Brussels Keynote Speaker
James Taylor in a renowned author and entrepreneur offering international keynote speeches to a large variety of audiences from different parts of the world coming from various organizations and industries. His main aim is in helping individuals and companies maximize, market and monetize their innovativeness. In the past 20 years, he travelled all around the world, from Brussels to Singapore, in order to teach a large number of corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, writers, and rockstars ways to build creative organizations and to lead innovative lives.
He has an MBA degree in international business and is at the moment a member of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an organization whose previous fellows include great personalities such as Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela. James’s previous clients include important corporations such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson and Johnson and Bertelsmann. Moreover, throughout his career he also provided one-on-one coaching to various high-profile clients. As an important personality, he appeared in a large number of media outlets and was the subject of a BBC documentary in which his life and innovative career were presented and discussed.
He provided speeches all over the world, from Asia and Middle East to Europe and the United States, teaching his audiences ways of coping with the change characterizing our contemporary culture and society and assisting them in building creative cultures.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Brussels has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
MCE Conference & Business Center, on Rue de l’Aqueduc
Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), on Rue Froissart
Diamant Brussels Conference & Business Centre, on Boulevard A. Reyers
Square – Brussels Meeting Centre, on Rue Mont des Arts
Charlemagne Conference Centre, on Rue de la Loi
The EGG Brussels, on Rue Bara
General Information about Brussels for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium with a population of 1.2 million. It is located in the north-central part of the country in one of the most urbanized regions of Europe, between London, Paris, the Rhine-Ruhr and Randstad. Brussels is home to many national institutions including the Royal Palace, where the royal family resides, the Palace of the Nation, the seat of the Belgian Federal parliament, or the Palace of Justice, where the Court of Cassation is located. Since World War II, Brussels also became the administrative center of various international organizations, such as the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), or the World Customs Organization. The city’s architecture is highly eclectic, combining the Gothic, Baroque, and Louis XIV styles with the modern and postmodern styles of, for example, the EU institutions. Brussels has over 80 museums, including the Royal Museums of Fine Arts and the Magritte Museum, as well as a large number of universities, including the world-famous ones Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Université Libre de Bruxelles. The city is also famous for its local waffles, chocolates, French fries and extremely strong and tasty beer.
The City as a Conference Destination
Brussels, Belgium is one of the largest conference centers in the world, probably also due to the presence of EU and other international organizations on its territory. The city’s most notable conventions focus on economy and finances, business, tourism, technology and life sciences. Some of the most important conferences taking place in 2018 include: Digital Finance Europe, the 5th People & Workforce Analytics Seminar, the World Summit on Accessible Tourism, the SRI Study Launch by the European Sustainable Investment Forum, and the SLAS Europe Conference & Exhibition (which will host over 1,000 academics, scientists and technologists from all around the world).
Brussels Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Brussels, Belgium, there are various local restaurants which you should definitely experience. One of the healthiest places to eat at is the Bon Bon restaurant (+32 (0) 2 346 66 15) which works with 95% of bio-organic products. Another world-famous restaurant is Comme Chez Soi (+32 (0) 2 512 29 21), one of the few dining venues Michelin offered a three-stars rating (for no less than 27 consecutive years). You should also not miss the Sea Grill restaurant (+32 (0) 2 212 08 00), specializing in various fish and seafood dishes, and Le Chalet de la Forêt (+32 (0) 2 374 54 16), famous for its French cuisine.
Brussels Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are various highly rated tourist attractions in Brussels which you should visit after your business conference. The city’s main square, located in the Brussels Old Town, and known as the Grand Place is an impressive architectural site and one of the most well preserved squares from Europe. The most important building in this square is the Royal Palace, the official residence of Belgium’s royal family. Another famous attraction is Belgium’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts, which is one of the largest museums in Europe. However, the most notorious and visited tourist attraction in Brussels remains the so-called Manneken Pis, the small statue of a little boy urinating, dating back to 1388 and deemed by locals as ‘the oldest citizen of Brussels.’