“Creativity Keynote Speaker James Taylor is more than a great keynote speaker. He’s a great partner who truly cares about your business, your goals and your audience.”
-Jessie States, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International
James Taylor is an international keynote speaker, providing tailored, content-rich keynote speeches which aim to inspire, educate, and entertain diverse audiences. He is the recipient of an MBA in international business as well as an RSA fellow (past important fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela). His biggest passion is delivering motivating, inspiring, as well as distinctly entertaining experiences on stage to both large and small audiences. An acknowledged expert in innovation, marketing, leadership, and creativity, James has been traveling around the world, from Ras Al Khaimah to Boston, issuing lively keynote presentations to international business audiences coming from a wide range of industries. With tailored, humorous, and highly visual presentations, his goal is to help audiences expand their creative capacities. Through this, he seeks to help companies and individuals build innovative cultures, increase the speed of innovation, and facilitate adaptation to change. Taylor has given important keynote speeches in the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and has been the main host of the largest online summit for professional speakers. Some of his major clients include Apple, Sonny, Yamaha, Johnson & Johnson, Intuit, Visa, McDonald’s, Tata, Bertelsmann, and Dell. Furthermore, he has recently been featured on BBC, in a documentary made specifically about his life and work as a truly insightful and empowering global keynote speaker.
“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great. If you are looking for a speaker to inspire your employees to “reclaim their creativity” look no further than James Taylor.”
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Keynote Speaker In Ras Al Khaimah, James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation.
For over 20 years, he has been advising CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates has various facilities and conference centers including:
Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Center, on MQMC+22M
RAK Expo Center, on Al Jazaah Rd.
Amasi Wedding Hall, on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salem Rd.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, on Al Maareedh St.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, on Vienna St – Al Hamra Village
InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort, on Al Rafaa Mina Al Arab
General Information about Ras Al Khaimah for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:
Ras Al Khaimah, historically known as Julfar, is the capital and largest city of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is also the 6th largest city in the UAE, with a population of 115,949 as of 2021. The city’s northern area has previously functioned as an important Islamic settlement and the port of Julfar. Ras Al Khaimah has a rich history dating back 7,000 years ago, when the first human inhabitants were discovered in the city. Economically, the city is the center of the RAKEZ (Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone), which operates by connecting investors to international markets through an online client portal called Portal 360. Its most promoted businesses include startups, freelancers, and SMEs across 50 industries. Ras Al Khaimah is home to a global ceramics manufacturer, the RAK Ceramics, with over 12,000 employees and an annual turnover of around $1 billion. The headquarters of the Gulf Pharmaceuticals Industries, with over 5,000 employees and exporting to 50 different countries, is also located in Ras Al Khaimah. The city is home to several unique attractions, such as the Al Qawasim Corniche, a three-kilometer waterfront promenade, and the Dhayah Fort, an impressive construction currently on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is working to convert the area into a sustainable and nature-based regional leader by 2025, as announced in its comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy.
The City as a Conference Destination:
Ras Al Khaimah hosts several international conferences focusing on the environment, sustainability, and tourism such as the World Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air, the International Conference on Environment and Life Science, and the PATA Annual Summit. Other conventions focus on technological innovation and economics, including the International Conference on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Business Management, the International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communication, as well as the RAK Energy Summit. Other major scientific conferences include the International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Computational Biology, and the International Conference on Nanomaterials and Biomaterials.
Ras Al Khaimah Food Options for Conference Delegates
An increasingly multicultural city, Ras Al Khaimah offers various restaurants with different types of cuisines from around the world. Italian cuisine is represented by restaurants such as La Burrata (+971 7 243 2500) and Thunder Road Pizza & Grill RAK (+971 52 994 9056), while classic Indian dishes can be enjoyed at Moti Mahal Delux (+971 7 228 1885) and India Palace (+971 7 226 0171). If you are interested in eastern Asian food, you should not miss the Ruzo Restaurant (Japanese; +971 7 222 9100) and the Thai Gate (+971 50 892 9520). Delicious local plates can be sampled at Al Mubarak (+971 7 222 0786) and the Al Bait Alhalbi (+971 7 244 5580).
Ras Al Khaimah Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly-rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Ras Al Khaimah. One of the most popular tourist activities is a tour of the old Al Jazirah Al Hamra neighborhood, the only remaining historical pearling village in the entire Gulf region containing an ancient fort, watchtowers, a mosque, souq, and extensive courtyard houses of various designs. Other attractions include the three-kilometer waterfront promenade Al Qawasim Corniche, the most beautiful road in the northern Emirates, lined with luxury apartments, international restaurants, local cafes, and access to water activities, as well as the Dhayah Fort, a castle-like structure standing amidst the arid mountains and fertile date wadis of the northern Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.