Inspirational and Motivational Keynote Speaker in Lyon, France

Lyon Keynote Speaker

James Taylor is an award-winning global keynote speaker who travels the world, from Lyon to Singapore, to provide keynote presentations to a diversity of audiences from multiple industries. A world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, James aims to assist individuals and companies maximize, monetize, and market their innovativeness.

In the past twenty years he has travelled widely through Europe, the United States, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to offer tailored, content-rich, visual and humorous presentations to a multitude of audiences in order to help them unlock their creative abilities, speed up the pace of innovation and learn how to deal with constantly changing situations. He has an MBA in international business and is a notable fellow of the prestigious organization RSA (the Royal Society of Arts), whose past members included Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. During his extremely successful career, James worked with global corporations such as Sony, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Apple, and Johnson & Johnson, and provided 1-on-1 coaching to some of the most creative individuals on the globe, including entrepreneurs, writers, music artists, teachers and corporate leaders. The recipient of the famous S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award, James has a high public visibility, appearing in a variety of media outlets. Recently, BBC produced a documentary about his accomplishments as an international keynote speaker and entrepreneur.

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Lyon, France has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

Cité Internationale, on Quai Charles de Gaulle
Hôtel Lyon Métropole, on Quai Joseph Gillet
Hôtel Axotel Lyon Perrache, on Rue Marc-Antoine Petit
Lyon World Trade Centre, on Tour Oxygène
Radisson Blu Hotel, on Rue Servient
Palais des congrès de Lyon, on Quai Charles de Gaulle


General Information about Lyon for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Lyon is the third largest city in France, after Paris and Marseille, with a population of more than 500,000. Located on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers in the Central-Eastern side of France, it is an important banking, chemical, bio-technological and pharmaceutical centre. Some of the most important institutions and companies based in Lyon include Euronews, the Interpol, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Renault Trucks, Boiron and Eden Games. Lyon is a major tourist destination, due to internationally renowned landmarks such as its historic centre (designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site), a large number of beautiful churches including the St. Paul Church, the Cathedral of St. John or the Basilica of St. Martin D’Ainay, a diversity of imposing 17th and 18th century sites such as the Place Bellecour, the Museum of Fine Arts or the City Hall, and modern buildings like the Palace of Congress, the Saint-Exupéry International Airport, and the Tour du Crédit Lyonnais. Lyon is also world-famous for its extraordinary cuisine, being considered the gastronomic capital of the world. Moreover, it is considered one of the most important educational centre in France, being home to prestigious universities such as the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and the Jean Moulin University.

The City as a Conference Destination

Lyon is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the International Conference on Digital Innovation and Financing, one of the largest conferences in France exploring the connection between technological innovations and finances; the Tech Conference, another important technology-oriented event; the World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, an event focused on the impact of information technology on medicine; the Lyon State of Art Conference on New Insights in Rare Gynaecological Malignancies, another excellent healthcare convention; and the Interaction Week, a meeting point for worldwide experts in the ways in which technology and design are shaping contemporary society.

Lyon Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Lyon, France, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Takao Takano Restaurant (+33 4 82 31 43 39), an amazing  Michelin-starred French-Japanese fusion restaurant offering a large variety of delicious dishes cooked by the world-famous chef Takao Takano; Restaurant Le Musée (+33 4 78 37 71 54), serving a splendid array of meat-heavy Lyonnais classics and some of the best French wines; Archange (+33 4 78 28 32 26), a cozy and romantic French restaurant with beautifully presented and tasty food, and great wines and cheese; and L’Opéra-bouffe (Phone: +33 4 78 30 64 02), one of the best Italian restaurants in Lyon.

Lyon Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Lyon, France, such as: the Vieux Lyon (the Old Lyon), a district located on the banks of the River Saône, crowded with beautiful Renaissance mansions and picturesque terracotta roofs; the Medieval Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, located in the Vieux Lyon and famous for its ornate astronomical clock and the Movies & Miniature Museum showcasing miniatures by renowned artist Dan Ohlmann; the Lyon Cathedral, located on Place Saint-Jean, a fine example of Gothic and Romanesque architecture which is currently the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon; and the Place Bellecour, a wonderful tree-lined public plaza, home to a large number of flower stalls and a seasonal ice rink.