Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Riyadh as a leading authority on technology (including ‘big data’) and global business trends, including online marketing and the social media revolution. He’s the author of Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you are planning a business conference at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center on King Abdullah Road, the Al Faisaliah Rosewood Hotel on King Fahd Road, the Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal on King Abdulaziz Road or some other convention space in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 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 respective businesses.
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Riyadh has many conference facilities, including:
- Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center on King Abdullah Road
- The Ritz Carlton, Riyadh on Al Hada Area Mekkah Road
- Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya on Olaya Street
- Al Maqsourah on King Abdullah Road
- Riyadh Marriott Hotel on King Saud Road
- Other meeting spaces in Ad Diriyah, Al Kharj and Al muzahimiyah
General Information about Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for Meeting Planners
Situated at the heart of the Arabian subcontinent in northeast of Africa, Riyadh is the world’s 80th richest city. It is considered as a beta world city and servers as a commercial center in Saudi Arabia. It houses large companies which include Business Solutions and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC).
Among the top conference and convention venues in Riyadh are the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center and TOP Riyadh Palace Hotel. The city hosts several international events including the International Urban Development and Real Estate Investment Event and International Book Fair. Riyadh has over 5.2 residents and is the largest city of Saudi Arabia. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Saudi Arabia.
2014 Business Conventions in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh will be home to dozens of conventions in 2014. In November, IFN Saudi Arabia Forum, hosted by REDmoney events will be held at venue yet to be announced. Digital Grids and Smart Cities Summit, hosted by Fleming Gulf will be held in May at a venue yet to be announced. Annual Middle East Rail Opportunities, hosted by Fleming Gulf will be held in May at Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel. The Saudi Arabia Conference, hosted by Euromoney Conferences will be held in May at Al Faisaliah Hotel, King Fahad Road.
2013 Business Conferences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh will host some of the largest national and international meetings next year. These include the Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association of the European Society of Cardiology taking place in February at the King Faisal Convention Center. Additionally, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is hosting the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education at Riyadh International Exhibition & Convention Center in April. Aside from that, the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference by Euromoney will take place in May at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. Also, the 12th Asian & Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology of the Child Neurology Institute will be held in September at the Intercontinental Hotel – King Faisal Conference Hall.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Riyadh
Riyadh Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Saudi Arabia aspiring speakers to practice their craft. PSME-CRSA & Friends Toastmasters Club meets at Saudi TKT Riyadh Office on Dabab Road corner Talateen Street (Thursday at 7:30 PM), ANC Toastmasters Club meets at Al Naghi Company Headquarters on Al Malek Road (Wednesday at 6:00 PM), MASH Toastmasters Club meets at Bharath Restaurant on Ali Ibn AbuTalib Street (Wednesday at 7:30 PM) and Riyadh Malayalam Toastmasters Club meets at Bharath Restaurent on Opp Jarir Panda (Wednesday at 7:30 PM).
Riyadh Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Visiting Riyadh for a business convention would not be complete without checking out a few local restaurants of various cuisines—Najd Village, The Globe, Ners, and La Campagne. Designed like a central-region village reminiscent of the old Saudi architecture, Najd Village (Phone: 01-464-6530) on Al-Takhassosi Road in Northwest Riyadh serves Najd region specialty “hashi” or baby camel. The Globe (Phone: 01-273-3000) in the Al-Faisaliah Tower at Al-Mu’tamarat is perfect for a candle-lit dinner of butter-roasted wagu beef or pan-roasted foie gras with a romantic view of the city. A favorite of Riyadh’s Asian community, Ners (Phone: 01-50-078-9927) in the Manila Plaza on Al-Bathaa serves Filipino and Thai food. La Campagne (Phone: 01-416-2006) on Tahlia Street in Olaya is hailed as Riyadh’s top Lebanese restaurant and is famous for its freshly-made mezze.
Riyadh Attractions for Conference Delegates
When in the magical city of Riyadh for a business conference or for pleasure, don’t forget to visit the Kingdom Center Tower, the National Museum, the Masmak Citadel, and the Old Dir’aiyah. Experience a panoramic and breathtaking view of the city from the top of the Kingdom Center Tower where there are breathe taking LED shows every evening. Riyadh’s National Museum is a major contributor to the history of Islam, showcasing the legacies of the founding fathers of Saudi Arabia. Adjacent to the Dirah Square, Riyadh’s Masmak Citadel fort is still the best attractions of the world and is not far from the Batha Souk. Don’t miss the monumental first capital of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, the Old Dir’aiyah that still holds the best of the city’s oldest structures that have now all been restored.