San Diego Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker James Taylor is an MBA graduate (international business) and current fellow at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, an organization with past fellows such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin). He travels the world, from San Diego to Singapore, to provide tailored, highly visual, content-rich, educational and humorous keynote presentations to a diversity of individuals and companies coming from a vast range of industrial backgrounds.
James’s aim is to help his audiences unlock their creativity, adapt to change and increase the pace of innovation. In the last 20 years he travelled through Europe, the United States, Asia and Middle East and worked with well-known multinational companies, such as Bertelsmann, Sony, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha. He also offered one-on-one coaching to some of the most talented individuals from the world, including corporate leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, musicians and writers. An expert in creativity, innovation, marketing and leadership, James is eager to help people maximize, market and monetize their innovativeness. His talent as an entrepreneur, author and international keynote speaker increased his visibility in a large variety of media outlets and he was also the subject of a 30 minutes BBC documentary. Moreover, he won two prestigious prizes – the S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
San Diego has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
San Diego Convention Center, on W Harbor Dr.
San Diego Training and Conference Center, on Tenth Ave.
Marina Village Conference Center, on Quivira Way
Liberty Station Conference Center, on Laning Rd.
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center by Wyndham San Diego North, on Kearny Mesa Rd.
Gallery 17 Event Center & Plaza, on Historic Decatur Rd.
General Information about San Diego for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
San Diego is a city on California’s Pacific coast, famous for its warm climate, beaches and parks. With a population of 1,419,516, San Diego is the eight largest city in the US and the second largest in California. It was founded in 1769 and is the oldest city from California. The city is the economic centre of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area, as well as major hub for military activities, manufacturing, international trade and tourism. San Diego is renowned for hosting major companies producing wireless cellular technology, such as Qualcomm, LG Electronics, Nokia, Novatel Wireless, Cricket Communications, and Kyocera International. Additionally, it is an important centre for biotechnological research, due to the presence of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with its affiliated UCSD Medical Centre. The city is home to many museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the San Diego Air & Space Museum. All these museums are located in the immense Balboa Park, which also hosts the San Diego Zoo and various gardens, artist studios and smaller art galleries. Besides these cultural institutions, San Diego has over 68 miles of beaches, offering endless possibilities for sunning, swimming or surfing.
The City as a Conference Destination
San Diego is an important centre for major international conferences and conventions, including: Clever Talks: Made in America, a series of speeches on a variety of topics such as finances, military investments, food and beverages, technology, media and health; the San Diego Global Investment Forum, an important venue for business owners, developers, and investors; the Panalitix Annual Conference, where the latest developments in business and accounting are discussed; Wellness on the Front Line Annual Conference, an event organized by the Public Safety Peer Support Organization; and the San Diego National Church Safety + Security Conference, one of the largest religious meetings in the United States.
San Diego Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in San Diego, California, some local restaurants to experience include: Juniper & Ivy (+1 619-269-9036) and Trust (+1 619-795-6901), two restaurants famous for their New American cuisine; Richard Walker’s Pancake House (+1 619-231-7777), the best place in town for eating breakfast, well-known all over the country for its delicious pancakes; Cucina Urbana (+1 619-239-2222) and Parma – Cucina Italiana (+1 619-543-0049), two Italian restaurants serving a large variety of extraordinary pizzas and pastas; Truluck’s (+1 858-453-2583), a fabulous seafood restaurant; and Sushi Ota (+1 858-270-5670), a great chef-owned Japanese restaurant, offering amazing sushi dishes.
San Diego Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in San Diego, California. The Balboa Park, a 1,400 acre site created in 1915-1916 for the Panama California Exhibition, is famous for its historical buildings, gardens, museums and art galleries, as well as for hosting the amazing San Diego Zoo, a perfect place for family trips. The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego’s historic district, renowned for its shops, restaurants, galleries, and high-end hotels. San Diego’s Seaport Village, located close to the waterfront, is another great tourist attraction, being home to many restaurants, shops as well as musical stage performances.