Honolulu Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is a global keynote speaker, author, and entrepreneur, strongly passionate to offer advice to individuals and companies on how to design creative lives and businesses. With a prestigious MBA in international business and a current fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (whose past notable members include major personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), James is travelling all over the world, from Honolulu to Singapore, staging creative, educative, but also entertaining keynote speeches to a diversity of audiences coming from different industrial background. During the past twenty years he provided keynote presentations in the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Besides offering invaluable advice to globally-famous companies such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Bertelsmann and Johnson and Johnson, James also engaged in 1-on-1 coaching, teaching a large number of corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, writers and music artists how to increase their creative potential, speed up the pace of innovation, and deal with the changes contemporary society faces. A world-famous specialist in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, James has been featured in numerous media outlets. Recently, he was also the subject of a BBC documentary focused on his life and highly innovative career as an author, entrepreneur and inspirational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Honolulu, Hawaii has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Hawai?i Convention Centre, on Kalakaua Ave.
Sullivan Conference Centre, on Ilalo St.
Annual Hawaii Convention, on Kalia Rd.
T.C. Ching Conference Centre, on Waialae Ave.
Queen’s Conference Centre, on Punchbowl St.
Ford Island Conference Centre, on Hornet Ave.
General Information about Honolulu for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the state of Hawaii, with a population of almost 360,000. It is an important centre for international business, military defense, tourism, and culture. Some of the most important companies based in Honolulu include Alexander & Baldwin, the Bank of Hawaii, the Central Pacific Bank, the First Hawaiian Bank, the Hawaiian Electronic Industries, the Matson Navigation Company, the Queen’s Health Systems, the Hawaiian Medical Service Association and the Hawaiian Airlines. Honolulu is a major touristic destination, attracting annually millions of visitors and contributing with approximately $10 billion per year to local economy. Some of the most visited tourist attractions include the Ala Moana Centre, a large open-air shopping mall, the Aloha Tower, an imposing lighthouse, the Diamond Head, a large volcanic cone, the ‘Iolani Palace, the former royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii, the Waikiki Beach, a picturesque waterfront neighborhood, and the Lyon Arboretum, a 200 acres botanical garden. Moreover, Honolulu is also famous for its cultural institutions, such as the Bishop Museum, a large natural history museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, showcasing large collections of Western and Asian art, and the Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu’s main music venue.
The City as a Conference Destination
Honolulu is a major centre for a large number of international conferences and conventions, including: the International Conference on Blockchain Technology, a meeting point for experts in cryptocurrencies; the Hawaii Technology Conference, one of the most important conferences focused on technology from the state of Hawaii; the International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation: Connecting Communities, Languages, and Technology, bringing together national and international specialists in linguistics and technology; DigiMarCon Honolulu and the Social Media Marketing Conference and Seminar, two important events focused on recent developments in digital marketing; and the Cross Cultural Health Care Conference, a major healthcare convention.
Honolulu Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, a few local restaurants to experience include: Helena’s Hawaiian Food (+1 808-845-8044) and the Original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai (+1 808-396-7697), two of the best restaurants where you can sample traditional Hawaiian food; Senia (+1 808-200-5412), an upscale restaurant combining Hawaiian with New American cuisine; La Mer (+1 808-923-2311), an opulent open-air French restaurant serving a large variety of gourmet dishes; Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill (+1 808-275-0063) and Orchids (+1 808-923-2311), two of the best seafood restaurants from Honolulu; and the Pig and The Lady (+1 808-585-8255), a fabulous Vietnamese restaurant offering a large variety of modern dishes.
Honolulu Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, including: Diamond Head, a dormant volcanic peak, featuring remains of historic military fortification and offering the possibility for numerous hiking trails; the Haunama Bay, a well-known natural preserve featuring a breathtaking beach and a population of green sea turtles and parrotfish; the ‘Iolani Palace, an imposing 19th century palace which used to be the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii; and the Manoa Falls, a giant 150 feet waterfall located in the midst of an arboretum and lush tropical vegetation.