We bring together a wide base of industry leaders who share their stories and inspire the audience to seize the narrative surrounding their careers.


Attendees are exposed to in-depth learning through curated content with inspirational keynote speeches, insightful panel sessions and informative breakout sessions.


Attendees experience a tangible growth in their development and career growth as they leave the conference with practical and actionable tips they can implement immediately.

STRETCH is an Annual Full-Day Conference Organised by Career Masterclass

It is a day of inspirational career talks, bite-size workshop sessions and useful practical tips. In addition there will be other activities during the event including; Break out sessions led by industry experts Keynote sessions and panel discussions with senior leaders from the corporate world Networking with other professionals from across 30 industries.


Would highly recommend STRETCH Conference to a friend


Rated STRETCH Conference 9 out of a possible 10


Would attend the conference again

2019 video recap

“Attending STRETCH 2018 turned out to be one of my biggest career investments in years. The sessions on personal branding, managing high performing teams and developing a growth mindset could not have come at a better time. It was especially inspiring to hear from speakers with practical and relatable experiences. The big story – a few weeks after the Conference, I was invited to interview for a role in a field I didn’t quite have much experience in; although I met a lot of the other requirements. Thankfully, I had learnt from STRETCH how growth happens outside our comfort zone; how one mustn’t wait till one is 100% qualified, etc. The rest is history, I got the role and I still find myself referring to the insightful lessons. STRETCH, for me, was a whole lot more than a Conference!”

– Lewis Omilo, Manager SANNE Group

“It was my first time attending the STRETCH conference and I was impressed. The calibre and quality of the speakers was amazing and the breakout sessions were exceptional. Particularly, the sessions on how to get a sponsor and personal branding were instrumental in securing my next role shortly after the conference. I met people who have inspired and motivated me to do better and everyone I spoke with had varying levels of experience and that was refreshing. Will I be attending STRETCH 2019? Definitely YES”

– Fola Adeboye, Project Manager

“STRETCH 2018 was so well organised from the welcome at the door of a beautiful venue to the food, high calibre speakers and a quality delegation. The key note speeches were so inspiring and also practical. There was diversity of gender and experience on the panel as well which was great. The break out session also had lots of options and Infact, I was spoilt for choice. It was an excellently organised and executed event and totally well worth the investment of time and money. “

– Mosope Adeyemi, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

“I had a wonderful time listening to very talented speakers and networking with other professionals at the STRETCH conference. I was privileged to have one on one sessions with some of the speakers at the conference, one of which led to a job referral at a top US investment bank where I went through a series of interviews. Although I did not get that particular job, I gained a mentor through it and the experience prepared me for securing my role at MUFG Securities. I also liked the drop in CV Clinic, where my CV was updated, which I used in subsequent job applications.”

– Oladoyin Olorunfemi, Risk Assurance, MUFG Securities

“It was a  power packed day and I was especially impressed with the quality and calibre of many leaders spanning different industries sharing the experiences and golden nuggets they  have garnered over the years . The day also is a great opportunity to have conversations with leaders and connect to peers that are on similar journeys. I have been able to use some of the tips I learnt at the conference at work and in securing my next role.”

– Evelyn Agbara, PMO Finance & Resource Lead, Brexit Programme, Barclays

pAST Speakers

Tom Ilube

Tom Ilube

CBE | Technology Entrepreneur and Educational Philanthropist

Bukola Adisa

Bukola Adisa

FOUNDER & CEO, Careermasterclass | Host, STRETCH Conference

René Carayol

René Carayol

Global Keynote speaker, Leadership Guru, Writer, Broadcaster and Author

Richard iferenta

Richard iferenta

Partner, Head of Financial Services Indirect Tax Practice, UK

Sally Clark

Sally Clark

Board of Directors, Metro Bank

Tunji Akintokun MBE

Tunji Akintokun MBE

Director & Head of Sales, PwC UK

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STRETCH 2020 has been designed to give aspirational professionals the tools, strategies, and inspiration needed to navigate the new world of work and access opportunities that exists today and those that will arise in the future

8 – 10 October 2020


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