Top Lisbon Keynote Speakers

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

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

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Top Lisbon 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 Lisbon – 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 Lisbon 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 Lisbon 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 Lisbon 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 Lisbon Keynote Speakers


Lisbon has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

AIP – Portuguese Industrial Association on Praça das Indústria

Airport Business Center, on Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Aerogare

Congress Center in Lisbon, on Praça das Indústrias

Feira Internacional de Lisboa, on R. Bojador

Myriad, on Parque das Nações, on R. do Cais das Naus

PT Meeting Center, on R. Bojador


General Information about Lisbon for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and its most populated city, with over 500,000 inhabitants. It is an important financial, commercial, and economic centre, hosting the headquarters of major corporations such as Energias de Portugal, Glintt, Portugal Telecom, Novabase and Carris. Lisbon is also an important tourist destination, boasting with world-famous landmarks including: two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Belém Tower, a fortified tower built in the 16th century, and the Jerónimos Monastery, a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome opened in 1601; the Lisbon Cathedral, the oldest church in the city, inaugurated in 1150; and the Opera House (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos), an imposing theatre and opera house opened since 1792. Lisbon is also famous for its educational centres, such as the University of Lisbon, the Portuguese Catholic University and the New University of Lisbon, as well as for its extraordinary museums, including the National Museum of Ancient Art, the Berardo Collection Museum, the National Azulejo Museum, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum or the Water Museum. Lisbon hosts many renowned festivals, such as the Lisbon Book Fair, the Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Rock in Rio Lisbon Festival.

The City as a Conference Destination

Lisbon is an important centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the Web Summit Lisbon and the Data Science and AI Conference, two large events focused on technological developments; the Lisbon Digital Marketing Conference, a meeting point for national and international experts in marketing and technology; the International Conference on Health Informatics, Big Data Processing and Systems, a conference focused on technology’s impact on healthcare; the Lisbon Street Art and Urban Creativity International Conference, one of Portugal’s most important conventions about street art; and the International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning (ICTEL), where the latest developments in the field of education are presented and discussed.

Lisbon Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Lisbon, Portugal, a few local restaurants to experience include: Belcanto (+351 21 342 0607), a stylish, Michelin-starred restaurant where you can sample delicious Portuguese dishes; Ramiro (+351 21 885 1024), an excellent three-floor locale famous for its seafood dishes and large variety of beers; Come Prima (+351 21 390 2457), one of the best Italian restaurants in Lisbon; Mili (+351 934 384 391), an amazing Bangladeshi restaurant; Sea Me (+351 21 346 1564), a restaurant offering a unique fusion of Japanese and Portuguese seafood dishes; and La Brasserie de L’Entrecôte (+351 21 347 3616), an exquisite French restaurant famous for its steaks and frites.