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DAY 1 — FRIDAY, APRIL 16

5pm – 2am CET

●  5:00 – 6:00pm

Omek After Work

Come meet other attendees and network.

●   6:00 – 6:30pm

All Tracks: Omek Welcome & Fireside Chat with Eric Collins

Speakers
Eric Collins (UK)
Kemo Camara (NL)

●   6:30 – 7:00pm

All Tracks: Sponsor Address 

adidas leadership talks about their personal approach to Collaboration in the professional world and between cultures.

Speakers
Amanda Rajkumar (DE)
Anthony Harrison (NL)
Avneet Khurmi (NL)
Eugene Bos (NL)
Kofi Brown (US)

Curated by adidas

●  8:00 – 9:15pm

Intersection of International Arts & Culture

Raul Balai invites fellow POC artists to share their experiences and insight on what it takes to sustain meaningful connections. 

How can we empower each other while providing access?

Moderated by
Raul Balai (NL)

Speakers
Najah Aouaki (NL)
Nita Liem (NL)
Joëlle Raus Prudence (NL)
Jimena Mendizabal (NL)

Curated by Studio Raul Balai

●  8:30 – 9:30pm

Explore While You Travel

While some people travel, most of them don’t explore. Let’s reimagine the “black traveler” narrative... How does exploring foreign places and immersing yourself in various cultures inform the way you identify yourself?

Moderator
Aurelia Marcellus (NL)

Speakers
Christina Belloge (UK)
Raoul Fokke (NL)
Gai Spann (US)
Kamau Ware (US) 

●  11:00pm – 2:00am

adidas Careers Booth

For the first hour join a conversation with Ayesha and Angel as they talk about career opportunities, progression, and their personal journeys. After the conversation the adidas will be available to answer questions and speak about current openings.

Speakers
Ayesha Martin (US)
Angel Lawler (US)

●  12:00pm – 2:00am

Omek Digital Party: DJ B Bad

For the last 20 plus years, Andel James has been an active contributor to the Hip-Hop community as a dancer, DJ, youth outreach worker, program coordinator, director and manager at Unity Charity, Blueprintforlife, Wintor Massiv, and 2U4U. He started breaking in Scarborough in 1999 and started Djing in 2010 in Toronto.

DAY 2 — SATURDAY, APRIL 17
9:00am – 7:30pm CET

●  9:00 – 10:00am

All Tracks: Coffee with Kemo

Bring your tea or coffee, meet other attendees, and explore the expo booths.

●  10:00 – 11:00am

Music, Collaboration & Identity

Multidisciplinary creatives Nedda Sou and Rabi Bah, co-founders of The Update, are joined by legendary visual artist Lemi Ghariokwu, known for his album cover work for the late Fela Kuti. Together, they’ll unpack the exploration and expressions of personal identity in ones work.

Speakers
Lemi Ghariokwu (NI)
Rabi Bah (NL)
Nedda Sou (NL)

●  11:00am – 1:00pm

DJ Set: Chocolate Swirl

Some combinations are iconic. Just as peanut butter is to Jelly, Franny and Shammah mesh together beautiful to form the duo, Chocolate Swirl. Their music selections range from contemporary soul and house to sounds from the motherland. The way they spread love has dubbed them "music evangelists". Get ready to dip into their swirl.

●  12:00 – 1:00pm

adidas Workshop: Personal Branding

Get insights into how you can build your personal brand and amplifying your voice to attract brands to recognise you and your achievements. There will be a specific focus on getting your name out there, marketing yourself, and how to find a mentor in your field. As well as networking with adidas employees(!)

Lead by
Sina Port (DE)
Clara Martin (DE)

●  1:00 – 4:00pm

adidas Careers Booth

For the first hour join a conversation about collaborative projects at Adidas by providing a look into a real life ambassador partnership with the brand. Following the conversation the adidas team will be available to answer questions and give insights about working at adidas.

Speakers
Asma Elbadawi (UK)
Tash Crook (NL)

●  2:15 – 3:15pm

Melanin Migration

Netherlands Black Women (NBW) is a community that facilitates belonging, promotes togetherness and creates opportunities for black women from across the diaspora living in the Netherlands to thrive. Current members will share their own migration stories and how much of a rare gem an organization such as NBW truly is.

Moderator
Lene Hypolite (JP)

Speakers
Keline Jacquet (NL)
Deyone Milana Guiseppi (NL)
Courtney Bradwell (NL)
Sharnette Donacien (NL)

●  3:30 – 4:30pm

Aesthetically Speaking...

Experts redefining their industries in fashion, cosmetics, hair, and photography come together to discuss their personal journey, creations, and how they own and facilitate conversations revolving around black beauty.

Moderator
Daniel Gyimah (NL)

Speakers
Mamadou Cisse (FR)
Brenda Jolly Ajidiru (NL)
Coco Olakunle (NL)
Sydney Nwakanma (DE/KE)

●  4:15 – 5:15pm

Afro Sounds & Dance Amplified

Music that originated in black communities can be found all across the globe. The question is, how do we preserve its essence while amplifying it?

Moderator
Ms. ABA (NL)


Speakers
Otiniel "Mano" Fernandes da Silva (AN)
John Orpheus (CA)
John Agesilas (NL)
Kim Dankoor (NL) 

●  4:30 – 5:30pm

The Power of Diversity & Distance

NOMADIC is a global collective of young creatives defying the boundaries of collaboration at a distance, with a far reaching network connecting young people all over the world. In the session, NOMADIC will discuss the value in leveraging one another’s networks, the importance of creating and telling stories, and what the idea of ‘nomadic’ means.

In Conversation
Lewis McAra (UK)
Jimmy Sana (NL)
Jody Ogg (UK)
Marty Wani Sana (NL)

Curated by NOMADIC

●  5:00 – 6:00pm

The Black Travel Movement

There’s been a tremendous increase in the POC (African American women especially) traveling or migrating abroad, in the past 8 years. Social media platforms like Nomad Tribe, Travel Noire, Black & Abroad, and The Black Travel Alliance have proven to be a great resource for those trying to find their way on foreign soil. Even though the presence of black expat entrepreneurs is evident, this portion the market seems to be overlooked by corporations.

Moderator
Jacqueline NGO MPII (FR)

Speakers
Jennifer Tosch (NL)
Ricky Stevenson (FR)
Julia Brown (FR)
Robin Bates (FR) 

Curated by Little Africa

●  6:00 – 7:15pm

The Wine Down

Music industry and brand marketing vet, Rudii ★, sits down with her super talented girls… both successful singers/songwriters - One achieved fame in North America, while the other cemented her name in Europe. Sandra St. Victor, Michelle David, and Rudii all migrated from the States and will share their bicultural experiences - including juggling the global music industry while assimilating to life in the Lowlands (aka The Netherlands)........ all while sippin’ on some good wine.

In Conversation
Michelle David (US)
Sandra St. Victor (US)
Rudii ★ (US)

Curated by RuDoesIt.

●  7:15 – 7:30pm

All Tracks: Closing Remarks

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REIMAGINING THE BICULTURAL EXPERIENCE. 
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