Athens Keynote Speaker
A world-leading motivational keynote speaker, James Taylor travels all around the world, from Athens to Singapore, to offer invaluable advice to business audiences from a large diversity of industrial backgrounds. He holds an MBA focused on international business and is a fellow of the prestigious RSA, an institution whose past important members include Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin.
During his career, James has offered presentations at international conferences in Africa, Asia, the US, Europe, and the Middle East and hosted the largest online summit for professional keynote speakers from the world. He closely collaborated with major corporations such as Sonny, Apple, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, and Johnson & Johnson, and coached a large number of the globe’s most talented individuals, ranging from corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to writers, musicians and educators.
His insightful keynote speeches help his audiences unlock their creative potentials, accelerate the speed of innovation, adapt to an ever changing society and construct creative cultures. A famous expert in innovation, creativity, marketing, artificial intelligence, and leadership, James is strongly passionate about providing speeches that inspire, educate and entertain. During his tailored, highly visual and entertaining speeches, he teaches his audiences how the globe’s most creative individuals and institutions are adapting to change and technological disruption. His amazing talent as an inspirational keynote speaker and entrepreneur made him a prominent figure in a variety of media outlets, and also attracted the attention of BBC, which produced a documentary about his numerous accomplishments.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Athens, Greece has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Grand Bretagne, on Vasileos Georgiou Street, Syntagma Square
Hilton Athens, on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue
InterContinental Athenaeum Athens, on Syngrou Avenue
Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, on Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, on Alexandras Avenue
Zappeion, on Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas
General Information about Athens for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Greece’s beautiful capital city, Athens, is renowned for its ancient monuments and historical attractions as well as for its busy modern lifestyle. Located in the Attica region, Athens is the largest city in Greece with an estimated population of over 665,000 in the city proper and 3.75 million in the metropolitan area. With archeological remains dating back to the 5th century BC, such as the great hill of Acropolis and the iconic temple of Parthenon, as well as a warm Mediterranean climate, Athens makes a unique all-year around destination. Often regarded as the cradle of western civilization and democracy, Athens is currently a big cosmopolitan metropolis and the heart of Greece’s economical, industrial, cultural and political life. Athens is one of the biggest financial centers in southeastern Europe and one of the top 100 cities in the Global Financial Centres Index. Its port, Piraeus, is the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world. The city is home to the Hellenic Parliament, the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and over 17 accredited foreign archaeological institutions known as ‘Schools.’ The city is also famous for its green areas, including the National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden), located in the city center right behind the Parliament building.
The City as a Conference Destination
Athens offers a wide range of annual conferences encompassing different fields. Some of the most important conferences to attend include: the ??S Hellas (the Hellenic Association for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems), a conference organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Athens and focused on the latest developments in intelligent transport systems; the WEASC International Conference on Information Technology, Computer and Network, one of the largest conferences on information technology from Greece; the EuroSciCon Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology Athens, a meeting point for worldwide experts in nanotechnology; and the Oracle Modern Business Forum, a convention targeting marketing, financial, HR, customer service and sales executives aiming to explore the impact of digital technology on their businesses.
Athens Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Athens, Greece, a few local restaurants to experience include: Tavern Klimataria (+30 21 0321 6629) offering delicious traditional cooking and live Greek music; Ta Karamanlidika tou Fani (+30 21 0325 4184), where you can enjoy a variety of Greek deli plates, ranging from cheese plates to beef sausages; Orizontes (+30 21 0721 0701) an upscale restaurant with a seafood-oriented menu and a terrace offering panoramic views; Indian Haveli (+30 21 0924 4522), one of the best Indian restaurants in the city; and the GOSTIJO Kosher Restaurant (+30 21 0323 3825), a fantastic restaurant serving a large variety of Greek, Sephardi and Israeli dishes.
Athens Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Athens, Greece, including: Acropolis, the most iconic landmark of Athens, consisting of a group of ancient buildings situated on the top of the city’s rocky hill; the National Garden, a beautiful large green area constructed in the 1920s by the Greek royal family and offering a refreshing retreat especially in hot summer days; the Plaka Neighbourhood, one of the oldest inhabited neighborhoods in the world, boasting with a variety of ancient sites, small museums and colorful little squares; and the National Archeological Museum, a museum built in a neoclassical style, showcasing artworks, artifacts and archeological remains from Ancient Greece.