Chengdu Keynote Speaker
During the past twenty years, James Taylor, a global expert in creativity, artificial intelligence, innovation, leadership and marketing, travelled the globe, from Chengdu to Singapore, to provide keynote presentations to a large diversity of audiences.
Holding an MBA degree in international business and a fellowship at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts (RSA, whose past members include famous personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor offers clever, highly-visual and content-rich keynote speeches to individuals and companies coming from different industries. He travelled the world, from US and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, to help his audiences unlock their creative energies and learn to cope with a constantly changing world. He provided invaluable advice to both companies – including large multinational corporations such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Bertelsmann – and highly creative individuals, such as corporate leaders, writers, educators, entrepreneurs, and musicians, on how to maximize, market and monetize their creativity.
He is the recipient of the prestigious ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern Prizes, and has a high global visibility due to his presence in a variety of media outlets. Recently, he featured in a documentary produced by BBC, in which his accomplishments as a groundbreaking keynote speaker are presented.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Chengdu, China has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
International Convention Center International Convention Centre, on Shuncheng St.
Jiaozi International Convention Centre, on Shijicheng Rd.
Hanting Express Chengdu Shawan Convention Centre, on N 1st Section, 1st Ring Rd, Jinniu Q
Chengdu International Exhibition & Convention Centre, on Shawan Rd.
Home Inn Chengdu Shawan Convention And Exhibition Centre, on Jinsha Rd.
Chengdu Finance Expo Centre, on Xiaodong Street Section
General Information about Chengdu for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Chengdu, located in the southwestern side of China, is the capital of the Sichuan province, and has a population of over 10.1 million. It is currently one of the most important financial, economic, commercial, touristic, transportations, and cultural centres from Western China. Some of its most important industries include electronics and IT, finances, logistics, business and trade, automobile manufacturing, agriculture and defense. Chengdu hosts the regional headquarters, offices or operation centres of large multinational corporations including the Nippon Steel Corporation, Electricite de France, Henkel, JP Morgan Chase, Sony, Toyota, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and GE. Chengdu is also an important tourist destination and cultural hub. Some of its major landmarks include Mount Qingcheng, famous as the birth-place of Taoism, the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, home to an impressive population of giant pandas, and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, the oldest irrigation system in the world, dating back to 2,000 years ago. The city is also famous for the numerous festivals it hosts, such as the Grand Temple Fair, the Lantern Festival, the Dujiangyan Water Releasing Festival, the Huanglongxi Fire Dragon Festival and the South China Snow and Ice Festival, as well as for its amazing museums, including the Du Fu Thatched Cottage, the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum, the Sichuan Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The City as a Conference Destination
Chengdu, China, is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, such as: the International Conference on Electronics Technology, an important conference about current developments in information and electronics technology; the Chengdu International Forum on Precision Medicine Industry, a convention bringing together a large number of medical experts; the Chengdu International Supply Chain and Smart Logistics Expo, one of China’s most important logistics conference and exhibition; the China Annual Conference for International Education, a venue for educational specialists from all over the world; and the Chengdu International Tourism Expo, a major conference focused on recent developments in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Chengdu Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Chengdu, China, a few local restaurants to experience include: Qinshanzhai (+86 28 8505 3333) and Chengdu Yingxiang (+86 28 8624 5678), two of the best places in the city where you can sample traditional Chinese cuisine; Peter’s Tex-Mex Grill (+86 28 8522 7965), a famous Mexican-American restaurant; Cacaja (+86 28 8521 0318), serving a large variety of Indian dishes; Garden Champs (+86 28 8534 9999), an excellent French restaurant; Casamia (+86 28 8521 4100), a great Italian restaurant, renowned for its pizza; and Huaishi (+86 28 8518 6691), one of the best Japanese restaurants in Chengdu.
Chengdu Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Chengdu, China, including: the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation and breeding facility dedicated to giant pandas and other endangered animal species; Mount Qingcheng, a mountain considered one of the birthing places of Taoism, housing several ancient palaces and temples; the Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley, an important cultural hub located on an ancient street and home to various souvenir shops, local folk art, and excellent restaurants; and the Sanxingdui Museum, an archeology museum displaying an amazing collection of artifacts from the Bronze Age.