Brisbane Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an inspirational keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur, famous for his expertise in creativity, innovation, marketing, artificial intelligence and leadership. Over the past twenty years he travelled all around the world, from Brisbane to Singapore, to deliver highly insightful and entertaining keynote presentations to companies and individuals from a large variety of professional backgrounds and industries. From the US and South America to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Taylor offered invaluable advice to his audiences on how to unlock their creativity, increase innovation and adapt to change. Holding an MBA focused on international business, a prestigious fellowship at the RSA (an organization having as prior members notable figures such as Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), and two important awards (the Modern ONTRApreneur and the S.D. Southern Awards), Taylor is highly capable to teach both individuals and companies how to maximize, market and monetize their creativity.
He worked with well-known multinational companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bertelsmann, Apple, Sony, and Yamaha and also provided invaluable one-on-one coaching to a large array of talented individuals, such as musicians, educators, writers, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs. His accomplishments as a global keynote speaker increased his visibility in a large variety of media outlets and even attracted BBC’s attention: he was the subject of a documentary about his life and career as a keynote speaker and entrepreneur.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Brisbane, Australia has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, on Merivale St & Glenelg Street
Christie Conference Space, on Adelaide Street
Cliftons Brisbane, on Edward Street
Queen Ann Corporate Conference Rooms, on Queen Street
The Pavilion Function & Conference Centre, on Greg Chappell Street
Royal On The Park Brisbane, on Alice Street
General Information about Brisbane for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over 2.5 million, Brisbane is the capital and largest city of the state of Queensland and third largest city in Australia. It is one of the oldest cities in Australia, founded on the homeland of indigenous Jagera and Turrbal peoples. Brisbane is ranked as a Beta World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network and is a major hub for information technology, financial services, petroleum refining, higher education, public sector administration, tourism and culture. It hosts the headquarters of many large corporations, including DHL Global, Suncorp-Metway Limited, Credit Union Australia, Krome Studios, Virgin Australia, PIPE Networks, Boeing Australia, WebCentral and Mincom Limited. Brisbane is also a major tourist destination, being the third most visited city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne. Some of its most important landmarks include the South Bank Parklands, the Roma Street Parkland, the Brisbane Forest Park, the City Botanic Gardens, St. John’s Cathedral, the City Hall, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, as well as excellent museums such as the Museum of Brisbane, the Gallery of Modern Art or the Queensland Art Gallery. The city hosts some of the country’s top universities, including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.
The City as a Conference Destination
Brisbane, Australia, is an important centre for international conventions and conferences. Some of the most notable ones include: Connecting Up – Digital Flightpaths Conference & Expo, bringing together experts in IT systems and strategy, digital marketing, communications and fundraising to discuss the effects on technology on not-for-profit organizations; TTS Australia, a large conference focused on developments in biotechnology; the Marketing Conference Brisbane, a forum for industry leaders and academics to discuss current trends in marketing; the National Allied Health Conference, one of Australia’s leading healthcare conventions; and the International STEM in Education Conference, a large conference focused on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Brisbane Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Brisbane, Australia, a few local restaurants to experience include: Bacchus (+61 7 3364 0837), an upscale restaurant serving a large variety of Modern Australian dishes and excellent cocktails; Public (+61 7 3210 2288), another Modern Australian restaurant located in a designer vintage space; George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant (+61 7 3211 8111), one of the best seafood restaurants in Brisbane, serving a diversity of Greek and Italian dishes; La Vue Waterfront Restaurant (+61 7 3831 1400), a locale offering a large selection of Modern European cuisine; and Mado (+61 7 3844 7111), a fantastic Turkish restaurant featuring regular belly dancing shows.
Brisbane Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Brisbane, Australia, such as: the Sea World Gold Coast, a vast oceanarium, marine mammal park and theme park, home to a large number of marine animals and polar bears, and featuring interactive tours, shows and rides; the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the oldest and largest koala sanctuary in the world, open since 1927; South Bank, Queensland, a recreational, cultural and educational precinct in Brisbane, featuring a public park replete with gardens and playgrounds, as well as a river beach; and the Glass House Mountains, a group of 13 picturesque hills offering possibilities for hiking and picnics.