7.30-9.00

Registration, Networking and Exhibition

Meet leading companies who are looking to recruit Black talent and hear about their latest career opportunities.

9.00-9.15

Welcome & Introduction (Mainstage)

In conversation with Kike Oniwinde, BYP Network Founder & CEO.

9.15-9.45

Leadership Spotlight (Mainstage)

Find out about how prominent business leaders have used their knowledge to achieve success and brought about positive and lasting change within their organisation.

9.45-10.45

Keynote Panel: The Power Hour (Mainstage)

We all know the importance of role models. But what’s it like to actually be one? What are the risks, and the rewards? This session will also explore how people can prepare for success despite the fear and how a positive mindset is key to overcoming adversity.

10.45-11.15

Morning Break, Networking and Exhibition

Network with fellow attendees and browse the exhibition.

11.15-12.40

Breakout Sessions and Interactive Workshops (Breakout Rooms)

Informative sessions providing you with tips and tricks to help power your leadership journey.

12.40-13.40

Lunch Break, Networking, Exhibition

Check out the exhibition area and network with your peers as well as our corporate partners.

13.40-14.40

Keynote & Panel: Truth to Power (Mainstage)

This keynote session celebrates those who use their knowledge and communication skills to stand up to power, to right wrongs, and campaign for a more just and truthful world. Hear from those who have challenged governments, politicians, powerful individuals, societal norms as well as those who have exposed wrongdoing and held power to account.

14.45-15.25

Why Mentoring is for Everyone (Breakout Room)

This interactive workshop explores how mentees can benefit from guidance and advice in their careers as well as in their lives. We also examine what it takes to be an effective mentor and how mentoring helps leaders with their own development and learning experiences.

15.30-16.10

Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship: Ownership is Key

This panel session will bring together Black leaders that have experienced the highs and lows of growing a business and why being a founder isn't the only way to grow wealth.

16.15-16.55

I Wish I’d Known (Breakout Room)

What did you wish you’d known when setting out in the world of work? How have things changed? Hear from those across the BYP community as well as professionals at the pinnacle of their careers. How have business leaders used their power to ‘send the ladder back down’?

16.55-17.25

Afternoon Break: Networking, Exhibition

Connect with leading recruiters and be the first to find out about their top jobs.

17.25-18.25

Keynote and Panel: Telling our Story (Mainstage)

Meet the movers and shakers that are making change within their industries by pushing Black stories, talent and culture to the forefront. Hear from those making moves to encourage greater diversity, those that are showcasing our rich history and from the trailblazers breaking milestones.

18.25-18.35

Final Words from Kike Oniwinde, BYP Network Founder & CEO (Mainstage)

18.35-21.00

BYP Network Drinks Reception

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