Auckland Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker James Taylor is a world-leading expert in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, leadership and marketing. He travels all around the world, from Auckland to Singapore, to offer lively and entertaining, but also insightful and content-rich presentations to a large variety of individuals and companies coming from different professional backgrounds and industries. In the past twenty years, Taylor spoke in front of audiences in South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
With an MBA focused international business and a fellowship at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, an institution whose important past fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), Taylor is keen on assisting his audiences maximize, market and monetize their creativity and innovativeness. Throughout his career he worked with a large number of important figures, including entrepreneurs, musicians, educators and writers. Moreover, he also offered guidance to large multinational companies, such as Apple, Bertelsmann, Sony, Johnson and Johnson, and Yamaha. His aim is to teach his audiences how to unleash their creative potential, speed-up the pace of innovation and learn to adapt to the incessant changes characterizing contemporary society. Taylor was the recipient of the prestigious S.D. Southern and Modern ONTRApreneur Awards, and figures in a diversity of media outlets. He was the subject of a BBC documentary focused on his accomplishments as an international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Auckland, New Zealand has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, on Halsey St.
Karstens Auckland, on Queen St.
Orams Conference Centre, on Beaumont St.
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, on Federal St.
Victory Convention Centre, on Beaumont St.
Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook, on Highbrook Dr.
General Information about Auckland for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Auckland is a large cosmopolitan city from New Zealand’s North Island, with over 1.45 million inhabitants (approximately one third of the entire population of New Zealand). It is ranked in the Mercer Quality of Living 2016 Survey as the third most livable city in the world and its urban planning is similar to that of Los Angeles. Auckland is New Zealand’s financial, commercial, educational and cultural centre and has particular strengths in retail, manufacturing, tourism, healthcare and professional, scientific and technical services too. It hosts the headquarters of major corporations such as Air New Zealand, the Bank of New Zealand, Genesis Energy Limited, Greentree Business Software, Vodafone New Zealand, Orion Health, and New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Some of its most important landmarks include: the Sky Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere (328 metres); the Auckland Domain, the oldest park in the city; Kelly Tarton’s, an impressive aquarium; and a large number of amazing museums such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the New Zealand National Maritime Museum and the Museum of Transport and Technology. Auckland is known as ‘the City of Sails,’ due to the more than 130,000 yachts and launches which are located in the city’s harbors.
The City as a Conference Destination
Auckland, New Zealand, is an important centre for international conventions and conferences. Some of the most notable ones include: the HR Innovation and Tech Fest, a conference and exhibition focused on emerging innovative technologies; the Blockchain Technology Conference, one of New Zealand’s largest events about developments in cryptocurrencies; the All Together Better Health Conference, a meeting point for healthcare professionals; the New Zealand Education and Technology Summit, a convention exploring the relation between education and new technologies; the Modern Marketing Summit Auckland, an event bringing together national and international specialists in marketing; and the INZBC Summit, a conference on aviation, tourism and technology.
Auckland Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Auckland, New Zealand, a few local restaurants to experience include: Parnell 149 (+64 9-309 3878), one of the best restaurants in the city where you can sample traditional local cuisine; the Grove Restaurant (+64 9-368 4129), an upscale locale offering creative 5- and 9-course meals; Depot (+64 9-363 7048), an excellent restaurant famous for its oyster dishes; MASU by Nic Watt (+64 9-363 6278), a luxurious Japanese restaurant; the French Café (+64 9-377 1911), a chic, world-famous French restaurant; Prego (+64 9-376 3095), an Italian restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes; and Sri Pinang (+64 9-358 3886), one of the best Malaysian restaurants in Auckland.
Auckland Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Auckland, New Zealand, including: the Sky Tower, an enormous 60-story observation and telecommunications skyscraper offering breathtaking views of the city, a luxury rotating restaurant and the possibility for bungee jumping; the Auckland Domain, a vast urban park containing museums, memorials and the crater of the Pukekawa volcano; SkyCity Auckland, a popular entertainment complex with a casino and several upscale hotels and restaurants; and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, the main art gallery in the city, featuring a large number of national and international artworks.