International keynote speaker and top motivational speaker in Abu Dhabi James Taylor delivers tailored and content-rich keynotes all around the world in order to inspire, educate, and entertain various types of audiences. Holding an MBA in international business, Taylor is currently an RSA fellow (former fellows including Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin).
He is passionate in offering stage experiences which will not only inspire and educate his audiences but also entertain them. An expert in innovation, creativity, leadership, and marketing, Taylor travels the world, from Abu Dhabi to Singapore, to deliver lively keynote presentations to global business audiences from various industries in order to help them unlock their creative potential for building creative cultures, accelerating innovation and adapting to a fast-changing world.
During his humorous and highly visual presentations, he takes his audience on discovery journeys, offering insights in how the world’s most innovative and creative individuals and organizations are adapting to change and technological disruptions. He provided keynotes in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Middle East and was the host of the largest online summit for professional speakers in the world. His most notable clients included Yamaha, Apple, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, and Bertelsmann, and BBC made a documentary about his life and professional accomplishments.
Abu Dhabi, UAE has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, on Shk. Rashid Bin Saeed St.
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, on West Corniche Road
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, on Al Maqta Area
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, on 10th St., Al Zahiya Area
Bab Al Qasr Hotel Abu Dhabi, on Corniche Road West
ADNEC International Convention Centre (ICC) Abu Dhabi, on Khaleej Al Arabi St.
General Information about Abu Dhabi for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the 2nd most populated city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai), with a population of almost three million. Its rapid urbanization and development, together with the high average income of its inhabitants, make it a large and advanced metropolis. Planned in 1967 under the guidance of Sheikh Zayed by the Japanese architect Katsuhiko Takahashi, Abu Dhabi is currently the seat of the UAE government, of the UAE president, and of his famous Emiri Family. Its architecture includes a large number of skyscrapers, most of them located in the city’s financial district, such as the Etihad Towers, the Investment Authority Tower, the Baynunah Tower, and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s headquarters. Another important architectural landmark is the opulent Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Abu Dhabi holds 9% of the global oil reserves and 5% of the world’s natural gas. Important cultural institutions from Abu Dhabi include the Cultural Foundation, home to the UAE Public Library and Cultural Center, the National Theater, the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Society, and the Emirates Foundation, which offers grants in support of arts, sciences, technology, social development and environmental protection.
The City as a Conference Destination:
Abu Dhabi hosts hundreds of yearly conferences and exhibitions in famous venues, such as the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the Persian Gulf’s largest exhibition center. Among its notable science and technology conventions are the RSA Conference on Cybersecurity, held at the famous Emirates Palace, the ATECH World Convention, where evolving technology which will affect our future is presented and discussed, and the World Congress on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology. Moreover, Abu Dhabi is also home to the World Congress on Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refinery (CSE) and to the Food Technology Congress, held at the picturesque Raddison Blue Hotel on the Yas Island.
Abu Dhabi Food Options for Conference Delegates
In terms of restaurants, Abu Dhabi offers a rich mixture of Asian, Middle Eastern, and European choices. You can sample the spices of India at famous restaurants such as the Punjab Grill (+971 2 449 9839) and Angar (+971 2 656 0600), you can experience famous Italian recipes at the Villa Toscana (+971 2 694 4575) and Roberto’s Restaurant (+971 2 627 9009), or you can choose among various steaks and seafood at the Forge Steakhouse (+971 2 818 8282). A great combination of Asian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines can be found at the Kuzbara Restaurant (+971 2 304 7777).
Abu Dhabi Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are various important tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Among the most famous and opulent ones are the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the UEA, and the Emirates Palace, a seven-star luxury hotel which hosts some of the city’s most important cultural events and conventions. If you are interested in nature, you can also visit the majestic Emirates Park Zoo from the Al Bahia region, hosting more than 1,700 animals, the beautiful, clean and safe Corn