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Paradiso Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

Fela’s Day Celebration

18:00 CEST – Late
Panel Talk & Concerts
Collaboration with Africadelic

Join us for an electrifying night paying tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti, the iconic King of Afrobeats. The evening kicks off with a panel discussion featuring artist and designer, Lemi Ghariokwu (the creative genius behind six of Fela's iconic record covers). We'll explore topics of collective growth and the spirit of Pan-Africanism. Registration opening soon.

Stay for multiple musical acts carrying on Fela's legacy across the diaspora including Bixiga 70, one of Brazil's top instrumental groups, fusing African and Latin American rhythms into dynamic, unpredictable music. And Kin'Gongolo Kiniata, who blend electro and Congolese rhythms with punk-like energy in their experimental Afropop.


Friday Ticket
€21 for discussion & concerts (purchase on Paradiso)


Online & MACA Amsterdam 


Nurturing Growth through Mentorship

15:00 – 16:00 CEST
Panel Talk

Join an incredible lineup of guest speakers from around the world with backgrounds in streetwear, business, and entrepreneurship. They'll share their personal journeys on building mentorship networks for personal and professional development. We'll explore various mentorship styles — from structured leadership programs to building informal support groups.


  • Dion Walcott, Director of Partnership, Pensole Lewis College and Founder of MARTKD 
  • Vivian Acquah, Certified DEI Consultant


Mentorship Success Workshop

16:15 – 17:00 CEST
Co-hosted with Roots Inspire

Now it’s your turn! This 45-minute workshop aims to empower biculturals of African descent with practical mentorship skills on how to find the right mentor and nurture meaningful mentor-mentee relationships. Through activities and small group discussions participants will gain a deeper understanding of what makes good mentorships work and leave with valuable strategies on how to navigate the landscape.


Africa and the Future of Tech

17:30 – 18:00 CEST
Fireside Chat

In this inspiring 30-minute conversation, we’ll discuss the future of investing in cutting-edge technologies for the African continent and the role of its vibrant diaspora. We'll explore opportunities in AI, climate tech, ed tech, fintech, new social tech and their impact on knowledge accessibility and sustainable development for the continent and its people.

Speakers to be announced.


Community Pitch Night

18:00 – 19:15 CEST
Pitch Session

Cheer on some of the best tech entrepreneurs in the community as they take the stage to present their business startups. Each pitch will be addressing challenges with a focus on innovation and impact in the community. Designed to be a communal experience, you'll have a say in picking the winners with our judges. Your feedback is crucial for their growth.

Cash prize for winners. Open call for pitches coming soon, stay tuned for details.


Networking, Drinks, Food & Music

19:30 – 22:00 CEST

In-person only at MACA Amsterdam, more details coming soon.

Saturday Ticket
5€ to attend online
15€ to attend in-person (food not included)

Full Weekend Ticket
40€ to attend in-person on Saturday & Sunday

5€ discount for Omek members
(check the Omek platform for code)

Sunday, 29 OCTOBER

MACA Amsterdam


Mentor Meet Mentees

10:00 – 13:00 CET
Exclusive session in collaboration with Roots Inspire

Do you want to upgrade your professional career with the guidance and insights of a mentor, but don't know where to begin your journey?  We'll be launching registrations for our 'Mentor Meets Mentee' event at the end of September. Consider this opportunity as your introductory experience into the world of mentorship. We have limited spots available!


Baobab Nights (Special Edition)

13:00 – 18:00 CET
Networking, Food, Drinks, and Talks

As we bid farewell to the Omek Summit experience, we invite you to join us at Baobab Nights — Omek's signature event that celebrates Black culture, joy, and meaningful connections.

Anticipate an afternoon filled with engaging games, interactive networking activities, and delightful food and drinks. Let's raise our glasses to the conclusion of Omek Summit 2023, as we cherish the new friendships and memories we've created over the past few days.

Full details coming soon.

Sunday Ticket
25€ to attend in-person (food included)

Full Weekend Ticket
40€ to attend in-person Saturday & Sunday 

5€ discount for Omek members
(check the Omek platform for code)