In the world of sports, the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) stands out as a catalyst for positive transformation. Rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion, GBIS not only embraces these values but also celebrates the exceptional achievements of Black individuals in sports. With a focus on spotlighting talent, nurturing emerging stars, and creating pathways for networking and growth, GBIS is set to make a profound impact in the world of sports.

Throughout history, Black athletes have risen above adversity to achieve excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the sports world. From trailblazers like Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball to icons like Serena Williams dominating tennis courts, the accomplishments of Black athletes have inspired generations and shattered barriers. The achievements of Black sportspeople are not just remarkable within the confines of the sports field; they stand as powerful symbols of resilience, determination, and the ability to overcome obstacles.

The GBIS 2023 summit acknowledges these accomplishments and seeks to amplify them, dedicating a summit segment to championing the legacy of Black athletes and providing a distinct platform for emerging talents in sports. Here’s how the summit will promote and elevate the world of sports:

Winning Streaks: Strategies for Athletic Success

GBIS 2023 is centered on connection, and for individuals across the global sports industry, serves as an instrumental and strategic opportunity to advance professional growth. On the one hand, the summit delves into the profound impact of Black athletes breaking racial barriers and reshaping the sporting landscape through their extraordinary achievements, shedding light on the resilience, determination, and strategies that have propelled these athletes to success. GBIS 2023 amplifies the voices of both historical and contemporary Black athletes, providing a space for them to share their stories, perspectives, and visions for the future of sports. From providing educational opportunities to fostering financial independence, the summit highlights how sports have been a pathway to positive change and advancement.

On the other hand, it connects people from across the industry, fostering partnerships, investment into athletes, and sponsorship. GBIS 2023 acknowledges the far-reaching benefits of sports and represents a critical platform to strengthen opportunity and advance career development for individuals within the global Black community.

#BlackExcellence: Spotlight on Emerging Stars

GBIS 2023 is not just about celebrating the past: it is a platform for nurturing future talent. As such, the summit offers a platform for emerging Black athletes to showcase their talents, share their journeys, and connect with established figures who can provide guidance and inspiration. From sponsorship to training opportunities to community and leadership, the summit invests in the sportspeople of tomorrow, eliminating challenges regarding finance and engagement.

Recognizing the power of connections, GBIS 2023 provides unparalleled networking opportunities. Athletes, coaches, and enthusiasts can come together to share insights, collaborate on innovative projects, and lay the groundwork for meaningful partnerships. The summit offers a suite of workshop sessions, engagement functions and meeting opportunities, fostering partnerships under efforts of investing in people and communities.

GBIS 2023 will contribute to reshape the narrative around #BlackExcellence in sports, emphasizing the rich history, achievements, and potential within the community. This shift will help challenge stereotypes and inspire individuals to pursue their dreams. By shedding a spotlight on the excellence of Black athletes and creating a space for new talents to connect, learn, and thrive, GBIS 2023 is poised to reshape the future of sports and inspire generations to come.

Join us at the GBIS 2023 summit, taking place in Dubai from November 30 to December 1, and be a part of this transformative event.

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Cultural heritage stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of human history, offering a window into the stories, traditions, and identities that shape our societies.

By shedding light on its capacity to drive development, celebrate diversity, and create enduring prosperity, the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) uncovers the hidden gems that contribute to a thriving global cultural landscape.

Beyond its intrinsic value, cultural heritage has emerged as a dynamic force propelling economic growth, fostering community pride, and nurturing identity. There is economic potential inherent in preserving and promoting diverse Black cultural heritages from around the world.

Promoting Opportunity through Cultural Tourism

Cultural tourism has become a cornerstone of economic development, drawing visitors from far and wide to explore the living narratives of the past. Black heritage sites, festivals and traditions globally have played a pivotal role in this realm, not only serving to create economic avenues and uplifting livelihoods but celebrating and promoting the very attributes that make up a cultural group.

