Hong Kong Keynote Speaker
Over the past 20 years, motivational keynote speaker in Hong Kong James Taylor, an international expert in creativity, innovation, leadership and marketing, travelled the world, from Hong Kong to Singapore, to deliver keynote speeches to a large variety of audiences. With an MBA degree in international business and a current fellowship at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts (whose past members included famous personalities such as Benjamin Franklin or Nelson Mandela), Taylor offers insightful, highly visual and content rich keynote presentations to individuals and organizations coming from various industries.
He travelled the globe, from US to Europe, Asia and Middle East, to help his audiences unleash their creative potential and learn to cope with a constantly changing society. He offered invaluable advice to both companies – including global multi-nationals such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson and Johnson and Bertelsmann – and highly creative individuals, such as corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, musicians and writers, on how to develop, market and monetize their innovativeness. Taylor is the recipient of the prestigious ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award, and has a high international visibility due to his continuous presence in a large number of media outlets. Recently, he featured in a 30 minutes documentary produced by BBC, in which his life and career as a groundbreaking keynote speaker are presented.
Global companies choose top Motivational Keynote Speaker in Hong Kong James Taylor to help their finance people unlock their creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Hong Kong has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Expo Dr.
Admiralty Conference Centre, on Harcourt Rd.
Euro Trade Centre, on Des Voeux Rd.
Cliftons Hong Kong, on Harcourt Rd.
Rooms and Facilities Rental – HKMA, on Gloucester Rd.
Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong, on University Dr.
General Information about Hong Kong for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Hong Kong (officially called the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China) is an autonomous territory located in East Asia, on the Eastern side of the Pearl River’s estuary. Formerly a colony of the British Empire, Hong Kong has now two official languages – Chinese and English. Originally a conglomeration of fishing and farming villages, Hong Kong is nowadays one of the most important financial centres and trading ports from the world. It has the highest number of skyscrapers in the world (317), including the towers hosting the International Commerce Centre and the International Finance Centre. The city is also famous for its colonial and European architecture, including its older government buildings. With ten universities on its territory, some of them established during the colonial period (e.g. the University of Hong Kong), Hong Kong is considered a mixture of Eastern and Western values, where the traditional Chinese focus on family and education is combined with progressive Western ideals, such as that of economic freedom. It has an extremely high Human Development Index ranking, ranking 7 in the world’s top life expectancy places. Hong Kong is also an important international shopping destination, famous for its artisanal tailors and its Temple Street Night Market.
The City as a Conference Destination
There are a great number of conferences and conventions taking place each year in Hong Kong, focused on a large diversity of themes, including technology, arbitration services, investment funds, or fresh produce markets. Among the most important ones are: RISE, an event organized by the team behind the Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference; the Hong Kong Arbitration Week, an important venue for arbitration practitioners from all around the world; the Hong Kong Investment Fund Association (HKIFA) Conference, aiming to provide a networking platform for market participants, stakeholders, distributors and regulators; and Asiafruit Congress, an event already in its 20th year, focused on Asia’s fast developing fresh produce markets.
Hong Kong Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Hong Kong, there are various local restaurants to experience. A large variety of Cantonese dishes can be sampled at the Yan Toh Heen Restaurant (+852 2313 2323) and the Lung King Heen Restaurant (+852 3196 8888). If interested in Indian cuisine you should definitely not miss the Bombay Dreams Restaurant (+852 2971 0001), as well as the Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant (+852 2640 2123), from which you can also have a great view of the Victoria Harbour. As almost everywhere in the world, Italian cuisine is also represented in Hong Kong: for extraordinary pizza and pasta, visit Pirata Hong Kong (+852 2887 0270).
Hong Kong Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Hong Kong. Some of the most important ones include: the Peak, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods and the highest point on the Hong Kong Island, offering some of the world’s most spectacular cityscapes; the Temple Street Night Market, a famous street bazaar, filled every night with traders, fortune tellers and even opera singers; and the Clock Tower, a 44 metres tall tower constructed in 1915 as part of the Kowloon-Canton Railway, a memorable historical landmark serving as a reminder of the Age of Steam and of the incessant process of immigration and emigration characterizing Hong Kong.