Wellington Keynote Speaker
Inspirational keynote speaker James Taylor, an internationally-recognized specialist in creativity and innovation, provides invaluable assistance to individuals and companies all around the globe, from Wellington to Singapore, to help them maximize, market, and develop their creativity. With an Masters in Business Administration focused on international business and a fellowship at the RSA (an institution whose notable past fellows include figures such as Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin), Taylor travels all over the world, from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to Europe, South America and the United States of America, to offer tailored, visual, humorous and content-rich keynote speeches to individuals and companies from a great variety of professional backgrounds.
His past clients include world-famous corporations such as Sony, Yamaha, Bertelsmann, Apple and Johnson & Johnson and he also provides one-on-one coaching to highly talented individuals such as writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders, in order to help them increase their creativity and innovativeness, and cope with the changes our contemporary world faces. Taylor is the recipient of the Modern ONTRApreneur Award and the S.D. Southern Award and is featured in numerous online and offline media outlets. He was the subject of an excellent BBC documentary in which his accomplishments as a writer, entrepreneur and global keynote presenter were discussed.
Related Topics: Sustainability, Future Trends, Diversity And Inclusion
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Wellington, New Zealand has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Terrace Conference Centre, on Terrace Centre House
Cliftons Wellington, on Willis Street
Willeston Conference Centre, on Willeston Street
Wellington Airport Conference Centre, on Stewart Duff Dr.
St Johns Centre Conference Venue, on Dixon Street
Hotel Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman, on Willis Street
General Information about Wellington for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
With a population of more than 400,000 inhabitants, Wellington is the capital and second most populous city from New Zealand, after Auckland. The city is located on the south-western side of North Island, between the Remutaka Range and the Cook Strait and it is home to the New Zealand Government and Parliament and the country’s Supreme Court. Wellington is the main port of New Zealand, its economy relying heavily on national and international trading and shipping. It is also a major centre for finances, technology, heavy industry, information technology, banking, film, arts and culture and tourism. Some major companies with headquarters in the city include Centreport, Chorus Networks, Contact Energy, Datacom Group, Kiwibank, the Cooperative Bank, NZ Post, Weta Digital, Z Energy, Todd Corporation, Xero and Meridian Energy. Wellington is a major tourist destination, well-known for landmarks such as the Wellington Cable Car, a famous funicular railway, Zealandia, a beautiful protected wildlife sanctuary, the Wellington Zoo, home to over 100 species of animals, and numerous museums like the Te Papa Museum, the Wellington Museum, the Wellington City Gallery and the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden. Wellington is also world-famous for its festivals, including the New Zealand International Arts Festival, the Wellington Jazz Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
The City as a Conference Destination
Wellington, New Zealand, is a major centre for a large number of international conferences and conventions, including: the Generation of Change by Palace and Real-iQ Conference, a two days conference bringing together numerous industry experts, motivational speakers, property managers and featuring a Branding Q & A Session; NYKO Wellington, a fantastic event about creativity, innovations and ways of achieving success, with a large number of guest speakers, free products, and success stories; the Wh?nau Development Summit, dedicated to investment decision makers and policy thought leaders across the public and philanthropic sectors; and the 360° Manager Summit, an amazing opportunity where leaders are prepared to challenge traditional structures and explore innovative ways of working.
Wellington Food Options for Conference Delegates
Wellington has plenty of great restaurants where to enjoy a delicious meal. Some of the best places include: Ortega (+64 43-82 9559), a popular seafood restaurant offering upscale, creative fish dishes and steaks in a relaxed atmosphere; the Logan Brown Restaurant (+64 4-801 5114), an excellent restaurant set in a high-ceilinged former bank building and offering a large selection of contemporary local dishes; the Larder (+64 4-891 0354), a relaxing eatery serving locally sourced gourmet dishes inspired by traditional dishes from New Zealand; and the Boulcott Street Bistro Restaurant (+64 4-499 4199), one of the best French restaurants in the city, set in a wonderful heritage location with a great atmosphere and service.
Wellington Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Wellington, New Zealand, such as: Zealandia, a 225 hectares protected natural area in Wellington and the first urban completely fenced eco-sanctuary, featuring a large number of rare birds, lizards, frogs, plants and trees; the Weta Cave, a modern exhibition center featuring props for “Lord of the Rings” and other films as well as numerous film studio souvenirs; and the Old St. Paul’s church, a historic site located in the heart of Wellington, which used to be the cathedral of the Diocese of Wellington and is now famous for its Gothic revival architecture with wooden arches and stained glass.