Osaka Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Osaka 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 Osaka International Convention Center on Nakanoshima Dori, the Sheraton Miyako Hotel on Meguro Dori, the Ritz-Carlton Osaka on Osaka Prefecture in Kita Ward (Umeda) or some other convention space in Osaka, Japan, 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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Osaka has many conference facilities, including:

  • Swissotel Nankai, Osaka on Osaka Prefecture
  • Ritz Carlton Osaka on Chomes 5 Ueda kita Ward
  • Hotel New Otani Osaka Hotel on Osaka Prefecture
  • Shin Osaka on Higashinakajima
  • Arietta Hotel Hotel on Azuchimachi
  • Other meeting spaces in Sakai, Higashiosaka and Suita


General Information about Osaka, Japan, for Meeting Planners

Osaka is Japan’s commercial and economic center and second largest city with a population of 17 million. Located in the region of Kansai in the southern-central part of Honshu Island, it is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest of the Keihanshin Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio. As an economic center, it attracts millions of leisure and business visitors each year. There are a wide range of convention and conference venues in Osaka including the Osaka International Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Osaka and Hilton Osaka. Osaka hosted the JCI World Congress and the 14th International Handbell Symposium in 2010. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Japan.


2014 Business Conventions in Osaka, Japan

During 2014, Osaka will play host to numerous business events. International Academic Forum will host Asian Business & Management Conference, in November at Rihga Royal Hotel 5-3-68 NakanoshimaKita-ku. International Conference on Business Innovation and technology Management, hosted by Asia-Pacific Education and Research Association will be held in October at Osaka International House Foundation, 2-6 Uehommachi 8-chome Tennoji-Ku 543-0001. International Conference on Business and Information, hosted by International Business Academics Consortium will be held in July at International House Osaka Hotel, 2-6 Uehommachi 8-chome. In May, The 14th International Conference on Business Innovation and Technology Management, hosted by ISBITM, APBITM will be held at a venue yet to be announced, Osaka.

2013 Business Conferences in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of the most popular host cities of large conferences around the globe. During 2013, it will host several conventions including the 26th International Conference on Microelectronic Test Structures (ICMTS 2013) organized by the IEEE Electron Devices Society, and the Association for Promotion of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, which will be held at the Osaka University Nakanoshima Center in March. Additionally, the International Academic Forum is hosting the 3rd Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences which will be held in March at Ramada Osaka Hotel. More so, the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’13) is taking place in July at the Osaka International Convention Center.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Osaka

Osaka Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Japan aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Senri Toastmasters Club meets at Senri Culture Center on Shinsenri Higashimachi (Saturday at 2:00 PM), Osaka Sakai Toastmasters Club meets at Toyo Building on Kitahanadaguchi-cho (Saturday at 2:00 PM), Takarazuka Toastmasters Club meets at Takarazuka International & Cultural Center on Minamiguchi Takarazuka (Saturday at 2:00 PM) and Nara Toastmasters Club meets at Nara-shi Seibu-Kominkan on Gakuenminami Nara (Sunday at 2:00 PM).

Osaka Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Enjoy some ethnic food while attending a business conference in Osaka by visiting local favorites like Chibō, Kani Dōraku Honten, Genroku Sushi, and Dōjima Hana. Chibō (Phone: 06-6212-2211) at 1-5-5 Dōtombori Chūō-ku is known for anything okonomiyaki including the house special Dōtombori yaki made of pork, beef, squid, shrimp and cheese. Kani Dōraku Honten (Phone: 06-6211-8975) at Chūō-ku Dōtombori 1-6-18 serves a long list of crab dishes. A bustling sushi place famous for mamushi nami, Genroku Sushi is one of the more affordable restaurants in Minami’s Sennichi-mae Arcade. Located near Junkudō bookshop, Dōjima Hana (Phone: 06-6345-0141) at 2-1-31 Dōjima Kita-ku is a local tonkatsu eatery.

Osaka Attractions for Conference Delegates

If you find yourself in Osaka for a conference, try to visit a few of the local attractions while you’re in town, including the Osaka Castle Park, the Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine, the Shitennoji Temple and the Dotonbori. Built in the 16th century for the wife of the Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi over 15 acres in the Nishinomaru garden, the Osaka Castle Park displays some of the world’s widest range of cherry blossoms. One of the oldest shrines in Japan, the Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine was built prior to the introduction of Buddhism and is definitely a sight to see. Another addition to the tour of Japan’s heritage is the Shitennoji Temple in Osaka built over 1400 years. Enjoy the day of touring at the Dotonbori that has the best of Osaka’s nightlife, all fairly close to downtown.

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