Havana Keynote Speaker
Motivational keynote speaker James Taylor, a recognized specialist in creativity and innovation, offers invaluable assistance to individuals and organizations all around the globe, from Havana to Singapore, to help them maximize, market, develop and monetize their innovativeness. With an Masters in Business Administration focused on international business and a current fellowship at the RSA (whose notable past members include figures such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor travels the world, from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to Europe, South America and the United States, to deliver tailored, highly visual and content-rich keynote speeches to individuals and companies from a great diversity of professional and industrial backgrounds.
His past clients include internationally renowned corporations such as Sony, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Apple and Johnson & Johnson and he also offers one-on-one coaching to prominent, highly talented, individuals such as writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders, in order to help them increase their creativity and speed of innovation, and deal with the changes our contemporary societies face. Taylor is the winner of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and has been featured in numerous online and offline media outlets. He was the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary in which his accomplishments as an author, entrepreneur and international keynote presenter were discussed.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Havana, Cuba has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Anfiteatro Varona, on Calle J
Havana International Conference Centre, on Calle 146
Hotel Nacional de Cuba, on Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza
Hotel Telegrafo, on Paseo de Martí
Saratoga Havana, on Paseo de Martí
Vipassana Cuba, on Calle Jon de La Hosa
General Information about Havana for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of more than 2.1 million, Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba. Founded in the 16th century by the Spanish, Havana is nowadays the country’s most important financial, economic, commercial, political and cultural centre. It is home to Cuba’s government and various ministries and to over 90 diplomatic offices. Some of Havana’s major industries include manufacturing, communications, constructions, biotechnology, commerce, finances and, most importantly, tourism, which recently plays the most important role in Havana’s economy, with over one million tourists visiting the city each year. The city’s most famous landmarks include the Old Town (Habana Vieja), rated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, Havana’s picturesque squares such as the Plaza Vieja, the Plaza la Revolución, and Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of San Cristobal, a famous Baroque construction with asymmetrical features, the Christ of Havana, a gigantic statues of Jesus Christ overlooking the city, vibrant streets like the Prado and the Malecon Street, as well as the various cigar factories spread all around the capital. Havana is also an important cultural centre, home to renowned museums such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Revolution and the Museum of Decorative Arts.
The City as a Conference Destination
Havana, Cuba, is an important centre for a large number of international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Technology, one of Cuba’s most important conferences focused on technology; the International Congress of Travel Technology, another major technology event exploring the impact on technology on travel and the tourism industry; the International Congress on Legal Medicine and the International Conference of the Havana Psychiatric Hospital, two of the largest conferences about healthcare from Cuba; and the International Congress of Higher Education, a forum for experts in higher education methodologies from all over the world.
Havana Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Havana, Cuba, a few local restaurants to experience include: La Guarida (+53 7 8669047) and Somos Cuba (+53 7 8636339), two of the best places where you can sample traditional Cuban cuisine; Nero di Seppia (+53 5 4787871), a fabulous Italian restaurant; Havana Hobbit (+1 850-539-4040), a famous American food chain specializing in burgers and sandwiches; Fuumiyaki (+53 7 8337939), one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city; Nazdarovie (+53 7 8602947), a retro Russian restaurant; Río Mar (+53 7 2094838), a restaurant renowned for its seafood dishes; and Elizalde (+53 7 8672157), a restaurant specializing in grilled food.
Havana Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Havana, Cuba. Some of the most important ones include: the Old Havana, the city’s historic centre, famous for its extraordinary pieces of architecture; El Capitolio (the National Capitol Building of Havana), currently home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences and formerly the seat of the Cuban government; the Paseo Del Prado, a wonderful boulevard, famous for its large number of fountains and statues; and the Museum of the Revolution, an expansive museum with a diversity of historic exhibits housed in the former Cuban presidential palace.