Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Doha, Qatar

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 Doha for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and has a population of over 1.5 million. It is the financial, economic and commercial center of Qatar, a highly wealthy country with the fastest growing economy and the highest income per capita than any other country on the globe. Originally famous for its pearl trade, Doha is now characterized by a powerful economy which revolves around oil and natural gas production and export (Qatar being the biggest exporter of gas from the world). Many headquarters of renowned national and international companies are located in Doha, including those of Qatar’s major gas companies, Qatargas and RasGas. Architecturally, Doha is characterized by a large number of modern buildings (including over 50 skyscrapers). One of the most famous tourist attractions is the Aspire Academy Sports Dome from Doha, the largest sports dome in the world, with a surface of over 290,000 square miles. Since most of Doha’s traditional buildings were demolished to make space for its new, modern constructions, there are currently various initiatives aiming to protect Qatar’s historical heritage and preserve its cultural identity, such as the establishment of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and of Katara Cultural Village.

Doha as a Conference Destination

Doha is one of the world’s leading conference and convention centers, hosting annual international events on topics such as customer experience, finances, entrepreneurship, and education. Here are some of the most important conferences: the Customer Experience Week Middle East, an event focused on ways of improving customer satisfaction in global retail, banking and telecommunications; the New Age Banking Summit, discussing the essential role of digitalization in contemporary banking; the Rowad Qatar Entrepreneurship Award and Conference, an important event organized by Qatar Development Bank; or the Teaching and Learning Forum, where major education specialists gather to discuss the latest advances in educational methods and techniques.

Doha Food Options for Conference Delegates

There is a large number of amazing restaurants in Doha where you can sample dishes from all over the world. Here are some of the best ones: Al Sufra (Phone: +974 4035 5011), a great Middle Eastern restaurant; Market by Jean-Georges (Phone: +974 4453 5000), an upscale locale serving a large selection of European dishes; Hakkasan Doha (Phone: +974 4446 0170), ideal for Chinese food fans; Teatro (Phone: +974 4445 8888), offering Chinese, Indian and Italian dishes; Idam (Phone: +974 4422 4488), famous for its Mediterranean cuisine; and Q Lounge & Restaurant (Phone: +974 4040 5116), where you can enjoy the most delicious seafood in town.

Doha Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are various highly interesting tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in Amsterdam. Some of the most important ones include: the Vondelpark, an enormous park established in the 19th century, featuring ponds, playgrounds and an open-air theatre; the Van Gogh Museum, with over 600 works by the famous painter, and the Rijksmuseum with more than a million sculptures and paintings dating back to 13th century; the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, a highly ornate Golden Age palace; the Science Center NEMO, a boat-like museum featuring a large variety of science exhibits, shows and experiments; and the Anne Frank House, probably the most important memorial place to the Holocaust from Holland.

Conference Center Venues

Doha, Qatar has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (Location: West Bay Lagoon)
City Centre Rotana Doha (Location: Conference Centre Street)
Hilton Doha (Location: Al Corniche Street)
Mondrian Doha (Location: West Bay Lagoon)
Qatar National Convention Center (Location: Ar-Rayyan Street)
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel (Location: Al Corniche Street)