Sofia Keynote Speaker
James Taylor is a major entrepreneur, global keynote speaker and author who travels the globe, from Sofia to Singapore, to provide tailored, content-rich, and educational keynotes to a large variety of audiences from multiple industries. He has an MBA in international business and a fellowship at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts), an organization with past fellows such as Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela, and was awarded the Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern prizes.
In the past two decades he helped individuals and companies from the United States, Africa, South America, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, teaching them invaluable methods to maximize, market and monetize their creativity and to deal with the incessant changes characterizing contemporary society. He worked with well-known corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Yamaha, Apple, Sony and Bertelsmann and he also engaged in one-on-one coaching with some of the most creative individuals in the world, ranging from corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to writers, educators, and music artists. Due to his exceptional accomplishments as an entrepreneur and inspirational keynote speaker, Taylor has a high visibility in a large array of media outlets. Moreover, BBC produced a 30 minutes documentary about his amazingly succesful career as a global keynote presenter.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Sofia, Bulgaria has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Downtown Sofia Conference Room, on Vasil Levski Bd.
ATM Centre Hotel, on Tsarigradsko Shosse
John Atanasoff Forum, on Rayko Alexiev
Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel, on Budapeshta St.
Central Hotel Sofia, on Hristo Botev Bd.
Sofia Event Centre, on Hladilnika
General Information about Sofia for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over 1.2 million, Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula, close to the Vitosha Mountain. Sofia is the main economic, commercial, financial, political, touristic and cultural centre of Bulgaria and was voted by Forbes in 2015 as one of the top ten cities in the world to launch a startup, particularly in the high-tech industry. It is home to major national and international companies and institutions, including the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, the National Bank, Hewlett Packard, IBM, DXC Technology, Paysafe Group, VMWare, and Euroccor. Sofia is also a major tourist destination, famous for landmarks such as the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the largest orthodox cathedrals in the world, the Boyana Church, a 14th century church voted by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, the Battenberg Mausoleum, the resting place of Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria, modern Bulgaria’s first head of state, the Boris Garden, the oldest and most famous park from the city, the Orlov Most, a beautiful bridge over the Perlovska River, as well as numerous fantastic museums, including the Sofia History Museum, the National Museum of Military History, the National Literature Museum, the Museum of Socialist Art and the Museum of Sport.
The City as a Conference Destination
Sofia, Bulgaria, is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the Azure Bootcamp Bulgaria, focused on developing Cloud Computing Applications for Microsoft Azure as well as pooling a global compute farm to perform research for charity; AffiliateCon Sofia, a two days educational event with speeches and lively entertainment for affiliate marketers; HackerX – Sofia, a global invite-only recruiting event dedicated to developers from more than 50 cities within a community of over 50,000 members; and NEXT BLOCK, a meeting point for experts, leaders, and visionaries from the crypto and blockchain industries willing to establish future collaborations.
Sofia Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Little Things ( +359 88 249 0030), a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with a domestic feel and great local fish and meat dishes; Vino & Tapas (+359 87 841 0930), an excellent restaurant serving amazing tapas and also famous for its large selection of local wines; the Social Cafe Bar & Kitchen Restaurant (+359 87 676 7647), a modern and cozy place which, besides the bar service, offers some great international dishes including pasta and pizza; and Made in Home (+359 87 688 4014), a casual place a diversity of meat dishes, amazing sandwiches and an excellent selection of artisan beers.
Sofia Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. Some of the best ones include: the Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church which is now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List; the National Historical Museum, Bulgaria’s largest museum exhibiting artworks and artifacts from prehistoric times to the modern age; the Banya Bashi Mosque, one of the oldest and biggest ornate mosques in Bulgaria, constructed in 1576 on the site of preexisting thermal spas; and the Church of St. George, Sofia’s oldest building, dating back to the 4th century and famous for its red brick Christian cylindrical rotunda with a frescoed dome.