Tehran Keynote Speaker
During the past two decades, James Taylor, an international expert in creativity, artificial intelligence, innovation, leadership and marketing, travelled the globe, from Tehran to Singapore, to deliver keynote speeches to a large variety of audiences. Holding an MBA degree focused on international business and a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA, an organization whose past members include renowned personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor offers clever, highly-visual and entertaining keynote presentations to individuals and institutions from different industries.
He travelled the globe, from US and South America to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, to assist his audiences unleash their creative energies and learn to deal with a constantly changing world. He provided invaluable advice to both companies, including major multinational corporations such as Sony, Yamaha, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Bertelsmann, and highly creative individuals, including corporate leaders, writers, educators, entrepreneurs, and musicians, on how to maximize, market and monetize their innovativeness. He is the winner of the prestigious ONTRApreneur and S.D. Southern Prizes, and has a high international visibility due to his presence in a variety of media outlets. Recently, he featured in a documentary produced by BBC, in which his accomplishments as a motivational keynote speaker are presented.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Tehran, Iran has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Iran International Conference Centre, on Rashid-Aldin-Fazlollah Boulevard Yaman St.
Adineh Educational Cultural Complex, on North Jannat Abad Banafsheh
Daryaye Noor Conference Hall, in District 3
Rayzan International Conference Centre, on Darabad St.
Milad Tower Conference Hall, in District 2
Tehran Grand Hotel, on Shahid Motahari St.
General Information about Tehran for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With over 8.4 million inhabitants, Tehran is the capital and largest city of Iran and Western Asia. It is the country’s most important economic, commercial, financial, cultural and touristic centre and has particular strengths in automobile manufacturing, oil industry, electronics, textiles, weaponry and chemicals. Some major companies and institutions headquartered in the city include Pars Oil, Behran, Speedy, and the Tehran Stock Exchange. Tehran is also world-famous as a shopping hub, being home to over 60 modern shopping malls, a large number of old bazaars, such as the Grand Bazaar and the Bazaar of Tajrish, as well as several commercial districts like Davudie, Valiasr and Zaferanie. The city is a major tourist destination, famous for landmarks including the Milad Tower (the sixth tallest self-supporting tower in the world), the Tabiat Bridge, the Golestan Palace, the Sa’dabad Complex and the Azadi Tower. Moreover, Tehran is renowned as a vibrant cultural hub, represented by a large number of museums and cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Iran, the Malek Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cinema Museum at Ferdows Garden, the Carpet Museum, the Abgineh Museum and the Tehran National Jewelry Museum. Tehran is a world-leading educational centre too, home to prestigious universities such as the Sharif University of Technology and the University of Tehran.
The City as a Conference Destination
Tehran, Iran, is a major centre for a large diversity of international conferences and conventions, such as: the Tehran Game Convention, organized by the nonprofit Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation (IRCG) and aiming to help local developers; the ACI (Iran Chapter Annual) Convention, an annual event organized by Iran’s Concrete Research Center (ConREC) in cooperation with Aria University of Sciences and Sustainability; the International Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC), a meeting point for academics, engineers and business representatives; and the International Symposium on Cut Flowers, an event focused on topics such as physiology, biotechnology, breeding, greenhouse management, greenhouse technology, climate control, and other aspects of cut flowers markets.
Tehran Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Tehran, Iran, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Narenjestan Restaurant (+98 21 2206 6060), an old style Persian traditional restaurant with a large diversity of meat dishes; the Ananda Vegetarian Restaurant (+98 21 2255 6767), a nice and quiet place where you can enjoy some vegetarian and vegan dishes served by a polite and efficient staff; the Yas Restaurant (+98 21 2201 1020), an amazing restaurant offering a large variety of Persian dishes, in a cozy atmosphere; and the Reyhoon Restaurant (+98 21 8832 707), another Persian restaurant where you can enjoy the best Koobideh dish from Iran.
Tehran Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Tehran, Iran, including: the Golestan Palace, one of the oldest historic complexes in the city featuring a group of royal buildings with a principal ornate royal palace and a museum exhibiting marble thrones and treasures of the Qajar kings; the Niavaran Complex, another historic palace complex consisting of several palace buildings and monuments dating back to the Qajar and Pahlavi eras and situated in Shemiran area of Tehran; and the Tabi’at Bridge, the largest pedestrian bridge from the country (270-metre long) which connects two public parks of Tehran – the Taleghani and the Abo-Atash Park.