Rotterdam Keynote Speaker
Global keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur, James Taylor travels all over the world, from Rotterdam to Singapore, to offer tailored, content-rich and highly visual keynote speeches to a large number of audiences from various professional backgrounds and industries. An internationally-acclaimed specialist in creativity, innovation, marketing, artificial intelligence and leadership, Taylor aims to teach individuals and institutions how to market, monetize and maximize their creativity. In the past two decades, he provided invaluable advice to individuals and organizations in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, helping them unleash their creativity, speed up innovation and adapt to change and technological disruptions.
He collaborated with notable multinational corporations such as Apple, Yamaha, Sony, Bertelsmann and Johnson & Johnson, and also engaged in one-on-one coaching with some of the most creative and talented individuals from the world, including corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, writers, educators and musicians. His exceptional accomplishments as a keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur made his a major figure in numerous media outlets and brought him two prestigious prizes, the Modern ONTRApreneur and the S.D. Southern Awards. A current fellow at the Royal Society of Arts (an organization whose past members include personalities such as Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela) with an MBA in international business, Taylor was the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary about his successful career as a global keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Rotterdam, Holland has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Ahoy Rotterdam, on Ahoyweg
Beurs-World Trade Centre, on Beursplein
English Meeting & Conference Centre, on Stationsplein
Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam, on Beursplein
Regardz, on Weena
World Hotel Wings, on Rotterdam Airportplein
General Information about Rotterdam for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Rotterdam is an important port city from South Holland, with more than 600,000 inhabitants (the 2nd most populous city in Holland, after Amsterdam). It houses the largest port from Europe and the fourth largest one in the world. Rotterdam is a major commercial, financial and economic centre and hosts the regional headquarters of many well-known international companies, such as Maersk, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Allianz, Pfizer and Petrobas. The city was largely destroyed during the Second World War and afterwards rebuilt, currently featuring a modern architectural landscape, represented by skyscrapers like Erasmusbrug, a 790 metres-high tower, and the New Orleans Tower (158 metres), as well as modernist constructions such as the famous Van Nelle Factory, voted by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Other important landmarks include the City Hall, built in 1914 in an Art Deco style, the Rotterdam Zoo, a large zoological garden established in 1857, the St. Lawrence Church, a late-Gothic church built in 1449, and a large number of excellent museums, including the Bojimans van Beuningen Museum, the Kunsthal, the New Institute, the Dutch Photography Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Chess-Pieces. Rotterdam is also a major education and research centre, particularly famous for its top level university Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The City as a Conference Destination
Rotterdam, Holland, is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the EuropeanaTech Conference: Gorgeous Data, Glorious Technology – The Digital Face of Culture, one of Holland’s largest technology conferences, exploring the impact of information technology on the transmission of culture; TUS Expo Exhibition and Conference, another major technology event; the ICHOM Conference, a medical convention focused on improving the quality of patient experience; the International Conference on Critical Pedagogy, Teaching and Learning, one of Holland’s top conferences about educational practices; the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals European Conference, a meeting point for specialists in technology and innovation.
Rotterdam Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Rotterdam, Holland, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Old Dutch (+31 10 436 0344), a perfect place to sample traditional Dutch dishes; Parkheuvel (+31 10 436 0766), a luxurious restaurant serving a combination of Dutch and international dishes; Restaurant Chung (+31 10 414 4099), one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in the city; Zeezout (+31 10 436 5049), a well-known restaurant specializing in seafood dishes; L’Entrecôte (+31 10 229 2931), an upscale French restaurant; and Trattoria La Borsa (+31 10 213 2956), an excellent Italian restaurant famous for its pasta dishes.
Rotterdam Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Rotterdam, Holland, including: the Erasmusbrug, a world-famous suspension bridge designed by famous architect Ben Van Berkel in 1996; the Euromast, an imposing TV tower offering panoramic views of the city, and housing several luxury hotel rooms and an upscale restaurant; the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, a museum founded in 1874 by Prince Henry of the Netherlands and dedicated to naval history, featuring vintage ships and historical port models; and the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, a Protestant church built in a Gothic style – the only remnant of medieval Rotterdam.