Miami Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and international keynote speaker, who travels the world, from Miami to Singapore, to provide educational as well as entertaining keynote presentations to people and companies from different professional areas and industries. A recognized expert in innovation, creativity, leadership and marketing, Taylor offers insightful, content-rich and highly visual speeches in order to help his audiences increase their innovation and learn how to deal with a fast-changing society. Holding an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts, an institution whose previous fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela, Taylor provides keen advice and coaching to a great diversity of companies and individuals.
In the past 20 years, he worked with large multi-nationals such as Johnson & Johnson, Apple, Sony, Yamaha and Bertelsmann, and also provided 1-on-1 coaching to some of the most creative individuals, including corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, writers, educators and musicians. Taylor is the recipient of two prestigious awards, the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and constantly appears in a large variety of online and offline media outlets. He was also the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary focused on his life and numerous accomplishments as an entrepreneur and international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Miami has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Miami Beach Convention Center, on Washington Ave.
MACC, on NW 72nd Ave.
Knight Center Complex, on SE 2nd Ave.
Mana Wynwood Convention Center, on NW 23rd St.
Colonial Florida Cultural And Convention Center, on NW 7th Ave.
Fair Expo Center, on SW 24th St.
General Information about Miami for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Miami is a major port city in South Florida, located on the Atlantic coast. It has a tropical monsoon climate, which allows for year-round outdoor activities including sailing, boating and fishing. The Port of Miami has been considered for more than two decades the ‘Cruise Capital of the World,’ hosting some of the world’s largest cruise ships. Besides being a major tourist hub, Miami is also a leading centre in commerce, finance, international trade, culture, media and arts. It has the 3rd largest skyline in the US, with over 300 skyscrapers. Downtown Miami accommodates the biggest concentration of international banks in the United States, as well as many important national and international companies including: Akerman Senterfitt, Bacardi, Alienware, Benihana, Celebrity Cruises, Burger King, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Fizber.com, Greenberg Traurig, Espírito Santo Financial Group, Holland & Knight, Lennar, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Holland & Knight, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Oceania Cruises. The city is famous for festivals such as the Calle Ocho Festival and Carnaval Miami, and is also home to a large number of entertainment venues, museums, theatres, performing arts centers and parks. In 2008, Forbes Magazine proclaimed Miami ‘America’s Cleanest City,’ due to its vast green spaces, recycling programs, clean streets and clean potable water.
The City as a Conference Destination
Miami is a major conference and convention centre in the United States, annually hosting a large number of such events. Some of the most important ones are: the WebCongress, featuring discussions about the latest computer technologies; the Social Media Week Conference, focused on technology, social media and marketing; the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, an internationally-oriented event about marketing; the Flourish Media Conference, an event focused on opportunities for women leaders, business professionals, and entrepreneurs; AGENDA, a conference about innovations in technology and finances; and the Coast 2 Coast Music Conference, bringing together top producers, DJs and A&Rs to give practical advice to musical artists.
Miami Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Miami, Florida, there are several local restaurants you should definitely not miss. The most famous ones include: Truluck’s (+1 305-579-0035), an upscale seafood and stake chain; Fooq’s (+1 786-536-2749), with a great selection of American dishes; Jimmy’z Kitchen Brickell (+1 786-558-5517), a Latin American restaurant; the Steak Brasil Churrascaria (+1 305-415-2006), where you can sample fantastic Brazilian food; the Canton Lee Restaurant (+1 305-383-8978), one of the best Chinese Restaurants in town; the Zaika Indian Restaurant (+1 786-409-5187), renowned for its vast selection of Indian dishes; and two amazing Italian restaurants, Soya e Pomodoro (+1 305-381-9511) and Vero Italian Restaurant (+1 305-533-1357).
Miami Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Miami, Florida. Probably the most important one is Miami Beach, a mix of soft-sand beaches, quiet neighborhoods and lively entertainment areas, featuring many hotels, shops and beachfront restaurants. The Art Deco Historic District is another important attraction located in the trendy South Beach neighborhood. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, formerly the winter home of famous industrialist James Deering, is now famous for its impressive collection of decorative arts and furniture ranging from the 15th to 19th century. Finally, Bayside Marketplace, a huge outdoor-style shopping mall, has over 150 shops, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants.