Phoenix Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is a world-leading keynote speaker who travels the globe, from Phoenix to Singapore, to offer lively presentations to business audiences from multiple industries. He holds an MBA in international business and is a fellow of the prestigious institution the Royal Society of Arts, whose past members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela.
Throughout his career, James has spoken at numerous global conferences in the US, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and he hosted the largest online summit for keynote speakers from the world. He collaborated with notable multinational corporations such as Apple, Sony, Bertelsmann, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha and he provided advice to some of the most talented individuals in the world. His insightful speeches help his audiences unlock their creative potential, build creative cultures, adapt to change and increase the speed of innovation.
A renowned specialist in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, James is strongly passionate about providing speeches which inspire, educate and entertain. His tailored, highly visual and humorous presentations are invaluable lessons on how to adapt to change and technological disruption. His extraordinary talent as an inspirational keynote speaker provided him a high level of media visibility and the opportunity to appear in 30-minutes BBC documentary.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Phoenix, Arizona has many excellent conference centres and facilities, including:
Black Canyon Conference Center, on N 25th Ave.
Desert Willow Conference Center, on E Cotton Center Blvd.
American Royal Palace – Banquet Hall & Conference Center, on W Thunderbird Rd.
Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center, on N 59th Ave.
Phoenix Convention Center, on N 3rd St.
Wells Fargo Conference Center, on W Washington St.
General Information about Phoenix for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With over 1.6 million inhabitants, Phoenix is the capital and most populated city of Arizona and the fifth most populated one in the whole country. It was founded in 1867 as an agricultural community and is currently an important centre for real estate, finances, insurance, manufacturing, trade and healthcare. Phoenix is home to four Fortune 500 corporations – Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Pet Smart and Republic Services – and to the headquarters of other major companies such as the Apollo Group, U-HAUL International, Best Western and Honeywell’s Aerospace Division. Phoenix is also an important touristic centre, attracting annually over 16 million visitors. Some of the most famous landmarks in and around the city include the Phoenix Zoo, the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, the South Mountain Park, the Agua Fria National Monument, Montezuma’s Castle and Well, and the Lost Dutchman State Park. Phoenix is also renowned for its cultural scene, represented by a large number of performing arts venues, such as the Phoenix Symphony Hall, the Orpheum Theatre and the Herberger Theater Centre, as well as by dozens of excellent museums including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Arizona Capitol Museum, the Heard Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park and the Arizona Science Centre.
The City as a Conference Destination
Phoenix, Arizona is an important center for a large number of international conferences and conventions, including: the IT Summit, a major event focused on recent trends in information technology; the Phoenix Tech Summit, another important technology convention; the AFCI (Association for Creative Industries) Conference and Trade Show, an event aiming to stimulate the sales growth of the hobby and craft industries; the Arizona Marketing Summit and Digital Summit Phoenix, an important venue for experts in (digital) marketing; the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, a large healthcare event, bringing together over 3,200 industry professionals; and the Back End of Innovation, a conference focused on corporate innovation.
Phoenix Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Phoenix, Arizona, a few local restaurants to experience include: Hillstone (+1 602-957-9700), an upscale American restaurant specializing in burgers and steaks; Kai (+1 602-225-0100), a luxurious restaurant serving variations on Native American dishes; Michelina’s Italian Restaurant (+1 602-996-8977), an excellent locale offering a large variety of Southern Italian dishes; GreekTown Restaurant (+1 602-674-8881), one of the best Greek restaurants in the city; Sizzle Korean BBQ (+1 480-265-9406), an amazing Korean restaurant specializing in beef and pork grilled dishes; and the Wild Thaiger (+1 602-241-8995), where you can sample traditional Thai cuisine.
Phoenix Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Phoenix, Arizona, such as: the Camelback Mountain, an iconic peak resembling a camel’s hump and head which offers possibilities for hiking and climbing as well as breathtaking panoramic city views; the Phoenix Zoo, a huge 125 acres zoological garden, home to over 1,200 animals and including a children’s area, a petting zoo and a narrated tram ride; the Heard Museum, a private museum exhibiting a large collection of Native American art; and the Phoenix Art Museum, showcasing an amazing collection of artworks dating back to the Renaissance.