UK Black Business Week, the biggest business event for black business owners and professionals, has announced it is relocating 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 grown and this year attracted up to 15,000 visitors, together with hundreds of exhibitors to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
With previous speakers including the likes of Sir Trevor McDonald, David Olusoga, June Sarpong, Kanya King, Lenny Henry and Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett, founder and show founder and CEO Raphael Sofoluke (pictured) is now ready to develop the event further, moving to the Royal Docks venue to benefit from its greater space and facilities.
“UK Black Business Week was created to develop, empower and inspire,” says Sofoluke. “The appetite and potential was clear to see from the outset, with the event doubling, sometimes even tripling, in size year-on-year. Due to this demand, we now want to take the event to the next level and so relocating to ExCeL was the logical choice. The venue’s status and connectivity mean it’s the perfect location for us to build on the growth we’ve already experienced.”