São Paulo Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is a world-leading expert in creativity, innovation, artificial intelligence, marketing and leadership, offering tailored, content-rich and highly visual keynote speeches to a diversity of audiences from the Middle East, the United States, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Travelling all around the world, from São Paulo to Singapore, James advises individuals and institutions how to unleash their creative potential in order to successfully deal with the changes they must face in contemporary society. Holding a prestigious MBA in international business and a fellowship at the RSA (the Royal Society of Arts, an institution with Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin as past members), James is a world-famous entrepreneur, writer and keynote speaker.
During his twenty-year-long career, he worked with a range of multinational companies, including Sony, Apple, Bertelsmann, Yamaha, and Johnson & Johnson, in order to help them maximize, market and monetize their creativity. He also offered one-on-one coaching to a variety of corporate leaders, teachers, writers, musicians and entrepreneurs. Internationally renowned for his educational, humorous and entertaining lectures, James has become a prominent figure in a large variety of media outlets. He is the recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and was the subject of a BBC documentary.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
São Paulo, Brazil has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Anfiteatro de Convencoes, on Butantã
Centro Convencoes, onVila Formosa
Events Center St. Louis, on Rua Haddock Lobo
SAHE – South America Health Exhibition, on Av. Profa. Ida Kolb
São Paulo Expo, on Rod. dos Imigrantes – Vila Água Funda
Transamerica Expo Center, on Av. Dr. Mário Vilas Boas Rodrigues
General Information about São Paulo for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over 13 million, São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and the 11th largest in the world. It is one of the richest cities in the world, having the 11th largest GDP on the globe, although it is characterized by strong inequality between different social classes. São Paulo is a major commercial and financial centre, home to the regional headquarters of important national and multinational companies, including the São Paulo Stock Exchange, Google, Nestle, Nokia, Unilever, Volkswagen, Shell, General Motors, Carrefour and Walmart. The city is very diverse, hosting large communities of immigrants from Italy, Japan and the Arab world, and is world-famous for its regional and international cuisines, upscale restaurants, vibrant nightlife and amazing culture. São Paulo also has a highly developed tourist industry, attracting millions of visitors, due to its numerous landmarks such as: Avenida Paulista, one of the city’s most important hubs for business and culture; huge skyscrapers like the North Tower, Edificio Italia, Miranto do Vale and Banespa; expansive parks such as Parque do Ibirapuera, Parque Estadual da Cantareira, and Parque do Carmo; and renowned museums including the São Paulo Musem of Art, the Museum of Ipiranga and the Museum of the Portuguese Language.
The City as a Conference Destination
São Paulo is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, including: the International Conference on Creativity and Innovation, an interdisciplinary congress aiming to explain the nature and functions of innovation; the São Paulo Tech Week and the Biometricts HiTech Conference, two of the largest conferences about technology from Latin America; the DigiMarCon Latin America, a meeting point for experts in digital marketing; the CME Medical Conferences, a world-famous series of lectures and workshops dedicated to advances in the healthcare industry; the International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning, a conference exploring the impact of information technology on fields like education, business and management.
São Paulo Food Options for Conference Delegates
While attending a business conference in São Paulo, Brazil, a few local restaurants to experience include: Fogo de Chão Moema (+55 11 5056-1795), an upscale restaurant serving a large variety of Brazilian dishes; Jardineira Grill (+55 11 3048-0299), another excellent Brazilian restaurant, famous for its steaks, seafood, sushi and salads; Figueira Rubaiyat (+55 11 3087-1399), one of the best seafood restaurants in São Paulo; Tatini (+55 11 3885-7601), a traditional family-owned Italian restaurant; Jam Jardins (+55 11 3473-3273), a sophisticated Japanese restaurant; Gopala Hari (+55 11 3283-1292), an Indian vegetarian restaurant; and Restaurante Ráscal (+55 11 3141-0692), offering a mixture of Brazilian and Mediterranean cuisines.
São Paulo Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a large number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in São Paulo, Brazil, such as: Avenida Paulista, a famous, bustling thoroughfare replete with museums and other cultural institutions, banking centres and shopping malls; the Municipal Market of São Paulo, a historical indoor market selling exotic fruits, vegetables and dairy products, and a large variety of food items; the Ibirapuera Park, an expansive park featuring green recreation areas, a planetarium, and various auditoriums and museums; and Theatro Municipal, a lavish historical theatre opened in 1911 and hosting many theatre plays, concerts, operas and ballet spectacles.