Black Media, Culture & Sports Talks

Thursday 28th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

Black media is extremely powerful, this event will highlight what can be done to push positive black stories and how we can embrace our culture in today’s society. Speaking with black entrepreneurs and professionals within media and sports we aim to discuss some of the exciting opportunities available for black professionals.

Who is this for?
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in these industries and anyone within the media and sports industry.

Speakers

Anita Abayomi

Freelance Sports Journalist and Presenter
Co-founder and host of the Goal Diggers Podcast

Benson Mensah-Bonsu

Sports Partnerships Solutions Manager Twitter

Christina Okorocha

Co-Founder/ Head of Strategy of VAMP

Remel London

TV & Radio Presenter

Robbie Lyle

AFTV Founder

Ronke Lawal

PR Consultant & Founder of Ariatu PR

Sofia Akel

Race Equity Lead at London Metropolitan University
Founder & Director of Free Books Campaign

Swiss

Musician, Author & Founder of Black Pound Day

Agenda

6:00 – 6:45   |   Registration and Networking

6:45 – 6:55   |   Welcome and Introduction

7:00 – 7:40   |  Shaping the narrative: Captain your Own Success!
{Sports Power Panel}

Black representation in sporting industries has such a powerful influence within today’s society. It’s more important than ever to ensure the best narratives are portrayed to break stereotypes and that we are negotiating the best deals for ourselves, whether on the pitch or in the boardroom!

Our esteemed panel of spotting leaders will talk about how we can best do this whether through better storytelling, industry partnerships or PR campaigns etc Ensuring our positions of influence within industry are leveraged in the most effective way.

Benson Mensah-Bonsu, Sports Partnerships Solutions Manager Twitter

Robbie Lyle, AFTV Founder

Anita Abayomi, Freelance Sports Journalist and Presenter & Co-founder and host of the Goal Diggers Podcast

7:45 – 8:25   |   Capitalising from our Cultural Currency
{Media and Culture Power Panel}

The value of Black culture is strong and not to be underestimated. There are many ways in which this power can be channelled to create successful businesses and increased wealth within the community.

During this session, our panel will explore the various ways in which this can be done, giving us the blueprint on how they’ve converted Black cultural currency into successful businesses.

Christina Okorocha Co-Founder/ Head of Strategy of VAMP

Remel London TV & Radio Presenter

Ronke Lawal PR Consultant & Founder of Ariatu PR

Sofia Akel Race Equity Lead at London Metropolitan University Founder & Director of Free Books Campaign

Swiss Musician, Author & Founder of Black Pound Day

8:25 – 8:45   |   Networking Break

8:50 – 9:20   |  True Value: Making a difference
{Keynote}

Business growth, engaging new audiences and enhancing networks are all great outcomes derived from channelling the power of Black culture in media and sports especially but without understanding the bigger picture these gains can easily become redundant. What is the ultimate aim? How can we maximise the impact of these breakthroughs in business and cement a successful future for generations to come? Truly making a difference.

9:20 – 9:30   |  Closing Remarks

Sponsors

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