Birmingham Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an expert in creativity, innovation, marketing and leadership, offering tailored, insightful, content-rich and highly visual keynote presentations to a large variety of audiences from the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Travelling the world from Birmingham to Singapore, James provides advice to both individuals and organizations on how to increase their creative potential in order to successfully deal with the changes they are forced to face by our contemporary world. Holding a prestigious MBA in international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts, an organization with Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela as previous members, James is a world-famous entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker.
During his 20-year-long career, he collaborated with a range of internationally-renowned companies, including Apple, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Sony and Johnson & Johnson, in order to help them maximize, market and monetize their innovativeness. He also engaged in one-on-one coaching with a great number of corporate leaders, writers, musician and entrepreneurs. Internationally renowned for his educational as well as humorous and entertaining lectures, James is a prominent figure in a large variety of media outlets. He is the recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and was the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Birmingham has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, on Bull St.
International Convention Centre, Birmingham International Convention Centre, on Broad St.
The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, on Hill St.
Conference Aston, on Aston St.
De Vere Venues Colmore Gate, on Colmore Row
Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham, on Carrs Ln
General Information about Birmingham for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Birmingham, located in West Midlands, is the 2nd most populated city in England and the UK, with a population of 1,101,360. It has a peculiar economic profile, with thousands of specialized small workshops characterized by highly skilled trades, a feature which encouraged extraordinary levels of creativity and thus provided an economic base for prosperity. Birmingham is world-famous for its green areas. It contains 571 parks (more than any city in Europe), totaling 3,500 hectares and has more than six million trees and 400 km of streams and brooks. It has many wildlife areas such as the Project Kingfished and the Woodgate Valley Country Park, as well as in parks such as Kings Heath Park, Cannon Hill Park (housing also the Birmingham Nature Centre), Lickey Hills Country Part, and Handsworth Park. Nowadays Birmingham’s economy is dominated by the service sector, with approximately 88% of the city’s inhabitants working in this area. It is also the largest centre in the UK for employment in education, health, and public administration. An important tourist attraction is the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, with its amazing Pre-Raphaelite collection as well as works by Bellini, Rubens or Canaletto and a large collection of English watercolors and 17-century Italian Baroque painting.
The City as a Conference Destination
With its major facilities such as the International Convention Centre and the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham is a major hub for conferences, conventions and exhibitions, attracting 42% of UK’s total number of such events. Important conferences include: the International Technology Enabled Care Conference, exploring ways in which healthcare advances due to technological developments; Canvas, an inspirational meeting for people designing and marketing digital experiences; the World Congress of Spiritualists, a conference about the philosophy of Spiritualism; and NAHT’s Primary Conference, an event focused on education and designed around the theme ‘making the impossible happen.’
Birmingham Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Birmingham, UK, there are several excellent local restaurants you should experience. Highly rated restaurants offering British dishes include: Simpson’s in Edgbaston (+44 121 454 3434), Carters of Moseley (+44 121 449 8885), Purnell’s (+44 121 212 9799) and Adam’s (+44 121 643 3745). Birmingham is also famous for its thriving artisan and independent food sector, with bakeries such as Loaf (+44 121 458 7682) and microbreweries like the Two Towers (+44 121 439 3738). Additionally, Birmingham host several popular street food events and food festivals, such as the famous Birmingham Independent Food Fair.
Birmingham Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit during your business conference in Birmingham, UK. Some of the most famous include: the Thinktank Planetarium, an amazing interactive science museum with ten themed galleries where you can learn about various sciences like astronomy, biology, or engineering; the Second City Boats canal cruises, offering educational and entertaining boat trips around Birmingham; the Winterbourne House and Garden, a wonderful example of gardening and architectonic design from the Edwardian era; or the Falconry Centre, home to some of the most beautiful birds of prey in the world, including falcons, owls, hawks and eagles.