Manila Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Manila as a leading authority on self-employment 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 SMX Convention Center on Seashell Lane in Pasay City, the Philippine International Convention Center on Vicente Sotto, the New World Makati Hotel across from the Greenbelt Shopping Center, the CSB Hotel & Conference Center in Manila City or some other convention space in Manila, the Philippines, 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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Manila has many conference facilities, including:

  • Philippine International Convention Center on Vicento Sotto Street
  • Pan Pacific Manila on General Malvar Street
  • AIM Conference Center Manila on Benavidez Corner, Trasierra Street
  • Berjaya Makati Hotel – Philippines on Corner Eduque Street
  • The Heritage Hotel Manila on Roxas Boulevard Corner
  • Other meeting spaces in Quezon City, Mandaluyong and Makati


General Information about Manila, the Philippines, for Meeting Planners

Situated in the west coast of Luzon Island of the Republic of the Philippines in Southeast Asia, Manila is the country’s second most populous city with a population of 1.6 million. It is also considered as the world’s most densely populated city and the world’s 11th most populous metropolitan area. The city boasts a multifaceted economy and serves as a headquarters of different multinational corporations such as JP Morgan, Accenture, and Convergys Corporation. Several convention and conference facilities including the AIM Conference Center Manila, the SMX convention Center, and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) are offered in the city. The city will host the 5th World Social Forum on Migration 2012 and the International Film Festival in August 2012.


2014 Business Conventions in Manila, Philippines

Manila is hosting hundreds of conferences during 2014. International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference, hosted by Institute of Strategic and International Studies will be held in November at Century Park Hotel. In August CIO Leaders Summit Philippines, hosted by Media Corp International will be held at Manila Marriott Hotel. International Conference of Organizational Innovation, hosted by International Association of Organizational Information will be held in August at De La Salle University 2401 Taft Avenue. Corporate Treasury & CFO Summit, hosted by Asian Investor will be held in August at a venue yet to be announced, Manila Philippines.

2013 Business Conferences in Manila, Philippines

Hundreds of conferences and symposiums will take place in Manila during 2013. Some of the larger ones include the 9th Community Based Monitoring System – Philippines National Conference by PEP Partnership for Economic Policy which will be held in January at SMX Convention Center. In addition, the 7th Philippine Ports and Shipping Conference hosted by the Philippine Ports Authority will be held in January at The Peninsula Manila. Also, the 52nd Anniversary and Annual Conference, the 3rd Biennal ASEAN Regional Primary Care Conference and Exhibition “Best Practices in Universal Health Care” by the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians is taking place in March at the Philippine International Convention Center, whereas the Regional Conference hosted by the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion will take place in May at the National Museum of the Philippines.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Manila

Manila Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Philippines aspiring speakers to practice their craft. United Evangelical Church Of The Philippines Club meets at United Evangelical Church of the Philippines on Benavidez Street (Thursday at 7:45 PM), Tigers Toastmasters meets at LDS Social Hall on Papa and Morayta Streets (Saturday at 2:00 PM), Tamaraw Club meets at Club Filipino on Annapolis Street (Thursday at 7:00 PM) and Maharlika Toastmasters Club meets at The Jade Vine Executive Inn & Restaurant on Bocobo Street (Tuesday at 7:00 PM).

Manila Food Choices for Convention Attendees

When visiting Manila in the Philippines for a business convention, you may wish to try a few of the local hot spots. Situated behind the Spanish-era walled city of Intramuros, Ilustrado (Phone: 02-527-3674) on General Luna Street serves traditional Spanish and Filipino dishes in fine dining style. Another restaurant inside the walled city, Barbara’s (Phone: 02-527-3893) and also on General Luna Street in the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros is popular for the long table of Spanish and Filipino lunch buffet and the huge crystal chandelier. Café Adriatico (Phone: 02-525-2509) on Adriatico Street in Malate is a local legend that serves Italian and Spanish food. From its humble beginnings as a mobile snack cart back in 1936, Aristocrat (Phone: 02-524-7671) on the corner of Roxas Boulevard and San Andres Street in Malate is now a Manila institution serving Filipino favorites like crispy pata, sinigang, and chicken barbecue.

Manila Attractions for Conference Delegates

Take some time after your business conference to visit the major attractions in Manila, including Intramuros, Nayong Pilipino, Manila Wet Markets and Rizal Park. Intramuros, the De Facto Old Town is situated in the heart of Manila and exhibits the history of the region in a wonderful way. The Nayong Pilipino is a theme-based park which attracts a lot of tourists around the globe. Manila Wet Markets offer top-notch shopping with huge open-air food markets. And Rizal Park is an historic park which reveals the glorious history of the area.

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