The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference Returns

The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference is making a much-anticipated comeback, inviting both budding and established business minds to an unparalleled event designed to revolutionise the business sector.

Hosted by Dr Carlton Brown, the esteemed author behind the Black Entrepreneur Report and the visionary force of the conference, attendees will be treated to Dr Brown's journey towards success. He will share invaluable insights into business strategies and sustainability to steer entrepreneurs away from common pitfalls and towards effective risk management. Additionally, Dr Brown will delve into his "Race Paradox" theory, discussing opportunities for structural and personal change that could elevate marginalised communities within the UK business environment.

The conference promises to be a hub of inspiration, featuring speeches from international thought leaders and offering practical skills through meticulously prepared seminars. It also provides a platform for networking with professionals from various business sectors and includes performances by internationally acclaimed artists.

This year’s theme, ‘Empower, Engage, Educate,’ focuses on fostering entrepreneurship across diverse demographics, including racial lines. The agenda includes an interactive panel discussion on current issues, financial workshops, strategies for successful pitches, and building resilience.

Notable speakers for the event include Vusi Thembekwayo, a global speaker and best-selling author, Valerie Brandes, founder of Jacaranda Books, Byron Dixon OBE, founder and CEO of Micro-Fresh, and Theresa Harrison, Global Director of Environmental Social Governance Services at EY, among others.

Marking its third year, the conference will introduce its inaugural three-day masterclass, spanning across London, Birmingham, and kicking off in Manchester on 10th April 2024 at NatWest, 1 Spinningfields Square, M3 3LY.

The masterclass, in partnership with leading brands such as Tesco, COOP, and NatWest, will offer insights into becoming "supplier ready" and highlight strategies to excel in the competitive retail industry landscape.

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.”