Milan Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker, author, and entrepreneur James Taylor, travels the world, from Milan to Singapore, to provide inspiring keynotes to a large variety of individuals and companies coming from a diversity of industrial backgrounds. In the past 20 years, he travelled through Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia, offering tailored, content-rich and highly visual presentations on how to maximize, market and monetize innovation and creativity. His aim is to teach his audiences how to unleash their creativity, increase their speed of innovation and deal with the multitude of changes characterizing contemporary society.
Taylor holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is a notable fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA, an institution boasting with prestigious past fellows such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin). He won the S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and collaborated with world-leading companies such as Apple, Sony, Bertelsmann, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha. Moreover, he also provided one-on-one coaching to some of the world’s most creative individuals, including educators, musicians, entrepreneurs, writers and corporate leaders. He figures in a large variety of media outlets and was the subject of a BBC documentary focused on his life and successful career as an author, entrepreneur and international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Milan has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
MiCo – Milano Congressi, in Piazzale Carlo Magno
Metropol Convention Center, on Viale Piave
Giureconsulti Palace, in Piazza dei Mercanti
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Dorchester Collection, in Piazza della Repubblica
Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, at the Malpensa Terminal 1
NH Milano Congress Center, on Strada 2A, Asiago MI
General Information about Milan for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Milan, the capital of Lombardy, is located in northern Italy and is the second most populated city in the country, after Rome. The wider Milan area is the largest metropolitan area in Italy, with a population of over 7.5 million. Milan is considered the fashion and design capital of the world, due to various major international fairs and events, such as the Milan Furniture Fair and the Milan Fashion Week. It is also an important hub for commerce, finance, education, research, healthcare, tourism, entertainment, media and the arts. The city’s business district is home to Italy’s Stock Exchange and the headquarters of several major national and international and companies including Altavista, Google, Yahoo, Lycos and Virgilio. Milan is also famous for its media, television and advertising agencies, such as RAI, Mediaset, Sky Italia and La7, as well as for publishing companies like Mondadori, Feltrinelli, RCS Media Group, Giunti Editore or Messaggerie Italiane. Important architectonic landmarks in Milan include the Gothic cathedral Duomo di Milano and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, where Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting ‘The Last Supper’ is located. Milan is also home to a large number of cultural institutions and universities and is a major centre of performing arts, especially opera. La Scala opera-house is considered among the most prestigious such establishments in the world.
The City as a Conference Destination
Milan is a highly important international centre for conventions and conferences, hosting annually a large number of important events, including: the Social Media Week, an event focused on technology, media, and marketing; the Search and Social Media Conference and Expo, bringing together experts in SEO, SEM, social media, online marketing, mobile technology and analytics; the Codemotion Milan, a conference dedicated to computer programmers with prestigious national and international speakers from world-leading technology companies; the ServDev conference, an event focused on service design and digital transformation; and EXPLORE: the Future of Work, another important conference dedicated to computer technologies.
Milan Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Milan, Italy, there are several local restaurants you should experience. The most famous ones, awarded 2 Michelin stars, are: Ristorante VUN Andrea Aprea (+39 02 8821 1234), Seta (+39 02 8731 8897) and Contraste (+39 02 4953 6597). Other great places include: L’immagine Bistrot Ristorante (+39 02 3926 4564), with a fantastic selection of Mediterranean dishes;
Sapori Solari (+39 02 3651 0020), a great place to sample Italy’s famous cold cuts and cured meats; Ristorante Sadler (+39 02 5810 4451), renowned for its seafood dishes; and Ristorante Acanto (+39 02 6230 2026), a vegetarian friendly restaurant specializing in Mediterranean and Italian cuisines.
Milan Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Milan, Italy. The Milan Cathedral, known as ‘Duomo di Milano,’ is one of the most elaborate Gothic constructions in the world, built between 1386 and 1418. It is the largest cathedral in Italy and the fifth largest in the world. Another beautiful church is Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is famous for hosting Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Last Supper.’ Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, constructed in the late 19th century, is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world and is renowned for its breathtaking architecture (mosaic flooring, towering central dome, vaulted ceilings) and for its fancy shops such as Prada or Louis Vuitton.