Dublin Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an award-winning international keynote speaker, entrepreneur and writer who, in the past 20 years, continuously travelled the world, from Dublin to Singapore, in order to help a large number of individuals, companies and organizations to develop, market and monetize their creativity and innovativeness. An important fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (other famous members of this society were Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin) with an M.B.A in international business, James is keen on offering advice to a large variety of audiences coming from diverse backgrounds.
His most notable clients included international companies such as Apple, Sony, Bertelsmann, Yamaha and Johnson & Johnson. Moreover, he also provided 1-on-1 coaching to world-famous personalities including corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, authors or rockstars to help them unlock their creativity, speed up the pace of innovation, and thrive in a continuously changing society. His tailored, highly visual and rich in content keynote speeches, delivered in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Middle East, made James a world-renowned personality featuring in a large number of media outlets. For his outstanding performances he received the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award, and BBC featured a 30 minutes documentary in which his life and highly successful career as an entrepreneur and global keynote speaker were presented and discussed.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Dublin has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Convention Centre Dublin, on Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay
Griffith Conference Centre at the Griffith College, on S Circular Rd.
Marino Conference Centre at the Marino Institute of Education, on Griffith Ave.
The Conference and Events Venue at the Mansion House, on Dawson St.
Citywest Hotel, on Garters Lane
National Show Centre on Stockhole Lane
General Information about Dublin for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland and is considered among the top thirty cities in the world by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC). Located on the eastern coast of Ireland at the mouth of the Liffey River, Dublin is the economic center of Ireland and an important site for industry, administration, education and arts. In 2009, it was deemed the 4th richest city in the world (by purchasing power) and the 10th richest by personal income. Renowned international companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Paypal, Yahoo, Pfizer or Accenture have their operational bases and European headquarters in Dublin, the so-called ‘Tech Capital of Europe.’ Dublin is also famous for its historical buildings and monuments, including the Dublin Castle (13th century), and the Dublin Cathedral (12th century). One of its most recent monuments, the Spire of Dublin, also called the Monument of Light, is another impressive landmark. The city hosts a large number of museums and art galleries too, such as the National Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, or the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Moreover, it is famous for its literary history, producing literary figures such as James Joyce, Samuel Becket, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw.
The City as a Conference Destination
Dublin hosts a large number of international conferences, conventions and events, many of them focused on technological advances, economics and business. Some of the most important ones are: the SaaStock, focused on building B2B software companies, the UXDX, a conference dedicated to user experience, developer experience, and experience design, the Uprise Festival Europe, an important technology festival with over 2,000 attendants, the Cyber Security Conference and Exhibition, an event in its 8th year already where issues regarding online security are debated, and FutureScope, a conference promoting collaboration and interaction between multinational companies and entrepreneurs.
Dublin Food Options for Conference Delegates
There are a large number of restaurants you should experience while you are attending a business convention in Dublin, Ireland. Irish cuisine can be sampled in various places, including Chapter One (+353 1 873 2266), The Greenhouse (+353 1 676 7015), F.X. Buckley (+353 1 671 1248), and the Bloom Brasserie (+353 1 668 7170). Delicious international dishes can also be found in Dublin, in restaurants such as I Monelli (+353 1 454 6057; Italian and Mediterranean cuisine), Veda (+353 1 202 4040; Indian and Asian cuisine), and Patrick Guilbaud (+353 1 676 4192), the famous restaurant awarded 2 stars by Michelin and serving a great variety of French food.
Dublin Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are various highly rated touristic attractions to visit after your business conference in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin Castle, dating from the 13th century, and the Dublin Cathedral, dating from the 12th century, are two of the most visited landmarks. The National Museum of Ireland is the perfect place for learning more about the history of Ireland, whereas the Phoenix Park, one of the largest in Europe, contains other important landmarks such as the Dublin Zoo, the Wellington Monument and the Magazine Fort. Beer fans should definitely visit the Guinness Storehouse where they can not only learn more about this famous beer brand’s history and brewing methods but also drink a complimentary pint at the end of the visit.