Events Calendar 2016

At Powerlul Media Limited we host a number of key events throughout the calendar year which bring together and connect some of Britain’s most talented and influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage as well as successful and truly inspirational people with disabilities or impairments for some of the best and exclusive networking opportunities in the UK. We also host annual magazine launches for our premier titles at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

Powerlist Influencers Dinner (10th Anniversary)

Date:     25 October 2016

Time:    18.00 – 22.30hrs

Venue:  Goldsmiths’ Livery Hall, London EC2V 6BN.


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(Prime Minister David Cameron reading a copy of the Powerlist at the 2012 launch held at No.10)

On Tuesday 25 October 2016 Powerful Media will host a special celebration to  commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Powerlist and the launch of the 2017 Powerlist at the EY sponsored Powerlist Influencers Dinner at the renowned Goldsmiths’ Hall.
As anyone who has attended our previous launches at the V&A and Mansion House will attest, this is by far the most prestigious corporate event in the African/African Caribbean calendar. This black tie gala dinner offers a chance to network with UK’s movers and shakers and is an opportunity for you and your organisation to meet C-Suite execs in tech and financial services, law firms; leaders in the arts; some of the UK’s top physicians and surgeons; world champion sports stars; not to mention religious and community leaders.
In keeping with the high-end nature and celebration of excellence that define this event, our sponsors are EY, Thomson Reuters and Lloyds Banking Group.

(Ballet Black performing Depouillement by Will Tucker at the Powerlist 2015 dinner held at the V&A)

The evening starts with a champagne reception, followed by a tasteful dining experience in the sumptuous Great Hall and a senior government/business focussed speaker will deliver the keynote speech. The entertainment provided at this star studded event will be amazing but there will still be time to network too as that is what the Powerlist receptions are all about.
Furthermore, the evening also doubles as a fundraiser and there will be a silent auction with some truly amazing lots on offer to help raise funds for the our associated charities who work tirelessly in the diversity space to help children of African & Caribbean Origin realise their full potential.
This year will be extra special to honour the incredibly successful winners from the Powerlist Hall of Fame who have held the No.1 spot on the magazine for the past decade.


(Rt Hon. Theresa May – Home Secretary, key note address at the inaugural 2014 Powerlist Influencers Dinner held at Mansion House, London.)

 Valerie Amos - Former UN Under Secretary-General For Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator and current Director of SOAS, University of London - Acceptance speech for a Life Time Achievement award at the 2015 Powerlist Influencers Dinner at the V&A, London

(Baroness Valerie Amos – Former UN Under Secretary-General and current Director of SOAS, University of London, acceptance speech for a Life Time Achievement award at the 2015 Powerlist Influencers Dinner held at the V&A, London)

Companies in attendance: KPMG, Royal Air Force, Morgan Stanley, Bank of England, BP, BET International, HSBC, AIG, Citi, Mediacom, Google, Northern Trust, Shoreline, JP Morgan, Accenture, Anthony Gold Solicitors, Deloitte, Microsoft to name but a few.

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Future Leaders 2017 Awards and Magazine Launch

Date:    6 September 2016

Time:   09.00 to 15.00hrs

Venue: HSBC HQ – Canada Sq, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HQ


Annually, for the past eight years, we at Powerful Media Ltd have marked the achievements of the most talented university students of African and African Caribbean heritage across the UK.
This year, it gives us great pleasure to invite all the students listed in Future Leaders magazine 2017 along with selected business partners and key professionals featured in the Powerlist magazine to the Future Leaders Awards and magazine launch luncheon, hosted by the lead sponsor, HSBC.
This award luncheon recognises 100 of Britain’s best and most promising university students. Each of them is a rising star and collectively they represent some of the very best talent in Britain today.
Spaces are limited and are offered as one ticket only to each  student featured in this year’s magazine. So to join in the celebrations and secure your place at this event please register your interest at the Eventbrite link below.


(TOP TEN 2011/12 Future Leaders at the  Future Leaders magazine launch at City Hall with former Mayor of London Boris Johnson)

Sponsors: HSBC Bank Plc and the University of Oxford

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Path to Partner

Date:     TBC

Time:    18.00 – 21.00hrs

Venue:  Hilton Hotel, Southampton Row, London W2


Informative and inspirational talks by three partners in the professional services industry.

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Power100 Magazine for People With Disabilities and Impairment

Date:     26 – 27 October 2016

Time:     09.00 – 17.30hrs

Venue:  Edinburgh, Scotland


Now in it’s third year, Power100 magazine is partnering with Shaw Trust which is a leading national employment, learning and skills charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work to gain skills and take control of their futures. This year Shaw Trust will be hosting the Rehabilitation International World Congress conference which is held every four years in Edinburgh – Royal Patron is HRH Princess Anne, VIP presenters include Scotland’s First Minister who is the Key note speaker at the opening ceremony and other speakers include e.g. Professor Stephen Hawking.
The two day conference is where leaders in the disability field from across the globe will come together to debate, provide solutions and raise awareness of the challenges people with disabilities face.  The issues to be discussed include initiatives to improve rehabilitation and inclusion, and promoting the rights of people with disabilities. The conference is the key event in Shaw Trust’s calendar for 2016 and as we are working in partnership with Shaw Trust, Power100 magazine will be launched at the event.


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 Companies in attendance: Lloyds Banking Group, Shaw Trust, and Channel4.


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