Quito Keynote Speaker
With a highly inspiring style, international keynote speaker James Taylor travels the world, from Quito to Singapore, to offer deeply insightful messages to international business audiences across a diversity of industries. His keynote presentations will help you and your teams unleash your creativity, accelerate innovation, construct creative cultures and adapt to an ever changing world. As a global keynote speaker and specialist in creativity, innovation, marketing, leadership, and artificial intelligence, James is highly passionate about delivering stage experiences that inspire, educate and entertain a large number of audiences.
During his tailored, visual, and innovative keynote speeches, James takes his audiences on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of how the most creative organizations and individuals from the world are adapting to changes and technological disruptions. Aiming to unlock the creative potential in individuals and teams, James has spoken at global conferences in the US, Europe, South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Additionally, he hosted the largest online summit for professional keynote speakers from the world. His past clients include corporations such as Apple, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson. James has an MBA in international business and is currently a fellow of the RSA (an organization whose past members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela). Recently, BBC produced a documentary about his extraordinary accomplishments as a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and writer.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Quito, Ecuador has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Alliance Française, on Autopista General Rumiñahui S/N
Quito Exhibition Centre, on Av. Amazonas
Quito Quorum Business Events, on Urb. Santa Lucía
Los Algarrobos Event Centre, on Camino de Los Osos
Quinta Sisahuasi, on 23 de Abril
La Ideal, on José Tamayo
General Information about Quito for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over 2.6 million inhabitants, Quito is the capital and second largest city of Ecuador, after Guayaquil. Located at an elevation of 2,850 metres above sea level, it is the second highest capital in the world, after La Paz. Close to the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slope of the volcano Pichincha, Quito is among the first World Cultural Heritage Sites voted by UNESCO (in 1978). Its historic centre is the largest and best preserved historic centre in the Americas. Quito is a major economic, commercial, financial and industrial centre, with top industries including textiles, metals, and agriculture. It is also home to a range of multinational corporations, such as TAME and Petroecuador. The city is a major tourist destination, famous for landmarks including Teleferico, the world’s second highest cable car, Calle de la Ronda, a picturesque cobbled street with many museums, shops and restaurants, La Virgen del Panecillo, a high hill with a large statue of Virgin Mary on its peak, Parque la Carolina, one of Quito’s most beautiful and frequented parks, as well as a large number of excellent museums, including Museo del Banco Central, Casa de la Cultura, Museo de la Ciudad, Centro Cultural Metropolitano and Centro Cultural Carlos Fuentes.
The City as a Conference Destination
Quito is Ecuador’s biggest destination for conventions and conferences. Some of the major events taking place in the city include: the FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference, a high-level intellectual dialogue offering interactions with professionals from all around the world; the PANLAR Congress, a meeting point for over 2,000 medical professionals specialized in Rheumatology and other related fields; ICEDEG 2019 – the International Conference on eDemocracy & eGovernment, a three days event featuring a conference, tutorials, keynote speakers, papers and case studies in the fields of eDemocracy and eGovernment; and the International Conference on Information Technology & Systems, a conference focused on the latest developments in computer science and related areas of interest.
Quito Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Quito, Ecuador, a few local restaurants to experience include: Zazu (+593 2-254-3559), an elegant restaurant offering an exquisite menu with over seven courses of traditional Ecuadorian dishes; URKO Cocina Local (+593 2-256-3180), a small and warm Ecuadorian restaurant with a creative and tasty menu featuring unique and unexpected flavors along with an impeccable service; Maitane (+593 2-333-3318), a Spanish restaurant in the heart of Quito offering a quiet, homey feel and many delicious dishes; and La Briciola (+593 2-254-5157), an excellent Italian restaurant serving a large selection of both classic and modern delicious Italian dishes.
Quito Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Quito, Ecuador, such as: the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, a unique stone monument, plaza and museum along the equator which gives you the opportunity to stand with one foot in two hemispheres; El Panecillo, a 200-metres-high hill of volcanic-origin, featuring a breathtaking iconic aluminum statue of the Virgin Mary of Quito; Basílica del Voto Nacional, a massive Neo-Gothic church located in the historic centre of Quito, offering amazing panoramic views of the city; and the Independence Square, Quito’s grand plaza, located in the heart of the old city and lined up with a few monumental government buildings.