Rio de Janeiro Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is an international keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur who constantly travels all over the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Singapore, to provide tailored, content-rich, and visual keynotes to individuals and institutions from a large diversity of professional backgrounds. With a Masters degree in Business Administration, a fellowship at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, an organization whose past members include notable personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), and two outstanding prizes (the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award), James is a world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, eager to assist his audiences market, maximize and monetize their creativity and cope with the incessant changes they are forced to face. In his twenty-year-long career, he travelled through the US, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and worked with corporations such as Sony, Bertelsmann, Yamaha, Apple and Johnson & Johnson. He also provided one-on-one coaching to a large number of highly talented individuals, including corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, writers, teachers, and rock musicians. Due to his extraordinary accomplishments, James gained a high degree of visibility in many media outlets and was also the subject of a BBC documentary focused on his accomplishments as an international keynote speaker and entrepreneur.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Areninha Carioca Hermeto Pascoal, on Praça Primeiro de Maio, s/n – Bangu
Canecão, on Botafogo
Cultural Center of Santa Cruz, on Bangu
Feira de São Cristóvão, on Campo de São Cristóvão
Riocentro, on Av. Salvador Allende
Windsor Convention & Expo Centre, on R. Martinho de Mesquita
General Information about Rio de Janeiro for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Rio de Janeiro is the capital and second largest city in Brazil, with a population of more than seven million inhabitants (the 6th most populous city in the Americas). It is world-famous for its extraordinary landscape, its breathtaking beaches and its annual carnival, which attracts over five million tourists. Rio de Janeiro is an important hub for oil and mining industry, telecommunications, media, tourism and culture, and hosts the regional headquarters of major companies such as Petrobras, Grupo Globo, Shell, Vale and the National Economic and Social Development Bank. The city attracts annually over three million tourists, due to its renowned beaches such as Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca, Leblon or Ipanema, as well as other landmarks such as the imposing Christ the Redeemer statue, the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Botanical Garden and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Rio de Janeiro is well-known for its carnivals and festivals, including the Carnival of Brazil (the largest carnival in the world), the Rock in Rio Festival and the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. Additionally, the city also boasts with a vibrant cultural scene, represented by museums such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Image and Sound Museum, the National Museum of History and the Museum of Carnival.
The City as a Conference Destination
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is an important centre for international conferences and conventions, including: the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), the largest and most famous mathematics convention on the globe, where the Field Medal, the Nobel-prize equivalent in mathematics, is awarded; the International Conference on Advances in Business Management and Information Technology (ICAMBIT), exploring the impact of digital technology on business management; the International Conference on Innovations in Engineering and Technology, a meeting point for worldwide experts in technological innovations; the International Conferences on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS), a major healthcare event; and the Biology Education Conference, an event focused on developments in educational methods in the field of biology.
Rio de Janeiro Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a few local restaurants to experience include: Brasileirinho (+55 21 97134-9211) and the Churrascaria Palace (+55 21 2541-5898), two excellent Brazilian restaurants serving authentic local dishes; L’Atelier du Cuisinier (+55 21 3179-0024), an amazing restaurant offering innovative combinations of Brazilian and French dishes; Hachiko (+55 21 2533-6366), one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city; Restaurante Marius Degustare (+55 21 2275-0652), a restaurant specializing in organic meat and seafood dishes; and Gabbiano (+55 21 3153-5529), a modern Italian restaurant offering a large diversity of creative, gourmet dishes.
Rio de Janeiro Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, such as: the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, the largest and most iconic sculpture in Brazil, with a height of over 30 metres, located on a mountain from where you can have breathtaking panoramic views of the city; Copacabana, a vibrant beach district, home to the Copacabana Hotel, an upscale hotel built in an Art Deco style, and the Copacabana Fort, an imposing structure featuring a military museum; and Lapa, a bohemian neighborhood famous for its traditional bars, open air samba parties and clubs with live music.