Lagos Keynote Speaker
A renowned global keynote speaker, James Taylor travels all over the world, from Lagos to Singapore, to offer deeply inspiring messages to business audiences coming from a diversity of industries. His lively speeches will help you and your teams unleash your creativity, increase the pace of innovation, adapt to changes, and build creative cultures. James is an internationally-recognized expert in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership and is strongly passionate about delivering stage experiences which educate, inspire and entertain his audiences.
During his highly visual, insightful and entertaining keynotes, he takes his public on journeys of discovery, explaining the backstage secrets of how the world’s most creative and innovative individuals and companies are adapting to change and technological disruptions. Throughout his career, James has presented at global conferences in the USA, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America and also hosted the largest online summit for expert keynote speakers from the world. He worked with multinational corporations such as Sony, Bertelsmann, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha, and offered 1-on-1 coaching to some of the most talented individuals from the planet, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators, writers and musicians. He holds an MBA in international business and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an institute boasting with past members such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. BBC produced a documentary about his career as an entrepreneur, author and inspirational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Lagos, Nigeria has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Excellence Hotel and Conference Centre Aguda Lagos, on Ogba Rd, Ijaiye
Havannah Suites and Conference Centre Lagos, on 105, 107 & 109, 311 Rd, Idimu
MFM International Conference Centre, on Onike Rd, Iwaya
Neniv Conference & Events Centre, on Airport Rd.
Stadplus Events and Conference Centre, on Surulere
The Dorchester Events Centre, on Water Corporation Rd, Eti-Osa
General Information about Lagos for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With over 17.5 million inhabitants, Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and the African continent, as well as one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It is Nigeria’s economic, commercial and financial centre, housing one of the largest ports from Africa, together with a large number of corporations, banks and financial institutions such as Ecobank Nigeria, the Bank of Industry, Globacom, Ikeja Electric, VConnect, IRS Airlines and Consolidated Media Associates. Recently, Lagos is also a growing centre for telecommunications and information technology and boasts with the largest number of skyscrapers from the African continent. Moreover, Lagos is a major tourist destination, attracting annually a large number of visitors. Some of its most famous landmarks include beautiful beaches such as the Bar Beach, the Eleko Beach, the Lekki Beach and the Tarkwa Beach, the ancient slave port of Badagry, as well as fantastic museums such as the National Museum of Nigeria, the Didi Museum and the Nike Art Gallery., Lagos is world-famous for its cultural scene, represented by large carnivals and festivals, including the Lagos Black Heritage Carnival, the Lagos Carnival, the Lagos Jazz Series, the Lagos Photo Festival and the Eyo Festival. Additionally, the city is also Nigeria’s main hub for film production and hosts the Eko International Film Festival.
The City as a Conference Destination
Lagos, Nigeria, is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, such as: Tech Plus, one of the largest conferences focused on technology from the continent; the Lagos Digital Marketing Training Summit, bringing together national and international experts in digital marketing; the Lagos Startup Week: Nigeria Entrepreneurship Conference, dedicated to local, national and international business leaders aiming to establish new partnerships; the Medic West Africa, one of the leading healthcare conferences from West Africa; the International Education Conference, an event exploring the latest trends in education methods and techniques; and the International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Management, an important venue for a large number of engineers, managers and scientists.
Lagos Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Lagos, Nigeria, a few local restaurants to experience include: Terra Kulture (+234 1 270 0588), Otres (+234 909 532 3063) and Yellow Chilli (+234 809 962 3614), three well-known restaurants where you can try a large selection of authentic West African dishes; Craft Gourmet By Lou Baker (+234 703 265 2069), an upscale restaurant serving a diversity of national and international dishes; Ocean Basket Victoria Island (+234 816 059 1821), one of the best seafood restaurants in the city; Umutu (+234 803 131 0976) and La Veranda (+234 812 111 1222), two excellent Italian restaurants; and Izanagi (+234 706 222 2222), offering a large selection of delicious Japanese dishes.
Lagos Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a high number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Lagos, Nigeria, including: the Victoria Island, an affluent hub for business and finances, filled with stylish bars, clubs, hotel lounges and restaurants; the Takwa Bay Beach, one of the most renowned beaches from Lagos, offering opportunities for hiking, sunbathing, surfing and swimming; the Nike Art Gallery, one of Nigeria’s most important art museum, housing over 8,000 artworks by famous Nigerian artists; and Ikoyi, an island and neighborhood featuring a large number of opulent houses and high-end hotels, restaurants, shopping boutiques and artisan bakeries.