New Orleans Keynote Speaker
With a highly inspiring and entertaining style, international keynote speaker James Taylor travels the world to deliver deeply insightful and powerful messages to global business audiences from New Orleans to Singapore and across multiple industries. His lively keynote speeches will help you and your team unlock your creative potential, accelerate the pace of innovation, build a creative culture and adapt to an ever changing world. As a global keynote speaker and specialist in creativity, innovation, marketing, leadership, and artificial intelligence, James is passionate about delivering experiences on stage that inspire, educate and entertain audiences.
During his tailored, highly visual, and humorous keynotes, James Taylor takes his audiences on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of how the world’s most creative and innovative organizations and individuals are adapting to change and technological disruptions. With his mission to unlock the creative potential in people and teams, James has spoken at international conferences in the USA, Europe, South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Moreover, he was the host of the world’s largest online summit for professional speakers.
His past clients have included Apple, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson, and the BBC made a documentary about his life and work. James Taylor holds an MBA in international business and is a Fellow of the RSA (an institution whose previous fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela). James delivers the tailored and content-rich keynotes to inspire, education and entertain his audiences.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
New Orleans, Louisiana has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, on Convention Center Blvd.
Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center – University of New Orleans, on Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, on Convention Center Blvd.
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center, on S Peters St.
Travel Concepts, on Prytania St.
Pontchartrain Center, on Williams Blvd.
General Information about New Orleans for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Located along the Mississippi River, New Orleans is the most populated city from Louisiana, with almost 400,000 inhabitants. It was founded in 1718 by French colonists and is currently a highly multicultural place, combining American, French and African cultures. It is especially renowned for its unique food, combining Creole and French cuisines. New Orleans is a major economic and commercial center, internationally famous for its port, which is one of the world’s largest and busiest ones. The city is one of US’s most important centers for petrochemical manufacturing and oil refining, and has major strengths in the healthcare industry and cultural tourism too. There are many large national and multinational companies headquartered here, including Entergy, McDermott International, IBM, AT&T, Rolls-Royce, Smoothie King, the Pan American Life Insurance, Lockheed Martin and MWH Global. New Orleans is also an important tourist destination, especially due to its world-famous French Quarter, the city’s historical center, known for its combination of French and Spanish Creole architecture and for its vibrant nightlife alongside Bourbon Street. There are several top level universities located in New Orleans, such as Tulane University, the University of New Orleans and the Loyola University New Orleans, as well as a large number of museums, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Confederate Memorial Hall and the National World War II Museum.
The City as a Conference Destination
New Orleans is a major center for international conferences and conventions. Some of the largest ones include: the Technology Exchange Conference, one of the most important technology events in the US; the New Orleans Digital Marketing Conference, bringing together a large number of national and international experts in digital marketing; the Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference, where the latest legal and ethical developments in the counseling industry are discussed; the New Orleans Investment Conference, a world-famous event focused on business development; Digital Currency Con, a major convention about cryptocurrencies; and the Louisiana IT Symposium, another important information technology event.
New Orleans Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a few local restaurants to experience include: GW Fins (+1 504-581-3467), a stylish restaurant offering creative seafood dishes; Brennan’s (+1 504-525-9711), one of the best places in the city to sample Creole cuisine; Gautreau’s Restaurant (+1 504-899-7397), a luxurious yet intimate locale offering a large selection of sophisticated New American-French dishes; Jamila’s Café (+1 504-866-4366), an excellent Tunisian restaurant blending Mediterranean and Creole flavors; August (+1 504-299-9777), a high-end French restaurant; Carrollton Market (+1 504-252-9928), a rustic bistro offering fabulous Southern American dishes; and Restaurant R’evolution (+1 504-553-2277), a famous Cajun restaurant with an enormous wine cellar.
New Orleans Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of the most famous ones include: the French Quarter, the city’s historical center, known for its colorful buildings, vibrant nightlife in jazz clubs, Cajun eateries and various bars, as well as the French Market, offering gourmet dishes and local crafts; the Garden District, a charming neighborhood with oak-lined streets, several large historical mansions, and numerous lavish gardens; the St. Louis Cathedral, a majestic basilica built in the 18th century and currently the seat of New Orleans’ Roman Catholic Archdiocese; and the Royal Street, an 18th century street located in the French Quarter and famous for its art galleries, antique shops and hotels.