Ankara Keynote Speaker
An inspirational keynote speaker, James Taylor travels all over the world, from Ankara to Singapore, to provide invaluable advice to business audiences from a diversity of professional and industrial backgrounds. He has an MBA focused on international business and is a prestigious fellow of the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts), an organization whose past notable members include Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. Throughout his career, James has given presentations at global conferences in Europe, the US, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East and was the primary host of the world’s largest online summit for professional keynote speakers.
He closely collaborated with large companies such as Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Sony, Apple and Johnson & Johnson, and also coached a variety of the world’s most talented individuals. His amazing keynote speeches help his audiences increase their creative potential, accelerate the pace of innovation, adapt to an ever changing world and construct creative cultures. A specialist in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, leadership and marketing, James is highly passionate about offering presentations which inspire, educate, and entertain his audiences. During his tailored, visual, educational and humorous speeches, he teaches his audiences how some of the world’s most innovative individuals and institutions are able to adapt to change and technological disruptions. His extraordinary talent as a motivational keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur made him a prominent figure in a diversity of media outlets, and attracted the attention of BBC, which produced a documentary about his accomplishments as a global speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Ankara, Turkey has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Ankara HiltonSA, on Kavakl?dere Mahallesi
Cemil Meriç Cultural Centres, on Do?antepe Mahallesi
Congresium Ankara, on Sö?ütözü Mahallesi
JW Marriott Hotel Ankara, on Sö?ütözü Mahallesi
ODTÜ Kültür ve Kongre Merkezi, on Üniversiteler Mh., Orta Do?u Teknik Üniversitesi
Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Centre, on Kavakl?dere Mahallesi
General Information about Ankara for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Turkey’s capital, Ankara, is a large city with a population of around 5 million inhabitants. Ankara is the second largest city in the Republic of Turkey after Istanbul (the former Ottoman capital). Located at the centre of Turkey’s road and railway networks, the city is greatly suited for the development of both industry and commerce. Since ancient times, Ankara has been an important centre of civilization and culture in Asia Minor, and is currently home to archaeological remains from Hittite, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman cultures. The city’s contemporary landscape is a mixture of ancient and modern, juxtaposing the old city centre’s architecture with a number of medieval towers and many new buildings. Being a national capital, many government bodies and foreign institutions are located in Ankara. Turkey’s largest industrial park, the OS??? industrial zone is also based here. The OSTIM alone has concentration of around 5,000 companies, including the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Havelsan, Roketsan, Nurol Makina and many more. Ankara is also known for its vibrant student life, having the biggest concentration of state and private universities such as the Ankara University, the Ba?kent University, the Middle East Technical University, the Bilkent University, the Turkish Aeronautical Association University, the Middle East Technical University and the Gazi University.
The City as a Conference Destination
Ankara, Turkey is a growing center for international convention and conferences. Some of the most notable such events include: the DILET International Conference on Distance Learning and Innovative Educational Technologies, a conference covering topics such as human resources and distance education; the Project Management Summit, a great opportunity for global professionals expert in management to exchange ideas and create connections; the I-Tech Ankara, a congress and fair bringing together industry leaders and visionary speakers specializing in information technologies; the International Awareness Congress, covering fields such as health sciences, social sciences, education sciences and natural sciences; and the International Conference on Business Management and Social Innovation, with a focus on research in disciplines of technology and management.
Ankara Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Ankara, Turkey, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Trilye Restaurant (+90 312 447 12 00), a locale well-known for its seafood plates and delicious Turkish appetizers; L’avare Sahne (+90 312 427 22 42), an elegant venue serving a mix of the world’s cuisines including Tapas, Italian and Mediterranean food, all accompanied by amazing live music; the Goksu Restaurant (+90 312 437 52 52), a place where you can enjoy the best of Turkish cuisine and some incredible sweets in a cozy atmosphere; and the Camgz Bal?kç?s? (+90 312 447 61 11), an amazing fish restaurant with fresh produce.
Ankara Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Ankara, Turkey, including: the Ankara Castle, a fortification from the late antiquity and early medieval era with stone walls and unique small artisan gift shops; the Kocatepe Mosque, the biggest mosque in Ankara built between 1967 and 1987 and located right in the heart of the city, about 15 minutes walk from Kizilay and the Sheraton business centre; the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, located on the south side of Ankara Castle and displaying numerous artifacts from different ages; and An?tkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey’s first president and one of the most important figures in the Turkish War of Independence.