Amsterdam Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker in Amsterdam James Taylor, an international keynote speaker, provides tailored, content-rich international keynotes to educate, inspire and entertain diverse audiences. The recipient of an MBA in international business, Taylor is at the moment an RSA fellow (past fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela). His greatest passion is providing inspirational, educational, as well as highly entertaining experiences on stage for a large variety of audiences.
A recognized expert in creativity, innovation, marketing, and leadership, Taylor travels all over the world, from Amsterdam to Singapore, to offer lively keynote presentations to international business audiences coming from various industries. During his tailored, humorous and highly visual presentations, he aims to help the audiences open and expand their creative capacities for building innovative cultures, for increasing the speed of innovation, and for adapting to the great number of changes and technological disruptions that our contemporary world faces. He gave important keynote speeches in the United States, Asia, Middle East and Europe and was the main host of the largest online summit for professional speakers. His most important clients include Yamaha, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, and Bertelsmann, and recently BBC made a documentary about his life and work as a deeply insightful and powerful global keynote speaker.
Global companies choose top keynote speaker in Amsterdam James Taylor to help them unlock creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Amsterdam, Holland has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, on Europaplein Sq.
Beurs van Berlage, on Damrak Ave.
Radison Blu Hotel, on Rusland St.
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam, on Piet Heinkade St.
De Rode Hoed, on Keizersgracht
Okura Hotel Amsterdam, on Ferdinand Bolstraat
General Information about Amsterdam for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has 750,000 inhabitants, most of them multilingual (and most of them owners of bicycles, the main means of transportation in the city), 7,000 historical monuments, over 100 canals (more than Venice), over 1,000 bridges (more than Paris), and a large number of recent, ultra-modern buildings. The famous Port of Amsterdam is the 2nd largest in the country and the 5th largest in Europe. Amsterdam is the commercial center of the Netherlands and one of the main financial centers in Europe. A large number of Dutch institutions have their headquarters here and some of the top international companies, such as ING, Philips, TomTom and AkzoNobel, are also based in the city. Many leading technological companies, such as Netflix, Uber, and Tesla, have their European headquarters in Amsterdam. In 2012 the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Amsterdam as the 2nd best city to live in, and Mercer ranked it the 12th globally in terms of environment and infrastructure. In 2009, the city was also ranked 3rd in innovation by the Australian agency 2thinknow in their Innovations Cities Index. Famous former residents of Amsterdam include the painters Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn, the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, and Anne Frank.
The City as a Conference Destination:
Amsterdam, a city famous for its universities and research environment, hosts many academic conferences such as the International Academic Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference, and the EUROPERIO Congress on Research and Development. Other conventions focus on technological innovation and economics, such as the Digital Marketing World Forum, the Flying Money Conference, and the Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition. Additionally, various internationally renowned conferences focused on civil rights, animals, and architecture also take place each year in Amsterdam, including the Woman Now! conference on gender equality, the World Dog Show, as well as the World Architecture Festival.
Amsterdam Food Options for Conference Delegates
A highly multicultural city, Amsterdam offers various restaurants with different types of cuisines from around the world. French cuisine is represented by restaurants such as La Rive (+31 20 520 3264) and Zaza’s (+31 20 673 6333), whereas classic British fish and chips dishes can be enjoyed at The Good Companion (+31 20 233 8227). If you are interested in Asian food, you should not miss the Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka (Japanese; +31 20 678 7450) and the Blue Pepper Restaurant and Candlelight Cruises (Indonesian; +31 20 489 7039). The Dutch themselves also have an intriguing local cuisine, which can be sampled at De Silveren Spiegel (+31 20 624 6589) and the PIQNIQ (+31 20 320 3669).
Amsterdam Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Amsterdam. One of the most popular tourist activities is a boat ride along the Amsterdam’s over 100 canals, during which the city’s architecture can be leisurely sampled. Other attractions include the famous Van Gogh Museum, home to over 600 of Van Gogh’s paintings, the Rijksmuseum, housing over one million paintings and sculptures dating from 13th century onward (including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer), and the Anne Frank House, where during the World War II Anne Frank and four other Jewish people hid from the Nazis and is considered now as one of the most important memorial places to the Holocaust.