Top Amsterdam Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are top Amsterdam Keynote Speakers – Highly recommended.”

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Top Amsterdam Keynote Speakers
Alison Burns & James Taylor
(AKA The Ethical Futurists)

The Ethical Futurists is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading keynote speakers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. Together they have spoken on thousands of stages from London to Top Amsterdam Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists, delivering tailored, insightful, entertaining and highly visual keynote presentations to clients including IBM, Cisco, GSK, Visa, EY, Apple, Intuit as well as various Governments. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and innovative companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth. TOP AMSTERDAM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. Full Alison Burns bio TOP AMSTERDAM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS   

James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. Full James Taylor bio TOP AMSTERDAM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS  





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – 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.”
  • – President (ABPM logo)
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Amsterdam has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:


General Information about Amsterdam for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals   

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has 750,000 inhabitants, most of them multilingual (and most of them owners of bicycles, the main means of transportation in the city), 7,000 historical monuments, over 100 canals (more than Venice), over 1,000 bridges (more than Paris), and a large number of recent, ultra-modern buildings. The famous Port of Amsterdam is the 2nd largest in the country and the 5th largest in Europe. Amsterdam is the commercial center of the Netherlands and one of the main financial centers in Europe. A large number of Dutch institutions have their headquarters here and some of the top international companies, such as ING, Philips, TomTom and AkzoNobel, are also based in the city. Many leading technological companies, such as Netflix, Uber, and Tesla, have their European headquarters in Amsterdam. In 2012 the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Amsterdam as the 2nd best city to live in, and Mercer ranked it the 12th globally in terms of environment and infrastructure. In 2009, the city was also ranked 3rd in innovation by the Australian agency 2thinknow in their Innovations Cities Index. Famous former residents of Amsterdam include the painters Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn, the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, and Anne Frank.

The City as a Conference Destination

Amsterdam, a city famous for its universities and research environment, hosts many academic conferences such as the International Academic Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference, and the EUROPERIO Congress on Research and Development. Other conventions focus on technological innovation and economics, such as the Digital Marketing World Forum, the Flying Money Conference, and the Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exhibition. Additionally, various internationally renowned conferences focused on civil rights, animals, and architecture also take place each year in Amsterdam, including the Woman Now! conference on gender equality, the World Dog Show, as well as the World Architecture Festival.

Amsterdam Food Options for Conference Delegates

A highly multicultural city, Amsterdam offers various restaurants with different types of cuisines from around the world. French cuisine is represented by restaurants such as La Rive (+31 20 520 3264) and Zaza’s (+31 20 673 6333), whereas classic British fish and chips dishes can be enjoyed at The Good Companion (+31 20 233 8227). If you are interested in Asian food, you should not miss the Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka (Japanese; +31 20 678 7450) and the Blue Pepper Restaurant and Candlelight Cruises (Indonesian; +31 20 489 7039). The Dutch themselves also have an intriguing local cuisine, which can be sampled at De Silveren Spiegel (+31 20 624 6589) and the PIQNIQ (+31 20 320 3669).