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The Black Conference Program 2022


The Black Conference will take place on Tuseday the 29th of November and Wednesday the 28th at 233 Lewisham High St 233 Lewisham High Street London SE13 6NQ

9:00AM  Doors Open & Registration:

Grab a tea or coffee and connect!

10:00AM  Welcome from one of our hosts!

Your hosts for The Black Conference are:

King Cas, Host, Artist & social Entrepreneur 

Partrick Campbell, CEO, PATCAM / Co-Founder, The Box Metaverse

Cassandra Swaby, Speaker & Content Creator 

10:10AM   The Black Community & Education with:

Rhia Gibbs, Management Consultant/Founder of Black Teachers Connect

Mary Akello, Director of Education, Community and Employability Programmes at EYLA

Martha Da Costa Sherwood, Coach and Consultant


10:30AM  Let’s Talk Wellbeing with:

Leoni Cachia, Founder of Leoni Cachia Holistic Care

Nana Owusu, Clinical Lead / Director of Children and Young People's Services, HF Mind

10:50AM   Change Makers with:

Marie Hanson (MBE), UPF Ambassador for Peace Director and Founder of S.T.O.R.M Family Centre

Pamela Aculey, CEO & Co-Founder - Just Like Me Books

11:10AM   A Conversation with:

Cephas Williams, Founder of the Black British Network & Will Poulter, Actor

11:35AM   Let’s Talk Social Justice & Change with:

Serena Simon, Director of Communities, Westminster City Council

2 Badda, Artist, community leader, Activist 

Raspect Rebellion


12:00PM   Let’ Talk Black Men, Representation & Changing Stereotypes with:

Joss Cambridge-Simmons, Founder Of: Jossy Care Ltd

Shaun McAnuff, Co-Founder of Original Flava

Winston Davis, Chair, Southside Young Leaders’ Academy (SYLA)

12:25PM   A Keynote from:

Atinuke Awe, Founder of Mums and Tea / Five x More

12:40PM   A Keynote from:

Cephas Williams, Founder of the Black British Network


1:00PM  Lunch Break 

Pop into Lewisham and grab a bite to eat! There’s a KFC, Gabby’s Caribbean Takeaway, Enish Nigerian Restaurant, McDonalds, Pret, Sainsburys all within 5- 10 minutes walking distance!


Come back, connect or watch films of the work BBN has been doing. If you would prefer to stay out for the lunch hour, please be back by 2PM for the start of the 2nd half of the day. Remember to keep your guest pass with you as you'll need this for smooth re entry.

2:15PM   Welcome Back from one of our hosts! 

2:30PM   Let’s talk Black people in the Advertising & Creative Industry with:

Kim Allain, Senior Creative, MSL Group

Romaine Reid, Film Director & Creative

Rakeem Russell, Designer & Art Director, Lucky Generals 


2:55PPM   Let’s have a Fireside Chat With:


Rahmon Agbaje, Co-Founder of Loud Parade

3:15PM   A conversation with:

Bernard Achampong

3:35PM  A Conversation with:

Cephas Williams, Founder of the Black British Network & Raye Cosbert, Managing Director, Metropolis Music 

3:55PM   Let’s Talk Inclusion & Belonging with:

Romeo Effs, Founder & CEO - Lumorus PLC 

Aisha Suleiman, Founder, The Inclusive Culture

Cheryl Cole, Editor, DiversityQ

4:20PM   Let’s have a Conversation With:

Cephas Williams, Founder of the Black British Network  & Melody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments

4:50PM   A Fireside Chat With: Dr. Mark Prince OBE

5:10PM   Closing Address from

Natalie Zuze, Head of Operations




See you all tomorrow!

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