Beirut Keynote Speaker
Inspirational keynote speaker James Taylor is an internationally-recognized expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence and marketing, who travels everywhere in the world, from Beirut to Singapore, to help individuals and companies unleash their creative abilities, increase innovation, and successfully deal with the incessant changes characterizing our contemporary world.
In the past twenty years, Taylor provided insightful, highly-visual, content-rich and humorous speeches to various audiences from Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, the US and the Middle East. With an MBA focused on international business and a fellowship at the prestigious RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, whose past members included renowned figures like Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor worked with multinational companies such as Bertelsmann, Yamaha, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, and Apple, and offered one-on-one coaching to a diversity of world-leading entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, musicians, educators and writers, helping them market, monetize and maximize their innovativeness.
A globally-renowned entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker, and the winner of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern Awards, Taylor has gained visibility in a large number of media outlets. Recently, he was also the subject of a BBC documentary, in which his life and major accomplishments as an innovative entrepreneur and motivational keynote speaker were presented.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Beirut, Lebanon has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Beirut Digital District, on Nassif Yazigi
Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Centre, on Emile Lahoud Highway, Furn El Chebak
Le Bristol Hotel, on Madam Curie
Le Commodore Hotel, on Baalbak Street, Hamra
Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut, on General De Gaulle
Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, on Phoenicia Street Beirut
General Information about Beirut for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With more than one million inhabitants, Beirut is the capital and most populated city of Lebanon. Located on the Mediterranean coast, the city has the largest port in the country and is one of the oldest cities in the world (approximately 5,000 years old). Beirut is Lebanon’s main commercial and financial centre, with particular economic strengths in the service and banking sectors. Several major banks, companies and institutions have their (regional) headquarters in Beirut, including Banque du Liban (the most important bank from the country), the Union of Arab Stock Exchange, the Union of Arab Banks, the Beirut Stock Exchange, Middle East Airlines and the United Nationals Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Beirut is also an important tourist destination, famous for landmarks such as the Pigeon Rocks, a monumental natural sight, the Nejmeh Square (Place de L’Etoile), home to the magnificent Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. George, and the Jeita Grotto, a breathtaking compound of crystallized caves. Beirut is also a major cultural centre, with excellent museums like the National Museum of Beirut, the largest archeology museum from Lebanon, the Sursock Museum, housing amazing collections of Islamic, Japanese and Italian art, and the Beirut Art Centre, a museum exhibiting a large number of contemporary artworks.
The City as a Conference Destination
Beirut, Lebanon, is an important centre for a large number of international conventions and conferences. Some of the most notable ones include: the International Conference on Digital Information, Networking and Wireless Communications, a large conference about recent developments in information technologies; From Insight to Impact – WIN Annual Conference in Beirut, one of the most important conferences on business strategies from Lebanon; the Beirut International Healthcare Industry Forum, a major healthcare convention; the ACS Beirut: Innovation in Education Conference, a meeting point for experts in education; the Retail Banking Summit, an excellent conference dedicated to advances in retail banking; and the User Experience Beirut, a conference bringing together developers, digital designers and entrepreneurs.
Beirut Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Beirut, Lebanon, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Em Sherif Restaurant (+961 1 206 206) and Boulevard Beirut (+961 1 366 222), two of the best restaurants in the city where you can try traditional Lebanese dishes; Mayrig Beirut (+961 1 572 121), an amazing Armenian restaurant; La Paillote (+961 1 369 113), famous for its seafood dishes; Jaï (+961 1 341 940), serving a large variety of Thai dishes; Centrale (+961 3 915 925) and L’Autre Bistro (+961 1 742 501), two excellent French restaurants; and Osaka Sushi Lounge (+961 1 360 630), a Japanese restaurant renowned for its sushi courses.
Beirut Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Beirut, Lebanon, such as: the Beirut Central District, the most important commercial, financial and administrative centre of Beirut, world-famous for its extraordinary architecture and for its large number of shops and restaurants; the National Museum of Beirut, housing an excellent collection of artifacts dating from prehistoric times to the 16th century; the Sursock Museum, built in 1912 and featuring both Lebanese and foreign modern artworks; and the Grande Serail, an imposing historic building situated in downtown Beirut and housing the headquarters of Lebanon’s Prime Minister.