Keynote Speaker In ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

“Creativity Keynote Speaker James Taylor is more than a great keynote speaker. He’s a great partner who truly cares about your business, your goals and your audience.”

-Jessie States, Head of Meeting Innovation, Meeting Professionals International

Keynote Speaker In ST. LOUIS

James Taylor, an international keynote speaker, gives tailored, content-rich international keynotes which inspire, educate and entertain diverse audiences. Holder of an MBA in international business, Taylor is also an RSA fellow (notable past fellows include Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin). As a recognized expert in innovation, creativity, marketing, and leadership, Taylor has traveled the world, from St Louis to Singapore, to offer outstanding keynote presentations to international business audiences coming from various industries. His priority is to provide inspiring, educational, as well as highly entertaining experiences on stage. Through humorous, tailored, and highly visual presentations, Taylor’s objective is to help his audiences recognize and expand their creative capacities in order to build innovative cultures, increase the speed of innovation, and help audiences adapt to the large number of changes and technological shifts that our contemporary world faces. He has already delivered important keynote speeches in the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and has hosted one of the world’s largest online summits for professional speakers. Some of his most renowned clients include Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, Yamaha, McDonald’s, Visa, Dell, and Bertelsmann. Considering his deeply insightful and powerful global keynote speeches, BBC has recently made a documentary about his work and life. He is also featured in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal.

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“James Taylor was a fantastic keynote speaker. His presentation was an insightful and entertaining closing keynote for the event audience. James also hosted a small group presentation for the G3 Company Sales Meeting earlier in the year that was also great. If you are looking for a speaker to inspire your employees to “reclaim their creativity” look no further than James Taylor.”

Kristi Kawana, Events & Marketing Director, G3 Communications

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James Taylor’s mission in life is to unlock the creative potential in people and teams.

Keynote Speaker In St. Louis,  James Taylor M.B.A. F.R.S.A. – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation.

For over 20 years, he has been advising CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, and leaders from Silicon Valley to Singapore on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

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St. Louis, Missouri has a great number of conference centers and facilities, including:

America’s Center Convention Complex on Convention Plaza
Lakeside Conference Center on Lake Bluff Dr.
Westport Conference Center on Port Plaza Dr.
Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center on Snow Way Dr.
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The New Northside Conference Center on Goodfellow Blvd.


General Information about St Louis for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:

Located near the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers, St. Louis is the 2nd largest city in Missouri, with a population of 301,578, according to a 2020 census. The city was founded on February 14, 1764, by French fur traders, who named it after Louis IX of France. During the 19th century, St. Louis became a major port city on the Mississippi River, and for 50 years (from 1870 to 1920), it was the 4th largest city in the country. St Louis is considered a “Gamma” global city, with a metropolitan GDP of over $160 in 2017. It has a diverse economy with particular strengths in manufacturing, consumer services, transportation, trade, and tourism. A large number of institutions, such as the US Bank, the US Department of Agriculture, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, are based in the city. Furthermore, St. Louis is home to eight Fortune 500 companies. Many important companies have their headquarters or operational offices in the city, including Ameren Corporation, Peabody Energy, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Wells Fargo Advisors, Stifel Financial and Square. St. Louis has two major research universities: the St. Louis University and the Washington University in St. Louis. The city has a unique cityscape, famous for the Gateway Arch, which is considered the tallest man-made monument in the western hemisphere.

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The City as a Conference Destination:

St. Louis has a great selection of conferences and events, including the MOWHA Annual Conference, an excellent opportunity for networking with affordable housing leaders and national industry experts; the Evoke Annual Conference, a chiropractic event aiming to increase visibility and inclusion in the field; and the BCOC 2022 Symposium and Conference, a yearly event focusing on volunteerism, youth mentoring, and networking. There are also some important conferences focused on education, such as the Summit for Transformative Learning (STLinSTL), created and hosted by MICDS (the Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School), or the ASID Student Conference at the IDC, organized by the ASID Missouri East and the Interior Design Center.

St. Louis Food Options for Conference Delegates

St Louis has many great restaurants serving both American dishes and other food options from around the world. While in town, you shouldn’t miss a meal at the Sugarfire Smoke House (+1 314-394-1720), a local BBQ chain, which serves ribs, salmon, brisket cheesesteaks, and delicious spiked shakes, or the Stacked STL (+1 314-544-4900), where you can make your own burgers. Italian cuisine is best represented by the Brio Italian Grille (+1 314-772-8898), a warm place offering a wide selection of foods and wines from Tuscany, and Charlie Gitto’s On the Hill (+1 314-772-8898), a landmark for fine Italian dining, serving amazing seafood, pasta, and more.

St. Louis Attractions for Convention Attendees

St. Louis has many unique tourist attractions to visit after your business conference. Besides the Gateway Arch, the tallest monument in the entire western hemisphere, which is visible from all the corners of the city, another amazing attraction is the Cathedral of St. Louis, displaying the largest mosaic installation in the US, a beautiful outdoor sculpture, and fascinating burial crypts. Another major point of interest is the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical institutions in the US (the park was built in 1859), and a National Historic Landmark, which includes a beautiful Japanese garden and a Climatron geodesic dome conservatory. If you happen to be in the vicinity of Forest Park, you could visit the St. Louis Art Museum or the St. Louis Zoo, located next to each other.





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  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
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