St. Petersburg Keynote Speaker
International keynote speaker, writer and entrepreneur James Taylor travels everywhere in the world, from St. Petersburg to Singapore, to offer tailored, content-rich, educational and humorous keynote speeches to a large diversity of audiences coming from various professional backgrounds and industries. An expert in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, marketing, and leadership, Taylor is highly passionate about assisting both organizations and individuals unleash their creative capacities, increase the speed of innovation and cope with incessant changes.
He holds an MBA in international business and is a member of the Royal Society for Arts (RSA), a famous organization whose past members include Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela. Over the past 20 years, he travelled through Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the United States to offer advice and coaching to a diversity of corporations and individuals. The most well-known multinational companies he worked with include Apple, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Yamaha, and Bertelsmann. Additionally, he also provided 1-on-1 coaching to important figures such as corporate leaders, educators, writers, entrepreneurs, and rock-stars. He is the recipient of the prestigious Modern ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern Prizes and is a notable figure in a diversity of media outlets. Recently, BBC produced a documentary about his professional activity as an inspirational keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
St. Petersburg, Russia has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Kongressnyy Tsentr Petrokongress, on Lodeynopol'skaya Ulitsa
Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya Hotel & Conference Centre St Petersburg, on Pobedy Square
Congress Hall Vasilevsky, on Naberezhnaya Reki Smolenki
Kongress-Kholl Otelya Saint Petersburg, on Pirogovskaya Naberezhnaya
Kongress-Tsentr "Lpm," on Prospekt Medikov
Konferents-Zaly I Banketnyye Zaly Otelya "Moskva," on Ploshchad' Aleksandra Nevskogo
General Information about St. Petersburg for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of over five million inhabitants, St. Petersburg is the second largest city from Russia, after Moscow, and a major port at the Baltic Sea. It is situated on the Neva River, close to the Gulf of Finland and was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. St. Petersburg is one of Russia’s most modern cities and an important commercial, trading, economic, financial, technological, touristic and cultural hub. It is home to a large number of major companies, including Lessner, Admiralty Shipyard, LOMO, Kirov Plant, Petersburg Fuel Company, and Elektrosila. St. Petersburg is one of Russia’s top tourist destination, with famous landmarks such as the Hermitage Museum/The Winter Palace, a massive palace-museum complex, showcasing over three million artifacts, the Andreyevsky Cathedral, a wonderful cathedral built in 1780, the Peter and Paul Fortress, an imposing citadel built in the 18th century, and a variety of fantastic museums, including the Russian Museum, the Museum of Artillery, Combat Engineers and Signal Troops, the Ethnographic Museum, Kirov’s Museum and the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. St. Petersburg is also an important centre for education and research, renowned for top level universities such as the St. Petersburg State University, the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
The City as a Conference Destination
St. Petersburg, Russia, is an important destination for a large number of international conferences and conventions, including: the Europe-Asia Event Forum, a three day event providing valuable insights into the latest trends and strategies for companies in the Industrial Products, Research & Development, and Business Services industries; the International Labour Forum, a two day event aiming to promote, based on research and global practices, an integrated strategy creation for developing the human capital of the Russian Federation; the ProfsoUX Conference For User Experience Specialists In Russia, a conference where topics from psychology, anthropology, urban studies, business demand for UX competencies, and specific details of government projects are discussed; and the International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, a design convention offering many speeches and networking opportunities.
St. Petersburg Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, a few local restaurants to experience include: Palkin (+7 812 502-22-00), an upscale place with impeccable chef-made dishes and a romantic ambiance; Percorso (+7 812 339-80-44), another amazing chic place offering both Italian and international dishes, as well as spacious locations for group dinners; Russian Vodka Room ?1 (+7 812 570-64-20), an amazing restaurant specializing in traditional Russian food (Kiev Chicken and several varieties of cold dishes) as well as some special types of vodka; and Pelmenya (+7 812 415-41-85), a warm and cozy small restaurant offering a variety of Russian traditional dishes, including some amazing dumplings.
St. Petersburg Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, such as: the Hermitage Museum, a state museum of art and culture and the second-largest art museum in the world; the Winter Palace (adjacent to the Hermitage Museum), the palace where Russian monarchs from the 18th century resided; the Peter and Paul Fortress, the old citadel of St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and designed as a fortress by Domenico Trezzini; and the majestic Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg, showcasing a beautiful exterior design made of gleaming mosaics and colorful onion-shaped domes.