Cebu Keynote Speaker
Global keynote speaker James Taylor is a well-known expert in creativity, marketing, artificial intelligence, innovation and leadership, who travels the world, from Cebu to Singapore, to deliver tailored, content-rich, highly visual, educational and humorous keynote presentations to a diversity of audiences from multiple industries. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, with a focus on international business, a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (an organization with prestigious past fellows including Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), and was the recipient of the S.D. Southern and the Modern ONTRApreneur prizes.
In the past 20 years, he travelled through Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, coaching individuals and organizations on how to unleash their creative capacities, speed up innovation and adapt to an ever-changing world. He worked with world-leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Yamaha, Apple, Sony, and Bertelsmann, and offered 1-on-1 coaching to highly talented international figures, including corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, rockstars and writers, teaching them how to maximize, market and monetize their creativity. His international reputation as a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and writer made Taylor a prominent figure in a large variety of media outlets. Recently, BBC produced a documentary focused on his life and professional accomplishments as a motivational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Cebu, Philippines has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Grand Convention Centre of Cebu, on Archbishop Reyes Ave.
IEC Convention Centre, on Cardinal Rosales Ave.
Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu, on Archbishop Reyes Ave.
Cebu Trade Hall, on 3rd Level SM
Mactan Island Convention Centre, in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu Province
Living Word Convention Centre, on Tanchan Road, Banawa
General Information about Cebu for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, Cebu is a politically independent province consisting of a main island and 167 surrounding islands. The province’s capital, Cebu City, is one the oldest cities and first capital of the Philippines. Renowned for both its metropolitan life and proximity to amazing exotic tourist destinations, Cebu is a top travel destination for both business and leisure trips. Often referred to as the “Queen City of the South,” Cebu is the second major city of the Philippines after the capital Manila. It is the main centre of trade, commerce and industry in the Visayas Region and it has the busiest port in the Philippines. Due to its fast economic development in the last decade, Cebu has become a global hub for shipping, furniture-making, tourism, heavy industry and business processing services. Cebu City is also the education centre of the region, hosting eleven large universities including the University of the Philippines Cebu, the Cebu Normal University and the Cebu Doctors’ University, each with a number of college branches spread around the city. The Cebu City area offers some remarkable landmarks, including the Basilica del Santo Nino, the oldest Catholic Church in the Philippines, or the beautiful Taoist Temple, located 300 metres above sea level and offering an outstanding view of the island.
The City as a Conference Destination
Cebu, Philippines is a growing destination for business conferences since the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an organization of the most important businesses from Cebu, continuously promotes the city’s growth in terms of economy and information and communications technology, aiming to transform Cebu into the premier ICT, software and e-services investment destination in Southeast Asia. Top annual conferences include: the Asian Carriers Conference, a major event focused on telecommunications; Routes Asia, a conferences dedicated to the development of the Asia Pacific region; the DevCon Summit 2018: Cebu, one the biggest information technology conference; and the Cebu International Conference on Business Management and Administration Development, a platform for both academics and professionals from multi-disciplinary fields to share their innovative ideas.
Cebu Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Cebu, Philippines, a few local restaurants to experience include: the House of Lechon (+63 32 231 0958), one of the best Filipino restaurants in the city, famous for its amazing spicy and tender lechon and its extraordinary variety of soups and other traditional plates; the Isla Sugbo Seafood City (+63 32 260 8000), another traditional Filipino restaurant offering fresh seafood and other great local recipes; the Maya Mexican Restaurant (+63 32 238 9552), a Mexican locale renowned for its great beef burritos; the Tavolata Restaurant (+63 32 505 6211), an Italian restaurant famous for its pescatore pasta; and the Tsay Cheng Restaurant (+63 32 231 5876), an excellent Chinese restaurant.
Cebu Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Cebu, Philippines, including: the Basilica del Santo Niño, a historic church dating back to the 1500s and famous for its beautiful architecture and the revered statue of Jesus as a child; the Fort San Pedro, a 18th century Spanish fortress, which currently houses a garden and a historical museum; and the Taoist Temple, a colorful temple located in the Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City, consisting of a chapel, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well and offering the possibility to enjoy a scenic view of the downtown Cebu from its balcony.