Rome Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Rome as a leading authority on technology, self-employment and global business trends. He also studies demographics which factors prominently in Europe’s current economic malaise. Patrick is 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 Sheraton Roma Congress Hotel & Conference Center on Viale del Pattinaggio, the Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna on Via Aurelia, the Auditorium Antonianum on Viale Manzoni or some other convention space in Rome, Italy, 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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Rome has many conference facilities, including:

  • Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center on Viale del Pattinaggio
  • Trilussa Palace Hotel Congress & SPA on Piazza Ippolito Nievo
  • The Westin Excelsior Rome on Via Vittorio Veneto
  • Visconti Palace Hotel on Via Federico Cesi
  • Ariston Hotel on Via Filippo Turati
  • Other meeting spaces in Monterotondo, Tivoli and Frascati


General Information about Rome, Italy, for Meeting Planners

Rated as a beta world city by GaWC in 2010, and the 28th most important city in the world, Rome is a famous city resting in the Lazio region of Italy. It is the capital city of Lazio region and boasts a population of 2.8 million, making it the largest municipality in Italy. Being the capital of the country, it serves as headquarters to several global companies such as Telecom Italia, Eni, and Enel. The city also houses top-notch convention and conference facilities including the Rome Conference Center and Eurostars Roma Congress Hotel & Convention Center. As a popular tourist destination, Rome is a popular location for international events. Rome hosted the 2011 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event and the 22nd Annual INCOSE International Symposium in July, 2012. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Italy.



2014 Business Conventions in Rome, Italy

Numerous business conferences are being hosted in Rome in 2014. World Conference on Business Economics and Management, hosted by World Conference on Business Economics and Management will take place in April at Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo More. The 2nd International Conference On Sustainable Development – ICSD2014, Rome Italy, hosted by ECSDEV-European Center of Sustainable Development will be held in September at Sapienza University of Rome, 00185. In July, HIASCIT 2014 – 2nd International Conference on Horizons for Information Architecture, Security and Cloud Intelligent Technology (HIASCIT 2014): Programming, Software Quality, Online Communities, Cyber Behavior and Business, hosted by HIASCIT 2014 – 2nd International Conference on Horizons for Information Architecture, Security and Cloud Intelligent Technology (HIASCIT 2014): Programming, Software Quality, Online Communities, Cyber Behavior and Business will take place at a venue yet to be announced. WCOA 2014 – 19th World Congress of Accountants will host WCOA 2014 – 19th World Congress of Accountants 2014, in November at a venue yet to be announced, in Rome.

2013 Business Conferences in Rome, Italy

Rome will host various conferences and meetings next year. Some events taking place in the city include the 9th EBES Conference of Eurasia Business and Economics Society and Istanbul Economic Research Association will take place in January at the Faculty of Economics of Sapienza University of Rome. On the other hand, the 6th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining will be held in February at the Auditorium Antonianum. Also, INTE 2013: International Conference on New Horizons in Education is taking place in June at Mercure West Rome Hotel, whereas the International Soft Matter Conference 2013 will be held in September at the University La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Rome

Rome Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Italy aspiring speakers to practice their craft. SPQRs meets at FAO on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla (Wednesday at 12:00 PM), Toastmasters INAIL meets at INAIL on Via del Santuario Regina (Wednesday at 2:00 PM) and Toastmasters Roma meets at Hotel American Palace on Via Laurentina (Tuesday at 6:45 PM).

Rome Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Local restaurants in Rome are definitely worth visiting while attending a convention in the city. Siciliainbocca (Phone: 06-373-58-400) at Via Emilio Faá di Bruno 26 in Prati serves Sicilian specialties like “caponata” (browned vegetables, anchovies, and capers) and “cannoli” (fried pastry tubes filled with ricotta). Lo Zozzone (Phone: 06-688-08-575) at Via del Teatro Pace 32 has Rome’s best panini and pizza bianca. Located at the basement of Pompey’s Theatre, Hostaria Costanza (Phone: 06-686-1717) at Piazza del Paradiso 63-65 in Centro Storico Campo de’ Fiori is home to authentic Roman dishes like “riso con fiori di zucca” (risotto with courgette flowers), “ravioli di carciofi” (ravioli with artichokes) and “filetto di manzo al barolo” (fillet of beef with barolo wine sauce). La Botticella (Phone: 06-581-4738) at Vicolo del Leopardo 39a is more low brow than Hostaria Costanza but equally delightful with house specialties “tripe and rigatoni alla paiata” (pasta with calf’s intestines), “spaghetti amatriciana” and “fritto alla botticella” (deep-fried vegetables).

Rome Attractions for Conference Delegates

When attending a business conference in the historic city of Rome, Italy, don’t forget to visit the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon while you’re in town. Be enamored with the Colosseum, the oldest Amphitheatre in Rome. Built by the Roman Empire, it’s a tribute to Roman engineering and architecture. Drink in the beauty of the St. Peter’s Basilica with its intricate Late Rennaissance designs that are the largest of any Christian church in the entire world. Be absorbed in the spellbinding beauty of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the most famous fountains in the world dating back to the 17th century. And the Pantheon in Rome is of the most revered relics in Roman history.

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