Globally, cultural tourism has paved the way for a first-hand insight into narratives, traditions and heritage, with the industry itself centered on an understanding and appreciation. Various cultural landmarks have been dubbed heritage sites worldwide under efforts to preserve culture and promote tourism. These include the Great Zimbabwe ruins; the ancient fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi in Ethiopia; Secrets of Soho Black History Walk in the UK; Stone Town in Zanzibar; the neighborhood of Tremé in New Orleans (dedicated to promoting Black influence on New Orleans culture) and many more.

In addition to heritage sites which create economic opportunity through tourism, cultural events serve to promote culture while advancing developments. Events like Caribana in Toronto and Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago also draw international audiences, infusing local economies with tourism revenue and showcasing the vibrancy of Black cultures. Meanwhile, platforms such as the GBIS 2023 play a pivotal role in strengthening the global cultural tourism industry, promoting culture and diversity while celebrating #BlackExcellence worldwide.

Celebrating Culture through Creative Industries

Black artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers from various corners of the world have contributed significantly to the creative industries. The Afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti from Nigeria have influenced global music, while the works of Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have left an indelible mark on literature. From the jazzy notes of Louis Armstrong to the compelling prose of Toni Morrison, Black creatives have left an indelible mark on art, literature, and music while promoting culture and influence through the arts.

This influence reverberates through time as contemporary artists like Ava DuVernay and Kendrick Lamar continue to shape and redefine industries while generating substantial economic returns. The global success of Black-authored literature, Afrofuturist art, and hip-hop culture attests to the economic dynamism of creativity rooted in cultural heritage. GBIS aims to celebrate these industries by promoting #BlackExcellence in the creative industries.

Uniting Community through Culture

Black cultural heritage worldwide has proven to be a wellspring of community unity, spawning initiatives that uplift individuals and neighborhoods. In Haiti, artisans preserve the rich Vodou tradition by creating intricate artwork and crafts that not only preserve heritage but also generate income. Initiatives like the ‘Afro-Latino Festival’ in Colombia celebrate the Afro-descendant culture and foster economic growth through cultural exchange and tourism. Similarly, ‘Soulful Spaces’ breathe life into neglected urban areas by reviving them as cultural hubs, attracting visitors, and boosting the local economy. These endeavors demonstrate how cultural heritage can serve as a driving force behind social cohesion, economic resilience, and self-determination.

The economic prowess of diverse Black cultural heritage is a testament to its enduring significance. From the captivating landscapes of cultural tourism to the resonating echoes of the creative industries, every facet of these cultures contributes to a thriving economic ecosystem. By embracing and celebrating multifaceted heritages, communities pave the way for economic growth, revitalization, and shared prosperity. In a rapidly evolving world, the preservation and promotion of diverse Black cultural heritage stand as a bridge between the past and a future marked by inclusive economic growth.

Seize the opportunity to join a global movement promoting cultural heritage as a driver of economic growth at the GBIS 2023, scheduled for Dubai from November 30 to December 1, 2023.

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As the world increasingly acknowledges the importance of fostering diversity, equity and inclusion, the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) emerges as a beacon of change. 

With an unyielding focus on economic growth, wealth disparities and generating opportunities for Black communities, investing in Black-owned businesses takes the spotlight as a powerful catalyst for societal advancement.

By magnifying the significance of investing in Black-owned businesses, GBIS will reshape the business landscape into one that embraces inclusivity, advances communities, and drives sustainable economic progress.

Anticipate a multitude of exciting offerings at the GBIS:

