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Refugee Turned International Business Leader Launches IGNITE Conference

Fire up your passion & fuel your business at the IGNITE Conference in Delray Beach from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

Ferial Youakim, a former refugee who turned local entrepreneurship into global business success, is on a mission to inspire other ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders. For 3 days, Ferial will introduce globally-recognized speakers, trainers and business experts who will take the stage to tell their stories of failure, success and everything in between to inspire, motivate and IGNITE change and action in conference attendees. 

Participants will learn how to ignite their personal brand and skills to transform their mindset to achieve professional and business growth, network with like-minded professionals and participate in social events, dinners, an award show, fashion show and more! 

The inaugural IGNITE Conference is from September 30 – October 2 at the Aloft Hotel in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida. Details and tickets can be found at


“I grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. I had no human rights. I struggled with my sense of self. I doubted myself in every sense of the word. After trials and failures, I took charge and created my business, then dedicated myself to improving myself and my business and my story and teachings have changed lives. Now, I want to empower more people to reach their goals using my success story and what I’ve learned. The IGNITE Conference is an experience for attendees to learn, grow and engage with other entrepreneurs, business leaders and dreamers. By understanding other people’s stories, by connecting with the right people, by taking the time to learn something new, we IGNITE our lives and our businesses.”  – Ferial Youakim


Keynote Speakers

Ferial is one of 3 keynote speakers and 15 globally recognized speakers at the IGNITE Conference:


Darieth Chisolm – Multi Emmy award-winning TV host, former NBC news anchor, and respected Life, Health and Business Coach, Darieth Chisolm uses her platform to encourage women to tell their stories and how to monetize their solutions by leveraging the art and business of public speaking and storytelling in the marketplace. 

Darieth is no stranger to the scrutiny of living life in the public eye and made history as the first person to successfully bring charges and win an international landmark case against a perpetrator under Jamaica’s Malicious Communications and Cyber Crimes Act, and launch a revolutionary social justice movement, 50 Shades of Silence. 

Rema Lolas – Rema has led teams in global and regional senior leadership positions in the technology industry. She has created many training, development and mentoring programs for international Fortune 500 companies. In the middle of the pandemic, she decided to end her corporate career and follow her dreams of being a coach and is now running her own successful business.

Ferial Youakim – Ferial is the founder and director of ByFERIAL personal branding and image consulting, and the Universal 4×4 Color System – 16 seasons ®  used by consultants worldwide. An in-demand trainer since 1986 on four continents, she focuses her work on strengthening the self-value of clients around the U.S., Middle East, Australia and Asia. 

Ferial has enjoyed a successful career, but her journey was far from easy. She overcame unimaginable tragedy, a lack of education, poor self-esteem, and a crippling fear of public speaking to create a global company and a life she loves. Her passion is to help people live the life they deserve. Her philosophy is, If she can do it, anyone can do it.


Other IGNITE conference speakers include multi-million dollar entrepreneurs who share how they built their businesses, sought-after marketing executives, top-level image consultants and more!



Dates: Friday, Sept 30. – Oct. 2

Location: Aloft Hotel in Delray Beach

The IGNITE Conference is a unique event that inspires people to build their professional and personal skill set to grow their businesses. IGNITE is an opportunity to learn from and interact with top experts in business and get inspired to take your business to the next level. You’ll get to hear from some of the brightest minds in business and learn strategies that will help you fire up your business. So, if you’re looking to ignite your career, this is the conference for you!


The IGNITE Conference 3-Day Pass Includes:

Friday, September 30, 2022: Opening Remarks and Keynote Inspiration Session, Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, October 1, 2022: Breakfast, Global Speakers, Learning Workshops, Luncheon with Fashion Show featuring White House Black Market, Formal Dinner with Keynote Session, Business Leader Awards and Saturday Night Fever Dance Party.

Sunday, October 2, 2022: Breakfast, Marketing Workshop and Panel, Global Speakers, Luncheon and closing remarks. 

Sponsors are White House Black Market, Inspired Marketing Consultants, Anna Hess Events and MasterWing Creative Agency. 





ByFERIAL is a Personal Branding Expert, Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant Training Organization led by Master Trainer, Ferial Youakim. @by_Ferial