Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Sydney, Australia

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 Sydney for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is one of the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan cities in Australia. It has a population of over 5 million and is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse places in the world. Sydney is a major financial center in the Asia-Pacific area and is home to numerous national and international banks and companies, with over 60% of Australia’s top 100 companies having headquarters here. It is among the top 15 most visited places in the world, attracting annually over 10 million tourists. Probably its most well-known landmark is the Sydney Opera House, an impressive building with a highly innovative design located in the Sydney Harbor. Other attractions include the Royal Botanic Garden, the Sydney Tower, John Verges’ Elizabeth Bay House, St. Philip’s Church, and Edward Blore’s Government House. The city is also an important academic and cultural center, home to the University of Sydney, the oldest Australian university, founded in 1850, and the State Library of New South Wales, the first library from the country, opened in 1826. Sydney is also renowned for its natural landscape including more than 2.5 acres of parks and natural reserves and miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Sydney as a Conference Destination

Sydney is one of the world’s leading centers for conferences, conventions and summits. Some of the most important events include: Annual Customer Experience Management Summit (CEM), Forrester’s CX, and the CXO Leaders Summit Australia, three major venues for experts in customer experience and service and marketing; the Intrigue Summit, another major conference and exhibition about marketing, advertising and sales; the Cyber in Business Conference, an event focused on the relation between business and cybersecurity; the Women in Environment and Sustainability Leadership Summit, a venue for women leaders in environmental sustainability; and the Winning Sales Strategies, a convention
focused on sales tactics.

Sydney Food Options for Conference Delegates

Here are some of the best restaurants you could try while attending a conference in Sydney: the Bridge Room (Phone: +61 2 9247 7000), Sixpenny (Phone: +61 2 9572 6666), and the Farmhouse Restaurant (Phone: +61 448 413 791), three restaurants serving a large variety of Australian dishes, as well as some dishes inspired by European and Asian cuisines; the Sea Glass Waterfront Grill (Phone: +1 778-351-3663), an upscale waterfront Canadian restaurant where you can sample the most delicious seafood and prime meats; the Deep Cove Chalet (Phone: +1 250-656-3541), another waterfront restaurant offering traditional French courses; and the Chon Tong Thai Restaurant (Phone: +1 778-351-4956), famous for its
amazing Thai dishes.

Sydney Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a large number of great tourist attractions you could visit after your conference in Sydney, including: the Sydney Tower, the highest building in the city (305 meters), providing amazing views not only of Sydney, but also of the harbor and surrounding countryside; the Darling Harbor, a waterfront recreational precinct situated on the western side of Sydney’s central business district; the Sydney Opera House, an imposing building consisting of a 1,500 seats opera house, three theatres, a concert hall and various restaurants; and the Royal Botanic Garden, a vast botanical garden with a large diversity plant species from all around the world.

Conference Center Venues

Sydney, Australia has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:

Cliftons Sydney (Location: Margaret Street)
Karstens Sydney (Location: Harrington Street)
Northside Conference Center (Location: Oxley Street)
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center (Location: Darling Drive)
Sydney Masonic Center (Location: Goulburn Street)
Wesley Conference Center (Location: Pitt Street)