11th February 2014

MOBO Awards Founder to Speak at Confex

Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards, is to provide the keynote address on the second day of International Confex, 13th March 2014. The announcement follows confirmation of Karren Brady CBE as keynote on day one of the show and completes an unforgettable line up for visitors to the exhibition.

Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards, is to provide the keynote address on the second day of International Confex, 13th March 2014. The announcement follows confirmation of Karren Brady CBE as keynote on day one of the show and completes an unforgettable line up for visitors to the exhibition.

As well as founding one of the most iconic events in the UK, King is also a consultant to a number of Government initiatives for disadvantaged youth including the Home Office Task Force to reduce gun violence. She is a patron of the Horniman Museum and founder member of Net Women, a body of women in the media. In February 2013 she was named among the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Kanya's many other achievements include an honorary fellowship of the Goldsmiths College, University of London, an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration at the London Metropolitan University and a Doctorate from the Leeds Metropolitan University.

Donna Bushell, Event Director, International Confex, commented: “We’re delighted to confirm Kanya King as our day two keynote speaker at International Confex. She completes a stunning conference programme and will be a real head turner for visitors on day two of the show.

“Once again we have an internationally renowned leader of business speaking at the event, and one with genuine prestige in the events industry. We look forward to welcoming Kanya to the show and would encourage visitors to register as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.”