Las Vegas Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur James Taylor travels the world, from Las Vegas to Singapore to offer insightful, lively, content-rich, educational and entertaining keynote presentations to a large variety of individuals and companies coming from a diversity of professional backgrounds and industries. Over the past 20 years Taylor has travelled to Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States in order to help his audiences market, monetize and maximize their creativity. A world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, and marketing, Taylor is passionate about unleashing people’s creative potential and helping them cope with the multitude of changes from contemporary society. He holds an MBA in international business, is currently a notable fellow of the Royal Institute of Arts (other members of RSA included Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin) and is the recipient of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern awards.
His previous clients include important, multi-national corporations such as Sony, Apple, Bertelsmann, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha. Besides offering advice to companies and organizations, Taylor has also engaged in 1-on-1 coaching with world-renowned personalities including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators, writers and even rock-stars. He featured in a large variety of media outlets and was the subject of a BBC documentary about his life and highly successful career as an entrepreneur and international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Las Vegas has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Las Vegas Convention Center, on Paradise Rd.
Sands Expo Convention Center, on Sands Ave.
Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas, on Paradise Rd.
Conference Center of Las Vegas, on Bermuda Rd.
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, on Las Vegas Blvd.
The Mirage, Event Center A, on Sammy Davis Jr. Dr.
General Information about Las Vegas for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Las Vegas is an internationally famous resort city located in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, known for its vibrant night-life, gambling (in its nonstop mega casino-hotels), shopping, and fine dining. Although it boasts itself as ‘the entertainment capital of the world’ (as well as, occasionally, Sin City, due to its high tolerance to various forms of adult entertainment), Las Vegas is also the leading financial, commercial and cultural centre of Nevada, as well as a top three destination in the United States for business conferences and conventions. This city is an international leader in the hospitality industry, being home to more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other place in the world. Las Vegas’s main street is the Strip Boulevard where famous themed hotels are located, together with several replicas of renowned global tourist destinations such as the Eiffel Tower, the Venetian Grand Canal and an Egyptian pyramid. Las Vegas is home to various museums, including the Neon Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Nevada State Museum, the Mob Museum, the Discovery Children’s Museum and the Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park. Other important landmarks include the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
The City as a Conference Destination
Las Vegas is an important centre for conferences and conventions, hosting annually a large array of such events, on themes as diverse as literature, industry, investment, and travelling. Some of its most important events include: the Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Meeting, a festival celebrating lesbian literature, Freedom Fest, another annual literary festival defending freedom of speech, the Experience Convention & Tradeshow, an important meeting focused on industry trends, the Live & Invest Overseas Conference, where overseas investment strategies are debated, and TRAVCON: The Travelers Conference, an event dedicated to travelling healthcare professionals, offering opportunities to network with travelers and top industry insiders.
Las Vegas Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, there are a series of local restaurants you must necessarily experience. American cuisine, featuring a large variety of gourmet burgers, is represented at the Carson Kitchen Restaurant (+1 702-473-9523). An upscale Italian restaurant you should not miss is Sinatra (+1 702-770-5320). Other important restaurants include the Kabuto Sushi Restaurant (+1 702-676-1044), world-famous for its sushi dishes, Viva Las Arepas (+1 702-366-9696), serving delicious Venezuelan dishes, and the Original Lindo Michoacan Restaurant (+1 702-735-6828), renowned not only for its large variety of Mexican dishes but also for the different brands of tequila you can sample.
Las Vegas Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its most famous museum is the Neon Museum, a place opened in 1996 and collecting, preserving, and exhibiting Las Vegas’s most widespread objects and iconic signs – the multi-colored and multi-shaped neon signs for which the city is so renowned. Another important landmark is the Venetian hotel, located on Las Vegas’s main boulevard, the Strip. This hotel is a mixture of architectonic features resembling famous landmarks from Venice such as Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Campanile, Palazzo Ducale or the Lion of Venice Column. Las Vegas also boasts with a series of Parisian replicas, including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc of Triumph.