  • Championing Growth – The summit rallies entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to promote economic growth, wealth equality, and opportunities for Black communities.
  • Powerful Catalyst – Investing in Black-owned businesses takes center stage as a driver for societal advancement and sustainable economic progress.
  • Global Venue – GBIS takes place in Dubai, from November 30 to December 1, offering a prime platform for global engagement and networking.
  • Resourceful Collaboration – Hosted by the esteemed Black Impact Foundation (BIF) and organized by Energy Capital & Power, GBIS connects stakeholders for impactful collaborations.
  • Informative Sessions – Through panel discussions, workshops, and presentations, GBIS equips Black individuals and companies with valuable insights on financial markets, investment strategies, profitability, and business management.
  • Brand Showcasing – GBIS provides Black-owned businesses unique opportunities to promote and showcase their brands to a global audience, boosting brand awareness.
  • Networking Hub – Unparalleled networking opportunities abound, from cocktail receptions to investor-led lunches, fostering connections across the global economy.
  • Investor-Entrepreneur Confluence – The event not only provides a platform where leaders and innovators can meet but facilitates opportunities for dialogue and deals. GBIS is committed to shed a spotlight on investing in the global Black community, and through the event’s global focus, will ensure entrepreneurs have access to both resources and capital.
  • Encouraging Insights – Participants gain valuable knowledge and tools to drive meaningful change and realize the immense potential within Black-owned businesses.
  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion – Together, attendees promote diversity, inclusion, and prosperity for all, leading the way in a vital global conversation.

Collectively, participants champion the values of diversity, inclusion, and shared prosperity, taking a leading role in a crucial global dialogue.

Together, we can drive meaningful change, promote diversity and inclusion, and create a prosperous future for all. Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of this important global conversation.

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Collaboration and partnerships have the potential to create profound positive impacts within Black communities. By fostering connections between individuals, organizations, and stakeholders, we can build robust networks that promote social and economic equity. The Black Impact Foundation (BIF) celebrates these partnerships by building a global Black community to strengthen and unite Black individuals and communities all over the world. The BIF’s Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS), taking place from 30 November to 1 December, offers an energetic platform for networking, learning and collaboration.

At the heart of the GBIS is a shared commitment to strengthen and unite Black communities. By fostering an environment of inclusivity, mutual support, and cooperation, the summit strives to amplify Black voices, celebrate achievements, and produce unique solutions for Black individuals and communities as these are underrepresented or lack access to the existing ways of doing business. It encourages the establishment of sustainable networks and alliances that transcend borders, fostering a global Black community that thrives on collective progress.

In the pursuit of inclusivity and progress, collaboration and partnerships serve as catalysts for amplifying the voices within Black communities. When Black individuals and communities come together in partnership, a wealth of ideas, skills, and experiences is harnessed to address key challenges and ignite transformative innovations with global resonance. Collaboration becomes the instrument through which diverse perspectives are shared, fostering inclusivity, and weaving a joint narrative for a promising future.

To date, collaboration has been the very essence of global progress, and as such, it plays a pivotal role in bridging gaps and allowing Black communities to tap into an array of valuable resources. From social capital to investments and capacity building, these assets strengthen Black communities, paving the way for enhanced community growth and resilience. Additionally, the exchange of skills and knowledge within these partnerships fortifies self-sufficiency, propelling Black communities towards more sustainable and united communities.

By forging diverse partnerships, Black communities create an ecosystem where the collective wisdom and strength of the community become tangible assets. Through the fusion of unique perspectives and experiences, collaboration stimulates innovation, propelling Black communities to the forefront of change. The power of partnership lies not only in the sharing of resources, but also in the cultivation of networks that foster mentorship, unification, and personal growth. Together, Black individuals and communities become architects of their own destiny, constructing a narrative of progress and prosperity.

In this sense, the GBIS will bring together a wide range of individuals, organizations and thought leaders who are committed to driving positive change. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and networking, the summit provides the perfect environment to share experiences, exchanges ideas and build meaningful collaborations and partnerships. By leveraging the collective knowledge, expertise, and resources of attendees, the GBIS aims to inspire innovative solutions, uplift diverse communities, and create lasting social and economic sustainability.

