Istanbul Keynote Speaker
Motivational keynote speaker in Istanbul James Taylor is a world-leading expert in creativity, artificial intelligence, innovation, marketing and leadership, providing tailored, insightful, content-rich and visual keynote speeches to a diversity of audiences from the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Travelling all over the world from Istanbul to Singapore, James offers advice to individuals and companies on ways in which to increase their creativity in order to successfully cope with the changes they are forced to face by our contemporary society.
With a prestigious MBA focused on international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an institution with Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela as previous notable members, James is a world-famous keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and author. During his twenty-year-long career, he closely collaborated with a range of globally-renowned corporations, including Sony, Apple, Bertelsmann, Yamaha, and Johnson & Johnson, in order to help them market, maximize, and monetize their creativity.
He also engaged in 1-on-1 coaching with a large number of corporate leaders, educators, writers, musician and entrepreneurs. Internationally famous for his educational and entertaining lectures, James is a prominent figure in many media outlets. He is the recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and was the subject of a BBC documentary.
Global companies choose top motivational keynote speaker in Istanbul James Taylor to help their people unlock their creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Istanbul, Turkey has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Haliç Congress Centre, on Sütlüce Mah. Karaa?aç. Cad. Haliç Kongre Merkezi ?dari Bina
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Centre, on Merkez Mahallesi, Silah?ör Cd.
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, on Harbiye Mahallesi
Istanbul Congress Centre, on Harbiye Mahallesi, Darülbedai Caddesi
Silence Istanbul Hotel & Convention Centre, on Brandium A.V. ve Yasam Mer. Atasehir
WOW Convention Centre, on Ye?ilköy Mahallesi
General Information about Istanbul for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over 15 million in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the most important economic, financial and cultural centre from the country. It is located on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait, bridging Asia and Europe both geographically and culturally. Istanbul is a cosmopolitan transcontinental city and has one of the fastest growing economies from the globe. It has particular strengths in the production of electronics, automobiles, olive oil and tobacco and hosts Turkey’s sole stock exchange, Borsa Istanbul. Moreover, it is a major tourist centre, attracting over 12 million visitors each year. Some of its most important landmarks include: the Sultanahmet Square, located in Istanbul’s Old Town and housing extraordinary monuments such as Hagia Sofia, the Topkap? Palace, the Sultanahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque), and the Cistern Basilica; the Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul’s main pedestrian street; and the New Istanbul, the city’s financial and business district. Istanbul is also a major cultural centre. In 2010 it was voted a European Capital of Culture, and it hosts many annual cultural festivals such as the International Istanbul Film Festival, the Istanbul International Jazz Festival and the Istanbul International Music Festival. Additionally, it is home to over 70 museums, including the Pera Museum, the Istanbul Modern Museum, and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum.
The City as a Conference Destination
Istanbul is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the International Conference on Business, Finance and Marketing, one of the largest conferences in Turkey exploring the relationship between business and marketing; the Marketing Kingdom Istanbul, another important marketing conference; the International Conference on Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences, a meeting point for experts in healthcare and medicine; the World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an important global convention focused on innovative practices in technology and business; and the Istanbul International Conference on Business and Economics, another large conference exploring developments in business strategies and management.
Istanbul Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Istanbul, Turkey, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Old Istanbul Cuisine (+90 534 263 98 46) and the Old Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant (+90 212 514 55 00), two of the best places to try traditional Turkish cuisine; Il Padrino Ristorante (+90 216 385 93 19), a fabulous Italian restaurant; La Petite Maison (+90 212 232 02 32), offering a large variety of French dishes; the Eleos Restaurant (+90 212 244 90 90), a well-known Greek restaurant providing fantastic views of the Bosporus Strait; and the Shang Palace (+90 212 275 88 88), a restaurant serving delicious Chinese dishes.
Istanbul Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Istanbul, Turkey, such as: Hagia Sophia, initially a Greek Orthodox patriarchal cathedral, later on an Ottoman imperial mosque, and currently a museum displaying a diversity of extraordinary mosaics; the Bosforus Strait, an iconic waterway separating Europe from Asia, offering the possibility for boating tours with great city views; the Taksim Square, a vibrant nightlife, dining and shopping district; the Galata Tower, a restored Byzantine tower from the 5th century overlooking the Bosforus Strait; and Rumelihisar?, a 15th century medieval fortress with multiple towers, water views and walking paths.