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About AFBE live

AFBELive is a conference conceived by AFBE-UK on its 15th anniversary to showcase AFBE-UK’s work over many years in towns and cities across the UK. The one-day conference will highlight the contributions of people from minoritised groups in the UK through innovation.

The first conference will be held on April 22, 2022 at the Institute for Engineering Technology (IET) in Savoy Place, London. The theme of the conference is The Future of Engineering: Sustainability, Innovation and Diversity.

The conference will amplify the importance of diversity, inclusion and belonging by providing all stakeholders with insights into strategies that enable growth of our industry.

The Engineering industry accounts for 27.1% of total UK GDP the conference will bring together government officials, Members of parliament, CEOs, Engineering businesses, students and engineering professionals and stake holders within the Diversity and inclusion space to highlight the importance of inclusion in all sectors of society.

The event will include a Innovation Competition to inspire bright new ideas around perceptions of engineering, social mobility, employability, racial parity in engineering, STEM education, preparation of graduates for the world of work, innovation and sustainable development.

“AFBE has been a source of inspiration and affirmation and has enabled me to unlock my maximum potential.”

AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds.

The Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) was established in 2007 to address the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the engineering workforce. AFBE seeks to showcase and support the technical talent available within the black and minority ethnic (BAME) community through professional development, career placement services, mentorship opportunities, community engagement and by influencing governmental policies.

The Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK) was established in 2007 to address the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the engineering workforce. AFBE seeks to showcase and support the technical talent available within the black and minority ethnic (BAME) community through professional development, career placement services, mentorship opportunities, community engagement and by influencing governmental policies by :

  • Attracting and supporting recruitment of people from minority ethnic backgrounds into engineering
  • Enabling retention and progression of talent within the industry through mentoring
  • Equiping engineers with thenecessary tools to progress to leadership roles and becoming role models for the next generation.

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