Vancouver Keynote Speaker
International keynote presenter James Taylor is a recognized expert in creativity, marketing, leadership and innovation. In the past 20 years, he travelled the world, from Vancouver to Singapore, to deliver insightful, content-rich, educative and humorous keynote speeches to a large variety of individuals and organizations from different industries and professional backgrounds. From the United States to Asia, Middle East and Europe, Taylor offered his audiences guidance on how to market, maximize and monetize their creativity, how to speed up innovation, and how to cope with change. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (international business) and is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, an organization with prestigious past fellows such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin.
Due to his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker he received two important prizes, the S.D. Southern Award and the Modern ONTRApreneur Award. He worked with multinationals such as Apple, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Yamaha and Bertelsmann and also gave individual advice to corporate leaders, musicians, educators, entrepreneurs and writers. BBC produced a 30 minutes documentary about his life and career as a highly successful keynote speaker and entrepreneur. Additionally, he is a prominent figure in a large variety of other media outlets.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Vancouver has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Canada Place, in Canada Pl.
Vancouver Convention Centre at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, in Canada Pl.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, on Burrard St.
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, on Bayshore Dr.
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, on West Georgia St.
Fairmont Pacific Rim, on Canada Pl.
General Information about Vancouver for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Vancouver, a major seaport city in British Columbia, is one of Canada’s densest and most ethnically diverse cities. The Vancouver metropolitan area is the third largest in Canada, with a population of approximately 2.5 million. In the past, the city hosted highly important international events, including the British Empire and Commonwealth Games (1954), the World Police and Fire Games (1989, 2009), the Winter Olympics and Paralympics (2010), and several matches from FIFA Women’s World Cup (2015). Vancouver’s main industry is forestry, followed closely by tourism (with over 10 million visitors each year) which contributes approximately $4.8 billion/year to its economy and supports more than 70,000 jobs. Some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions include the Stanley Park, the Queen Elizabeth Park, the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, and the large variety of mountains, forest and parklands surrounding the city. Other important industries include software development, biotechnology, video game development, and aerospace. Vancouver is also renowned for being one of the largest film and television production centres from North America, as well as for its focus on lifestyle and health culture, represented by world-famous brands such as Lululemon, Kit and Ace, Herschel Supply Co., Aritzia, Reigning Champ and Nature’s Path Foods.
The City as a Conference Destination
Vancouver is a major venue for many famous international conferences and conventions including: the KNOWHOW conference, an event dedicated to brands and retailers aiming to develop their marketing skills; the Open Source Summit, North America, a leading conference for developers, technologists and architects; the Vancouver International Travel Expo, where travel opportunities around the globe are presented and discussed; the TED Conference, a world-famous annual event focused on technology, education and design; the iTech Conference & Exhibition, Canada’s leading conference about information technology; and the Vancouver Fall Home Show, featuring interior design companies, remodeling contractors and landscaping companies.
Vancouver Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Vancouver, Canada, a few local restaurants to experience include: AnnaLena (+1 778-379-4052) and Fable Kitchen (+1 604-732-1322), two of the best places in the city where you can try Canadian food; Miku Vancouver (+1 604-568-3900) and Kingyo (+1 604-608-1677), two fabulous Japanese restaurants, famous for their sushi and other fish dishes; the Blue Water Cafe (+1 604-688-8078), another great seafood restaurant, located in a heritage warehouse; Lupo (+1 604-569-2535), a cozy, romantic restaurant serving a great variety of Italian dishes; and Le Crocodile (+1 604-669-4298), a very elegant restaurant specializing in French cuisine.
Vancouver Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions to visit after your business conference in Vancouver, Canada. Some of the most important ones include: the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, a 55-acres space containing more than 7,500 plant species; the Vancouver Lookout, a tower over 130 metres high located in the Harbour Centre, from which you can see the entire city; Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the first authentic Chinese Garden ever constructed outside of China, famous for its wonderful paths and harmonious architecture; and the Vancouver Art Gallery, a renowned museum containing acclaimed collections of national and international contemporary art.