Doha Keynote Speaker
Top motivational keynote speaker in Doha James Taylor has an MBA in international business and is a prestigious fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (previous notable members of RSA include Benjamin Frankel and Nelson Mandela). He is an award-winning keynote presenter and an internationally recognized leader in creativity, innovation, and marketing. For many years he has taught many entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators, authors, Grammy award-winning music artists, to develop and maximize their creative potential and achieve exponential growth. He has also assisted important international companies, ranging from Silicon Valley startups to innovative multi-nationals such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson & Johnson or Bertelsmann, to maximize, market and monetize their innovativeness.
A recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award, Taylor travels the world, from Doha to Singapore, to offer lively, content-rich and highly visual keynote speeches to a great variety of individuals and organizations from different industries. His numerous and highly insightful presentations from the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East brought him a high international visibility: not only was he featured in various online and offline media outlets, but he was also the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary presenting his life and successful career as an entrepreneur, author and international keynote speaker.
Global companies choose top Motivational Keynote Speaker in Doha James Taylor to help their finance people unlock their creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Doha has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, on West Bay Lagoon
Qatar National Convention Center, on Ar-Rayyan St.
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, on Al Corniche St.
Mondrian Doha, on the West Bay Lagoon
City Centre Rotana Doha, on 850 Conference Centre St.
Hilton Doha, on Al Corniche St.
General Information about Doha for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Doha is the capital and most populated city of Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf’s coast, it has a population of almost 1.5 million and is a fast growing city officially recognized as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders Cities,’ together with Beirut, Durban, La Paz, Vigan, Kuala Lumpur, and Havana. It is the economic, commercial, and financial center of Qatar and the 10th most expensive city to live in the world. By the 20th century, Doha became famous for its flourishing pearl trade. Nowadays, its economy and revenue are primary built from its oil and gas industries, the city being the headquarters of various national and international organizations, such as Qatar’s largest oil and gas companies, Qatargas and RasGas. In terms of architecture, Doha is largely characterized by modern buildings, including more than 50 skyscrapers. Since most of the city’s districts with traditional architecture were demolished in order to make room for new constructions, various measures have been taken in order to preserve Doha’s architectural and cultural tradition and heritage, such as the Qatar Museums Authority’s Al Turath al Hai (‘living heritage’). Additionally, sheikh Tamim Al Thani founded a small village within the city of Doha, the Katara Cultural Village, aiming to preserve the country’s cultural identity.
The City as a Conference Destination
Doha is an important convention and conference center, hosting various international events focused on themes such as education, environmentalism and sustainability, entrepreneurship, and construction technologies. Its most important conferences include: the Teaching & Learning Forum, where top education professionals gather to discuss the latest developments in the field of education, the Qatar Green Building Council, addressing sustainability challenges and solutions, the Rowad Quatar Entrepreneurship Award and Conference, an event founded and organized by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), or the Big 5 Qatar, an important event for the Built Environment industry, where topics such as construction technologies and innovations, construction tools and building materials, and machinery and vehicles are addressed.
Doha Food Options for Conference Delegates
There are several top restaurants in Doha, Qatar which you should try after your business conference. Various restaurants in Doha offer mixes of cuisines from different culinary traditions. Such restaurants include Teatro (+974 4445 8888), offering Italian, Chinese, and Indian dishes, and Sridan (+974 4429 5295), providing Italian, Chinese and Japanese food. A great place to eat French and Mediterranean food is Idam (+974 4422 4488) and a fantastic selection of seafood can be found at the Q Lounge & Restaurant (+974 4040 5116). At Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar (+974 4409 5236) you can eat a diverse selection of tasty American sweets.
Doha Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of high rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Doha, Qatar. The Katara Cultural Village was opened in 2010 and houses various organizations such as the Qatar Fine Arts Association, the Visual Art Center, the Theater Society, or the Qatar Music Society. The Museum of Islamic Art features artifacts from three continents dating from the 7th century onwards and is also an important place for lectures and press conferences. Another important museum is the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, opened in 1998 and housing over 15,000 artifacts from all over the world. The Pearl Monument, located along the Dhow harbor is a beautiful fountain and a famous hangout place for both locals and tourists.