Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 Rio de Janeiro for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

With over seven million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is the second most populated city in Brazil and the sixth most populated one from the Americas. It is a major center for oil industry, mining, telecommunications and media, housing the headquarters of large national and multinational corporations such as Petrobras, Vale, Grupo Globo (the largest telemedia company from Latin America), the National Economic and Social Development Bank, and Shell. Due to its natural beauties as well as world-famous festivals, Rio de Janeiro is a major tourist destination, attracting over three million visitors each year. Its fantastic beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca and Leblon helped built Rio de Janeiro’s international reputation as a beach party city, and the renowned Carnival of Brazil, the largest such event in the world, attracts up to five millions visitors each year. Other famous festivals taking place here include the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival and the Rock in Rio Festival. The city is also renowned for its library, the Biblioteca National, which is the largest library in Latin America and one of the largest in the world, containing over 9 million items. Other notable cultural landmarks include the Municipal Theater, the National Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Rio de Janeiro as a Conference Destination

Rio de Janeiro is a major hub for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most important events taking place here include: the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the world’s largest mathematics congress, where the famous Field Medals are awarded; the Offshore Technology Conference, a major conference focused on business and technology; the International Conference on Innovations in Engineering and Technology, a leading academic event dedicated to scientists and researchers in the field of engineering; and the International Conference on Advances in Business Management and Information Science (ICABMIS), an important venue for national and international experts in business and information technologies aiming to discuss the impact of digital technology on recent business practices.

Rio de Janeiro Food Options for Conference Delegates

There are many amazing restaurants you can choose from during your conference in Rio de Janeiro, including: the Churrascaria Palace (Phone: +55 21 2541-5898), Brasileirinho (Phone: +55 21 97134-9211) and Casa da Feijoada (Phone: +55 21 2247-2776), three of the best restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Brazilian food; L’Atelier du Cuisinier (Phone: +55 21 3179-0024), a fantastic bistro offering a blend of French and Brazilian dishes; the CT Boucherie (Phone: +55 21 2529-2329), a charming French restaurant famous for its prime cuts of grilled beef and extraordinary selection of wines; and Restaurante Marius Degustare (Phone: +55 21 2275-0652), an excellent seafood locale.

Rio de Janeiro Attractions for Convention Attendees

Here is a list of some of the most well-known tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer, the city’s most iconic giant statue (30 meters tall) located atop a mountain overlooking the city; Copacabana, one of Rio de Janeiro’s liveliest neighborhoods, famous for its breathtaking beach, its luxurious art deco Copacabana hotel, and the Copacabana Fort, housing a military museum; Ipanema, a fashionable district located at the beach, renowned for its stylish fashion boutiques and high-end restaurants; and Corvocado, a 710 meters tall granite mountain located in the Tijuca Forest, a lush national park.

Conference Center Venues

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Areninha Carioca Hermeto Pascoal (Location: Praça Primeiro de Maio, s/n – Bangu)
Canecão (Location: Botafogo)
Cultural Center of Santa Cruz (Location: Bangu)
Feira de São Cristóvão (Location: Campo de São Cristóvão)
Riocentro (Location: Av. Salvador Allende)
Windsor Convention & Expo Center (Location: R. Martinho de Mesquita)