New York Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker James Taylor is an expert in innovation, creativity, leadership and marketing, who travels all around the globe, from New York to Singapore, to deliver insightful, educational, content-rich and humorous presentations to individuals and companies from a variety of industrial backgrounds. In the past 20 years he spoke in front of audiences in Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, offering them invaluable guidance on how to increase their creativity and productivity, accelerate innovation and deal with change.
Holding an MBA in international business and a prestigious fellowship at the RSA (an institution with notable past members such as Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), Taylor collaborated with some of the world’s most talented individuals, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, educators, writers and musicians, as well as with multinational companies such as Sony, Apple, Bertelsmann, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha. Due to his extraordinary accomplishments as an author, entrepreneur and global keynote speaker, he won the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award and gained increasing visibility in a large variety of media outlets. He was also the subject of documentary produced by BBC, where his life and outstanding career as an international keynote speaker were presented.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
New York has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, on W 34th St.
AMA Conference Center New York City, on Broadway
Downtown Conference Center, on William St.
NYC Conference Center at Cornell ILR, on E 34th St.
Convene on Park Ave.
Magnuson Convention Center Hotel, on W 38th St.
General Information about New York for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
New York is one of the largest and most populated cities in the United States, having an area of 784 square kilometers and 8,622,698 inhabitants. It consists of five boroughs, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, which were consolidated into a single city in 1898. Manhattan, a densely populated borough located at New York’s core and home to the famous Wall Street, is a major international financial, commercial and cultural centre. The city of New York is an important hub for business and commerce, world trade, banking, finances, transportation, retailing, tourism, new and traditional media, real estate, advertising, insurance, legal services, accountancy, theater, fashion and the arts. It contains a large number of skyscrapers, such as the famous Empire State Building, as well as other highly rated landmarks, including the breathtaking Times Square, the vast Central Park, or the four-centuries-old Wyckoff House in Brooklyn. Being the main gateway for legal immigration to the United States, New York is a multi-cultural city and the most linguistically diverse place in the world (with over 800 different languages spoken). It is also an important centre for higher education, hosting more than 120 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top universities in the world.
The City as a Conference Destination
New York is one of the world’s most important venues for international conferences and conventions. Several very important technology conferences are taking place here, such as the New Work Summit, the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, the Creative Tech Week, the Artificial Intelligence Conference, and the Future of Fintech. Other major events include: the Annual Blockchain Conference, bringing together senior figures in technology, government, finance and venture capital; the AIA Conference on Architecture, a venue for some of the world’s most creative architects; the Future Festival New York, a two-day business conference; and the Smart Social NYC, one of the best conferences on new developments in social media.
New York Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in New York, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Gramercy Tavern (+1 212-477-0777), the Blue Hill (+1 212-539-1776), and the Modern (+1 212-333-1220), three top-class restaurants specializing in American cuisine; Le Bernardin (+1 212-554-1515), an elite French seafood restaurant; Daniel (+1 212-288-0033), another elegant French restaurant;
Marea (+1 212-582-5100) and Il Cantinori (+1 212-673-6044), two highly rated Italian restaurants; Sushi Nakazawa ( +1 212-924-2212), a Japanese restaurant famous for its delicious Sushi dishes; and the Thai Villa (+1 212-802-9999), a stylish restaurant serving traditional Thai dishes.
New York Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions you should visit after your business conference in New York, including: Times Square, a major centre of the world’s entertainment industry and the most visited tourist attraction in the world (with more than 39 million annual visitors); the Empire State Building, a quarter of a mile tall skyscraper located in Manhattan which appeared in over 250 movies; the famous 93-metres tall Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to New York which has welcomed new arrivals on the shores of the United States for more than a century; and the Rockefeller Center, a complex of 19 buildings which housed various major corporations and are now home to the NBC studios.