We are excited to announce that the The BYP Network Leadership Conference will be back this October across TWO incredible days! Following on from last years ‘Decade of Proactive Change’, our 2021 theme will be #CollaborationIsKey.

As we continue to put ‘changing the Black narrative’ front and centre, we know that change can only happen through collaborating with our peers, leaders, allies, corporates and community. Topics address ‘Advocacy Through Sponsorship’, ‘Constructive Feedback for Growth’, ‘ Supplier Diversity and the Gig Economy’, ‘Winning Contracts Through Partnerships’ and ‘Corporate Allyship: The Details’. This only scratches the surface as there will be over 80 sessions, 150+ speakers and two jam-packed days of thought leadership content and networking with 10,000 attendees. Our five tracks focus on Technology/Future of Work, Leadership, Professional Development, Culture and entrepreneurship.

Our sponsors


2021 speakers + more to be announced
Check out last year’s line up

Dr Anne Marie Imafidon

CEO, Stemettes

Lord Hastings

Professor of Leadership, Stephen R Covey Institute

Dianne Abbott

Former Shadow Home Secretary, Labour MP

Talent Attraction

Gain unparalleled access to over 10,000 black professionals across 2 days. We provide you with details of anyone who attends your session or makes a direct enquiry at your booth for you to follow up with opportunities. Attendees are looking to connect directly with recruiters from progressive companies – this has time and again been proven as the most direct and effective way to hire BYP members.

Employer Branding

Be seen as an employer of choice for black professionals at the largest conference dedicated to black professional development in Europe. Opportunities include on-stage presence where you can engage directly with thousands of attendees to intimate workshops where you can interact with your target demographic. BYP members want to hear from leaders at organisations that demonstrate they are serious about diversity & inclusion


Provide a platform for diverse senior leaders within your organisation to share their career journey and inspire the next generation of senior leaders. Communicate to your employees that promoting black talent is paramount to your organisation and supporting their professional development in a context relevant to race at work is a priority.

What happened last year

BYP Network Leadership Conference 2020 highlights
30th October 2020

Attendee testimonials

As a result of the conference, you gave me an opportunity to network with partners and colleagues at my firm, who I wouldn’t have met. Thank you! It led to me signing up to mentor with one of our firm’s initiatives.

Juliana |

Sky Employee (ally)

Thank you for the BYP Conference! I’ve gained new connections and tips that will help me in the future.

Adeola |

BYP Member

Having an incredible time with 50+ Deloitte UK representatives at the BYP Network Leadership Conference! It’s been an incredible day connecting with professionals across multiple industries and experience levels!

Richard |

Manager @ Deloitte

Partner testimonials

Congratulations on the successful BYP Leadership Conference, I attended a few of the sessions last Friday and it was a great event, I found the sessions really informative and well run and it was great to see the networking taking place.

American Express

BYP was incredible to work with from start to finish both with the sponsorship package and our webinar. We loved being part of this amazing conference; one of our colleagues said: “This is one of the best events i’ve been to. I joined the event obviously on the recruitment side but I am finding myself watching the main stage and sessions as well as trying to engage with participants in the booth. I love the platform, the speakers have been incredible and inspirational and the chat boxes and networking amongst participants has been great.”

Gartner inc

We chose BYP over 2 years ago as we are supportive of your values, keen to represent and attract a more diverse audience and want to explore working together.

Nancy Hegarty |

Lloyds Banking group

9.5 average rating

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