Cape Town Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an award-winning international keynote speaker who travels the world, from Cape Town to Singapore to provide keynote speeches to a large variety of audiences coming from multiple industries. A world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, James aims to help individuals and organizations maximize, monetize, and market their creativity. During the past twenty years he travelled through Europe, the United States, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to offer tailored, content-rich and humorous speeches to a large variety of audiences in order to help them unleash their creative capacities, speed up the pace of innovation and learn how to cope with a constantly changing world.
He holds an MBA in international business and is currently a notable fellow of the prestigious organization RSA (the Royal Society of Arts), whose previous members include Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. During his highly successful career, James worked with international companies such as Sony, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Apple, and Johnson & Johnson, and also provided 1-on-1 coaching to some of the most talented individuals from the world, including entrepreneurs, writers, rock-stars, educators and corporate leaders. The recipient of the S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award, James has a high public visibility, featuring in a diversity of media outlets. Recently, BBC produced a documentary about his career as a global keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Cape Town, South Africa has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Atlantic Imbizo, on Clock Tower Silo Centre, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town Conferences, on Lawrence Street, Bergvliet
Cape Town International Convention Centre, on Convention Square, Lower Long Street
Century City Conference Centre, on Energy Lane, Century City
Durbanville Conference Centre, on First Floor, Town Center, Durbanville
J & J Conferences at Belmont Square, on Belmont Road, Rosebank
General Information about Cape Town for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the 10th largest one on the continent, with a population of over 400,000. It was established as a supply station in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company and is currently the legislative seat of South Africa and a major centre for business, finances, IT, logistics, electronics, transports and tourism. Famous corporations headquartered here include Woolworths, the Coronation Fund Managers, Sanlam, Naspers and Capitec Bank. Cape Town is a highly multicultural city, hosting numerous immigrants and expatriates. Additionally, it is a major tourist destination, attracting over 1.5 million visitors each year. Some of the city’s most important landmarks include: Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood famous for its quaint streets, colorful buildings and numerous mosques; the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving building in South Africa, built in 1679; the Kirtenbosh Botanical Gardens, showcasing the diversity and beauty of the Cape flora; and many excellent museums such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, District Six Museum, the South African Jewish Museum, the South African National Gallery and the South African Maritime Museum. Cape Town is also an important centre for education and research, home to world-famous universities such as the University of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the Stellenbosch University.
The City as a Conference Destination
Cape Town is an important centre for international conferences and conventions, including: AfricArena: the International Africa Tech Conference, an important forum for connecting African startups to international companies, organizations and investors; the AI Summit, one of South Africa’s largest conventions on developments in artificial intelligence; the International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering, Technology and Healthcare, a conference aiming to foster relations between Academia and industry; the Future Energy of Africa Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference, a major venue for leaders in the gas and oil industries; and the International Conference on Science, Health and Medicine, an important conference dedicated to advances in healthcare.
Cape Town Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Cape Town, South Africa, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Gold Restaurant (+27 21 421 4653) and Mzansi (+27 73 754 8502) two of the best places where you can sample traditional African cuisine; the Black Sheep Restaurant (+27 21 426 2661), famous for its delicious South African dishes; La Colombe Restaurant (+27 21 794 2390), an excellent modern French restaurant; Osteria Tarantino (+27 76 505 1771), one of the best Italian restaurants in Cape Town; Pigalle (+27 21 421 4848), a restaurant specializing in steaks, seafood and Portuguese cuisine; and Reverie Social Table (+27 79 060 6971), a luxurious restaurant offering a diversity of European and international dishes.
Cape Town Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are many highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Cape Town, South Africa, including: the Cape of Good Hope, the iconic tip of the Cape Peninsula, part of a wildlife reserve; the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, an expansive commercial and residential complex located close to the harbor and featuring an art museum and many restaurants and shops; the Kirtenbosch National Botanical Garden, a large nature reserve with rare plants, numerous hiking trails and breathtaking mountain views; and the Lion’s Head, a landmark mountain offering amazing panoramic views of Cape Town, as well as many hiking trails and historic graves.