Santiago Keynote Speaker
Motivational keynote speaker James Taylor is an internationally recognized expert in creativity, marketing, artificial intelligence, leadership and innovation. Throughout the past two decades, he travelled everywhere in the world, from Santiago to Singapore, to deliver insightful, educational, and humorous keynote speeches to a large diversity of individuals and companies from various industries and professional backgrounds. From the United States and South America to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Taylor taught his audiences ways to market, maximize and monetize their creativity, to increase the pace of innovation, and to cope with change.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration (international business) and is a member of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an organization with important past fellows like Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. Due to his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, writer and keynote speaker he won two prestigious prizes, the S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award. He collaborated with international companies such as Bertelsmann, Apple, Sony, Johnson & Johnson and Yamaha and provided advice to a large number of corporate leaders, music artists, educators, writers and entrepreneurs. BBC produced a documentary about his career as a highly successful inspirational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Santiago, Chile has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
CentroParque Event Centre, on Av. Pdte. Riesco
Conference Centre SOFOFA, on Región Metropolitana CL, Andrés Bello
Espacio Riesco, on El Salto
Hotel Plaza San Francisco, on A. Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins
Santiago Business & Conference Centre, on Av Costanera Sur
Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Centre, on Avenida Santa Maria
General Information about Santiago for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of more than 6.3 million, Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile, and one of the most populous cities in the Americas. It is located in the vicinity of both the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Oceans, offering thus unique possibilities for activities as diverse as skiing and sunbathing/swimming. Santiago is the country’s most important commercial, financial, economic, political and cultural centre, and houses the local headquarters of a large number of multinational companies, including IBM, Oracle, Experian, Lan Airlines, Falabella and Deloitte. It is also home to numerous shopping centres and skyscrapers, such as the Gran Torre Santiago, one of the tallest Latin American towers (64 stories). Santiago is a major tourist destination, attracting annually millions of visitors. Some of its most famous landmarks include Parco Metropolitano, an expansive park offering breathtaking views of the city and featuring a botanical garden, a zoo, as well as two swimming pools, Plaza de Armas, the main city square, housing the famous National Cathedral, Mercado Central, Santiago’s main central market, opened in 1872, and La Moneda Palace, the seat of Chile’s president. Santiago is well-known as an educational and cultural hub, home to the University of Chile, one of the oldest universities from Latin America (1622), and many amazing museums, such as the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
The City as a Conference Destination
Santiago, Chile, is an important destination for a large number of conferences and conventions, including: the America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology, one of the largest events about information technology, mobile technology, and digital marketing from Latin America; the Mining Tech South America, a large conference with more than 250 attendees from all over the world exploring the latest advances in mining-related technology; the Annual Latin American and Caribbean Global Health Conference, a meeting point for national and international experts in medicine and healthcare; and the AASSA Educators’ Conference, an event focused on recent trends in educational methods and practices.
Santiago Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Santiago, Chile, a few local restaurants to experience include: Bocanáriz (+56 2 2638 9893) and Club Santiago (+56 2 2673 4700), two restaurants renowned for their traditional Chilean dishes; Normandie (+56 2 2236 3011), one of the best French restaurants in the city; Ocean Pacific’s Buque Madre (+56 9 6831 0750), a fabulous restaurant specializing in seafood dishes; Pastamore (+56 2 2886 2236), an upscale Italian restaurant serving a large diversity of traditional and modern Italian dishes, as well as many excellent types of wines; and Restaurant Japón (+56 2 2222 4517), an excellent Japanese restaurant.
Santiago Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Santiago, Chile. Some of the best ones include: the San Cristóbal Hill, an iconic landmark offering extraordinary views of the city and featuring a zoo, several gardens and a wonderful statue of the Virgin Mary; the Santiago Metropolitan Park, a gigantic urban park with a zoo, forests, cable cars and historical sculptures; and the Constanera Centre, a business and commercial complex including the Gran Torre Santiago (the largest skyscraper from Latin America), three other skyscrapers as well as a six-story shopping mall and two luxurious hotels.