Jakarta Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker James Taylor, a world-leader in creativity and innovation, provides invaluable assistance to individuals and organizations all around the world, from Jakarta to Singapore, to help them maximize, develop, and monetize their creativity. With an MBA in international business and a current fellowship at the RSA (whose past fellows include prestigious figures such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor travels the world, from Asia and Middle East to Europe and the United States, to deliver tailored, highly visual and content-rich keynote presentations to individuals and companies from a large variety of professional backgrounds.
His prior clients include globally renowned companies such as Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann, Apple and Johnson & Johnson and he also offers 1-on-1 coaching to prominent individuals such as entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, writers, educators or even rockstars, in order to help them develop their creativity, increase the speed of innovation, and cope with the changes our contemporary world faces. Taylor is the recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and has been featured in a large variety of online and offline media outlets. He was the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary in which his life and successful career as an author, entrepreneur and international keynote speaker were presented.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Jakarta has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Jakarta Convention Center, on Jendral Gatot Subroto Senayan Gelora RT.
Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo), on Jalan Benyamin Suaeb Kemayoran RW
Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center, on Jendral Gatot Subroto
Jakarta Convention & Exhibition Bureau, on Jl. Kuningan Barat I
Shangri-La Hotel, on Jendral Sudirman Kav.
Manhattan Hotel, on Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio, Jakarta Selatan
General Information about Jakarta for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and the largest city in the country with a population of 10,075,310. Located on the northwestern coast of the island Java, at the gateway of Indonesia, Jakarta is often a stop-over for foreign visitors travelling to popular tourist destinations such as Bali, Lombok or Yogyakarta. It is a pluralistic and culturally-religiously diverse city, as well as the economic, cultural and political center of Indonesia. Its architecture, language and cuisine were influenced by an eclectic mixture of cultures, including Javanese, Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arad and European. The city is famous for its traditional markets such as Blok M, Senen, Pasar Baru, Tanah Abang, Mangga Dua, Cempaka Mas, Glodok, and Jatinegara, as well as its special markets including the antiques shops on Surabaya Street and the Rawabening Market, renowned for its gemstones. Jakarta is home to 142 museums, such as the Jakarta History Museum, the Wayang Puppet Museum, the Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, or the Maritime Museum. Other important tourist attractions include the Thousand Islands, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, the Ragunan Zoo, the Sunda Kelapa Old Port and the Ancol Dreamland complex on Jakarta Bay. Jakarta is also the headquarters of Indonesian and multi-national corporations such as the ASEAN Secretariat, the Bank of Indonesia, or the Indonesia Stock Exchange.
The City as a Conference Destination
Jakarta hosts a large number of international conferences, conventions, festivals and events each year. It is probably most famous for its art and culture festivals and exhibitions such as the Jakarta International Film Festival, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, the Jakarta Fashion Week, the Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival, the Indonesia Creative Products and the Jakarta Arts and Crafts exhibition. Other important conferences include the Indonesia Investor Conference, addressing issues such as global institutional and retail investments, the Indonesia Summit, discussing the role of the government and the private sector in the development of Indonesia’s innovation economy, as well as the technology conference DatacenterDynamics Converged Indonesia.
Jakarta Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Jakarta, there are various local restaurants you should experience. Probably the best place to try the local cuisine is the Bengawan Solo Indonesian Restaurant (+62 21 5704444). More internationally-oriented restaurants include: the Sailendra Restaurant (62 21 57988889), with a selection of Japanese, Western, Indonesian, and Middle Eastern food, the OKU Japanese Restaurant (+62 21 23583896), La Brasserie Restaurant (+62 21 2513131), offering American, Italian, Japanese, Indian and Indonesian dishes, or the SATOO Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel (+62 21 29229999), where you can find delicious food from all over the world.
Jakarta Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are various highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. The city’s most famous landmark and symbol is the 132 metres tall obelisk (Monumen Nasional) in the centre of the Merdeka Square. Other important landmarks include: the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, the Jakarta Cathedral, which served as the seat of the Roman Catholics since 1902, and the Taman Mini Indonesia Park, a 250 acres park displaying, in different themed pavilions, various aspects of Indonesian heritage and tradition. This park also contains a wonderful miniature of the Indonesian archipelago, a cable car, a traditional theater and an IMAX cinema.