Melbourne Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Melbourne 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 Melbourne Convention Center in South Wharf Victoria, the Hotel Windsor on Spring Street, the Royal Exhibition Building on Nicholson Street in Carlton or some other convention space in Melbourne, Australia, 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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Melbourne has many conference facilities, including:

  • Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre on Ardile Street
  • Jasper Hotel on Elizabeth Street
  • Treacy Centre on The Avenue
  • Punthill Little Bourke on Cohen Place
  • Travelodge Hotel Docklands Melbourne on Aurora Lane
  • Other meeting spaces in St Kilda, Geelong and Blackwood


General Information about Melbourne, Australia, for Meeting Planners

Recognized as the “cultural capital of Australia”, Melbourne lies at the northern tip of Yarra River estuary. It is the capital of Victoria state and was rated as the Economist’s “World’s Most Liveable City” in 2011. Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia by population boasting an estimate of 4 million residents as of 2010. It is home to the largest mining company in the world, BHP Billiton, and many other large corporations such as Toyota, Webjet, and Rio Tinto. Melbourne attracts a huge portion of the local and international conference and major event market. Some of the many convention facilities provided for this purpose are the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and the downtown Hilton Hotel. The city hosts the annual AFL Grand Final and is hoping to host to the Summer Olympics in 2024 or 2028. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Australia.


Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Melbourne

Melbourne Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Australia aspiring speakers to practice their craft. National Australia Bank Toastmasters meets at NAB Academy mornings on Bourke Street (Tuesday at 7:30 AM), Talking Point At Docklands meets at National Australia Bank on Bourke Street (Tuesday at 12:30 PM), Off the Cuff Toastmasters Club meets at ANZ Centre on Collins Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM) and Telstra Exhibition Toastmasters meets at Telstra on Exhibition Street (Wednesday at 12:30 PM).

2014 Business Conventions in Melbourne, Australia

During 2014, Melbourne will play host to dozens of business conferences. Cancer Council Queenland will host World Cancer Congress, in December at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center 2 Clarendon St, Southbank. Palisade Risk Conferences Melbourne, hosted by Palisade Corporation will be held in December at a venue yet to be announced. In November The International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, hosted by CSIRO will be held at a venue yet to be announced. Asia Pacific Coroners Society Conference, hosted by DC Conference will be held in November at The Langham Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Australia.

2013 Business Conferences in Melbourne, Australia

2013 will bring thousands of conventions to Australia. In 2013, Australia’s city of Melbourne will host some of the larger conferences and meetings including the Ninth Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Inc. “Cultures in Translation which will be held at Monash University, Caulfield Campus in Melbourne. More so, the 15th Australian International Aerospace Congress is taking place at Melbourne Convention Centre in February. Also, the 10th International Congress of Andrology by the International Society of Andrology and the Fertility Society of Australia will be held in February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, while the 35th Australian Dental Congress by the Australian Dentists Association will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in April. Furthermore, the Academy of Marketing Science’s 16th World Marketing Congress hosted by Monash University Department of Marketing will be held in July at the Langham Hotel.

Melbourne Food Choices for Convention Attendees

While attending a business conference in Melbourne, a few local restaurants are worth visiting, including Babka Bakery Café, Stokehouse, Taxi, and Matteo’s. Babka Bakery Café (Phone: 03-9416-0091) on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy is a bustling brunch diner famous for freshly-baked casalinga, croissant, and other pastries glazed with Russian flavors. A beachfront eatery, Stokehouse (Phone: 03-9525-5555) on Jacka Boulevard in St. Kilda is known for its delectable seafood dishes, excellent service and bay views. Headed by Chef Michael Lambie, Taxi (Phone: 03-9654-8808) in Federation Square in the Trasport Hotel serves the city’s finest Asian dishes as guests enjoy the spacious dining room overlooking the river. Matteo’s (Phone: 03-9481-1177) on Brunswick Street in North Fitzroy is a romantic restaurant with an outstanding wine list and a fusion of Italian and Australian dishes.

Melbourne Attractions for Conference Delegates

After attending a tiresome business conference in Melbourne, Australia, take some time to visit the major sightseeing attractions such as CQ Melbourne, Queen’s Bridge, Crown Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Park. If you’re looking for the nightlife, CQ Melbourne is packed with bars, nightclubs and hotels, bustling late into the evening. Queen’s Bridge, positioned on the banks of the Yarra River, is one of the favorite Melbourne tourist destinations, addressed as Enterprize Landing. The Crown Entertainment Complex, situated on the north bank of the Yarra River, is another hot bed of shops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, casinos and music venues. And if you’re looking for some exercise, Melbourne Park has many outdoor and indoor tennis courts, show courts and is a home to Australian Open Tennis Championship annually.

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