Our unique events focus on moving our communities forward.

From career-oriented to entrepreneurship, to cultural identity — our events are designed to allow the members of the diaspora to engage, inspire, and share their unique perspectives.


Upcoming events

Members have access to additional events and activities on 
our community platform.


Online Member Events


Every month, Omek hosts a dozen online events including office hours, group discussions, and workshops from thought leaders, creators, and members. Topics range from personal and professional development to sustainable wealth-building. Become an Omek member to get your invite to our community platform. 

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Under the Baobab

An ongoing monthly discussion series. Join a safe and trusted space to discover, learn, and share knowledge about our African culture, identity, and history.


Past events


Black Employee Networking Night

March 2023

In a much requested follow-up to our successful event in November, Omek hosted in-person networking night. It was an opportunity to connect with others active in Black ERGs across different sectors, exchange ideas and learn best practices for building an inclusive workplace. The sold out event gave all participants the space to learn from each other with roundtable discussions, a leadership panel and to leave inspired with new friends.



Baobab Nights: Diaspora Rising

March 2023

In response to popular demand, Omek presents ‘Baobab Nights’, a networking series designed to connect like-minded creators, makers, and thought-leaders from Black communities in the Netherlands and beyond. Our March edition was hosted at OSCAM in Amsterdam and the sold out event featured conversation, music, games, food and networking activities. 



Omek x Nike Talent Program

June – July 2022

Nike Digital and Omek partnered to create a 4-week hiring program for digital talent. The program provided Nike and the Omek bicultural community the chance to authentically engage with each other and create space for collaboration and career opportunities within Nike.



Omek x Holland Festival

June 2022

The world-renowned Angélique Kidjo, curated a line up for Holland Festival of some of the best up-and-coming Black artists from around the world including Yemi Aladé, Abd Al Malik, and a club night dedicated to female rappers. Omek created opportunities for our community to meet and celebrate Holland Festival's 75th anniversary over the course of the festival.



Omek Summit x Africadelic 2022

May 2022

We celebrated Africa Day with a one-of-a-kind cultural festival filled with music, films, talks, a club night, lunch sessions, networking and more. Go to the event website to view program, speakers, and performers.

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Talent Day

May 2022

Omek x Talent Diverse Berlin are creating a safe and trusted space where you can engage directly with selected brand partners. The event was filled with job and career opportunities, presentations, and Q&A sessions.



Omek Member Days

February 2022

Under the theme of Family, we gathered for an incredible lineup of online activities including a children’s book reading, a intergenerational conversation, a panel discussion around NFTs and community, and a networking event bringing together this beautiful Omek family. 



Student Meet + Greet

January 2022

Hosted by Omek’s Student Circle, the 2-hour event was a dedicated time and space for all students within the Afro and bicultural communities to meet each other based on shared interests and experiences from around the world. 



Omek Member Days

October 2021

A 2-day celebration for our global community to meet and engage. Omek members connected online for curated workshops, networking, poetry, and collaboration pitches.



adidas Internship Info Session

October 2021

The adidas Spring 2022 Intern Info Session brought together prospective students with the internship team (as well as past and present interns) to discuss insights into the application process.



Under the Baobab: The Pursuit 
of Wellbeing

August 2021

In striving to achieve happiness, health, love and peace, we are confronted with questions, challenges and opportunities. We gathered at Oosterpark in Amsterdam to discuss our pursuit of personal and collective wellbeing. 



Rapsodia Negra
: Watch Party + Post-film Discussion

June 2021

Rapsodia Negra follows the journey of “The Witch Doctor” Alfonso Córdoba, one of the last afro-Colombian “Griots” of the 20th century, and a musical legend. 
Presented in partnership with Cinewax.



African Diaspora Summit 2021

April 2021

This edition stretched across two days and engaged audiences across numerous continents. 



Omek Talent Lab x Nike

March 2021

This 3-hour event amplified the voices, energy, and talent of bicultural students of African descent and introduced Nike’s 2021 internship program. Nike’s leadership spoke about the future of work, attendees were able to connect, network, and apply for internships.



Omek Talent Lab x adidas

February 2021

Our first edition of the Talent Lab was packed with career opportunities, insights on recruitment best practices, and discussions with adidas leadership about values, representation, and opportunity.



African Diaspora Summit 2020

November 2020

When we no longer define ourselves through borders, we can unlock our bicultural potential. Let’s draw on our collective wisdom and unique experiences to inspire a new generation of changemakers.


Under the Baobab: Rethinking our Career Paths

October 2020

We discussed how the African diaspora, across multiple generations, see the bicultural workforce showing up in the next few years.


Under the Baobab: What’s Next?

July 2020

During this special edition of Under the Baobab, we organized a wider discussion about the next steps of the Black Lives Matter Movement. We brought together community leaders who shared their perspectives and highlighted their work fighting racism and discrimination in the Netherlands.


Inside Scoop with José Cabaço

April 2020

In this session, José Cabaço, Adidas Global Brand Director of Storytelling, took us through his journey from Mozambique to Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, and the US. He reflected on how his childhood experiences became the foundation for his career in creativity and multidisciplinary approach.


Under the Baobab: Culture Informs Craft

April 2020

How does culture inform your craft and creative work? How do we develop our voice while living in multiple cultures? We invited creatives, organizers, educators, and academics to help explore these questions and speak about their personal experiences around the world.


African Diaspora Entrepreneurs Roundtable

October 2019

For Black Achievement Month, we brought together entrepreneurs in FoodTech, MedTech, AI, and Clean Energy to share success stories, best practices, and discuss practical solutions on how we can best support each other.


African Collaboration Summit 2019

June 2019

In June 2019, Omek brought together African diaspora organizations and leaders in The Netherlands from all backgrounds and industries to begin to connect the dots.

“Omek events go beyond and above by enabling this incredible community. They allow each one of us to share our stories, wins, struggles, and tips with our brothers and sisters in the diaspora. There is so much value that we all derive from these gatherings.”



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