Newcastle Keynote Speaker
Holding an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (whose past members included Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), James Taylor is a highly creative entrepreneur, author and international keynote speaker. He travels the world, from Newcastle to Singapore, to assist various individuals and companies coming from different industries to expand their creative capabilities, increase their innovativeness and learn how to cope with a rapidly changing world. In the past 20 years, he provided educational, content-rich, inspiring and entertaining keynotes to audiences from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
The recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur and the S.D. Southern awards, Taylor is a world-leading expert in innovation, creativity, leadership and marketing. He provided one-on-one coaching to famous personalities including rockstars, corporate leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs and he also collaborated with multi-national enterprises such as Johnson & Johnson, Sony, Yamaha, Bertelsmann and Apple. He is passionate to offer advice to both individuals and organizations on how to maximize, monetize, and market their creativity and innovativeness. He featured in a large variety of media outlets, including a 30 minutes BBC documentary about his life and highly successful career as a keynote speaker and entrepreneur.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Newcastle has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Life Meetings and Events, on Scotswood Rd.
The Castle Gate, on Melbourne St.
Jesmond Dene Conference Centre, on Red Walk
Central Square, on Forth St.
Newcastle United Conference and Events, on Strawberry Pl.
Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, on Marconi Way
General Information about Newcastle for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Newcastle is an important university city on the river Tyne, located in the northeastern part of England. It used to be a major shipbuilding and manufacturing centre and is nowadays an important business, science and arts hub. Newcastle’s centre, Tyneside Classical, is famous for its neoclassical architecture, and is home to famous landmarks such as the Grainiger Market, Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger Street, and Clayton Street. The centre of the city is also home to the Central Business District, bounded by the Newcastle station, the Quayside areas, and the Haymarket. Newcastle is renowned for its large number of corporate headquarters, as well as for its contribution to digital technology, learning, retail, tourism and culture. Some of the city’s most famous higher education institutions include Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Northumbria University Business School, Newcastle College, Newcastle Sixth Form College, Kenton Technology College, and Seaton Burn Community College. There are also several important museums and galleries in Newcastle, such as the Great North Museum, the Centre for Life, famous for its Science Village, and the Discovery Museum, where life on Tyneside is highlighted including also in-depth information about Tyneside’s shipbuilding heritage.
The City as a Conference Destination
Newcastle is an important centre for conferences, conventions and festivals, hosting a large number of such events each year. Some of the most famous ones include: the Newcastle Science Festival, where the latest scientific developments are presented and discussed; the Biennial AV Festival of international electronic art, featuring conferences, concerts, exhibitions and film screenings; the North East Art Expo, an important art and design festival; the International Arts Fair, focused on regional, national, and international design; the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, where innovations from various industries are presented; and the North East Fundraising Conference, dedicated to provide support for regional fundraisers.
Newcastle Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Newcastle, there are several great restaurants you should experience. Some of the most renowned ones include: the Blackfriars (+44 191 261 5945), where you can sample British cuisine in a former refectory of a friary from 1239; the Peace & Loaf Restaurant (+44 191 281 5222), another important site for British cuisine; the Mantra Thai Dining Restaurant (+44 191 232 6080), famous for its selection of Thai dishes; Aneesa’s Buffet Restaurant (+44 191 222 1110), with a unique combination of Indian and Chinese cuisine; and several places serving Mediterranean food, including the Achellos Italian Restaurant (+44 191 274 0001) and the Lezzet Turkish Restaurant (+44 191 266 2777).
Newcastle Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are many highly rated tourist attractions you should visit after your business conference in Newcastle, UK. Probably the most important one is the Newcastle Castle Keep, dating back to 1178. This castle is one of the finest examples of Norman stone architecture in Great Britain. The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, located on the Gateshead side of the river Tyne and overlooking the beautiful Quayside, is one of the largest and most important museums of modern art from Europe. Another famous landmark is Theatre Royal, which hosts more than 300 plays each year and has over 300,000 visitors.