The GBIS aspires to foster a global Black community that encourages individuals and communities from all corners of the world to actively engage in collaboration, mutual learning, and cultural exchange. This dynamic platform aims to connect mentors with mentees, bridge the gap between generations, and facilitate the harmonious coalescence of diverse cultures. Through the GBIS, collaborations and partnerships will emerge, creating opportunities for leadership development, mentorship programs, and educational initiatives that strengthen all Black individuals, leading up to a more inclusive society in general

For its part, the Black Impact Foundation continues to champion the importance of collaboration and partnership as catalysts for positive change. By uniting individuals and organizations through the GBIS, this remarkable initiative inspires and empowers the Black community, nurturing a culture of resilience, entrepreneurship, and educational advancement.

Do you recognize the transformative power of collaboration and partnership? Join hands in amplifying Black voices by attending the Global Black Impact Summit. Together, let’s build a future where possibilities are boundless, and progress resonates for all.

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Commending Mandela Month: Celebrating the Legacy of a True Global Icon

With July upon us, a wave of reverence and reflection sweeps across the globe to honour the strong spirit of the late President Nelson Mandela during the annual commemoration of Nelson Mandela Month. This special occasion, observed on July 18th, serves as a poignant reminder of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary contributions to fostering equality, compassion and human rights. It calls upon individuals, communities, organizations and businesses to dedicate their time, skills, and resources to make a positive impact on society, echoing his lifelong commitment to public service. By harnessing the power of unity, Nelson Mandela Month serves as a catalyst for transforming lives, embracing inclusivity and fostering connections that transcend boundaries.

Chairman of Black Impact Foundation (BIF) Clarence Seedorf was honored as one of the few Legacy Champions by Madiba in 2009 to carry on his legacy worldwide. So it’s not a surprise that  BIF has created a platform like the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS), a landmark event that promises to be a unique and transformative experience for individuals celebrating Black excellence and driving positive change. Therefor, commemorating Mandela Month is a natural action to keep promoting the values and objectives of his legacy. The Global Black Impact Summit, created by BIF and organised by Energy Capital & Power, is scheduled to take place on November 30th and December 01st, 2023 – in Dubai offering a dynamic platform for networking, learning and collaboration, with a focus on uniting and connecting the Black community with the aim of strengthening inclusivity, equality, education and entrepreneurship.

The prevailing emphasis of Nelson Mandela Month centres around “67 Minutes for Madiba on Nelson Mandela Day,” signifying the symbolic 67 years that Nelson Mandela dedicated to public service, persevering through adversity, and unwaveringly championing the cause of social justice, ultimately culminating in his historic tenure as the inaugural President of the newly birthed South Africa. This day captures the ideals that Nelson Mandela adopted throughout his life—forgiveness, reconciliation and the belief that each individual possesses the power to change the world for the better. By encouraging people to devote just a fraction of their time, 67 minutes, to acts of kindness, Mandela Day urges us to acknowledge our collective responsibility in effectuating meaningful change.

BIF, with its emphasis on uniting and celebrating the Black community, recognizes the impact of Mandela’s legacy in inspiring and shining light on individuals worldwide to enhance inclusivity, equality, education and entrepreneurship within the overall community. As the spirit of Madiba is integral part of the Foundation, people can join BIF to unite under a shared purpose and amplify their efforts towards effectuating meaningful change and foster reconciliation and social justice.

By highlighting the shared values of Mandela’s Legacy, BIF becomes an ideal platform for engaging in positive dialogues, forging partnerships, and formulating a proactive approach to support Black individuals globally.

One of the fundamental pillars of both GBIS and Mandela Month is education. Recognizing that education plays a pivotal role in unlocking opportunities, both initiatives place a strong emphasis on enhancing educational access and quality.

Acknowledging the profound impact of Mandela, we invite you to unite with us in amplifying Black voices by supporting the Black Impact Foundation and joining GBIS and other BIF initiatives.

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Inclusivity Through Education: Driving Equal Opportunity and Strengthening the Global Black Community

Education systems that value diversity and the unique contributions that students of all backgrounds bring to the classroom is the most effective way to ensure that all students receive a fair opportunity to develop the skills they need to thrive.

