Glasgow Keynote Speaker
International keynote presenter James Taylor is a world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, leadership and marketing, who travels the world, from Glasgow to Singapore, to help individuals and organizations unlock their creative capacities, increase the speed of innovation, and successfully cope with the incessant changes characterizing our society. In the past 20 years, Taylor offered insightful, highly-visual, content-rich and entertaining speeches to various audiences from Europe, Asia, the US and Middle East. With an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the prestigious RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, whose past fellows included famous figures like Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor collaborated with prestigious multi-national companies such as Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Sony, Apple and Johnson & Johnson, and provided 1-on-1 coaching to a large variety of international entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, musicians, writers and educators, helping them market, monetize and maximize their creativity and innovativeness.
An internationally-famous entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker, and the recipient of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award, Taylor gained visibility in a great number of media outlets. Recently, he was also the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary, in which his life and highly successful career as an innovative entrepreneur and international keynote speaker were presented and discussed.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Glasgow has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
SEC Centre, on Exhibition Way
Kelvin Conference Centre, on the West of Scotland Science, Park
The Studio Conference Center, on Hope St.
200 SVS Conference & Events, on St. Vincent St.
Hazelwood House, on First Gardens
TouchBase Business Centre, on Middlesex St.
General Information about Glasgow for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third most populated one in the United Kingdom. It expanded from a small village on the river Clyde to become nowadays the largest seaport in the UK. With the establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, the city became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment, and starting with the 18th century, it developed into one of Great Britain’s main hubs for transatlantic trade with the West Indies and North America. Glasgow is famous for its Art Nouveau and Victorian architecture, and is home to important cultural institutions such as: the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Theatre Royal, the Pavilion Theatre, the King’s Theatre, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Glasgow Film Theatre, the Tron Theatre, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the Mitchell Library and Theatre, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the McLellan Galleries, and the Lighthouse Museum of Architecture. Glasgow is also an important financial center. Located on the west side of the city, its famous financial district, officially known as the International Financial Services District (and less officially as ‘the Wall Street on Clyde’) is home to eight of the ten largest insurance companies in the UK, including Direct Line, Esure, AXA, and the Norwich Union.
The City as a Conference Destination
Glasgow is an important venue for many international conferences and conventions with topics ranging from business and medical science to religion and tourism. Some of the most notable conferences in Glasgow include: the SME Business Insight Conference – Productivity through People, an important event about business, finances and investments; the Glasgow Imaging Network Symposium, a meeting of optical microscopy specialists from Scotland and abroad; the Festival of Life Scotland, also known as the Holy Ghost Service, one of the largest Christian meetings in the world attracting top government officials and business leaders; and the Scottish Tourism Month, a series of lively, engaging, inspirational and informative sessions about national and international tourism.
Glasgow Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Glasgow, UK, there are many local restaurants which you should experience. Some of the most famous ones include: the Number 16 Restaurant (+44 141 339 2544), offering a highly varied Scottish menu, the Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery (+44 141 221 8188), renowned for its Scottish cuisine emphasizing seafood, Bill’s Glasgow Restaurant (+44 141 221 6883) and the Gannet (+44 141 204 2081), two places with great selections of European dishes, the Qua Italian Restaurant (+44 141 552 6233), a great place to sample Roman and Tuscan cuisines, and the Cail Bruich (+44 141 334 6265), a famous French restaurant.
Glasgow Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Glasgow, UK. The city’s most significant historical building is the beautiful Glasgow Cathedral, built in the 12th century in a Gothic style. A fantastic museum is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, inaugurated in 1901, and containing a great collection of British and continental artworks, including paintings by Van Gogh and Dali. The Glasgow School of Art, built in 1909, is an architectonic gem constructed in the Art Nouveau style under the supervision of the famous Scottish designer Charles Rennie Macintosh.