Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Auckland, New Zealand

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 Uplifting 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 Auckland for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Auckland is a large city located in New Zealand’s North Island, with an urban population of over 1.5 million. It is a highly multicultural city, ranked third on the Mercer Quality of Living Survey from 2016. Auckland is the country’s main financial and commercial center, as well as a major educational and cultural hub. It is also an important hub for professional, technical and scientific services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and tourism. Some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions include: the Harbour Bridge, the Town Hall, the Civic Theatre, the War Memorial Museum, the Sky Tower, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Eden Park, as well as various volcanic cones located around the city such as Mount Eden (Maungawhau), Mount Victoria (Takarunga), and One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie). Auckland, nicknamed ‘the City of Sails,’ is renowned for its sailing opportunities on the more than 130,000 yachts and launches located in the city’s harbors. Auckland is home to various world-leading universities, such as the University of Auckland, the Auckland University of Technology, the Manukau Institute of Technology, Massey University and Unitec New Zealand, as well as to extraordinary museums including the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Army, and the Auckland Art Gallery.

Auckland as a Conference Destination

Auckland is an important center for global conferences, conventions, and summits. Some of the most famous events taking place here include: the Chief Customer Officer New Zealand, the largest conference from the country focused on customer experience and customer centricity; the CX Conference, another important event about designing optimal customer experiences; the Blockchain Technology Conference, a meeting point for national and international specialists in cryptocurrencies; the New Zealand Education and Technology Summit, exploring the increasingly important role of technology in educational practices; and the Modern Marketing Summit Auckland, one of the most important summits focused on marketing from New Zealand.

Auckland Food Options for Conference Delegates

Here are some of the best restaurants you can choose from during your conference in Auckland: the Grove Restaurant (Phone: +64 9-368 4129), a fine-dining restaurant offering creative five-course and nine-course meals; Clooney (Phone: +64 9-358 1702), another luxurious locale world-famous for its delicious dishes; Parnell 149 (Phone: +64 9-309 3878), one of the best places to try authentic local cuisine; Sri Pinang (Phone: +64 9-358 3886), serving a large variety of Malaysian dishes; Gemmayze Street (Phone: +64 9-600 1545), an excellent Lebanese restaurant; and the French Café (Phone: +64 9-377 1911), a chic, internationally acclaimed French restaurant.

Auckland Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are many highly rated tourist attractions you can visit after your business conference in Auckland, New Zealand, including: the Sky Tower, a 60 story tower with panoramic views of the city, a luxurious rotating restaurant and possibilities for bungee jumping; Queen Street, the largest commercial thoroughfare from the city; the Waitematā Harbour, a picturesque harbour ideal for sailing, sunbathing and swimming; the Auckland Domain, a large city park with memorials, museums, as well as the entire crater of the Pukekawa volcano; the Auckland Zoo, the biggest zoo from New Zealand, home to over 130 animal species and 900 animals.

Conference Center Venues

Auckland, New Zealand has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre (Location: Halsey St.)
Karstens Auckland (Location: Queen St.)
Orams Conference Centre (Location: Beaumont St.)
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre (Location: Federal St.)
Victory Convention Centre (Location: Beaumont St.)
Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook (Location: Highbrook Dr.)