Antwerp Keynote Speaker
With an inspiring and entertaining style, global keynote speaker James Taylor travels everywhere in the world, from Antwerp to Singapore, to provide deeply insightful and powerful messages to international business audiences across multiple industries. His lively keynote presentations will help you and your teams unlock your creative potential, accelerate innovation, build creative cultures and adapt to an ever changing society. As an international keynote speaker and expert in creativity, innovation, marketing, leadership, and artificial intelligence, James is strongly passionate about delivering stage experiences which inspire, educate and entertain a large variety of audiences.
During his tailored, highly visual, and innovative keynotes, James takes his audiences on journeys to discover the backstage secrets of how the most creative and innovative organizations and individuals from the world are adapting to change and technological disruption. Aiming to unleash the creative potential in individuals and teams, James has spoken at international conferences in the USA, Europe, South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Additionally, he was the host of the largest online summit for professional speakers from the world. His past clients included companies such as Apple, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson. James holds an MBA in international business and is a Fellow of the RSA (an organization whose previous members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela). Recently, BBC produced a documentary focused on his extraordinary accomplishments as a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Antwerp, Belgium has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Antwerp Expo, on Jan Van Rijswijcklaan
Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre Antwerp, on Koningin Astridplein
Hilton Antwerp Old Town, on Groenplaats
Kinepolis Antwerpen, on Groenendaallaan
Leopold Hotel Antwerp, on Quinten Matsijslei
Salons Magnus, on Prins Albertlei
General Information about Antwerp for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Antwerp is the capital city of the Antwerp province located in Northern Belgium. It has a population of approximately half a million inhabitants, which makes it the most populous city proper in Belgium. Renowned for its large port on the River Scheldt (the second largest European port), Antwerp has been an important commercial and cultural centre since the Middle Ages. Historically, trading has contributed the most to Antwerp’s economy, with a large number of merchants from both Europe and Asia traveling there for selling and buying their goods since the 15th century. The city is especially famous for diamond trading and is often considered the ‘world’s leading diamond city,’ with 70% of the world’s rough diamonds commercialized in its medieval Diamond District. Other important financial sectors are electricity generation industry and oil industry, with companies such as Gunvor Petroleum, Stork and Exxon headquartered there. Due to its long and culturally rich past, Antwerp is home to many interesting historical buildings from different architectural periods, such as the Antwerp City Hall, built in 1565 in a Renaissance style or the Cathedral of Our Lady, built between the 14th and the 16th century and housing four amazing paintings by Rubens. The city is also home to many museums and art galleries, including the Rubens House, the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), and the Red Star Line Museum.
The City as a Conference Destination
Antwerp, Belgium is a major conference and convention destination center. Some of the most important events taking place in the city include: Techorama, an annual international technology conference bringing together some of the best speakers from all over the world; SuperNova, a unique conference where entrepreneurs, professionals and other creative people can connect and get inspired; the Inbound Marketing Day, an event covering subjects such as conversational marketing, marketing evolution and sales strategies; Happiness@Work, a conference focused on digital communication, individualization, globalization and result orientation; the INSPIRE Conference, a platform covering fields such as data provision, digital services, and national, regional and local strategies; the PHPBenelux Conference, a two-day event about web development, PHP and related technologies.
Antwerp Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Antwerp, Belgium, a few local restaurants to experience include: Jane (+32 3 808 44 65), a Michelin-starred restaurant offering special menus consisting of a number of starters, a main course and delicious desserts; Fish a’gogo (+32 495 24 27 36), a small and cozy seafood restaurant serving the freshest fish in the city; De Pottekijker (+32 3 225 21 97), one of the best Belgian restaurants in the city, offering a variety of traditional soups and grilled meat dishes; Sail & Anchor Antwerp (+32 3 430 40 04), a restaurant specializing in Modern British cuisine; and Ristorante Bianconero (+32 3 237 03 16), an excellent Italian restaurant.
Antwerp Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Antwerp, Belgium, including: the Rubenshuis, the former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, currently a museum displaying various artworks of the famous Belgian painter; the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady, a beautiful Gothic-style medieval building designed by the architects Jan and Pieter Appelmans; the Grote Markt (‘the Great Market Square’), situated in the heart of the old city quarter and surrounded by the imposing City Hall building and numerous 16th century guild houses of architectural interest; and the Antwerp Zoo, one of the world’s oldest zoos, open since 1843.