Marseille Keynote Speaker
Inspirational keynote speaker James Taylor is an internationally-recognized expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence and marketing. He travels all over the globe, from Marseille to Singapore, to provide lively, entertaining, but also inspiring and content-rich keynotes to a large variety of individuals and organizations coming from different professional backgrounds. In the past twenty years, James has presented in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
With an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, an organization whose important previous members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), James is eager to assist his audiences market, maximize and monetize their creativity and innovativeness. Throughout his twenty year long career, he collaborated with many important figures, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, musicians, educators, and writers. Additionally, he also offered guidance to major multinational companies, including Sony, Apple, Johnson and Johnson, Bertelsmann and Yamaha. His main aim is to teach his audiences how to unlock their creative abilities, increase the pace of innovation and learn to adapt to the changes characterizing our contemporary society. James was the winner of the prestigious S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award, and is a prominent figure in numerous media outlets. He also appeared in a BBC documentary about his life and career as a motivational keynote speaker and entrepreneur.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Marseille, France has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Amphitéâtre du Palais des Congrès de Marseille, on Rond-Point du Prado
La Marseillaise Tower, on Quai d’Arenc, Tour La Marseillaise
Le Shivas 97, on Rue François Mauriac
Marseille Expos, on Rue Saint-Antoine
Palais du Pharo, on Boulevard Charles Livon
World Trade Center Marseille Provence, on Rue Henri Barbusse
General Information about Marseille for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With more than 850,000 inhabitants, Marseille is the second most populous French city, after Paris, as well as the largest Mediterranean port. It is an important trading, commercial, technological and industrial centre, home to enormous technopoles focused on technological innovation (Château-Gombert), multimedia (La Belle du Mai) and biotechnology (Luminy), and to a large array of major corporations, including Airbus Helicopters, Azur Promotel, CMA CGM and Comex. Marseille is also a highly important research hub (the 2nd largest in France), with more than 3,000 researchers employed at the world-famous Aix Marseille University. Moreover, the city is an important tourist destination, attracting annually over four million visitors. Some of its most notable landmarks include the famous Old Port, renowned for its fishermen selling their stock each day, Le Panier, the picturesque oldest part of the city, La Major, an enormous cathedral located on the sea coast, the Rue St. Ferreol District, Marseille’s main shopping district, and Stade Velodrome, the stadium where the well-known football team Olympique du Marseille plays. Marseille is also world-famous for its cultural scene, represented by 24 museums and 42 theatres, including the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, the Musée du Vieux Marseille, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, La Criée Theatre and the Théâtre Toursky.
The City as a Conference Destination
Marseille, France, is a major destination for numerous international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: High Tech Cardio, a three day event exploring the impact of information technologies on medical practices; the European Public Health Conference, another major healthcare event; La Londe, a conference focused on advances in the marketing industry; the OCEANS Conference, one of France’s largest conferences about developments in oceanography; the Identity and Cybersecurity Innovation World, bringing together experts in cybersecurity aiming to discuss innovative ideas and technologies; the NECE Conference, a large convention focused on citizenship education in democracies; and the International Conference on Space Operations, where scientists and managers meet to discuss the future of space operations.
Marseille Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Marseille, France, a few local restaurants to experience include: Le Corto (+33 4 91 53 19 50) and Une Table au Sud (+33 4 91 90 63 53), two world-famous restaurants serving traditional and modern French dishes; Ristorante Del Arte (+33 4 96 11 10 02), one of the best Italian restaurants in the city; L’Épuisette (+33 4 91 52 17 82), a high-end restaurant specializing in seafood dishes; Le Toigou (+33 4 91 71 09 74), an excellent Thai restaurant; and Wadina (+33 4 91 48 28 91), a cozy, family-owned Lebanese locale.
Marseille Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Marseille, France, including: the Old Port of Marseille (Vieux Port), well-known for its stylish hotels, waterfront bars and cafes and seafood restaurants specializing in mullet and lobster dishes; the Calanques National Park, a beautiful protected national reserve located on the coast and offering breathtaking views; the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, a modern museum exhibiting large collections of artifacts related to Mediterranean history, culture, and civilization; and the Marseille Cathedral, an imposing neo-Byzantine cathedral built in the 19th century and featuring a vast interior decorated with marble, murals and mosaics.