Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in San Diego, California

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 San Diego for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

San Diego, a city located in California on the Pacific coast, is famous for its warm weather and beautiful beaches and parks. With almost 1.5 million inhabitants, it is the second most populated city in California and the eight in the United States. San Diego is an important center for economics, commerce, technology, electronics, international trade, science, education, manufacturing, tourism and military activities. It hosts the headquarters of major multinational companies such as Nokia, LG Electronics, Novatel, Qualcomm, Kyocera International and Cricket Communications. The city is also famous for its educational and research centers (over 80), including the prestigious University of California San Diego (UCSD), ranked number three public university in the country and number 17 in the world. UCSD (together with its affiliated UCSD Medical Center) is considered one of the best places for biotechnological research in the world. San Diego is home to many museums, including the San Diego
Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. However, probably the most important tourist attractions are the numerous beaches (over 68 miles) which offer many entertainment and relaxing possibilities.

San Diego as a Conference Destination

San Diego is a major conference and convention destination, including annual invents such as: the Customer Service Summit, bringing together over 150 customer service leaders aiming to map the future of customer assistance and support; the San Diego Global Investment Forum, a major venue for investors, business leaders, and developers; the Panalitix Annual Conference, an event focused on new developments in accounting and business; Annual Employee Healthcare Conference, where strategies to improve the well-being of employees in a large variety of industries are debated; and the Gartner Digital Marketing Conference, a conference focused on cutting edge trends in digital marketing.

San Diego Food Options for Conference Delegates

There are a large number of fantastic restaurants you can choose from in San Diego after your conference, including: Juniper & Ivy (Phone: +1 619-269-9036), Urban Solace (Phone: +1 619-295-6464) and Trust (Phone: +1 619-795-6901), three of the best restaurants specializing in American cuisine; the Baci Restaurant (Phone: +1 619-275-2094), Cucina Urbana (Phone: +1 619-239-2222) and Parma – Cucina Italiana (Phone: +1 619-543-0049), three amazing Italian restaurants offering a large variety of amazing dishes; Eddie V’s Prime Seafood (Phone: +1 619-615-0281) and Truluck’s (Phone: +1 858-453-2583), two renowned seafood restaurants; and Richard Walker’s Pancake House (Phone: +1 619-231-7777), a breakfast locale famous for its delicious pancakes.

San Diego Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are many highly rated tourist attractions you can visit after your conference in San Diego, including: the Balboa Park, an enormous park (1,400 acres) containing a famous zoo and many gardens, historical buildings, museums and art galleries; the Seaport Village, a waterside complex located close to the San Diego Bay and replete with restaurants, shops, fountains and ponds; the Gaslamp Quarter, the city’s historical district, famous for its luxurious shops, hotels, restaurants and museums; and the USS Midway Museum, an amazing museum featuring exhibition about life at sea, and a large number of restored planes and flight simulators.

Conference Center Venues

San Diego, California has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Gallery 17 Event Center and Plaza (Location: Historic Decatur Road)
Marina Village Conference Center (Location: Quivira Way)
Liberty Station Conference Center (Location: Laning Road)
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center by Wyndham San Diego North (Location: Kearny Mesa Road)
San Diego Convention Center (Location: W Harbor Drive)
San Diego Training and Conference Center (Location: Tenth Avenue)