Now that you know what is expected from a welcome speech and how to draft it, you should have absolutely no issues in writing the same.

At the end of the day, giving the speech is all about making your guests feel at home and also the ensure that they now what the celebration is about.

A welcome speech like this would be given at a gathering of an often diverse group of people with a common interest.

Examples of an occasion for a welcome speech are conferences, professional meetings, formal competitions (athletic and otherwise) and even family gatherings.

The speech should be heartfelt and drafting it is not difficult at all, as long as you include the key and essential pointers that you feel will bring out the essence of what you want to say.

Examples There are many famous speeches that were drafted as welcome speeches but are now oft quoted as parts of speeches for graduation and other such events, due to the sheer motivational power of these speeches.

Tomorrow we have the Winner's Circle cocktail hour hosted by many of our fine sponsors.

On closing day we will have a Texas style barbecue starting at 1 o'clock on the terrace outside the exhibition hall.

It has been a long time since Henry Ford got the ball rolling and look how far we've come! ACE is pleased to host this conference in Detroit this year where we will have the opportunity to see the best cars America has had to offer, past and present!

I know that many of you have traveled from quite a distance and I'd like to acknowledge our members from Alaska, Hawaii and even Guam who have made this long trip to participate in the largest, most extensive ACE conference we have ever had.

Folks, you are lucky to be here this year because we have some tremendous events planned for each day of the conference.