Top Manchester Keynote Speakers

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

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Top Manchester 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 Manchester – 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester Keynote Speakers


Manchester has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:


General Information about Manchester for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals    

Located in the northwestern side of England, Manchester is the third largest city in the country, with a population of over 500,000 and 3.2 million in its metropolitan area. It is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network and has a rapidly developing economy. Many multinational corporations have their regional headquarters in Manchester, including Google, BBC, the Co-Operative Group, Kellogg’s, Thomas Cook, Stagecoach Manchester and Guardian Media Group. Historically, Manchester is world-famous as the place where scientists split the atom for the first time, where the first passenger railway station was built and where the first stored-program computer was developed. The city is highly renowned for its sports scene, represented particularly by the world-leading football teams Manchester United and Manchester City. Architecturally, Manchester displays a large variety of styles, ranging from Victorian and Gothic to contemporary. Some of its most famous landmarks include the Gothic-revival Manchester Town Hall, the monument-filled Albert Square, and Local Natural Reserves such as the Chorlton Water Park, the Blackley Forest and the Boggart Hole Clough. The city is also an important cultural centre, home to museums such as the Manchester Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the People’s History Museum.

The City as a Conference Destination

Manchester is a major centre for international conferences and conventions, such as: the Digital Transformation Summit, an event focused on the impact of recent technological developments on business; the IP Expo Manchester and the Cyber Security Manchester Conference, two other important conventions about information technology; the Health and Care Innovation Expo, a meeting point for experts in the medical industry aiming to discuss new innovative practices; the Sports Law and Business Conference, bringing together world-leading experts from across Europe to present recent advances in sports law, governance and business; and the International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, an event focused on education methodology and policy. 

Manchester Food Options for Conference Delegates

While attending a business conference in Manchester, England, a few local restaurants to experience include: Hispi (+44 161 445 3996) and Rosylee (+44 161 228 6629), two of the best restaurants where you can sample traditional and modern British dishes; Fazenda Manchester (+44 161 207 1183), an excellent all-you-can-eat Brazilian restaurant specializing in steaks and skewered meats; Rosso Restaurant & Bar (+44 161 832 1400), an upscale Italian restaurant with regular live music; Teppanyaki Chinatown (+44 161 228 2219), one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city; and Pasha (+44 161 445 1196), a Lebanese restaurant serving a large variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.