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Connecting Black Talent and Employer Brands for Success

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30 Employers
20+ Speakers
500 Delegates

The #IAmBlack Conference is a groundbreaking event focused on Unleashing the Power of Black Talent and Employer Brands. This conference will bring together employer brands and Black talents from across multiple industries. The target audience includes Black Students, Professionals and Business Owners, with an expected attendance of around 500 delegates.

With the participation of about 30 employer brands and 10 speakers spanning Finance, Tech, Engineering, Legal, Healthcare, Arts, Education, Public Sector, and more, brands can engage with delegates, learn about the changing trends within a diverse talent pool, discover strategies for attracting and retaining them, and build lasting relationships within the Black community in Scotland.

The conference will feature a full-day program of inspiring keynotes, insightful panel discussions, game-changing masterclasses and networking opportunities.

WhereConference Centre, University of Strathclyde, The Technology and Innovation Centre, George Street, Glasgow, UK G1 1RD

WhenApril 29, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:15PM

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Meet our impessive list of Speakers at the #IAmBlack Conference!

Meet Our Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Tobi Bakre

Tobi Bakre

Actor, Host, Influencer
Ikem

Ikem Odikanekwu

Director

BLACKROCK

Enoch Adeyemi

Enoch Adeyemi

Founder

BLACK PROFESSIONALS SCOTLAND

Musab Hemsi

Musab Hemsi

Partner

ANDERSON STRATHERN LLP

Lola

Lọ́lá Béjidé

Founder

SOLUMAN CONSULTANCY LTD

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Tosin Ogunlesi

Lead Business Analyst

NATWEST GROUP

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CARLA HENISON

DEI Business Partner

HYMANS ROBERTSON

Sade Adeyemi

Sade Adeyemi

Head of People

WRANGU

Kyle

KYLE MURTAGH

Presentation Skills Trainer

CONFIDENCE BY DESIGN

Onyinye

ONYINYE IGBOKWE

Co-Founder

KNOWVATE HUB

Dominic Dowling

DOMINIC DOWLING

Group Manager, Business Growth

GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL

Lee Ann Panglea

LEE ANN PANGLEA

Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland

CIPD

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Tamar Tammes

Managing Partner

BURNESS PAULL LLP

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Jacine Rutasikwa

Co-founder

MATUGGA DISTILLERS

Jack Freeland (jhf)

Jack Freeland

Senior Solicitor, Immigration

SHEPHERD AND WEDDERBURN

Edafe

Edafe Onerhime

Executive Director

JPMorgan Chase

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Pauline Murphy

Head of People Analytics and Governance

Scottish Enterprise

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Maya Rousen

Senior Executive

Scottish Enterprise

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Tahira Nasim

Principal Solicitor

Scottish Enterprise

Gillian Martin Msp

Gillian Martin MSP

Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work
Bola Adesina

Bola Adesina

Director, AI Governance, DEI and Workplace transformation
Teddy Nyahasha

Teddy Nyahasha

IP&I Finance Director

Lloyds Banking Group

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Nick Murray

Co-Founder

Foras

Frama

Frama Aboh

Senior Vice President, Legal Entity Risk and Controls

BNYM Edinburgh

Kemi

Kẹ́mi Kọ́mọláfẹ́

Global Business Experience Specialist

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Azaria Francis

Azaria Francis

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Cllr Susan Aitken

Cllr Susan Aitken

Leader

Glasgow City Council

Kemi

Kẹ́mi Kọ́mọláfẹ́

Global Business Experience Specialist

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Start Your Exciting Journey

Conference Schedule

Delegates Arrival & Registration9:00AM - 10:00AM

Exhibition Centre

Arrival, registration and breakfast with an opportunity to visit exhibition stands and meet employer brands.

Morning Plenary Session10:00AM - 11:00AM

Main Conference Hall

The opening plenary session will set the context for the day.

AI and The Future of Work11:00AM - 12:00NOON

Main Conference Hall

Our speaker will take us into the future of work powered by AI. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge about future careers and to assess your role in the future world of work.

Black Talent: Hiring & Retention11:00AM - 12:00NOON

Breakout Hall 1

Join us for an enlightening session led by one of the foremost experts in talent development as we delve into the critical topic of “Black Talent: Hiring and Retention Strategies.” In this dynamic talk, our esteemed speaker will navigate the complexities and opportunities of fostering a truly inclusive workplace environment.

Masterclass: Public Speaking11:00AM - 12:00NOON

Breakout Hall 2

Learn public speaking tips from a coach and peers in this 60-minute Masterclass. Craft, deliver, and practice your speech with confidence and impact.  

CV Review, Interview Prep, Careers Guidance, Mentorship Sign Up11:00AM - 12:00NOON

Breakout Hall 3

Do you want to boost your career prospects and get expert advice? Join this event and sign up for CV review, interview prep and careers guidance from seasoned professionals. Don’t miss this chance to grow your network and skills.

Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition11:00AM - 12:00NOON

Breakout Hall 4

Do you have a brilliant business idea or product? Join the Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition and present it to a panel of experts for a chance to win funding, feedback, and exposure. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your innovation and network with potential supporters.

Meet Our Valuable Sponsors

who make this possible

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Corporate Sponsors

TSB
MG
Ashurst
Bpu
Hymans
Thermo Fisher
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Diageo
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Slc
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The Scottish National Investment Bank
Barclays
Uniofstrarth
Vivid
Bny Mellon
Fotopool
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Deloitte
Bsa
Blackroc
Glasgow City Innovation

STRATEGIC SUPPORTERS

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STUDENTS

£20
This ticket is for delegates who are students.

PROFESSIONALS

£40
This ticket is for delegates who are not in full time education.

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