Osaka Keynote Speaker
Motivational keynote presented James Taylor, an internationally-acclaimed specialist in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, leadership and marketing, provides invaluable assistance to individuals and organizations everywhere in the world, from Osaka to Singapore, to help them maximize, market, and monetize their creativity. With an MBA in international business and a current fellowship at the RSA (whose previous members include major personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), James travels the world, from Africa, Asia and Middle East to Europe, the United States and South America, to provide tailored, content-rich and inspirational keynote speeches to individuals and companies from a diversity of professional backgrounds and industries.
His previous clients include renowned corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Apple and he provided one-on-one coaching to a wide range of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, musicians and writers, in order to help them unleash their creativity, increase innovation, and cope with the changes characterizing our contemporary societies. He is the winner of the Modern ONTRApreneur and the S.D. Southern Awards and appeared in a diversity of online and offline media outlets. He was also the subject of a BBC documentary focusing on his life and exceptional accomplishments as a writer, entrepreneur and international keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Osaka, Japan has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Congress Convention Centre, on Ofukacho
Cross Wave Umeda, on Kamiyamacho, Kita
Fukuracia Osaka Bay Hotel, oncNankokita, Suminoe Ward
Hotel MyStays Shin-Osaka Conference Centre, on Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku
Intex Osaka, on Nankokita, Suminoe Ward
Osaka International Convention Centre, on Nakanoshima, Kita
General Information about Osaka for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of more than 2.5 million inhabitants in its larger metropolitan region, Osaka is the third most populous city in Japan, after Tokyo and Yokohama. It has been an important rice trading hub between the 17th and 19th centuries and is currently a major financial, commercial and manufacturing centre. Some of the largest corporations with regional headquarters in Osaka include Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp, Osaka Securities Exchange and Nomura Securities. It is also one of Japan’s top tourist destinations, attracting annually millions of visitors, due to extraordinary landmarks such as the Shitenn?ji Temple, Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple, the Osaka Castle, an imposing castle built in the 16th century, Kaiyukan, one of the world’s largest aquariums, Spa World, an enormous spa and sauna centre, and Universal Studios Japan, the second largest theme park in Japan. Osaka is also well-known for its vibrant cultural scene, represented by museums such as the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum, exhibiting a large number of Japanese woodblock prints, the Osaka Museum History, where you can explore in detail the city’s long history, the National Museum of Art, one of Japan’s most famous art museums, and Peace Osaka, a museum showcasing war exhibits in order to foreground the negative impact of violence and to promote peace.
The City as a Conference Destination
Osaka, Japan is a major centre for a large number of international conferences and conventions, such as: the International Symposium on Business and Management, a convention bringing together national and international business leaders and managers; the Rakuten Technology Conference, one of Japan’s leading technology events; the E-Commerce Fair, the largest Japanese trade show focused on developments in electronic commerce; the International Conference on Public Healthcare, a meeting point for medical practitioners from Japan and abroad specializing in public healthcare; the Learning in Higher Education Conference, an event focused on teaching and learning methods in the context of higher education; and the International Conference on Innovations in Industrial Engineering, Applied Sciences, Telecommunications & Information Sciences, a multidisciplinary conference about technology-related fields.
Osaka Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Osaka, Japan, a few local restaurants to experience include: Japanese Cuisine Hachiko (+81 6-6312-8485) and Matsusakagyu Yakiniku (+81 6-6211-2917), two of best places where you can sample traditional Japanese cuisine; La Baie (+81 6-6343-7020), a world-famous, Michelin-starred, restaurant offering a large selection of French and Central European dishes; Alto Tritone (+81 6-6345-0088), an amazing Italian restaurant; the Garden Oriental Osaka (+81 6-6358-5533), a renowned steakhouse with a beautiful garden at the back of the restaurant; Ashoka (+81 6-6346-0333), one of the best Indian restaurants in the city; and Krungtep (+81 6-4708-0088), serving a large variety of Thai dishes.
Osaka Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Osaka, Japan, such as: the Osaka Castle, a well-known historical castle dating back to 1597 and housing an excellent museum as well as several beautiful gardens; the Ts?tenkaku, an imposing, 103-metres-tall tower offering breathtaking views of the city from its observation deck; the Osaka Castle Park, a vast urban park featuring gardens with cherry blossoms, open air theatres, athletic fields and a castle; and the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the world’s largest public aquariums with exhibits ranging from tropical marine life to arctic animals.