Geneva Keynote Speaker
International speaker and motivational keynote speaker in Geneva James Taylor is an expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, and marketing passionate about provide assistance to individuals and companies on how to market, monetize and maximize their creative potential. A world famous entrepreneur and author with a prestigious MBA in international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (past members of the RSA include notable personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor travels all around the planet, from Geneva to Singapore, in order to deliver insightful, tailored, content-rich and highly visual keynotes to individuals and organizations coming from different industries.
His aim is to help his audiences increase their creative capacities and speed up the pace of innovation and to teach them how to cope with the incessant changes characterizing contemporary society and culture. He offered keynote presentations in Europe, the United States, Middle East and Asia and also provided 1-on-1 coaching to some of the world’s leading individuals, ranging from famous corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to educators, artists and writers. He is the recipient of the prestigious ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award and has featured in a large variety of both online and offline media outlets. He assisted important multi-national companies such as Apple, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson and was the subject of a BBC documentary presenting his life and highly successful career as an international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Geneva has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
International Conference Center Geneva, on Rue de Varembé
InterContinental Geneva Conference Center, on Chemin du Petit-Saconnex
Varembé Conference Centre (CCV), on Rue de Varembé
IATA Geneva Conference Center, on Route de l’Aéroport
Event Center La Praille – Ramada Encore Genève, on Route des Jeunes
F6 Conference Center, on Rue Ferrier
General Information about Geneva for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Geneva is the second most populated city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populated one of Romandy, the French speaking part of the country. It is an important global financial and diplomatic center, home to the highest number of international organizations in the world, including the United Nations, the Red Cross, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Meteorological Organization, the World Trade Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, or the World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Association. Geneva contains 82 buildings and sites listed as important Swiss heritage sites, including churches such as the Notre-Dame Church, the Russian Church, and the Cathedral St-Pierre et Chapel des Macchabés, as well as renowned civic buildings such as the Former Crédit Lyonnais, the Former Hôtel Buisson, and the Former Arsenal and Archives of the City of Genève. Other important cultural landmarks include the Conservatoire de musique, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, and the Ile Rousseau. Geneva also hosts the oldest international school in the world, the International School of Geneva, founded in 1924 together with the League of Nations. Many important international companies, such as the Mediterranean Shipping Company, Gunvor, Mercuria Energy Group, Japan Tobacco International, Vitol, DuPont, Cargill or Caterpillar have their headquarters in Geneva.
The City as a Conference Destination
Geneva is an important international conference and convention center, hosting annually a large number of events, on topics ranging from business innovation to arts, literature, aviation, resource management and sports. Some of its most important conferences include: the Global Shapers Annual Summit, aiming to assist young leaders develop their potential, the Salon du livre, an international book and press fair, the Artgeneve, an important venue for national and international artists, the Salon de l’automobile, a famous international motor show, the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), the Salon RH Suisse, an event for human resource management, as well as the world’s largest sports conventions, the ISC International Sports.
Geneva Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Geneva, Switzerland, you can choose among a large variety of restaurants. Two of the most famous places where you can sample Swizz specialties are the Restaurant Les Armures (+41 22 310 34 42), in the heart of the city’s historical center, and the Bayview by Michel Roth (+41 22 906 65 52), located at Hotel President Wilson. The restaurant Rasoi by Vineet (+41 22 909 00 06) is the most famous place for Indian cuisine, whereas Café des Bains (+41 22 321 57 98) offers a large and varied selection of delicious international dishes.
Geneva Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions you can visit after your business conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Some of the most important ones include: the Palace des Nations, the European headquarters of the most important international organization from the world, the United Nations; Geneva’s world-famous lake which offers numerous opportunities for recreation; Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva’s oldest building, whose construction began in 1160 and was completed only four centuries after; and the ancient, picturesque Old Town, a maze of wonderful cobblestone streets filled with historical landmarks, bars, and shops. In the Old Town, you can also find the Bourg-de-Four, the oldest public square from the city.