Top Barcelona Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after 

Top Barcelona Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top Barcelona 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 Barcelona – 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 Barcelona 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 Barcelona 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 Barcelona 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)

Top Barcelona Keynote Speakers


Barcelona has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

The Penthouse Barcelona, on Passeig de Gràcia

Fira de Barcelona, on Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

Teatre Nacional De Catalunya, on Placa De Les Arts

Can Magi, on Avinguda Can Magi

Teatre Victoria, on Avinguda Parallel

The Olympic and Sports Museum Juan Antonio Samaranch, on Avinguda de l’Estadi


General Information about Barcelona for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:

Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula and facing the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the capital and largest city of the Catalonia region from Spain. With a population of approximately 1.6 million within the city limits and 4.8 million if the neighboring municipalities of the Province of Barcelona are included, Barcelona is the sixth most populated urban area from the European Union after London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, and the Ruhr Area. It is one of the world’s leading economic, financial, cultural, and touristic centers and has an important influence on southwestern Europe’s commerce, science, entertainment, education, fashion, media and arts. Barcelona is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, having a large number of recreational areas, some of the best beaches in the world, a warm and mild climate, and a great variety of historical monuments, including eights UNESCO World Heritage Sites (such as the Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia church, two of the famous Spanish architect’s Antoni Gaudi’s most beautiful works). It has a highly developed touristic infrastructure with 519 hotels which include 35 five stars hotels, and is a renowned international venue for a large number of conferences and conventions.

The City as a Conference Destination

Barcelona hosts a great variety of conferences and conventions, having several internationally renowned congress halls, including the famous Fira de Barcelona, the second largest exhibition and trade fair center from Europe, where more than 50 events take place each year. Barcelona hosted the 1888 Exposición Universal de Barcelona, the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition (Expo 1929), the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, and the 2004 World Urban Forum. In 2018-2019 a large number of important conferences will be held in Barcelona, including the International Conference on Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities (BESSH), the Global E-commerce Summit, and the Annual Risk Management Forum.

Barcelona Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Barcelona, Spain, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Lokal Bar, famous for its lasagna (+34 931 16 76 55), the Teoric Taverna Gastronomica, where you can eat traditional Catalan food (+34 930 00 25 52), the Viana (+34 934 63 82 95), Uma (+34 656 99 09 30), and Blavis (+34 640 50 36 11), all famous for their Mediterranean cuisine, as well as Cheese and Cake (+34 935 30 95 74), one of the best places for having breakfast, with a great selection of healthy vegetarian food.