Belfast Keynote Speaker
With a highly inspiring style, global keynote speaker James Taylor travels everywhere in the world, from Belfast to Singapore, to offer deeply insightful and powerful messages to business audiences from different industries. His lively presentations will help you and your teams unleash your creativity, accelerate innovation, build creative cultures and adapt to change.
As an international keynote speaker and leading expert in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, James is passionate to deliver experiences on stage which educate, inspire and entertain audiences. During his tailored, visual and humorous speeches, he takes his audiences on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of the ways in which the most creative and innovative institutions and individuals from the world are adapting to change and technological disruption. With a mission to unlock the creative potential in individuals and teams, James has spoken at global conferences in the US, Asia, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Moreover, he hosted the world’s largest online summit for professional keynote speakers. His previous clients included Apple, Bertelsmann, Yamaha, Sony, and Johnson & Johnson, and BBC produced a documentary about his life and career. James holds an MBA in international business and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an institution whose past members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Belfast, Northern Ireland has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, on Fisherwick Pl.
Spires Conference & Exhibition Centre, on Wellington St.
Hilton Belfast, on Lanyon Pl.
Mount Business Centre, on Woodstock Link
Conference and Meeting Centre Belfast, on Belmont Church Rd.
Waterfront Hall, on Lanyon Pl.
General Information about Belfast for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Located on the banks of the Lagan River, Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, with a population of over 330,000. At the beginning of the 19th century, Belfast was a major port and key player in the Industrial Revolution due to its production of linen. Although the city suffered intense political violence towards the end of the 20th century, it currently has a fast-growing economy and remains an important centre for industry, trade, business, law and higher education. Some of the largest corporations with headquarters in the city include Allstate Northern Ireland, Harland and Wolff, Kainos Group, Short Brothers, Wireless Group Limited and Woodgate Aviation. In the recent, more peaceful decades, Belfast became a major tourist destination, attracting annually over 7 million visitors. Some of its most famous landmarks include the imposing Belfast City Hall, constructed in 1906 in an Edwardian style, the Cathedral Quarter, the city’s main cultural and touristic area, as well as the city’s over 40 public parks and gardens. Belfast is home to the oldest English-language newspaper in the world, The News Letter, to BBC Northern Ireland, and to several excellent museums, such as Titanic Belfast, the Ulster Museum, the National Museum Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland War Memorial.
The City as a Conference Destination
Belfast, Ireland is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, such as: the BelTech Annual Conference, Northern Ireland’s largest conference focused on technology; the Big Data Belfast Conference, another major event about current trends in information technology; Digi-Talk, a meeting point for experts in digital marketing from Northern Ireland and abroad; Digital DNA, a venue for SMEs and startups focused on digital technology and willing to share their ideas; the International Healthy Cities Conference, a healthcare event organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; and the International Conference on Learning, organized by Queen’s University Belfast and focused on developments in education.
Belfast Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a few local restaurants to experience include: Holohan’s Pantry (+44 28 9029 1103) and Molly’s Yard (+44 28 9032 2600), two of the most famous places where you can sample traditional Irish cuisine; the Muddlers Club Restaurant (+44 28 9031 3199) and Holohan’s at the Barge (+44 28 9023 5973), two restaurants serving a large variety of Modern European dishes; the Shu Restaurant Belfast (+44 28 9038 1655), an excellent French restaurant; Mourne (+44 28 9024 8544), one of the best seafood restaurants in Belfast; and Scalini (+44 28 9032 0303), a fantastic Italian restaurant decorated with breathtaking Italianate murals.
Belfast Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are many highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, including: Titanic Belfast, the city’s most famous museum dedicated to the renowned sunken ocean liner, Titanic, and featuring an underwater exploration theatre and re-created cabins and decks; the Belfast City Hall, a large ornate government building constructed in 1906 and currently hosting the Belfast City Council; the Ulster Museum, showcasing over 9,000 years of Irish culture and history, through various art works, furniture, ceramics, costumes and industrial objects; and St. George’s Market, the last surviving covered market in Belfast from the Victorian era, selling each weekend a large variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, crafts and fashion items.