Riyadh Keynote Speaker
Global keynote speaker and motivational keynote speaker in Riyadh James Taylor is a leading expert in innovation, creativity, and marketing. He travels the world, from Riyadh to Singapore, to provide entertaining and lively, but also highly insightful and content-rich speeches to a large variety of individuals and organizations coming from different professional backgrounds. In the last 20 years, Taylor spoke in front of audiences in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. With an MBA in international business and a current fellowship at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, whose important past fellows include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela), Taylor is keen on helping his audiences market, maximize and monetize their creativity. During his career he collaborated with a large number of important personalities, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, musicians, writers and educators.
Moreover, he also provided guidance to large international companies, such as Sony, Apple, Johnson and Johnson, Bertelsmann and Yamaha. His aim is to teach his audiences how to unlock their creative potential, speed-up innovation and learn to adapt to the various changes characterizing contemporary society. Taylor was the recipient of the prestigious S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award, and figures in a large variety of media outlets. He was the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary focused on his life and career as an international keynote speaker.
Global companies choose top motivational keynote speaker in Riyadh James Taylor to help their people unlock their creativity, accelerate innovation and adapt to change.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Riyadh has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Conference Center, at the King Khalid International Airport
KAFD Conference Center, on Al Aqiq
Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, on King Abdullah Road
King Abdul Aziz International Conference Center, on Al Hada
King Faisal Conference Hall, on King Saud Rd.
APEX Convention Center, on Northern Ring Rd.
General Information about Riyadh for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Riyadh, situated at the centre of the Arabian Peninsula, is the capital city of Saudi Arabia and the most populated one, with 5.188 million inhabitants. Starting with the 1940s, the city began to change from a narrow, isolated town into a thriving metropolis, through the construction of new settlements and neighborhoods. Between 1974 and 1992 the population growth in the city averaged 8.2% per year. Nowadays, Riyadh is the administrative and commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, and home to the headquarters of most of the largest companies from the country. It has a modern highway system, with the Northern Ring Road connecting the eastern and western parts of the city, and the King Fahd Road connecting the northern and the southern parts. Riyadh is famous for its main museum, the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, established in 1999 and combining various collections that had up to then been scattered in other institutions from Saudi Arabia. Another important museum is the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum (Saqr Al-Jazira), located on the East King Road and containing a collection of aircrafts and other aviation related items which were initially used by the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Saudi Arabian Airlines. Additionally, Riyadh is internationally famous for its largest all-female university in the world, the Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University.
The City as a Conference Destination
Riyadh is a major centre for international conventions and conferences. Some of the most important ones include: the Global Ventures Summit, a venue where young entrepreneurs and startups can find sources of funding; the Saudi RPA & AI Forum, a major event focused on technology; the 365Edu Riyadh Education Summit, an important place to discuss developments in teaching and learning; the Saudi FinTech Forum, where business leaders and technology innovators meet to discuss new technological breakthroughs; the HIMSS Saudi Conference & Exhibition, a conference about new developments in healthcare; and the Saudi Trade Finance Summit, an event dedicated to CFOs, treasury directors, finance directors and senior-level finance executives.
Riyadh Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Al Romansiah Restaurant (+966 9200 00144), famous for its fantastic Middle Eastern Cuisine; the Butcher Shop & Grill (+966 11 288 5156), considered the best steakhouse in the city; the Yokari ( +966 11 288 6999) and Tokyo restaurants (+966 9200 09662), two amazing places to sample Japanese food; the Mozart Restaurant (+966 11 462 5000), renowned for its Mediterranean seafood; Lusin (+966 9200 02690), a great Armenian restaurant; Al Orjouan (+966 11 802 8020 ext. 8307), serving delicious Armenian food; and the Roma Restaurant (+966 11 464 1133), a classy Italian locale.
Riyadh Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Al Faisaliya Tower, a magnificent structure built in the shape of a pyramid, is one of the most famous landmarks in Riyadh and the 40th tallest building in the world. It includes over 150 shops, a luxury hotel and various business offices. Another important tourist attraction is the King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre, home to many exhibitions on the history of Saudi Arabia, of other Arab civilizations and of Islam. A famous part of this Centre is the Masmak Fort, built in 1865, and renovated in the 1980s. Nowadays, the Fort is a museum exhibiting various antique costumes, artifacts and guns.