Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Seoul as a leading authority on technology and global business trends including shifting demographics (particularly in Asia), ‘big data’ and the social media revolution. 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 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center on Samseong 1(il)-dong in Gangnam-gu, the Grand Hilton Seoul Hotel on Hongeun-dong, the Hotel Riviera on Cheongdam-dong (also in Gangnam-gu) or some other convention space in Seoul, South Korea, 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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Seoul has many conference facilities, including:
- JW Marriott Hotel Seoul on 176 Sinbanpo-ro
- Courtyard Seoul Times Square on 15 Yeongjung-ro
- Renaissance Seoul Hotel on 237 Teheran-ro
- Ramada Hotel Seoul on 112-5 Samsung Town
- The Ritz-Carlton Seoul on 120 Bongeunsa-ro
- Other meeting spaces in Goyang, Namyangju and Incheon
General Information about Seoul, South Korea, for Meeting Planners
Seoul or The Seoul Special City is a bustling metropolis located in the Han River in the southwest of South Korea. Considered as a global city forming an integral part of Korea’s economic development, Seoul was also rated by Forbes to be the sixth most economically powerful city of the world. It’s a major business district in South Korea which houses numerous international companies such as LG, Hyundai, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and Samsung. Seoul has hosted numerous international events such as FIFA World Cup and 2005 APEC conference. COEX, World Comic Convention, and Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) are among the convention centers located in the city.
2014 Business Conventions in Seoul, South Korea
Seoul will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, hosted by Constitutional Court of Korea will be held from September to October at a venue yet to be announced. Non-Conventional Threat CBRNe Asia, hosted by IB Consultancy will be held in October at a venue yet to be announced. International Conference of Asian Concrete Federation, hosted by Korea Concrete Institute will be held in September at The-K Seoul Hotel. International Conference of the ISTVS, hosted by International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems will be held in September at Seoul National University.
2013 Business Conferences in Seoul, South Korea
South Korea’s Seoul is going to host several conferences during 2013. In February next year, APEBH will hold the Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference at Seoul National University in February. Aside from that, the 9th International Congress on Mental Dysfunction & Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders will be held in April at COEX World Trade Center Seoul. University of Southern California is also going to host their USC Global Conference: Global Challenges for Humanity in May at Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel, while the Society for Economic Dynamics will hold its Annual Meeting at Yonsei University in June.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Seoul
Seoul Toastmasters clubs are a great place for South Korea aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Gangnam Morning Toastmasters meets at Gangnam TOZ on Seocho-Dong (Saturday at 9:30 AM), Chinese English Bilingual Toastmasters meets at Seoul Global Cultural Center on Myeongdong (Sunday at 11:00 AM), Seoul Advanced Toastmasters Club meets at We Want Healthcare Medical Examination Center on Cheonggyecheon-Ro (Monday at 7:30 PM) and Itaewon Toastmasters Club meets at Seoul Global Cultural Center on Myeong-dong (Sunday at 3:00 PM).
Seoul Food Choices for Convention Attendees
While attending a business conference in Seoul, South Korea, a few local restaurants are worth trying, including BSD Dubu House, Dolkemaeul Tofu House, Bonjuk and Gamrodang. BSD Dubu House (Phone: 02-362-8897) on Myeongmul-geori Sinchon serves more than 20 variations of sundubu jjigae, a Korean stew made of dubu or tofu, seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, and chili powder. Dolkemaeul Tofu House (Phone: 02-775-3345) on Myeong-dong off Myeongryebang-gil is another place famous for its sundubu cooked in a stone pot. Bonjuk (Phone: 02-514-6233) on Apgujeongno Gangnam-gu serves generous amounts of rice porridge in big bowls. Inspired by Buddhist temple food, Gamrodang (Phone: 02-3210-3397) at Hwa-dong 87-1 Jongno-gu is a vegetarian restaurant that serves unique dishes like salad with a seven-herb dressing and pink cactus juice kimchi.
Seoul Attractions for Conference Delegates
There are exciting adventures to take from your business conference in Seoul, South Korea, by visiting the National Museum of Korea, the Gyenongbokgung Palace, the N Seoul Tower, and the Changdeokgung Palace. Take in the deep history of Korea at National Museum of Korea in Seoul where over 220,000 objects are displayed dating back several centuries of Korean history. This museum is located in the vast grounds of the historic and monumental Gyenongbokgung Palace, built six centuries ago by the Chosun dynasty. The N Seoul Tower in Seoul has the best panoramic view of the city from a height of 262 meters. Don’t miss the world heritage Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul not far from downtown, that was built in the 15th century with luscious gardens.