Fridays will never be the same!
MBTN connect is an exclusive weekly social and professional networking event for high flying African, Caribbean and other diverse professionals based in London.
It is hosted at the Crowne Plaza London -The City, a stylish hotel located in London’s historic Square Mile, opposite Blackfriars station.
When you arrive at the event, you will be given a name badge, allowing you to be more targeted with your networking efforts. Each event attracts professionals from a wide range of industry backgrounds including: Financial Services, Professional Services, Healthcare, Media, Corporate Law, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and much more…
18:00: Arrival & Registration
19:00 – 21:00: Networking & Interactive Icebreaker Sessions
21:00 – Raffle Draw & Prize Giveaway
21:30 – 00:30: DJ and After Party
Once we start you’ll have the chance to:
Network with other professionals
Tell everyone about what you do and how you do it
Participate in our interactive icebreakers and networking games
Establish new professional connections
Win an amazing prize
Networking Games: Our icebreaker sessions will feature interactive and fun networking games which will be coordinated by a moderator. By successfully completing the icebreaker challenges, you will be automatically entered into a raffle draw, for the chance to win an amazing prize at the event. Yes! We will be giving away amazing prizes at the event every week.
Business Cards: You’ll need plenty of business cards. In the past we’ve had people turning up and running out so make sure you bring as many as you can, so when you meet an excellent contact, you can give them your card.
DJ & After Party: As it’s a Friday night, there will be entertainment. The best Afrobeats DJ in London has been lined up to keep you in high spirits, so come prepared to have a great time, meet new people and possibly clinch your next career opportunity, business contact or social connection.
By Tube/ Overground: Blackfriars tube station on the District & Circle Line is directly opposite the hotel and St Paul's station on the Central Line is only a 10-minute walk away. Blackfriars mainline train station also offers direct connection to the Eurostar terminal at Kings Cross St Pancras International and London Gatwick Airport.
By Car: Nearest car park: Baynard House on Queen Victoria Street. EC4V 6DB
By Bus: From King’s Cross 63 or 45 to Blackfriars or 100 from Liverpool Street
By Air: London City -14KM
Dress code – Smart Casual. We welcome and encourage style, however, we kindly ask that guests refrain from wearing shorts, beachwear, flip flops and sportswear, including athletic trainers. Smart jeans are permitted. Our team will use the utmost of discretion when permitting entry into the event. Should a guest’s attire and overall presentation not adhere to our dress code, our team reserves the right to deny access to the event with NO REFUND of any monies already paid.
Jacket or Blazer
Cardigan or Jumper
Long Sleeved Shirt
Hard Soled Shoes
Flip flops or Sandals
Blazer or Cardigan
Cancellations and Refunds Policy
If you are unable to attend an event, please give at least 48 hours’ notice and we will be happy to refund 100% of your booking fee or book you on to a subsequent event to the same value. Cancellations received after this time will be non-transferable and non-refundable.
Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for MBTN events. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any MBTN promotional materials.