As such, this year’s Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) – powered by the Black Impact Foundation (BIF) – taking place in Dubai from 30 November to 1 December, will serve as the premier opportunity to highlight the role that inclusive education plays in allowing diverse groups to grow side-by-side, to the benefit of all.

Building a cohesive global Black community by increasing involvement and participation in educational, social, and business opportunities serves as one of the BIF’s core mission statements. The Foundation aims to provide opportunities to reach a better quality of life through the development and strengthening of an inclusive and equal society.

Inclusive education means that every child has the right to quality education and learning. As such, successful inclusive education ensures the right to high-quality instruction, interventions, and support that enables success in the core curriculum. Attention to student diversity is imperative towards making sure all students feel welcome, appropriately challenged, and supported in their efforts towards developing the skills they need to become well-informed and productive members of the global community.

Connectivity and inclusivity will be a significant steppingstone towards building education systems that establish a community of influential role models and impactful leaders that strengthen the Black community around the world. As such, solutions towards promoting inclusive education will ensure that no students are left behind.

The Summit aims to drive conversations around the development of social economic independence and responsibility. By focusing on inclusivity through education, GBIS 2023 will serve as a pillar towards further developing an equal society through entrepreneurship, research, and support to improve and encourage social mobility throughout and within the global Black community.

There is an urgent need to examine the intellectual, cultural, and political contributions of the African diaspora and harness the analytical tools to strengthen the global understanding towards enabling researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to develop transgressive possibilities of education worldwide. Diverse education adds richness and depth to frequently overlooked forms of knowledge. Such scholarship is poised to promote comparative and international perspectives while positively impacting all Black children, young people, and adults across borders. 


What’s more, improving school facilities and home learning environments can serve to boost attendance, learning outcomes, and children’s wellbeing. As such, it is critical to implement and develop platforms that increase access to associated funding that adequately supports the provision of quality education to further build, protect, and sustain an equal opportunity global society. To achieve this goal, teachers must be trained, buildings must be refurbished, and students must receive accessible learning materials, while national governments must align laws and policies to ensure children are reached with effective services.

In establishing an inclusive educational system, different models of funding and different modes of how resources are processed will need to be taken into consideration in order to provide the most effective and equitable benefits to students. By recognizing the societal needs and restrictions of the global community, productive conversations around gender equality, children with special needs, and access for low-income households will serve as a steppingstone towards ensuring that all students receive the opportunity to have learning experiences in line with their aspirations.

Powered by the BIF, whose vision is to create a community that asserts the value, builds a capacity for social economic dependence, and improves the quality of Black lives, GBIS 2023 will be the most comprehensive summit for global leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the global Black community. The upcoming GBIS in Dubai will highlight the power of connection and networking between individuals and communities and, by recognizing the role inclusive education plays in fostering wellbeing and social change, make substantial progress towards developing societies that value diversity and inclusion.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Nurturing Mental Wellbeing for a More Resilient Future

May 1 marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, a period dedicated to raising awareness on mental health and wellbeing, while eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health issues. With the upcoming Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) taking place in Dubai this November, the intersectionality of mental health within the Black community has emerged as a key component in developing the next generation of future leaders and role models and building strong, impactful and inclusive communities.

Health and wellbeing represent one of the six pillars upon which the Black Impact Foundation is built, emphasizing the importance of physical and mental health in creating opportunities and encouraging social mobility within Black communities. The Foundation aims to promote health equity and access to quality healthcare for Black individuals, raise awareness about mental health issues and provide support and resources for members within its community. 

While mental health represents a crucial aspect of overall wellbeing, it is often stigmatized and overlooked, particularly within communities of color where access to adequate resources is limited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every eight individuals worldwide grapples with a mental disorder, which can cause significant disruptions in thinking, emotional regulation or behavior, as well as lead to a domino-like chain of effects like unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness and incarceration.

Mental health issues and access to healthcare services in particular took a significant hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with anxiety and depressive disorders seeing a rise of over 25% during the first year of the pandemic. WHO states that around 10-25% of the population in African countries experience a mental health disorder in any given year, with common disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Given the pervasiveness of mental health issues in Black communities, it is a critical time to come together and find tangible solutions to increasing equity and availability of mental health resources.

Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder to prioritize mental health and foster a culture of understanding and acceptance. It encourages individuals to educate themselves and others about mental health, recognize the signs of mental health conditions, seek support when needed and engage in self-care practices to maintain good mental health. It also emphasizes the importance of reducing stigma associated with mental health and creating safe spaces for open and honest conversations about mental health challenges.

This year’s GBIS presents a unique opportunity to bring mental health awareness to the forefront of discussions on social impact and change. The Summit aims to connect, inspire and empower the Black community globally to drive positive change and create a more inclusive world. Integrating mental health discussions into the Summit’s agenda will highlight the significant role that mental health plays in the larger picture of socioeconomic growth and opportunity. 

Addressing mental health within the Black community offers several key benefits, including improved individual wellbeing, stronger communities and increased productivity and economic prosperity. When individuals have access to mental health resources, support and education, they are better equipped to manage stress, build resilience and navigate challenges. This can lead to healthier relationships, more effective problem-solving skills and enhanced overall functioning in various aspects of life, including work, education and social engagement.

Additionally, prioritizing mental health can contribute to breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma and promote healing and resilience within the global Black community. Promoting mental health awareness and wellbeing also has broader societal implications. It can contribute to reducing disparities in health outcomes, promoting social equity and fostering a more inclusive society. When mental health is prioritized and stigma is reduced, it can encourage more individuals to seek help when needed, access appropriate care and engage in preventative  measures. This can lead to reduced health care costs and a more vibrant and resilient society overall.

The upcoming GBIS in Dubai highlights the power of connection and networking among individuals and communities, emphasizing the value of unity in advancing mental health support for the Black community. This year’s summit recognizes that fostering connections and promoting dialogue is crucial for addressing mental health challenges. Through connection and collaboration, substantial progress can be made in promoting mental wellbeing within the Black community and improving support systems and resources that cater to underserved communities.

As we commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month and look ahead to the GBIS in Dubai, it is essential to recognize the intersectionality of mental health within the Black community and the critical role it plays in fostering wellbeing and social change. It is a time to prioritize mental health, eliminate stigma and create a culture of understanding, acceptance and support. By prioritizing mental health within the Black community, we can work towards a better future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive mentally, emotionally, professionally and socially. Let us come together to advocate for mental health awareness and empower individuals and communities to take steps towards better mental health and wellbeing for all.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Global Black Impact Summit in Dubai

The Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS), scheduled to take place from 30 November to 1 December 2023 in Dubai, is a landmark event that promises to be a unique and transformative experience for individuals celebrating Black excellence and driving positive change. Organized by Energy Capital & Power, the Summit offers a dynamic platform for networking, learning and collaboration, with a focus on uniting and connecting the Black community with the aim of strengthening inclusivity, education and entrepreneurship.

Celebrating Black Excellence

GBIS is a celebration of Black excellence in various fields, including business, arts, culture, technology and more. The summit will highlight the remarkable achievements of Black individuals and communities from around the world, providing a platform to showcase their successes, share their stories, and inspire others. From stories of resilience to tales of success and impact, the Summit will inspire and motivate attendees to strive for excellence, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Strengthening Inclusivity

Equality, education and opportunity are core pillars of the GBIS. The Summit will feature discussions and workshops on important topics such as access to education, mentorship, skills development and entrepreneurship, aimed at showcasing and creating opportunities for young Black talents while providing communities with the tools and resources necessary for success. The Summit aims to strengthen awareness of power among the Black community, while laying the foundation for individuals to thrive and grow in both their personal and professional lives. At the forefront of the Summit is equality, and discussions will largely center on ensuring Black individuals and businesses have a seat at the table, because only then can an inclusive society be created.

