Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Kiev, Ukraine

Ron Kaufman the 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 Kiev for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, with a population of over 2.8 million. It is the seventh most populous city in Europe and one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, dating back to the fifth century. Currently, Kiev is a major industrial, scientific, cultural and educational center, home to more than 238,000 companies. Some of the largest Ukrainian companies, such as Naftogaz Ukrainy, Kyivstar, and Energorynok, have their headquarters here. Kiev is quickly becoming also an important center for information technology, with a large number of IT companies operating in the city, such as SoftServe, Miratech, Sigma Software, Infopulse and Program-Ace. It is an important tourist destination, boasting with wonderful landmarks such as the Monastery of the Caves and the Saint Sophia Cathedral, which were both designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, as well as modern constructions like the Mother Motherland Statue, a gigantic titanium artifact, or the Salut Hotel, a large cylindrical building. Kiev is also the cultural center of Ukraine, famous for museums such as the Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, the National Art Museum, and the Museum of Western and Oriental Art, and for other cultural institutions including the Dovzhenko Film Studios, the Kiev Circus, and the Kiev Opera House.

Kiev as a Conference Destination

Kiev is a major center for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference, an important venue for national and international experts in cryptocurrencies; the International Conference InsuranceNEXT’UA, a conference dedicated to the impact of technology and digitalization on the insurance industry; the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Hospitality, Service and Tourism, one of Ukraine’s major conferences about customer service strategies in tourism; Devoxx Ukraine, where cutting-edge technologies and trends in computer programming are presented and discussed; and the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, aiming to promote and disseminate knowledge about the relation between technology and environmentalism.

Kiev Food Options for Conference Delegates

There are many excellent restaurants you can choose from during your conference in Kiev, including: Pervak (Phone: +380 44 235 0952) and Kanapa (Phone: +380 68 044 3050), two of the best restaurants where you can try traditional Ukrainian food; Tres Francais, a cosy French restaurant serving a large variety of delicious dishes; Osteria Pantagruel (Phone: +380 44 278 8142) and Vino e Cucina (Phone: +380 67 823 8282), two amazing Italian restaurants; Mama Manana (Phone: +380 50 425 0404) and Shoti (Phone: +380 44 339 9399), two locales specializing in Georgian cuisine; and Bao (Phone: +380 67 693 9898), a high-end restaurant offering a great selection of modern Chinese dishes.

Kiev Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a large number of high-rated tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Some of the best ones include: the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, an outstanding Orthodox cathedral built in 1037 and featuring several monastic buildings, a museum, and a necropolis; Kiev Pechersk Lavra (the Kiev Monastery of the Caves), another imposing monastery, famous for its network of catacombs; Khreshchatyk, Kiev’s main street, renowned for its historic monuments and numerous shops; the Maidan Nezalezhnosti, one of the city’s most well-known central squares with beautiful fountains and monuments; and the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, a monumental sculpture and museum displaying World War II-related artifacts.

Conference Center Venues

Kiev, Ukraine has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Art-Zavod Platforma (Location: Bilomorska St.)
Congress and Exhibition Center “Parkovy” (Location: Parkova Rd.)
Event Hall (Location: Akademika Hlushkova Ave.)
Fairmont Grand Hotel (Location: Naberezhno-Khreshachatyts’ka St.)
Klitschko Expo (Location: Velyka Vasylkivska St.)
Premier Palace (Location: Shevchenka Blvd. Pushkinska St.)