New Directions in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

Wed Dec 01 2021 at 01:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Aston Business School | Birmingham

The Centre For Research In Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)
Publisher/HostThe Centre For Research In Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)
New Directions in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship
The 25th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group #CREME25, Aston University & Zoom
About this Event
The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship are thrilled to announce the Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference is taking place on 1st December 2021 for it's 25th year! Thanks to our sponsors Lloyds Banking Group we will be hosting a hybrid conference at Aston University.This years conference looks at: New Directions in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: Taking Stock and Looking Forward.

This Conference is at the forefront of debates and initiatives on ethnic minority entrepreneurship in the UK. It connects policy-makers, academics and business owners from all backgrounds; and provides a valuable way to build communities dedicated to pursuing CREME’s mission to ‘make diversity and enterprise everyone’s business’. We will be presenting leading-edge research and practice on the challenges and ways forward for the UK’s ethnic minority entrepreneurs. Academics, business leaders and entrepreneurs share their insights and strategies on creating positive and supportive environment for ethnic minority businesses.


13:30-14:00 - Opening and Welcome Speeches

14:00-14:15 - Keynote Address, Mayor Andy Street

14:15-15:05- Session 1: What’s Happening to Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs?

15:05-15:20 - Break

15:20-16:05 - Session 2: International Initiatives on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

16:05-16:45 - Session 3: The Future of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

16:45-17:15 - Closing Session - Minister for Small Business, Paul Scully

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof Monder Ram - CREME, Aston University
  • Saskia Loer-Hansen, Aston University
  • Prof Richard Roberts - CREME, Aston University
  • Dr Eva Kasperova - CREME, Aston University
  • Mayor Andy Street - West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Minister Paul Scully - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Minister of State (London)
  • Stephen Pegge - Managing Director, Commercial Finance, UK Finance
  • Prof Benson Honig - McMaster University DeGroote School of Business Hamilton Ontario
  • Mustafa Tahir - Project Manager and Business Consultant, Kompass Centre for Entrepreneurship, Frankfurt
  • Cipher Shayaam - CEO, Legacy Centre
  • Richard Campbell - Director, Blesst Centre
  • Maskura Begum, Chair of Trustees, Saathi House
  • Diana Chrouch, Special advisor to the All Parliamentary Group for BAME Business Owners (APPG)

Joining instructions will be sent via email 2 days before the event, if you have any issues registering or would like further information please contact [email protected]

Follow us on and and get involved on social media leading up to the conference and on the day using #CREME25

We look forward to seeing you virtually and face to face!

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Aston Business School, Aston Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom


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