Bogota Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an international keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur aiming to assist individuals and organizations to maximize, market and monetize their creativity and innovativeness. He holds an MBA in international business and is a notable fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), whose previous members included Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela.
He is an award-winning presenter and globally recognized leader in creativity and innovation. For more than 20 years he has been teaching corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, writers and rockstars various ways in which to build innovative organizations and to lead a creative life. His former clients have included Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson, together with one-on-one coaching of various high profile clients. As a renowned creativity expert, he has been featured in a large number of media outlets and was also the subject of a 30 minute BBC documentary about his life and work as an inspirational keynote speaker.
James travels the world, from Bogota to Singapore, to provide tailored, content-rich, and highly visual keynote speeches in order to educate, inspire and entertain individuals and organizations from a great diversity of industries. He offered passionate and insightful keynote speeches all over the world, in Europe, the US, Asia and Middle East and taught his audiences how to build creative cultures, increase the speed of innovation and cope with change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Bogota has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Conferias Bogota, on Carrera 37
Compensar Av. 68 Convention Center, on Avenida 68
JW Marriott Hotel Bogota, on Calle 73
NH Collection Royal Teleport, on Calle 113
Hilton Hotel Bogota, on Carrera 7
World Trade Center Bogota, on Carrera 8a
General Information about Bogota for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Bogota is the capital city of Colombia, as well as the largest city in the country. It is located on a high plateau (the Bogota savannah) in the center of Columbia and is part of the Altiplano Cudiboyacense (in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes). Bogota is administrative, economic, political, industrial, cultural, artistic and sports center of Columbia and is the site of 56% of Columbian tourism. It is home to 1,434 multinational corporations and is a growing destination for international meetings. It has a large number of historical and cultural institutions, including 62 arts galleries, 58 museums, 45 theaters, 33 libraries, more than 150 national monuments, and 75 attraction and sports parks. Important landmarks and touristic attractions include: La Quinta de Bolivar, the National Observatory, the botanical garden José Celestino Mutis, La Candelaria (the historical center of the city), the Colombia National Museum, the Luis Angel Arango Library, the Botero Museum, the Gold Museum, the Bogota Philharmonic, the monument of the American flags, the Colpatria observation point, or green parks and amusements parks such as Salitre Magico and Mundo Aventura. Each Sunday, various brunch and flea markets are held, including the famous one from Usaquen.
The City as a Conference Destination
Bogota is an important conference venue, hosting various annual conventions on topics ranging from economy and finances to engineering, politics, art and intellectual property. Prominent conferences on economics and finance include the Bogota Experimental Economics Conference (BEEC) and Memorias: Degustación de Innovación. The Andean Summit on Anti-Corruption and Compliance brings together regional and international experts to discuss ways of combating corruption. Other important conferences include the SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC), as well as conventions on arts and intellectual property such as Modernizacion y Desarrolismo and Il Incuentro de Propriedad Intelectual.
Bogota Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Bogota, Columbia, there are various local restaurants that you should experience. You can sample delicious Colombian cuisine at La Ventana (+57 6006030), Santa Fe Restaurante (+57 1 2816794), and Prudencia (+57 1 3941678). If interested in a larger diversity of South American food, we recommend Capital Cocina y Cafe South American Gastropub (+57 1 3420426) or La Molina Peruvian (+57 18013430). European cuisine is also represented by restaurants such as Matiz $$$$ (+57 1 5202003), Circo Terraza Zona G (+57 1 4816000), and Tramonti (+57 1 2182400).
Bogota Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Bogota, Colombia. The most famous one is the historical district of Bogota, La Candelaria, where you can admire dazzling colonial architecture and a beautiful emerald market. Bogota also has a large number of amazing museums, including Museo Botero, where over 3,000 artworks dating from 16th century onwards are exhibited, and Museo del Oro (the Museum of Gold), featuring a fantastic collection of gold objects from various centuries. Closer to nature, the Botanical Garden of Bogota is the largest of its kind in Colombia.