Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Paris, France

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 Paris for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Paris is the cosmopolitan and multicultural capital of France and one of the largest cities in Europe with 2.2 million inhabitants living in the central city and over 12 million in the metropolitan area. Known as ‘the city of love’ and ‘the city of light,’ Paris is the world’s most popular tourist destination, attracting over 45 million tourists each year. It is a major international center for finances, commerce, science, arts, culture, fashion and gastronomy and is world-famous for its architecture. Some of the most impressive churches located in Paris include the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Basilica of Saint-Denis, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saint Chapelle, the Sacré-Coeur Church, the Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis Church, and Les Invalides. Other important landmarks are the 324 meters tall Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 for the Paris Universal Exposition, the Arch of Triumph from the beautiful Champs-Élysées boulevard, and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, constructed for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900. Paris hosts the headquarters of various important multinational organizations including UNESCO, the European Space Agency, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the European Union Institute for Security Studies, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the International Federation for Human Rights.

Paris as a Conference Destination

Paris is a major venue for a large number of international conventions, conference, and summits including: the Customer Experience Excellence Conference and European Customer Day (ECD), two events bringing together numerous experts in customer experience; the eFront Paris Annual Client Forum, focused on the ways in which technology influences the investment sector; VivaTech, a meeting point between startups and the larger corporate sector; Hello Tomorrow, a summit aiming to establish links between young entrepreneurs and senior venture capitalists; the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, where novel strategies of management in an era of de-globalization are discussed; and the Paris Talks, an event gathering entrepreneurs, decision-makers, educators, artists, scientists, economists and environmentalists.

Paris Food Options for Conference Delegates

Paris is world-famous for its wonderful restaurants serving some of the most delicious food in the world. Some of the best ones include: Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette (Phone: +33 1 58 71 10 60), Le Cinq (Phone: +33 1 49 52 71 54) and Arpège (Phone: +33 1 47 05 09 06), three gourmet, Michelin-starred restaurants, renowned for their haute French cuisine; the Cezembre Restaurant (Phone: +33 1 42 38 25 08), serving amazing seafood dishes; David Toutain (Phone: +33 1 45 50 11 10), a restaurant named after its famous and talented chef; and Sanukiya (Phone: +33 1 42 60 52 61), an upscale Japanese restaurant specialized in noodle soups.

Paris Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions you should visit after your conference in Paris, including: the Eiffel Tower, a huge tower constructed in 1889 and considered the most iconic symbol of Paris; the Louvre Museum, the most famous museum in the world, opened since 1793 and hosting a great number of artistic masterpieces; the Arch of Triumph, a national monument built to commemorate the victories of Napoleon; the Notre Dame Cathedral, a wonderful example of Gothic architecture, dating back to 1163; and the Jardin du Luxembourg, a 17th century park with formally laid-out gardens, trees planted in various patterns and a large number of imposing statues.

Conference Center Venues

Paris, France has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Châteauform’ City George V (Location: Avenue George V)
Centre de Conférences CAPITAL 8 (Location: Rue de Monceau)
Centre de Congrès Tapis Rouge Paris (Location: Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin)
Conference Center / Edward VII Coworking (Location: Rue Édouard VII)
Conference Center Pierre Mendès France (Location: Rue de Bercy)
Salons de l’Aveyron – Paris Bercy (Location: Rue de l’Aubrac)