Inspirational and Motivational Keynote Speaker in Montreal, Canada

Montreal Keynote Speaker

James Taylor is a specialist in creativity, innovation, marketing, artificial intelligence and leadership, providing tailored, content-rich and highly visual keynote speeches to a diversity of audiences from the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, Asia and the Middle East. Travelling the world from Montreal to Singapore, James offers advice to both individuals and companies on how to unlock their creative potential in order to successfully cope with the changes they are forced to face by our contemporary society.

Holding an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an institution with Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin as past members, James is a world-leading entrepreneur, author and keynote presenter. During his 20 year long career, he worked with a range of multinational companies, including Apple, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Sony and Johnson & Johnson, in order to help them market, maximize, and monetize their creativity.

He also engaged in 1-on-1 coaching with a large number of corporate leaders, writers, musicians, educators and entrepreneurs. Internationally renowned for his educational as well as entertaining lectures, James is a major figure in a large variety of media outlets. He is the winner of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and featured in a 30-minutes BBC documentary.

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Montreal, Canada has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

Centre de Conférence Le 1000 de la Gauchetière, on Rue de la Gauchetière O
Centre Mont-Royal, on Mansfield St.
Centre St-Pierre, on Rue Panet
Gelber Conference Centre, on Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Palais des Congrès de Montréal, on Jean Paul Riopelle Pl.
The Crowley Centre, on Avenue Crowley


General Information about Montreal for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

With over 1.7 million inhabitants, Montreal is the largest city of Quebec and the second largest one in Canada, after Toronto. Moreover, it is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris. Montreal is the economic and cultural capital of the province of Quebec and has particular strengths in finances, commerce, business, technology, transportation, pharmaceuticals, tourism and design. It is home to the regional headquarters of major corporations such as the Bank of Montreal, Air Canada, Novacom Technologies, Cellcom Communications, HSBC, Aon, Société Générale and the Royal Bank of Canada. Montreal is also an important hub for education and research, hosting top level universities such as McGill University (ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the world), Concordia University, and the University of Montreal (the second largest French-language universities in the world, after Sorbonne). The city is famous for its numerous festivals, including the Just for Laughs Festival (the largest comedy festival from the world), the Montreal World Film Festival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Festival of the Arab World, and the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, as well as for its extraordinary museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Montreal Biosphere.

The City as a Conference Destination

Montreal is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones  include: ITech and ConFoo, two of the most important conferences about information technology from Canada; C2 Montreal, a meeting point for business leaders interested in the relationship between commerce and creativity; the Education and Information Technology Conference, an event exploring the impact of digitalization on educational methods and practices; the International Congress of Personalized Healthcare and the Canadian Association for Health Systems and Policy Conference, two of Canada’s largest conferences on healthcare; and the Montreal Digital Marketing Conference, a meeting point for world-leading experts in digital marketing. 

Montreal Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Montreal, Canada, a few local restaurants to experience include: Restaurant L’Orignal (+1 514-303-0479), one of the best places in the city where you can try traditional Canadian cuisine; Le Club Chasse et Pêche (+1 514-861-1112), an elegant restaurant serving fantastic seafood and game; Europea (+1 514-398-9229), an upscale French restaurant catered by the world-famous chef Jérôme Ferrer; Ferreira Café (+1 514-848-0988), a Portuguese restaurant renowned for its seafood dishes; Garde Manger (+1 514-678-5044), another excellent seafood restaurant; Toqué! (+1 514-499-2084), offering a large variety of fresh Québécois dishes; and Stash Café (+1 514-845-6611), an amazing Polish restaurant.

Montreal Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Montreal, Canada, such as: the Old Port of Montreal, a historical complex extending for over two kilometers and featuring a large number of stores and restaurants, as well as art exhibits and other events and activities; the Montreal Botanical Garden, a 185 acres botanical park with various species of native and exotic flora, ten themed greenhouses and a Chinese lantern garden; and the Basilica of Notre-Dame, an imposing cathedral built at the beginning of the 19th century, famous for its wonderful stained glass and hosting many concerts.