Marrakesh Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker James Taylor is a world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence and marketing. He travels everywhere in the world, from Marrakesh to Singapore, to offer lively and entertaining, but also insightful and content-rich presentations to a large diversity of individuals and companies coming from different professional and industrial backgrounds. In the past twenty years, James has spoken in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
With an MBA focused on international business and a current fellowship at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, an institution whose important past members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), James is eager to help his audiences market, maximize and monetize their creativity. Throughout his career he collaborated with many important personalities, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, musicians, educators, and writers. Moreover, he also offered guidance to major international companies, including Sony, Apple, Johnson and Johnson, Bertelsmann and Yamaha.
His aim is to teach his audiences how to unleash their creative potential, speed-up the pace of innovation and learn to adapt to the various changes characterizing our contemporary society. James was the recipient of the prestigious S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award, and figures in numerous media outlets. He was the subject of a BBC documentary focused on his life and career as a motivational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Marrakesh, Morocco has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Palmeraie Sultan, on Boulevard Oued Issil
CICP, Palais des Congres, on Route des Jardins de la Palmeraie
Wazo Business Center, on N9
Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh, on Avenue de la Ménara
Mandarin Oriental, on Route Golf Royal
Hotel Kenzi Farah, on Avenue du Président Kennedy
General Information about Marrakesh for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of almost one million, Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is a major economic centre and tourist destination, attracting over two million tourists each year. Some of the most important landmarks in Marrakesh include: a large number of vibrant and picturesque souks, traditional marketplaces comprising numerous shops and stalls, such as Souk Semmarine, Souk Ableuh, Souk Syaghin and Souk Cherratine; the remains of the old city’s fortifications, including many highly embellished walls and gates; a diversity of green spaces, such as the Menara Gardens, the Majorelle Garden and the Koutubia Gardens; imposing palaces like the El Badi Palace, the Royal Palace and the Bahia Palace; and extraordinary mosques such as the Koutubia Mosque, the Ben Youssef Mosque and the Kasbah Mosque. Marrakesh is also an important cultural centre, famous for museums like the Marrakesh Museum, exhibiting traditional and modern Moroccan art, historical books, coins and pottery, the Dar Si Said Museum (the Museum of Moroccan Arts), featuring fantastic examples of jewelry, carpets, oil lamps, pottery and leatherwork, and the Museum of Islamic Art, with a small but excellent collection of Islamic artworks and decorations.
The City as a Conference Destination
Marrakesh is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the International IEE Congress of Information Science and Technology, a meeting point for national and international experts in information technology; the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking, another major IT event; the International Conference on Healthcare, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering, an interdisciplinary conference about the impact of science and technology on healthcare; the Africa Congress of Accountants, a convention focused on the latest trends in accounting; and the International Conference on Environment and Natural Science (ICENS), a forum for experts in sustainability.
Marrakesh Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Al-Fassia Restaurant (+212 5244-34060) and Narwama (+212 672-508700), two of the best places where you can sample traditional Moroccan cuisine; La Trattoria (+212 5244-32641), a fabulous Italian restaurant; Le Loft (+212 5244-34216), an excellent restaurant serving a large variety of French dishes; Fayrouz Marrakesh (+212 5244-58445), one of the best Lebanese restaurants in the city; Matsuri (+212 5244-34347), a restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine; Bo.Bô Bourgeois Bohême (+212 693-781783), a restaurant offering a large selection of Mediterranean dishes; and Patron de la Mer (+212 5243-59550), famous for its seafood dishes.
Marrakesh Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are many highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, such as: the Jemaa el-Fnaa, a large historical public square and market place with a large number of merchants, hawkers and entertainers; the Koutoubia Mosque, an imposing 12th century mosque featuring a large plaza with gardens and a beautiful fountain; the Bahia Palace, a vast 19th century palace complex with 160 rooms, various courtyards and eight acres of gardens; and the Museum of Marrakesh, featuring a large collection of Moroccan decorative objects such as ceramics and jewelry, coins, as well as an excellent selection of contemporary art.