Business Conference

Led by the renowned author of the Black Entrepreneur Report, academic and visionary of ‘The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference’, Dr Carlton Brown will speak on his road to success, providing insight on business strategy and sustainability to help avoid some of the pitfalls of business and risk management. He will also unpack and explore his “Race Paradox ' theory as well as speak on opportunities for change- both structural or personal- choices that might help marginalised groups succeed in the UK.

The event offers inspirational talks from international thought leaders, practical knowledge and skills through in-depth, well-researched seminars. Networking opportunities are also available on the day with industry professionals across a variety of business areas, and expect live performances from award-winning international artists too.

This year's theme ‘Empower, Engage and Educate’ within the private and public sector will focus primarily on entrepreneurship across different demographics including race, involving an interactive panel discussion on diverse issues relevant today, including financial workshops, pitch for success, and developing a resilient mindset, to name a few.

Speakers on the day include Vusi Thembekwayo, Global Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Award-winning Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of School of Scale and VT Club 100, Valerie Brandes-Founder of the Jacaranda Books, Byron Dixon OBE- Founder & CEO of the award-winning brand, Micro-Fresh®, Theresa Harrison- Global Director of Environmental Social Governance Services & Enablement Services Leader at EY and many more.

The conference, entering its third year, will host its first three-day masterclass event. It will operate across three of the UK’s largest cities London, Birmingham and the launch will take place in Manchester on Wednesday 10th April 2024 at NatWest 1 Spinningfields Square, M3 3LY.

As part of the power-filled informative masterclass, world-class brands Tesco, COOP, NatWest which dominate the business landscape and are proud partners of the BBEC event will provide tips on how to become “supplier ready” as well as introduce key points on how to stay above the evolving arena of the retail industry, whilst standing out above competitors.

Newly appointed Director of Communications Nicola Millington speaks on the rise of ethnic minority women in business, standing in solidarity, and the forthcoming UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference 2024. "There is a fundamental need to emphasise the importance of diversity, viability and accessibility to the supply chain, and there needs to be more opportunities for ethnic minority groups to be able to unleash their business potential and develop long-lasting businesses. UKBBEC shares its intention to “galvanise dialogue among diverse sectors of the business community, policymakers, financial institutions, and the public/private/third sectors. We foster open, impactful conversations that transcend traditional boundaries, empowering all involved to create a powerful new narrative”.

Business Conference

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