Kuala Lumpur Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an international keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author, highly passionate to provide advice to individuals and companies on how to design creative lives and enterprises. With an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the prestigious Royal Society of Arts (whose past notable fellows include personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), James is travelling all around the world, from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, staging highly creative, educative, but also humorous and entertaining keynote presentations to a large variety of audiences coming from diverse industries.
In the past 20 years he offered keynotes in the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Besides providing invaluable advice to world-famous organizations such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson, James has also engaged in one-on-one coaching, teaching a large number of entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators, writers and music artists how to increase their creativity, speed up the pace of innovation, and cope with the changes the contemporary world faces. An internationally-recognized expert in creativity, innovation, marketing and leadership, James has been featured in a great number of media outlets. Recently, he was also the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary focused on his life and highly innovative career as an entrepreneur and international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Kuala Lumpur has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, on Jalan Pinang
TKP Conference Center on, Jalan Sultan Ismail
MITIN Conference Center – Taman Desa, on Jalan Desa Bahagia
MITIN Conference Center – KL City Center, on Jalan Raja Chulan
Joey Yap Conference Center, in the Gardens South Tower, Mid Valley City
Connexion Conference & Event Centre – CCEC, on Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South
General Information about Kuala Lumpur for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, with an area of 243 square km and a population of 1.73 million. It is one of the leading cities in the world in terms of tourism and shopping (the 8th most visited city in the world and home to three of the largest malls in the world). Kuala Lumpur has an extraordinary road system supported by extensive public transport networks such as the Light Metro (LRT), the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), the monorail, the airport connection rail and the commuter rail. The city’s architecture is a mixture of Asian, Malay Islamic and colonial influences, with buildings designed in a diversity of architectonic styles, including Neo-Gothic, Grecian-Spanish, Mock Tudor or Mughal and Moorish Revival. Some of the most picturesque colonial buildings include the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Other important architectonic landmarks are the 451 metres-tall Petronas Twin Towers. Besides being a central hub for economy and industry, Kuala Lumpur is also an important site for cultural activities and events. The city is home to two impressive museums, the National Museum and the Islamic Arts Museum, the latter housing more than seven thousands Islamic artifacts.
The City as a Conference Destination
Kuala Lumpur is an important venue for a large variety of conferences and conventions, focused on themes ranging from technology, banking and sustainable brands to medicine, fashion, and food. Some of the most important events taking place here include: the BankTech Asia Convention, where the latest technological developments associated to banking are presented; the Sustainable Brands Kuala Lumpur Annual Conference, an important forum for discussing new trends in sustainable brands; the Malaysian Medical Summit (MMI), an event gathering medical students from all over Malaysia for stimulating conversations; the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, where both local and international designers are represented; and the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, where a great selection of delicious dishes can be sampled.
Kuala Lumpur Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Bijan Bar & Restaurant (+60 3-2031 3575) and the Songket Restaurant (+60 3-2161 3331), where you can find a large variety of Malaysian food; the El Cerdo Restaurant (+60 3-2145 0511), with its delicious Spanish food; the Fuego, Troika Sky Dining (+60 3-2162 0886), a famous South American restaurant; ZENZERO Restaurant & Wine Bar (+60 3-2022 3883), the place with the tastiest Italian dishes in town; and the Vin’s Restaurant & Bar (+60 12-200 2119), offering both Eastern and Western culinary options.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Kuala Lumpur. The most famous ones are the 88 stories-high Petronas Twin Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre and called the ‘Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur,’ joined at the 41st and 42nd floor (approximately 175metres high) by a 58 metre-long Sky Bridge. Other important sites include the colorful Chinatown, where you can fully experience Malaysia’s multicultural background, and the Perdana Botanical Gardens (formerly called the Lake Gardens), with a huge collection of flower gardens and animal parks. The most famous landmark here is the Orchid Garden, which hosts over 800 species of orchids.