Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Houston, Texas

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 Houston for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

With 2.3 million inhabitants, Houston is the most populated city in Texas and the fourth most populated one in the United States. It is a world-leading center for energy industry (represented especially by oil and natural gas extraction and processing, but more recently also by initiatives involving solar and wind renewable energy), biomedical research, and aeronautics. Houston is also famous for the Texas Medical Center, the largest concentration of healthcare facilities and research institutions on the globe, and for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, an important hub for space exploration. The city is highly multicultural, with residents coming from a large diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Due to its renowned Museum District and Theater District, Houston is an important cultural center too. Some of the most important museums and cultural institutions include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Holocaust Museum Houston, the Bayou Place, the Alley Theater and the Theater under the Stars. Besides its industrial and cultural facilities, Houston has a large areas of parks and green areas, such as the Tranquility Park, the Herman Park, and the Lake Houston Park. Other important landmarks include the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park, the Kemah Boarwalk, the Houston Zoo, and the Williams Tower.

Houston as a Conference Destination

There are many important international conferences and conventions taking place in Houston, Texas, including: the Interactive Strategies Conference Houston, an annual event focused on digital marketing, technological strategies and interactive communication; the Process and Management Conference, a major conference about digital technologies; the Offshore Technology Conference, with over 350 presentations about the latest technological developments and various other topics; the Empower Educators Conference, an important venue for US and international educators to discuss new trends in educational methodology; and the Houston Global Trade Conference and Expo, bringing together a large number of local and international entrepreneurs specializing in global trade.

Houston Food Options for Conference Delegates

Here are some of the best restaurants you can visit during your conference in Houston: Houston’s (Phone: +1 713-529-2385) and the Taste of Texas (Phone: +1 713-932-6901), two of the most renowned restaurants serving traditional local cuisine; Brennan’s of Houston (Phone: +1 713-522-9711), a Creole restaurant offering a large variety of exotic dishes such as turtle soups and oysters; BCN Taste & Tradition (Phone: +1 832-834-3411), a Spanish restaurant specializing in Catalan dishes; the Artisans Restaurant (Phone: +1 713-529-9111), a luxurious French restaurant with a rustic-chic décor; and Havana Houston (Phone: +1 281-497-3600), a Cuban restaurant famous for its amazing steaks and seafood dishes.

Houston Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are many highly rated tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in Houston including: the Houston Zoo, a huge zoological garden with over 6,000 animals in natural habitat style exhibits; the Space Center Houston, an educational center about the history of U.S. space travel and exploration; the Downtown Aquarium, an immense aquarium displaying various aquatic ecosystems; the Museum of Fine Arts, one of Houston’s major museums, containing artworks dating back to antiquity; the Houston Museum of Natural Science, containing a dinosaur hall, a planetarium, a butterfly house and an IMAX cinema; and the Kemah Boardwalk, an old-fashioned amusement park with a wooden roller-coaster and a large, two story carousel.

Conference Center Venues

Houston, Texas has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

American Business Conferences (Location: Town and Country Blvd.)
George R. Brown Convention Center (Location: Avenida De Las Americas)
Greer and Lowdermilk Conference Center (Location: Interwood N Pkwy.)
Norris Conference Centers (Location: Town and Country Blvd.)
Texas Training and Conference Centers (Location: Westheimer Rd.)
White Oak Conference Center (Location: Antoine Dr.)