Reykjavik Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an world-leading expert in innovation, creativity, leadership, artificial intelligence and marketing, who travels everywhere on the globe, from Reykjavik to Singapore, to deliver extraordinary, content-rich keynote speeches to individuals and companies from a large diversity of professional and industrial backgrounds. Through his insightful and entertaining presentations, James aims to unlock his audiences’ creative potentials and to help them cope with the myriad changes they have to face in contemporary societies.
Holding an MBA focused on international business and a fellowship at the RSA (a notable institution with past fellows such as Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), Taylor travels through Europe, Asia, the United States, South America, Africa and the Middle East to assist his audiences maximize, monetize and market their creativity. In the last twenty years, he closely collaborated with large multinational companies including Johnson & Johnson, Sony, Apple, Yamaha and Bertelsmann, as well as with important international figures such as entrepreneurs, writers, educators, corporate leaders, and music artists. Taylor was the winner of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur Award and S.D. Southern Award and is a major figure in a large variety of media outlets. Recently, BBC aired a documentary about his life and successful career as a writer, entrepreneur and inspirational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Reykjavik, Iceland has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Harpa, on Austurbakki
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, on Suðurlandsbraut
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, on Mýrargata
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, on Nautholsvegur
Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, on Pósthússtræti
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, on Hagatorg
General Information about Reykjavik for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With approximately 200,000 inhabitants, Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Established in 1786, it is nowadays Iceland’s most important financial, economic, administrative, touristic and cultural hub. Reykjavik is renowned for being of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities on the globe and is also famous for its colorful and eclectic buildings and its charming shops and restaurants. It is home to several major corporations and banks, including Advania, Tempo Software, Air Iceland, Vodafone Iceland, Carbon Recycling International, the Arion Bank and the Central Bank of Iceland, and to several top level universities like Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland. The city is also an important tourist destination, famous for its large number of parks and green areas, such as Tjörnin, Klambratún and the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens, its wonderful architecture, represented by buildings like the City Hall, the Reykjavik Cathedral, and the Imagine Peace Tower, and its extraordinary museums including the National Gallery of Iceland, the Reykjavik Art Museum, the National Museum of Iceland, the Reykjavik City Museum and the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. Reykjavik is also well-known for hosting large festivals such as the Iceland Airways Festival, a four-day music festival bringing together famous national and international artists.
The City as a Conference Destination
Reykjavik, Iceland, is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the WOSonOS Conference, an event bringing together more than 300 specialists in information technologies; the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference, another important technology conference, focused on developments in digital marketing; the Oeb MidSummit, a major convention about technology-assisted learning; the Medical Ethics Conference, a meeting point for experts in the ethics of healthcare; the Nordic Arts Therapy Conference, focusing on the role of artistic practices in psychotherapy; and the ORPHEUS Conference on Creativity, Feedback and Diversity in Doctoral Studies, an academic conference exploring innovativeness in doctoral research.
Reykjavik Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, a few local restaurants to experience include: Harbor (+354 511 2300) and Old Iceland (+354 551 6131), two of the best restaurants where you can sample traditional Icelandic dishes; the Fish Company (+354 552 5300), an extraordinary seafood restaurant; Svarta Kaffið (+354 551 2999), a locale renowned for its amazing soups; Snaps Bistro (+354 511 6677), a restaurant serving Danish and French dishes; Le Bistro (+354 551 5979), a restaurant specializing in French cuisine; Rossopomodoro (+354 561 0500), one of the best Italian restaurants in the city; and Ban Thai Restaurant (+354 552 2444), offering a large selection of Thai dishes.
Reykjavik Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Some of the most famous ones include: the Hallgrímskirkja, an imposing Lutheran cathedral with a 73-metres-high tower, named in the honour of the famous Icelandic poet/clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson, who wrote the Passion Hymns; Perlan, an upscale futuristic restaurant with an amazing cocktail bar set in a beautiful park; Reykjavík 871±2, an interactive museum showcasing remnants of Viking settlements from the 10th century; and Viðey, a picturesque island with numerous hiking trails, an old church and several excellent outdoor art installations.