the best kebab restaurant in Istanbul, Kosebasi Levent (Phone: 212-270-2433) at Camlik Sokak 15 in Levent is the best representative of traditional Turkish cuisine. Asitane Restaurant (Phone: 212-635-7997) on Kariye Camii Sokak in Edirnekapi has fine Ottoman court cuisine once served to Istanbul royalty. Bebek Balikci (Phone: 212-263-36 69) at Cevdet Paşa Cad 26 in Bebek is a favorite destination because of their fresh seafood and wonderful Bosphorus view. Erzincanli Ali Baba Fasulyeci (Phone: 212-513-6219) at Prof Sıddık Sokak 11 in Süleymaniye serves Anatolian dishes with house specialty being kuru fasulye (haricot beans cooked in spicy tomato sauce).

Istanbul Attractions for Conference Delegates

Visit a few of the local attractions after your business conference is finished, including the Suleymaine Bath, Dolmabache Sarayi, the Grand Bazaar and Princess Islands. The Suleymaine Bath, situated in Suleymaine neighborhood, provides unique experience of bathing with many hot and cold water streams. The Dolmabache Sarayi is a blend of European, Turkish and Indian architecture located in Besikatas. The city of Istanbul has its largest market place in the form of Grand Bazaars. The Princess Islands, located on the Sea of Marmara, are a collection of nine islands in the country. Together, they are among the most popular tourist destinations.

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