UK BLACK BUSINESS SHOW 2024

Saturday 19th October

ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Exclusive Headline Partner

HSBC Logo

Gold Sponsor

JP Morgan

Silver Sponsor

Creative Stage Sponsor

Panel Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

Corporate Exhibitors

  Network & learn   |   Meet Black professionals & entrepreneurs   |   Recruit Black talent   |   Discover Black Owned Businesses   |   Showcase your company   | 

  Network & learn   |   Meet Black professionals & entrepreneurs   |   Recruit Black talent   |   Discover Black Owned Businesses   |   Showcase your company   | 

THE UK BLACK BUSINESS SHOW HAS BEEN CREATED TO INSPIRE AND CONNECT BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS AND PROFESSIONALS

Through exhibits, deep-dive workshops, interactive panels, and seminars, delivered by industry pioneers, this event will enable personal, professional and corporate development.

To celebrate UK Black History Month, The UK Black Business Show will be taking place in October. The show will highlight the achievements and contributions Black businesses have made to the economy. Attendees will gain cutting-edge insight and advice in entrepreneurship, leadership, soft skills and cultural development from some of the UK’s leading Black business owners.

Join us in supporting the future of UK Black Business.

The UK Black Business Show is a part of UK Black Business Week.

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UK BLACK BUSINESS SHOW IS FOR:

Start-ups & entrepreneurs

Rub shoulders with other entrepreneurs, hear from industry leaders, and get ready to kick your business into high gear! Join us for the hottest tips, practical skills, and networking opportunities to grow your business.

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Scale-up businesses

Whatever your next priority for your business, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with other scale-up founders and learn from the best. Don’t miss out on this chance to accelerate your growth and take your business to new heights.

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Early Careers

Whether you’re looking for your first job or trying to break into a competitive sector, UK Black Business Show is the perfect opportunity to gain practical skills, make invaluable connections, and take the first step toward achieving your career goals.

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Experienced professionals

Unlock your FULL potential without limits! If you want to switch careers or prepare for leadership roles within your industry, our event is the perfect place to enhance your skill set, connect with like-minded professionals, and start your journey toward a more fulfilling career.

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100

Inspirational Speakers

6000

Visitors

200

Exhibitors

2024 Keynote Speaker:

Steven Bartlett

Entrepreneur, speaker, investor, bestselling author and the host of UK’s No.1 podcast ‘The Diary of a CEO’

Steven is an accomplished investor in the health and wellness space with notable investments including Huel – UK’s fastest growing e-commerce company internationally, and Zoe – the personalised nutrition programme created by the world’s top scientists. Previous investments include The Healing Company, atai Life Sciences, Alto Neuroscience and AbCellera. Steven’s other investments focus on blockchain technologies, biotech, space, Web 3 and social media.

Known for his innovative and disruptive approach to social media marketing, Steven co-founded Flight Story – a marketing and communications company that works with leading brands. He has also launched his own private equity fund, Flight Fund, to accelerate the next generation of European unicorns.

Steven co-founded thirdweb – a software platform, backed by Shopify and Coinbase, that makes it easy to build web3 applications.

WHAT TO EXPECT...

MAIN STAGE
Hear advice on how to grow your business from the greatest Black small business experts the UK has to offer.

SEMINARS
Get the latest tips from our business and career experts. From building a sustainability strategy for your business, to getting guidance on how to win big bids. For the business leaders of tomorrow, find out how to get a mentor or land your next big career move into tech.

NETWORKING LOUNGE
Master the codes to success that have seen others excel with the power of networking. In the networking lounge you’ll get the black book of contacts to launch your own business, meet your next investor, co-founder, customer and more…

CAREERS ADVICE
If you’re considering your options, meet with employers from all over the Midlands and the north that are looking for you!

EXPERT CLINICS
We have teamed up with funding, exporting, marketing, branding and strategy experts to give you expert advice in a 1-2-1 setting.

SHOPPING
The Birmingham Black Business Show will be the biggest Black-owned shopping experience outside of London with over 100 exhibitors you’re going to love to see! From food and drink, hair and beauty, fashion, home and gift. You’ll be inspired to buy Black-owned long after the show ends.

Join us in supporting the future of UK Black Business.

The UK Black Business Show is a part of UK Black Business Week.

2023 SPEAKERS

Steven Bartlett

Emmanuel Asuquo

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Dwain Reid

Lydia Amoah

Ama Amo-Agyei

Lamar Tyler

Ngozi Cadmus

Eunice Olumide

Patrick Adjaye

Mabintou Kolley

Austin Okolo

Nathaniel Wade

Rajeena Gurung

Junior Makame

Melvin Riley

Michael Adeniya

Martina Gordeen

Wycliffe Sande

Stefan Johnson

Chris Hare

Nicholas Amfo-Gyamera

Flavilla Fongang

Rob Pierre

Rahmon Agbaje

Josephine Philips

Ayodimeji Sadiq

KoJo Owusu Marfo

Craig Pinkney

Samina Husain-Letch

Lee Chambers

Opeyemi Sofoluke

Lorraine Wright-Boateng

Jason Forrest

Dr Byron and Bianca Miller-Cole

Yommy Ojo

Shani Gabbidon

Yeshua Carter

Mercedes Benson

Garvey Seaton

Ken & Mary Okoroafor

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The event will provide a unique and exciting space for people and organisations to network, discuss and take action on advancing the development of ethnic minorities in the UK.

The UK Black Business Show will not shy away from addressing difficult topics, rather we look to open up people’s minds to new ideas by creating opportunities for our attendees to learn and develop. We look to promote businesses and business leaders who aspire to inspire more black women and men to make a positive difference to the economy and the world at large.

By creating a progressive and positive arena in which black businesses can come together, The UK Black Business Show will assist both attendees and exhibitors to make meaningful connections and will create a platform that promotes the development and representation of black talent.

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