Advancing Together: New Paths for Black & Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

30 November 2023

The 27th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group #CREME27, hosted at Aston University

Date & Time:

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 09:00 – 16:30


Aston Business School, Aston Street Birmingham B4 7ET

Advancing Together: Forging New Paths for Black and Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship are thrilled to announce the Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference is taking place on 30th November 2023 for it’s 27th year! Thanks to our sponsors Lloyds Banking Group we will be hosting a face to face conference at Aston University.

The landscape is changing. New opportunities are emerging. It’s time to forge new paths for Black and ethnic minority entrepreneurship in the UK. At CREME’s annual conference – now in its 27th year – leading scholars, policymakers, and entrepreneurs will explore the most pressing issues and innovative solutions shaping the future of Black and ethnic minority entrepreneurship.

Discover new research on current trends, challenges, and successes in vital area for the UK economy. Gain insights into cutting-edge policies and programmes to promote inclusive innovation and racial equity. Hear first-hand stories of entrepreneurs pursing social impact and scale.

Be part of the vital dialogue and connections needed to transform insight into action. Secure your spot at ‘Advancing Together: Forging New Paths for Black and Minority Ethnic Entrepreneurship’ today.


09:30-09:40 – Opening and Welcome Speeches
09:40-09:50 – Keynote Address
09:50-10:50 – Session 1: Developing A Change Agenda For Ethnic Minority Enterprise
10:50-11:15 – Break
11:15-12:15 – Session 2: Pursuing Ethnic Minority Business Growth Through Inclusive Innovation
12:15-13:30 – Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 – Session 3: Finding A Voice: Representing Ethnic Minority Businesses In The Mainstream
14:45-14:45 – Break
14:45-15:45 – Session 4 Panel Session: Looking To The Future: Developments And Directions In Research, Policy, And Practice
15:45-16:00 – Closing Reflections, Mayor Andy Street

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof Monder Ram, CREME, Aston University
  • Prof Richard Roberts, CREME, Aston University
  • Dr. Kanimozhi Narayanan, Aston University
  • Dr Pam Waddell OBE – Innovation Alliance West Midlands
  • Abid Khan, CREME, Institute of Directors
  • Alex Cole, TIN Ventures
  • Eugene Nizeyimana – African Chamber of Commerce

Plus more expert speakers from the field of ethnic minority entrepreneurship!