Top Belfast Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after Top Belfast Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top Belfast 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 Belfast – 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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast Keynote Speakers


Belfast has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, on Fisherwick Pl.

Spires Conference & Exhibition Centre, on Wellington St.

Hilton Belfast, on Lanyon Pl.

Mount Business Centre, on Woodstock Link

Conference and Meeting Centre Belfast, on Belmont Church Rd.

Waterfront Hall, on Lanyon Pl.


General Information about Belfast for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals     

Located on the banks of the Lagan River, Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, with a population of over 330,000. At the beginning of the 19th century, Belfast was a major port and key player in the Industrial Revolution due to its production of linen. Although the city suffered intense political violence towards the end of the 20th century, it currently has a fast-growing economy and remains an important centre for industry, trade, business, law and higher education. Some of the largest corporations with headquarters in the city include Allstate Northern Ireland, Harland and Wolff, Kainos Group, Short Brothers, Wireless Group Limited and Woodgate Aviation. In the recent, more peaceful decades, Belfast became a major tourist destination, attracting annually over 7 million visitors. Some of its most famous landmarks include the imposing Belfast City Hall, constructed in 1906 in an Edwardian style, the Cathedral Quarter, the city’s main cultural and touristic area, as well as the city’s over 40 public parks and gardens. Belfast is home to the oldest English-language newspaper in the world, The News Letter, to BBC Northern Ireland, and to several excellent museums, such as Titanic Belfast, the Ulster Museum, the National Museum Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland War Memorial.

The City as a Conference Destination

Belfast, Ireland is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, such as: the BelTech Annual Conference, Northern Ireland’s largest conference focused on technology; the Big Data Belfast Conference, another major event about current trends in information technology; Digi-Talk, a meeting point for experts in digital marketing from Northern Ireland and abroad; Digital DNA, a venue for SMEs and startups focused on digital technology and willing to share their ideas; the International Healthy Cities Conference, a healthcare event organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; and the International Conference on Learning, organized by Queen’s University Belfast and focused on developments in education.

Belfast Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a few local restaurants to experience include: Holohan’s Pantry (+44 28 9029 1103) and Molly’s Yard (+44 28 9032 2600), two of the most famous places where you can sample traditional Irish cuisine; the Muddlers Club Restaurant (+44 28 9031 3199) and Holohan’s at the Barge (+44 28 9023 5973), two restaurants serving a large variety of Modern European dishes; the Shu Restaurant Belfast (+44 28 9038 1655), an excellent French restaurant; Mourne (+44 28 9024 8544), one of the best seafood restaurants in Belfast; and Scalini (+44 28 9032 0303), a fantastic Italian restaurant decorated with breathtaking Italianate murals.