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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  Let’s Talk Women in Sports & Fitness with:

Lydia Heywood, Founder Cool Ridings, DEI Consultant Royal Agricultural University

Naomi Rumble, Director of Together We Ride (TWR)

10:30AM   In Conversation with:

Edleen John, Multi-Award winning Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Consultant.

10:50AM  The Film Industry With:

Femi Oyeniran, Actor, Filmmaker & Co-Founder FAN STUDIOS

Nicky 'slim ting' Walker, Award winning Director/Producer

11:20AM  A Conversation with:

Paul Brunson, TV Presenter, Columnist, Entrepreneur

11.50AM  A Conversation With:

Rachel Anson, DJ


12:05PM   A Key Note From:

Micheal White, Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach, and Lead Pastor of The Tab London


12:20PM   Let’ Talk Sickle Cell & The Black Community With:

Chanel Taylor, Founder of Unsickle My Cells UK & NHS Research Collaborator

Georgelene Elliott, Founder, Black Blood Matters

Kehinde Salami, Founder, Director Sicklekan CiC


12:40PM   A Conversation With:

Cephas Williams, Founder of the Black British Network & Mervyn Lyn, Founding Partner, Strategic Partnership Solutions

1:00PM  A Keynote from:

Cephas Williams, Founder of the Black British Network

1:15PM   Outro from one of our hosts!

1:20PM  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 2.20PM 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.

2:35PM   Welcome Back from one of our hosts! 

2:40PM Let’s Talk Black Professionals With:


Tatiana Osei, Senior Agency Lead, Yahoo! 

Peter Anthony, Senior Agency Lead, Yahoo!

Richard Heho, Snr. Director FP&A EMEA & APAC at Yahoo!

2:55PM  Let’s Talk Black Entrepreneurship With:

Arron Maddix, Founder Made By Maddix

Segun Akinwoleola, Founder - The Gym Kitchen

Umutoni Thuku-Benzinge, Founder and Creative Director, Umutoni Ltd 

3:10PM   A Conversation with:

Jason Tarry, CEO Tesco

3.35PM  A Case Study with:

Leon Donald, Head of Buying Stock and Insurance CoE, Tesco Mobile

Linda Begnor, Assistant Merchandiser F&F D&I Ambassador, Tesco


3:50PM  Mothers in the Community:

Coleen Mensa, Lawyer and Founder of Dear Black Mum

Cilla Agyemang, Founder, Behind the mum & CreatesUK

Charlene Chance, Co-Founder at Kids Party Town


4:10PM    A Conversation With:

Deborah Williams, founder of the Women's Association Amina Folarin, UK Group CEO, Oliver Agency 

4:30PM   Closing address

Cephas Williams, founder the Black British Network

4.35PM   END

See you all tomorrow!

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