Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Athens, Greece

Ron Kaufman is one of the world’s leading motivational keynote speakers on the topics of achieving service excellence, increasing customer satisfaction, retaining loyal customers, and building sustainable service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients in every industry and on every continent for more than thirty years. His energetic keynote speeches have inspired millions, frequently earning standing ovations from audiences of all ages. In 2018, GlobalGurus rated Ron the #1 customer service guru in the world. Ron travels worldwide to speak at company meetings, industry conferences, and association events throughout the year.

Ron is author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “Uplifting Service! The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues and Everyone Else You Meet” and 14 other books on service, business and inspiration. He is the founder of UP! Your Service, a global education and consulting company that enables leaders and organizations to build sustainable cultures that win the hearts and minds of customers, colleagues, and partners.


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General Information

General Information about Athens for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Athens is the capital of Greece and the largest city in the country, with a population of over 600,000. It is one of the oldest cities in the world (its recorded history spanning more than 3,400 years) and an important cultural and archeological center, with a large number of landmarks dating back to the 5th century BCE, such as the famous Acropolis, a hilltop citadel with various ancient buildings. Currently, Athens is a global city and a major financial, economic and commercial center from southeastern Europe. Its port Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe and the 2nd largest in the world. Many multinational companies have headquarters here, such as the Aegean Airlines, the Aeolian Investment Fund, Alpha Bank, and Motor Oil Hellas. The city boasts with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the ancient Acropolis and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Other important landmarks include the Hellenic Parliament building, and the so-called ‘architectural trilogy of Athens’ consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Academy of Athens and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The city is also famous for its wonderful museums, such as the National Archeological Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of artifacts from the Antiquity, the Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, and the Byzantine and Christian Museum.

Athens as a Conference Destination

Athens is a major international conference and conventions center, hosting a larger number of important events, such as: the Athens Customer Experience Festival (ACEF) and the G-Summit Athens, two major venues for industry leaders and market executives aiming to improve customer experience and satisfaction in a large variety of fields; the International Data Corporation (IDC) Summit, an event focused on information technology, consumer technology, and telecommunications; the Athens Digital Marketing Conference, one of the most important conferences about digital marketing from Greece; and the Oracle Modern Business Forum, dedicated to financial, marketing, HR, customer service and sales
executives willing to accelerate digital transformation in their businesses.

Athens Food Options for Conference Delegates

There are many fabulous restaurants you should try during your conference in Athens. Here are some of the best ones: Hytra (Phone: +30 21 0331 6767), one of the best restaurants where you can sample delicious traditional Greek food; GB Roof Garden (Phone: +30 21 0333 0000), an amazing restaurant serving a large variety of Mediterranean dishes; Oroscopo (Phone: +30 21 0721 6458), a modern locale offering many Greek and European dishes; Milos (Phone: +30 21 0724 4400), where you can eat the best seafood in town; Indian Haveli (Phone: +30 21 0924 4522), famous for its Indian cuisine; and the GOSTIJO Kosher Restaurant (Phone: +30 21 0323 3825), serving Greek, Sephardi and Israeli dishes.

Athens Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in Athens, Greece, including: the Acropolis, an ancient citadel located on a hilltop and containing the remains of famous ancient buildings such as the Parthenon, an iconic Athenian temple constructed in the 5th century BCE; the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum located on the Acropolis and containing antic sculptures, jewelry and other artifacts; Plaka, a conglomeration of picturesque taverns and restaurants located in the shadow of the Acropolis; the National Archeological Museum, a neoclassical museum containing artworks and archeological remains from Ancient Greece; and Kolonaki, a stylish area famous for its luxurious shops and restaurants.

Conference Center Venues

Athens, Greece has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Grand Bretagne (Location: Vasileos Georgiou Street, Syntagma Square)
Hilton Athens (Location: Vassilissis Sofias Avenue)
InterContinental Athenaeum Athens (Location: Syngrou Avenue)
Megaron Athens International Conference Center (Location: Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali)
Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Location: Alexandras Avenue)
Zappeion (Location: Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas)