Cologne Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is a motivational keynote speaker who travels everywhere in the world, from Cologne to Singapore, to provide deeply insightful messages to a variety of business audiences from multiple industrial backgrounds. He holds a prestigious MBA degree in international business and is a fellow of the RSA, an institute whose past members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela. Throughout his career, James has given presentations at a large number of international conferences in Europe, the US, Africa, South America, the Middle East and Asia and was the host of the globe’s largest online summit for professional speakers. He collaborated with major multinational corporations such as Bertelsmann, Apple, Sony, Yamaha, and Johnson & Johnson and also coached some of the planet’s most talented individuals (musicians, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators and writers).
His motivational speeches help his audiences expand their creative potential, speed-up the pace of innovation, adapt to an ever-changing society and build creative cultures. An expert in innovation, creativity, leadership, marketing, and artificial intelligence, James is strongly passionate about giving speeches which not only educate but also entertain his audiences. During his tailored, visual and highly humorous speeches, he teaches his public the diversity of ways in which the most creative companies and individuals on the globe are adapting to changes and technological disruptions. His exceptional talent as a keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur made him a prominent figure in a large variety of media outlets. Recently, BBC aired a 30 minutes documentary focused on his multiple accomplishments.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Cologne, Germany has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse, on Deutz-Mülheimer Str.
DMEXCO, on Koelnmesse GmbH, Messepl.
Gürzenich Köln, on Martinstraße
KölnKongress GmbH, on Messepl.
Maritim Hotel Köln, on Heumarkt
Wöllhaf, on Terminal 1, Ebene 3, Kennedystraße
General Information about Cologne for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Cologne is located in the west of Germany on the left bank of the Rhine River. It is the largest and most populous city in the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, with a population of over one million inhabitants. Starting as a Roman colony in the 1st century CE, Cologne has been an important major trading hub between the Eastern and Western parts of Europe. The city is also an important cultural hub with over 30 museums, hundreds of art galleries, as well as one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe, the Cologne University (Universität zu Köln), opened in the 14th century. Today the city’s economy is primarily based on the insurance and media industries as well as on a large market structure. The city is home to the headquarters of many corporate and media companies such as AXA Insurance, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group and Zurich Financial Services, RTL Television, Lufthansa Airlines, Toyota Motorsport GmbH, and REWE Group. Cologne’s skyline is dominated by the twin-spired Kölner Dom (the Cologne’s Cathedral), a landmark of High Gothic architecture which is situated in the middle of the reconstructed old town. The city centre is also famous for its gilded medieval reliquary architecture and breathtaking river views.
The City as a Conference Destination
Cologne, Germany is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most ones include: the Rheinwerk Online Marketing Conference, an in-depth exploration into the world of social media-assisted marketing; the Digital Misfits Festival, a convention focusing on digitalization and the importance of remote professionals as valuable assets for companies; the World Business Dialogue, the largest international student-run business conference in the world, with over 350 international delegates and more than 60 speakers; the C/O Pop Convention, a unique industry meeting for the music and advertising sectors; and the EXEC Insurtech, a major venue for specialists in insurance technologies and innovation.
Cologne Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Cologne, Germany, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Gaststätte Lommerzheim (+49 221 814392), a pub-like restaurant serving tasty grilled meats, veggies and fresh beer; the Bangkok Thai Restaurant (+49 221 80162378), an authentic Thai restaurant with amazing vegetable, fish and meat plates in a cozy atmosphere; the Bulgogi Haus (+49 177 5147920), a great little Korean restaurant offering many tasty traditional dishes; Zippiri (+49 221 92299584), an Italian family-owned restaurant where you can experience some of the best authentic tastes from Sardinia, Italy; and Sushi deLux Köln (+49 221 94387010), an upscale Japanese restaurant well-known for its sushi dishes.
Cologne Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Cologne, Germany, including: the Cologne Cathedral, a massive work of Gothic architecture and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites since 1996; the Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum, one of Cologne’s renowned riverside museums, tracing the 3,000-year-long history of chocolate, from the Aztecs to our contemporary world; the Cologne Zoological Garden, one of the largest zoos in Germany, featuring over 7,000 animals of more than 700 species; and the Wallraf–Richartz Museumhouses, which hosts a large collection of fine art from the medieval period to the early twentieth century.