Vienna Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Vienna as a leading authority on technology, self-employment and global business trends. He also covers demographics and how they’re affecting the stagnating economy in Europe. 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 Reed Exhibition Wien on Messeplatz in Wien, the Conference Center Laxenburg on Schloßplatz in Laxenburg, the Benediktinerstift Gottweig on Stift Göttweig or some other convention space in Vienna, Austria, 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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Vienna has many conference facilities, including:

  • Austria Center Vienna (IAKW-AG) on Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
  • Messezentrum Vienna on Messeplatz 1
  • HOFBURG Vienna – Wiener Kongresszentrum Hofburg BetriebsgesmbH on Heldenplatz
  • Vienna International Centre on Wagraer Street 5
  • Hofburg Palace on Michaelerkuppel
  • Other meeting spaces in Klosterneuburg, Schwechat and Perchtoldsdorf


General Information about Vienna, Austria, for Meeting Planners

Vienna is Austria’s largest city with approximately 1.7 million residents. It is also the country’s capital city and consistently ranks at the top for “quality of life” factors when compared with other world centers. The city has a culture of innovation and has become a major cultural center in Europe, hosting thousands of conferences and conventions as a result. Vienna has a variety of conference facilities including the Benediktinderstift Gottweig, the Reed Exhibition Wien and the Conference Center Laxenburg. The city is a primary destination of international congresses and conventions, attracting over 5 million tourists and business travelers each year.


2014 Business Conventions in Vienna, Austria

Vienna will be home to dozens of conventions in 2014. Bastiaanse Communication will host World Mycotoxin Forum, in November at Vienna Marriott Hotel Parkring 12a. Syndicated Loans Cee Conference, hosted by Euromoney’s Syndicated Loans will be held in November at Vienna Marriott Hotel Parkring 12a. Symposium On International Safeguards: Linking Strategy Implementation And People, hosted by International Atomic Energy Agency will be held in October at IAEA Headquarters. In August, International Joint Conference On e-Business And Telecommunications, hosted by Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication will be held at Vienna University of Technology Karlsplatz 13, Vienna.

2013 Business Conferences in Vienna, Austria

During 2013, Vienna will be hosting a number of large conventions and summits. Some of these include the Oil & Gas Hr3 Summit – Recruit, Rotate & Retain hosted by the Fleming Europe at the Renaissance Wien Hotel in January. Also, the European Gas Conference 2013 by The Energy Exchange will be held at the Vienna Marriot Hotel in January. Aside from that, the European Geosciences Union will also host its 2013 EGU General Assembly at the Austria Center Vienna in April, whereas the International Atlantic Economic Society will celebrate its 40th Anniversary Conference at the University of Vienna in April. Furthermore, the 5th BIOT Conference on Poromechanics (BIOT-5) will be held at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in July to commemorate the 50th Death Anniversary of the grandfather of poromechanics, Karl von Terzaghi.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Vienna

Vienna Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Austria aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Vienna Toastmasters Club meets at Restaurant Schubert on Schottengasse (Tuesday at 7:00 PM), Vienna Speakers Club meets at Cafe Vindobona on Wallensteinplatz (Tuesday at 6:45 PM), Toastmasters Rhetorikklub NOE meets at Restaurant Alexander on Marktplatz (Thursday at 7:15 PM) and V.I.C. Toastmasters Club meets at Vienna International Centre on Wagramer Strasse 5 (Tuesday at 12:15 PM).

Vienna Food Choices for Convention Attendees

A business convention in Vienna would not be complete without checking out a few local restaurants: Maschu Maschu, Figlmüller, Zanoni & Zanoni and Meierei im Stadtpark. Maschu Maschu (Phone: 01-533-2904) on Rabensteig is a take-out joint for anything Middle Eastern like felafels, hummus, and salads. Figlmüller (Phone: 01-512=6177) on Wollzeile is a local beisl famous for its schnitzels and wine served from its own vineyard. Zanoni & Zanoni (Phone: 01-512-7979) on Lugeck is an Italian gelateria with over 35 flavors of gelati. Meierei im Stadtpark (Phone: 01-713-3168) at Am Heumarkt 2a is famous for its noontime breakfast buffet, goulash and a selection of 120 types of cheese.

Vienna Attractions for Conference Delegates

Enjoy some musical and historical entertainment after your business conference in Vienna with the spell binding Schonbrunn Palace, the Donauturm, Beethoven’s residences and grave, St. Stephen’s Church and the United Nations Headquarters. Nothing is more breathtaking and memorable than a tour of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna with its extravagant and luscious landscaped gardens and the 1441 rooms designed in Rococo style. Enjoy an amazing view of Vienna at the Donauturm or the Danube tower which is the tallest structure in the city. Get musically enchanted with the history of one of the world’s most famous composers, Beethoven, at his residences and grave. St. Stephen’s Church is an incredible structure and well known for it’s serenity. Lastly, the UN Headquarters in Vienna is one of the most visited places in the country.

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