Manama Keynote Speaker
Award-winning international speaker and top motivational keynote speaker in Manama James Taylor travels the world, from Manama to Singapore to address a large variety of audiences coming from different industries. A world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, marketing and leadership, Taylor aims to help individuals and companies maximize, market and monetize their creativity. Over the past 20 years he travelled through Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia to provide content-rich, insightful, educational and humorous speeches to a great number of audiences in order to help them unlock their creative capacities, speed up innovation and learn how to cope with the various changes present in our contemporary world.
Taylor holds an MBA in international business and is a notable fellow of the prestigious organization the Royal Society of Arts, whose past members include Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. During his long and successful career, Taylor collaborated with international companies such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Bertelsmann, and also offered 1-on-1 coaching to talented individuals including entrepreneurs, writers, rock-stars, and corporate leaders. The recipient of the S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award, Taylor has a high public visibility, featuring in a large diversity of media outlets. He is also the subject of the 30 minutes BBC documentary.
Global companies choose top motivational keynote speaker in Manama James Taylor to help their people unlock their creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Manama has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Bahrain Conference Center, on Al Fateh Avenue
Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center, on Ave 28, Sanabis
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, on King Mohammed VI Avenue
Crowne Plaza Manama, on the Diplomatic Area Manama
The Grove Hotel & Conference Centre Bahrain, on BLDG 1722, Road 5715
Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa, Manama, on Al Fateh Avenue
General Information about Manama for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Manama is the capital city of Bahrain, an island nation in the Arabian Gulf. It has been a major hub of trading routes since antiquity and is home to a very diverse, multi-national population of 157,000. Due to its thriving oil industry, Manama experienced a fast growth during the 1990s and later on other industries developed, helping to transform this capital into an important financial hub in the Middle East. Nowadays, Manama’s main industry is represented by financial services, with more than 200 financial institutions and banks located in and around the city. The retail sector, represented in a diversity of shopping malls, also plays a fundamental role in Manama’s economy. The center of the city is dominated by traders and small workshops and the city’s fantastic old style market, Bab el-Bahrain Souq, offers a large variety of products, from colorful hand-woven fabrics to spices and pearls. Manama is also famous for the Bahrain National Museum, home to artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization. In contrast to many other Middle Eastern countries, Bahrain is rather liberal: women have been accorded the right to vote in 2002 and alcohol is also legal in the country, making Manama famous for its night-life too, with its multitude of bars and nightclubs spread around the city.
The City as a Conference Destination
Manama is one of the Middle East’s main centers for international conferences and conventions, focused on themes such as reliable energy, cybersecurity, or oil technologies. Some of the most important events include: the Middle East Corrosion Conference & Exhibition, a biennial conference launched in 1979 which played a fundamental role in the development of reliable energy in the Middle East; the SmartSec Conference, an event focused on cybersecurity; the Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference, focused on the latest technologies and equipment innovations in the petroleum industry; and the Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference, another important venue for suppliers, licensors, service providers, contractors, and end users from the oil industry.
Manama Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Manama, several local restaurants you should experience include: Rasoi by Vineet (+973 1774 6461), a famous Indian restaurant; David’s Stir Fry Crazy (+973 1754 0188), with an amazing Chinese cuisine; Teatro Downtown (+973 1311 9999), with its unique combination of Italian, Japanese and Indian dishes; the Kei Japanese Restaurant (+973 1753 3450), one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Bahrain, famous for its sushi dishes; Baci Bahrain (+973 1753 3666), where you can sample a great variety of Mediterranean and Italian food; and La Porta Restaurant (+973 1721 0201), one of the best Italian restaurants in town.
Manama Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly-rated tourist attractions to visit after a business conference in Manama, Bahrain. The most famous ones include: the Al-Fateh Mosque, one of the largest and most impressive mosques in the world, open for public tours; the Bahrain National Museum, where you can explore the heritage and culture of Bahrain through artifacts dating as back as 2,000 BCE; the Qalat Al Bahrain, a fantastic archeological landmark voted by UNESCO as one of their most important World Heritage Sites; and the Bahrain International Circuit, hosting Formula One racing tours as well as many other motor sport competitions.