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Wednesday 19th

Thursday 20th

Friday 21st

Saturday 22nd

Friday 21st

Friday is an entire day dedicated to Black finance and money covering topics from generational wealth, investment, funding your business and also careers in finance.

Black Finance Day

10:00 – 10:30

Registration and Networking

10:30 – 10:35

Welcome and Introduction

David Fisayo
David Fisayo
Co-Founder and COO, Wealth8

10:35 – 11:05

Opening Keynote

Sian Gabbidon
Winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, Founder & CEO of sianmarie.com

11:05 – 12:30

Funding the Future

This panel session will explore the business growth journey and how businesses can access the funding they need to achieve their goals. HSBC UK will be joined on stage by two ambitious business owners to share their experiences and insights on managing finances as a business grows. The session will be facilitated by broadcaster and journalist Juliette Foster. The session will cover a range of important topics for business owners, including;

  • Why you need a robust business plan
  • The importance of setting targets and measuring progress
  • Identifying and addressing gaps in your trade and cash cycles
  • The information you need to include when applying for funding
  • Understanding your funding options and how they expand as your business matures
  • The importance of your network and wider support
  • Why all businesses need to sustainability on their radar
Panellists
Rachael Twumasi-Corson
Founder & CEO – Afrocenchix
Mandy Nyarko MBE
Mandy Nyarko
Co-founder, Startup Discovery School
Stefan Johnson
Stefan Johnson
Senior Business Development Manager, HSBC UK
Edwin Archy
Edwin Archy
Corporate Relationship Director, HSBC UK
Host
Juliette Foster
Broadcaster and Journalist

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch served

14:00 – 16:00

Generating and Elevating Black Wealth

Now more than ever, with the cost-of-living crisis, it’s essential we take time to reflect and consider how to build wealth in the long-term.

In this panel session, our panellists will discuss their personal journeys and different routes to building wealth through entrepreneurship, savings,  investment and property.

We will also provide perspectives on navigating the challenging environment and using investments to plan for the future.

  • The importance of building generational wealth for our families and future generations
  • Why it’s important to celebrate black wealth
  • The mindset they adopted to get to where they are now
  • Different options and mechanisms for investing
Panellists
Alfred Dzadey
Property Investor and Developer
Bukiie Smart
Founder, Save Spend Invest
Sian Gabbidon
Winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, Founder & CEO of sianmarie.com
David Fisayo
David Fisayo
Co-Founder and COO, Wealth8 

Black Finance Talks

18:00 – 18:45

Evening reception and networking

18:45 – 18:50

Address from Host - David Fisayo, Co-Founder and COO, Wealth8

Host:
David Fisayo
David Fisayo
Co-Founder and COO, Wealth8

18:50 – 19:05

Opening Keynote

Justin Onuekwusi
Justin Onuekwusi
Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds at Legal & General Investment Manager

19:05 – 19:50

Owning My Career in Finance

This finance sector is multi-faceted. In this session, our panellists will guide you in how they identified opportunities in the evolving landscape of the finance industry to advance their careers. Highlighting the need for agency and importantly, how aspiring Black financiers are driving change in the sector.

A must-attend session for anyone looking for the best tips and advice on how to enter or grow within this dynamic sector and thrive.

Panellists
Danielle Cherubin
Danielle Cherubin
Relationship Director, HSBC UK
Mose Adigun
Managing Director – Investment Banking, JP Morgan
Hailey Bell
Business Advisor, Trading & Shipping, BP
James Muigai Wainaina
James Muigai Wainaina
VP, Business Development – Africa, American Express
Leon Sinclair
Leon Sinclair
Global Head, Private Equity & Debt Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Moderator
Arlyne Chinyanganya
Accountant, Virgin Media O2 & Founder of Roots to Froots

19:55 – 20:10

Networking Break

20:10 – 20:50

Accessing Capital

Studies show that Black-owned businesses make up 4% of the business population within London. This number is increasing, as we begin to see a better reflection of ourselves within each community. But, many entrepreneurs still find themselves unable to secure investment and often wonder why. In this session, our panellist will outline what investors look for within a business model, and the actions you can start to implement in order to break through the investment barrier, thereby securing capital flow for your business.

Panellists
Chenelle Ansah
Chenelle Ansah
Partner at Cornerstone Partners & CEO of Nell Consulting
Yvonne Bajela
Yvonne Bajela
Founding Member and Principal at Impact X Capital
Andy Ayim
Andy Ayim MBE
Founder of The Angel Investing School
Ezechi Britton MBE
Ezechi Britton MBE
Principal, CTO in Residence, and Founding Member, Impact X Capital Partners
Moderator
Demi Ariyo
CEO and Head of Funding, Lendoe