Events Calendar 2017

At Powerful 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, African Caribbean and African American 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 

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Timings: 18.00 – 23.00hrs 

Venue: Drapers’ Hall, London EC2N 2DQ.

David Cameron, the then PM reading a copy of the Powerlist and keynote speaker at the 2011 launch held at No.10
On Tuesday 24 October 2017, Powerful Media Ltd will host a special celebration to launch the 2018 Powerlist and highlight the outstanding contribution made by influential women of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage in the UK at the EY sponsored Powerlist Influencers Dinner at the renowned Drapers’ Hall in the City of London.
As anyone who has attended our previous gala dinners at the V&A, Mansion House etc will attest, this is by far the most prestigious UK corporate event in the African, African Caribbean and African American calendar. This black tie gala dinner offers a chance to network with UK’s movers and shakers and is an ideal opportunity for you and your organisation to congratulate and support your colleagues listed in the magazine as well as meet with C-Suite execs in tech and financial services, law firms; leaders in the arts; some of the UK’s top physicians and surgeons; world class entertainers; world champion sports stars; not to mention influential religious and community leaders.
In keeping with the high-end nature and celebration of excellence that define this event, our current sponsors are EY, Thomson Reuters, Lloyds Banking Group, Mediacom, Bloomberg, Royal Air Force, Executive Leadership Council, Viacom and Tristan Capital Partners to name but a few.
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 where a senior government or 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 so pledging forms will be readily available for guests who would like to help raise funds for the our associated charities who work tirelessly to help children of African & Caribbean origin realise their full potential.
Every year we have a specific focus and this year we will be highlighting and celebrating the outstanding contribution made by influential women of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage in the UK over the past three centuries.  Among other features of the evening, there will be a specially edited exhibition based on this theme hosted by the Black Cultural Archives.
PM Theresa May, the then Home Secretary, keynote address at the inaugural 2014 Powerlist Influencers Dinner held at Mansion House, London.
Baroness Valerie Amos – Current Director of SOAS, University of London and the then UN Under Secretary-General acceptance speech for a Life Time Achievement award at the 2015 Powerlist Influencers Dinner held at the V&A, London
Companies who attended last year’s dinner:  KPMG, Royal Air Force, BET International, HSBC, Viacom, Executive Leadership Council, AIG, Credit Suisse, Mediacom, Microsoft,  Northern Trust, Bloomberg, Metro Design, Shoreline, JP Morgan, Linklaters, Accenture, White & Case, Bayer and Microsoft to name but a few.

Future Leaders Magazine Launch 2017/8

Date: 22 September 2017

Timings: 09.00 to 15.00hrs

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


Annually, for the past nine 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 students listed in Future Leaders magazine 2017/18 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.
Sponsors: HSBC Bank Plc, Kings College London, the University of Oxford and the Royal Air Force.

The Straight Talk Series

Date: Wednesday 20 September  2017

Timings: 17.30 – 18.00hrs (registration)  18.00 – 20.30hrs event

Venue:  Lloyds Banking Group, The Auditorium, 33 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HZ 


Lloyds Banking Group  & Powerful Media presents: The second event in the Straight Talk Series.

A series of  informative and inspirational discussions that sheds light on a topic of the moment. Topic of discussion:  Is it more difficult to climb the corporate ladder or to be a successful entrepreneur? With more and more university graduates and young people in general expressing their wish to run their own business, are they making the harder or the easier career choice?

Host: TBA

Martin Ijaha – Co-founder/ CEO, Neyber,
Daniel Taylor – Founder/MD – Metro Design Consultants  
Janet Thomas – Managing Director, Infinity Capital Partners

Power100 2017 Magazine Celebration

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017  

Timings: 12.00 – 15.00hrs

Venue: Lloyds Banking Group, 9th Flr, 25 Gresham St, London EC2V 7HN

Power100 magazine is a list that celebrates some of the most influential people with a disability or impairment in the UK.  

Now in it’s third year, Power100 magazine continues to partner 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 special event is to celebrate the exceptional men and women featured in Power100 2017 magazine.
 Power100 sponsors: Lloyds Banking Group, Shaw Trust, and Channel4.


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