Advancing Entrepreneurship

Representing a catalyst for entrepreneurship, the Summit will broaden horizons and expose attendees to new ideas, investors and partners, laying the foundation for businesses to grow, initiatives to succeed and individuals to thrive. From meeting financiers, advisors and industry experts to connecting with like-minded individuals and stakeholders to generating increased brand exposure, the Summit represents a global movement where the narratives, power and potential of the Black community is conveyed. 

Unique Networking Opportunities

The Summit brings together a diverse range of participants, including entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, academics, artists and activists, among others. This creates a unique networking environment where attendees can connect with like-minded individuals, build meaningful relationships, and explore potential collaborations. At its core, the Summit is all about uniting and building the Black community, and with a variety of functions, workshops and meetings, the Summit enables attendees to expand their professional networks and create new opportunities for growth and development.

Global Perspectives

GBIS is a truly global event that brings together participants from diverse backgrounds, regions and industries. Attendees will have the chance to connect with communities from various parts of the world, exchanging ideas with international thought leaders and exploring potential collaborations. This global perspective can be invaluable in not only expanding one’s horizons, fostering innovation and identifying new opportunities for growth and development but in solidifying and strengthening the global Black community. The Summit is not only an event, but a movement, and will connect individuals with the aim of making a positive impact on the global Black community and the world at large.  

Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, policymaker, academic, artist or activist, the Summit offers something for everyone. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a ground breaking event that celebrates and empowers the Black community.

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Third Global Black Impact Summit to Take Place in Dubai

The Black Impact Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the third edition of the Global Black Impact Summit, taking place in Dubai from 30 November to 1 December 2023.

Building on two successful editions and once again uniting role models, influential people and impactful leaders from around the world, the 2023 edition of the conference will serve as a global center for empowerment, strengthening the global black community through two days of dialogue, networking and engagement.

Now in its third edition, the Global Black Impact Summit has quickly risen to become a highly influential event. Powered by the Black Impact Foundation, the 2023 edition is organized by Africa-based event organizer Energy Capital & Power and serves to create a space where black voices are heard, black excellence is celebrated and black empowerment fostered.

Founded in 2021, the Black Impact Foundation has made sure on its promise to create a cohesive black community where people across the globe are empowered to take control and improve the quality of their lives. The organization itself represents a solid pillar and catalyst for the empowerment, building up an inclusive and equal society, and through its annual summit, continues to create better opportunities for the black community.  

For its part, the summit has emerged as a critical platform for promoting economic power, social justice, equity and inclusivity. Stepping into this picture, the Global Black Impact Summit serves to empower black people to take control of their lives, advocate for their rights and pursue their goals. Centered around education, leadership development, entrepreneurship and civic engagement, as well as health, wellness, financial literacy, investment, youth and women empowerment, the summit aims to address systemic barriers and celebrate success, providing a space for black people to connect, support each other and work towards common goals.

Last year, the summit took place under the theme, ‘The Power of Black Women to Unite and Build our Global Community,’ and saw attendance by global leaders, celebrities, international organizations, chief diversity officers, global brands, investors and banks, government officials’, students, innovators and more. The summit strove to generate awareness of power; improve social and economic well-being; using the power of sports and entertainment to unite people and develop and invest in black entrepreneurship.

This year’s edition of the Global Black Impact Summit 2023 promises to be even bigger,better and more impactful than before, leveraging the success of the previous two editions to provide another transformational event. Building on and promoting the power that black people hold, the summit will strengthen the global community network, identifying and sharing best practices, generating new ideas and innovations while expanding education and business opportunities.

Last year, speakers to the likes of Queen Diambi, HRH of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Black Impact Foundation Chairman Clarence Seedorf; Hon. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Kojo Annan, Entrepreneur and Investor; Charles Smith, Founder & CEO of Urban Icon Global Development; Alycia Powell, Co-founder & CEO, Champions for Philanthropy; Patrice Evra, Former Manchester United and France National Team Captain and many more drove discussions, workshops and engagement. This year, a strong slate of speakers from across the world will participate, consolidating the event’s position as a globally-leading empowerment summit.