Managua Keynote Speaker
Global keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and writer James Taylor travels the world, from Managua to Singapore, to offer lively, content-rich and entertaining keynote presentations to a large variety of individuals and companies coming from multiple industries. During the past twenty years James has travelled to Asia, the Middle East, South America, Africa, Europe and the United States to assist his audiences marketize, monetize and maximize their creativity.
An internationally-acclaimed expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence and marketing, James is passionate about unlocking his audiences’ creative abilities and helping them deal with the changes characterizing contemporary world. He holds an MBA in international business, is an important fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (an institution with past members including Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin) and is the winner of the Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern awards. His previous clients include major multinational corporations such as Sony, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Bertelsmann and Yamaha. Besides offering advice to companies and institutions, James also engaged in 1-on-1 coaching with famous figures such as entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators, writers and musicians. He appeared in a multitude of media outlets as well as in a 30 minutes BBC documentary focused on his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Managua, Nicaragua has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Best Western Las Mercedes, on Carretera Norte
Contempo Hotel Boutique, on Carretera Masaya
Convention Center Ofiplaza, on Calle Madroño
Holiday Inn Managua – Convention Centre, on Plaza Holiday Inn
Hotel Granada, on Final Calle La Calzada
Hotel Montserrat, on Residencial Bolonia
General Information about Managua for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With more than 1.8 million inhabitants, Managua is the capital and most populous city of Nicaragua, as well as the second largest city in Central America, after Guatemala City. Its economy is largely based on trade (especially coffee, cotton, textiles, crops) but it also has major strengths in finances, economics, politics, retail, tourism and education. Some important companies and corporations with regional headquarters located in Managua include Telefonica, Wallmart, Union Fenosa, Parmalat, Banco de América Central (BAC), and Banco de la Producción (BANPRO). Moreover, the city is home to enormous, Western-style retail centres, such as Multicentro Las Americas, Galerias Santo Domingo, Plaza Inter and Centro Comercial Metrocentro. Managua is an important tourist destination, famous for landmarks like the National Palace of Culture, an imposing building where the National Archive, the National Museum and the National Library are currently located, the Managua Cathedral, a breathtaking cathedral built in the 1920s, the Puerto Salvador Allende, a beautiful park located on the shore of Lake Managua, the Tiscapa Lagoon, a fresh-water lagoon in the crater of an extinct volcano, and the Dennis Martinez National Stadium, the largest sport stadium from Central America. Managua is also a major cultural centre, renowned for museums such as the National Museum, the Archivo Fílmico de la Cinemateca Nacional and the Julio Cortázar Museum.
The City as a Conference Destination
Managua, Nicaragua is an important destination for a large number of international conventions and conferences, including: the Nicaragua Technology Summit, a major technology event attracting a large number of participants; the Global Growth Marketing Conference, one of the largest conferences focused on marketing from Nicaragua; the Continuing Medical Education Conference, a meeting point for educators and healthcare specialists aiming to explore the role of education in medical practices; the Nicaragua Congress, an important conference about cultural heritage; the Nicaraguan TESOL Conference, an event dedicated to teachers of English as a foreign language; and the Geothermal Energy Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC), the most important conference on the geothermal energy industry from Nicaragua.
Managua Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Managua, Nicaragua, a few local restaurants to experience include: La Gran Managua (+505 2278 6906) and Cocina de Doña Haydee (+505 2270 0426), two fantastic restaurants where you can try traditional local cuisine; Jimmy Three Fingers’ Alabama Rib Shack (+505 8861 0791), an excellent American locale specializing in meat dishes; Tonelli & Boanerg (+505 2270 0300) and Pane e Vino (+505 2278 2828), two restaurants serving a large variety of Italian dishes; the Summer Bar y Restaurante (+505 2278 0045), the best seafood restaurant in the city; Zhù Asian Kitchen (+505 8320 9733), an amazing Asian fusion restaurant; and Restaurante Xin Tian Di (+505 2224 3410), a restaurant specializing in traditional and modern Chinese cuisine.
Managua Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Managua, Nicaragua, including: the Old Cathedral of Managua, an imposing cathedral built in 1920 in a Neo-Classical style and partially damaged in a big earthquake in the 1970s; Puerto Salvador Allende, a picturesque water park and lake offering numerous possibilities for entertainment; the Tiscapa Lagoon National Reserve, a lagoon of volcanic origin dating back to 10,000 years ago and currently a protected natural reserve; and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (also known as the New Cathedral), the seat of Managua’s archdiocese, built in 1993.