Saint Petersburg Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in St. Petersburg as a leading authority on technology, 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 LenExpo Convention Center on Nalichnaya ul, the Moskovskye Vorota Exhibition Center on Moskovskiy Prospekt, the Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya on Ulitsa Korablestroiteley or some other convention space in Saint Petersburg, Russia, 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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Saint Petersburg has many conference facilities, including:

  • Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel on Pochtamtskaya Street 4
  • Lenekspo on Bolshoy Prospect 103
  • Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky on Vasilievsky Island
  • Courtyard St Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel on Griboedov’s Canal Kanonerskaya Street
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Europe on Nevskiy prospekt
  • Other meeting spaces in Vsevolozhsk, Pushkin and Kolpino


General Information about Saint Petersburg for Meeting Planners

One of the two federal cities of Russia among its 83 federal subjects, Saint Petersburg is a thriving city situated on Europe’s third largest river, the Neva River. It is most commonly described as the most beautiful city of Russia and is regarded as an international center of tourism and culture. With a population of 4.8 million, it is Russia’s second largest city. Regarded as one of Russia’s most important cities, Saint Petersburg hosts hundreds of major events including the International Conference and Exhibition on Geoscience in Russia and the Aluminum 21 Extrusion International Conference and Exhibition in June 2012. Toyota, Hyundai, and Heineken Brewery all have major offices in Saint Petersburg. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for Russia.


2014 Business Conventions in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Dozens of business conferences are being held in Saint Petersburg in 2014. In April, Argus LPG St. Petersburg, hosted by Argus Media Ltd will be held at Corinthia Hotel, Nevsky Prospect. St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, hosted by ExpoForum International Ltd will take place in May at a venue yet to be announced. Conference Wealth Pro, hosted by Bosco Conference will take place in October at Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West Pushkin Hotel on Griboedov’s Canal. International Symposium on Problems of Redundancy in Information and Control Systems, hosted by IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity will be held in June on Cruise ship, Island Valaam Island Kizhi Petrozavodsk.

2013 Business Conferences in Saint Petersburg, Russia

A number of conferences are taking place in Saint Petersburg next year. These include ISBS’ 19th Annual International “Stress and Behavior” Neuroscience and Biopsychiatry Conference which will be held in May at Oktyabrskaya Hotel. Additionally, Saint Petersburg State University is going to be the host venue for the International Federation of Automatic Control’s IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modeling, Management and Control which will be held in June. Aside from the previously mentioned conferences is the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference “At the Crossroads: Looking Toward the Future in a Changing Environment” hosted by the International Association of Wildland Fire which will be held in July at the Raleigh Convention Center. Furthermore, the International Society on Early Intervention Regional Conference “Early Intervention to Promote Child Development and Mental Health: From Institutional Care to Family Environment” will be hosted in July at St. Petersburg State University.

St. Petersburg Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Saint Petersburg, Russia, has some amazing restaurants that are worth visiting if you’re in town for a conference. NEP (Phone: 812-571-7591) at ul Krasnogo Vosstaniya 20 is a communist-themed restaurant with servers dressed in Red Army khaki. Designed with propaganda posters and portraits of Lenin, Pravda (Phone: 812-579-8902) at ul Zhukovskogo 45 is another communist-themed restaurant that serves traditional Soviet dishes. Lya Rus (Phone: 812-571-2946) at Konnogvardeysky bul 15 has a more rural setting with its peasant soups, traditional song and dance performances, and Russian country house vibe. Kavkaz (Phone: 812-312-1665) at Karavannaya ul 18 features Georgian culture from the menu with shashlyk and wine to the waiters serving with Georgian hospitality.

St. Petersburg Attractions for Conference Delegates

There is much to see in Saint Petersburg, Russia, after completing your business conference, including the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, the Catherine Palace and Park, the Peterhof Palace and Garden, and the Marlinsky Theatre. Learn about the fascinating local history at the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace that houses more than 2.7 million exhibits. You are sure to be spellbound with a tour of the Catherine Palace and Park in Saint Petersburg, built in the 18th century with ornate antiquities on over 1400 acres of land. There is more beauty and wonder at the Peterhof Palace and Garden as well as the Summer Palace with over 80 marble statues on display. End the day with classical performance at the renowned Marlinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg.

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