UK Black Business Week, the largest business event for black business owners and professionals, today announced it is moving to ExCeL London for 2024 and beyond due to continued growth.
Despite only launching in 2017, the event, which also includes the UK Black Business Show, has gone from strength to strength, attracting a whopping 15,000 visitors this year, along with hundreds of exhibitors. With previous speakers including Sir Trevor McDonald, David Olusoga, June Sarpong, Kanya King, Lenny Henry and Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett, founder and CEO Raphael Sofoluke is now ready to further develop the show and move to the Royal Docks location to take advantage of the larger space, facilities and transport infrastructure.
“UK Black Business Week was created to develop, empower and inspire,” says Sofoluke. “The appetite and potential was clear to see from the start, with the event doubling, sometimes even tripling, in size year after year. Because of this question, we now want to take the event to a higher level, so moving to ExCeL was a logical choice. The status and connectivity of the location makes it the perfect location for us to build on the growth we have already experienced.”
Simon Mills, CCO of ExCeL, added: “The dedication and hard work of Raphael and his team is clear to see, and we are delighted that ExCeL will be hosting the UK Black Business Week and UK Black Business Show 2024. As well as being able to take advantage of the venue’s seamlessly integrated venue space, facilities and transport infrastructure, we can also help with the growth potential of the event, ensuring it remains the market leader it is today.”
Full details of UK Black Business Week & UK Black Business Show 2024, including tickets, will be announced by the organizer in due course. The event is expected to take place in October 2024.