Düsseldorf Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an inspirational keynote speaker who travels all around the world, from Düsseldorf to Singapore, to provide deeply insightful messages to individuals and organizations from multiple industrial backgrounds. His lively and insightful keynote speeches will help you and your teams unlock your creative potential, speed-up innovation, adapt to constantly changing conditions, and build creative cultures. An expert in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, leadership, and marketing, Taylor is strongly passionate to offer stage experiences which educate, entertain and inspire his international audiences.
During his tailored, highly visual, and humorous keynotes, he takes his audiences on extraordinary journeys of discovery, unveiling the secrets of how the most innovative people and companies from the world are adapting to change and technological disruption. Throughout his 20 year long career, Taylor has spoken at global conferences in the US, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America and hosted the globe’s largest online summit for professional keynote presenters. He collaborated with major corporations such as Bertelsmann, Johnson & Johnson, Apple, Sony and Yamaha, and provided 1-on-1 coaching to talented individuals from various backgrounds, including musicians, entrepreneurs, teachers, writers and corporate leaders. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and is currently a member of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an institution with notable previous fellows including Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. He appeared in a 30-minutes BBC documentary focused on his inspiring career as an keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Düsseldorf, Germany has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
B1, on Josef-Gockeln-Straße
CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf, on Stockumer Kirchstraße
Conference Center Herzogterrassen in Düsseldorf, on Herzogstraße
Messe Düsseldorf, on Arena-Straße
Tagungs- und Konferenzräume Roßstraße, on Roßstraße
Wöllhaf Konferenzzentrum, on Flughafen Terminal A
General Information about Düsseldorf for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Düsseldorf is the capital and second most populous city of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, after Cologne. The city is located in the centre of both the Rhine-Ruhr and the Rhineland Metropolitan Regions and is the largest city where the German Low Franconian dialect is spoken (similar to Dutch). Renowned for its fashion/trade fairs and art scene, Düsseldorf is considered the fashion capital of Germany, with designers such as Sabine Schumacher, Peter O. Mahler, and Renate Harvan based there. It is also an important international business and financial centre in Germany, with particular strengths in the telecommunication technology and advertising sectors. Companies such as BBDO Group, Publicis, Vodafone, Huawei, ERGO and many others have their headquarters in the city. Düsseldorf is a major hub in the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway network with more than 1,000 trains stopping in the city daily. It is characterized by a fusion of medieval and modern architecture with the Altstadt (the Old Town) located on the east bank of Rhine and various modern commercial areas on the west bank. Some of the most impressive old buildings in the Altstadt include St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower), both dating to the 13th century. The writer Heinrich Heine and the composers Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn are some of the most important figures who lived in Düsseldorf.
The City as a Conference Destination
Düsseldorf is a major German centre for international conventions and conferences. Every year, the city hosts many events such as: the d?TERRA Discover Europe Convention, an event focused on innovation and education; the Conversational AI Cognigy Partner & Developer Meetup, an inspiring venue for industry experts aiming to expand their international networks; the FKF?(Freundeskreis Kirmes und Freizeitparks) Convention, a yearly meeting which aiming to bring together the worldwide enthusiasts of the amusement parks and funfair scene; and the Smart Manufacturing for Operational Excellence, a conference helping manufacturers become more efficient and offering new business models through effective smart manufacturing strategies and leadership engagement techniques.
Düsseldorf Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, a few local restaurants to experience include: Münstermann Kontor (+49 211 1300416), a restaurant offering a wide range of tasty, fresh and hugely portioned German plates; the Oktopussy Bar & Restaurant (+49 211 97715106), an elegant place with delicious fish and meat dishes and some great wine options; the Askitis Greekcuisine (+49 211 6020713), serving a large variety of authentic and delicious Greek dishes; Bob & Mary (+49 211 99455355), an American inspired hamburger restaurant which has some of the best craft burgers in Düsseldorf; and Ristorante La Casetta (+49 211 24837000), a cozy Italian restaurant offering a diversity of traditional dishes.
Düsseldorf Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are many highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, including: the beautiful Altstad, the city’s old town, famous for its narrow streets filled with chic bars, pubs, restaurants, museums and religious sites such as Schifffahrtsmuseum (focused on shipping) and the St. Lambertus Church, dating back to 13th century; Der Neue Zollhof building complex, a prominent landmark located inside the redeveloped Düsseldorf-Hafen (port of Düsseldorf) designed by American architect Frank O. Gehry and consisting of three separate modern buildings (completed in 1998); and the Schloss Benrath, a striking 18th century Baroque-style palace with a lake, ornate gardens and a museum.