Ottawa Keynote Speaker
Global keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur James Taylor travels all over the world, from Ottawa to Singapore, to deliver content-rich, insightful and also humorous keynotes to a large variety of audiences from multiple industries.
A world-leading expert in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, marketing, and leadership, Taylor is highly passionate about assisting companies and individuals unleash their creative energies, increase the pace of innovation and cope with an ever-changing world. He holds a prestigious MBA focused on international business and is a member of the Royal Institute for Arts (RSA), a famous organization whose previous fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela. During the past 20 years, Taylor travelled through Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and the United States to offer advice and coaching to organizations and individuals.
The most renowned multinational companies he worked with include Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Bertelsmann. Moreover, he also engaged in 1-on-1 coaching to important figures such as entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, writers, educators and even rock-stars. He is the recipient of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern Awards and is a leading figure in a large number of media outlets. Recently, BBC produced a documentary about his life and career as an inspirational and entertaining keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Ottawa, Canada has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Centurion Conference & Event Centre, on Colonnade Rd.
Infinity Convention Centre, on Gibford Dr.
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, on Coventry Rd.
Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre, on Preston St.
Shaw Centre, on Colonel by Dr.
TCC Canada, on Laurier Ave.
General Information about Ottawa for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Located on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, Ottawa is the capital and fourth most populous city of Canada, with over 1.1 million inhabitants. It is a bilingual city, with English and French being spoken by the vast majority of the population, as well as a vibrant cultural melting pot, due to the large number of immigrants from all over the world it shelters. Ottawa has the highest standard of living and lowest unemployment rates from the country and is one of the fastest growing cities in North America, particularly due to the quickly developing high-tech business sector. Other important economic sectors are represented by public service, healthcare and tourism. Some of the most important companies with headquarters in the city include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Halogen Software, Shopify, Corel, Nortel, Cognos, Nokia, Bell Canada and Adobe. Ottawa is internationally recognized as an important centre for higher education and research, hosting top level universities and colleges such as the University of Ottawa, the Carleton University and the Algonquin College. The city is also famous for its lively cultural scene, represented by museums such as the Canadian Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian War Museum, as well as by numerous festivals like Winterlude, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Bluesfest and the Folk Music Festival.
The City as a Conference Destination
Ottawa is an important centre for international conferences, summits and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the RIDE Conference: the Future of Tech Comm, one of Canada’s largest conferences on technology; the FWD50 Conference, a meeting point for digital government leaders from 15 countries to discuss government technology and digital policies; the Genesis Future Summit: Innovate Your Future, a major summit about innovations in technology, marketing and entrepreneurship; the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH), one of the most important healthcare events from the country; and the Instagram Marketing Conference, a forum for experts in new trends in digital marketing.
Ottawa Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending business conference in Ottawa, Canada, a few local restaurants to experience include: Allium (+1 613-792-1313), one of the best restaurants in the city where you can try traditional Canadian cuisine; Fauna (+1 613-563-2862), an upscale restaurant serving stylish locally-sourced New Canadian dishes; M?Na (+1 613-233-6462), a small but exquisite French restaurant offering a large variety of gourmet dishes; the Green Door Restaurant (+1 613-234-9597), probably the best vegetarian restaurant in the city, serving organic meals and gluten-free deserts; Giovanni’s Restaurant (+1 613-234-3156), an excellent Italian restaurant offering seasonal cuisine and a great diversity of wines; and Coconut Lagoon (+1 613-742-4444), a fantastic Indian restaurant.
Ottawa Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Ottawa, Canada, including: the National Gallery of Canada, a spacious art museum featuring large collections of Canada’s best artworks; the Peace Tower, an imposing clock tower built in a neo-Gothic style in 1920, featuring a war memorial and several gargoyles; the Rideau Falls, two breathtaking waterfalls located where the Rideau River flows into the Ottawa River; and the Confederation Park, a large urban park with war memorial monuments and various sculptures and fountains, hosting a large variety of national events and festivals are hosted.