Melbourne Keynote Speaker
During the past 20 years, James Taylor, a global expert in creativity, innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence and marketing, has travelled the world, from Melbourne to Singapore, to provide keynote presentations to a large variety of audiences from multiple industries.
With a prestigious MBA degree in international business and a current fellowship at the Royal Academy of Arts (an institution boasting with famous past members such as Benjamin Franklin or Nelson Mandela), Taylor offers insightful, highly visual and content-rich speeches to individuals and organizations from all over the world. He travelled the globe, from US and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, to assist his audiences unlock their creative potential and learn to cope with a constantly changing world.
He provided invaluable advice to both companies – including large multinationals such as Sony, Bertelsmann, Yamaha, Apple, and Johnson & Johnson – and highly innovative individuals, such as corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, writers and musicians, on how to develop, market and monetize their creativity. Taylor is the recipient of the prestigious ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award, and has a high global visibility due to his persistent presence in a large number of media outlets. Recently, he featured in a 30 minutes BBC documentary, in which his life and career as a groundbreaking keynote speaker and entrepreneur are showcased.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Melbourne, Australia has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Cliftons Melbourne, on Collins St.
Ether, on Little Bourke St.
Karstens Melbourne, on Queen St.
Melbourne City Conference Centre (MCCC), on Swanston St.
Melbourne Conference & Training Centre, on William St.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Convention Centre Pl.
General Information about Melbourne for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With over five million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, after Sydney, comprising almost 20% of the country’s population. It is considered by the Economist Intelligence Unit the most livable city on the globe due to its highly developed economic sectors, including areas such as education, research, healthcare, tourism, culture, entertainment and sports. Due to its strengths in the financial sector, Melbourne also ranks among the first 15 cities in the Global Financial Centres Index. Some of the largest corporations which have their regional headquarters in the city include Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Nintendo, CSL, BHP Billiton, ANZ, the National Australia Bank, General Motors and Telstra. Melbourne is world-famous for its cultural scene too, represented by international festivals such as the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Additionally, the city host a large number of excellent cultural institutions including museums such as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, musical institutions like the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Ballet and the Victorian Opera, and numerous theatres located in the East End Theatre District.
The City as a Conference Destination
Melbourne, Australia, is a major hub for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most important ones include: the Technology & Gadget Expo Melbourne, Australia’s largest technology fair; Wearable Technology Conference, another important event focused on technology and innovation; the Blockchain Conference Melbourne, a meeting point for national and international experts in Blockchain technologies; the Global Infections Conference, one of Australia’s major healthcare conferences; the National Education Summit and Shaping the Future of Australia’s Schools Conference, two important conventions about recent trends and developments in the field of education; and the Emerging Innovation Summit, a major venue for creativity, design, technology and business innovators from all around the world.
Melbourne Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Melbourne, Australia, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (+61 3 9695 4000), offering exquisite Australian food on a moving streetcar; Bistrot d’Orsay (+61 3 9654 6498), an luxurious restaurant serving a large variety of French and Mediterranean dishes; Flower Drum (+61 3 9662 3655), one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city; Sezar (+61 3 9663 9882), an upscale Armenian restaurant famous for its spiced lamb kebabs, tabouleh and glazed pork dishes; Grossi Florentino (+61 3 9662 1811), an amazing Italian restaurant; and Ciao Cielo (+61 3 9646 7697), another gourmet Italian restaurant located in a stylish space.
Melbourne Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Melbourne, Australia, including: the Yarra River, a perennial river passing through Melbourne and famous for the numerous vineyards covering large areas of its banks; the National Gallery of Victoria, the largest and oldest museum from Australia, open since 1861, and housing an excellent collection of national and international artworks; Port Philip, a huge bay (covering 1,930 square kilometres), highly popular as a fishing and sailing destination; and the Eureka Tower, a 297 metres tall skyscraper built in 2006, with an observation deck on the 88th floor offering panoramic views of the city.