Sanwo-Olu, Liverpool University Don, Maikyau, Others To Participate In NBA-SBL 17th Annual Conference

2023-06-28 17:27:00

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

LAGOS - The upcoming 17th Annual International Business Law Conference organized by the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) will take place at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos from July 5th to 7th.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, Mrs Ayoyinka Olajide-Awosedo, the Chairman of the Conference Planning Committee and Treasurer of the council, unveiled the conference's program. She highlighted that the theme of the conference is "The Nigeria Business Landscape: Priorities of Law, Policy, and Regulation."

Olajide-Awosedo emphasized that one of the conference's objectives is to set an agenda for revitalizing the economy under the new government. She stated, "The conference will also focus on the regulations necessary to revive our economy and attract investors by fostering a favorable environment for talent."

"As legal professionals, we recognize the multitude of laws that impact the economy, and thus, we aim to gather relevant stakeholders, industry regulators, and policymakers, and examine ways to propel our economy forward," she further explained.

"In exploring the influence of technology, we will also discuss how Nigeria can align itself with developed countries," she added.

Olajide-Awosedo also announced that, apart from the sessions and networking opportunities, a regulatory clinic will be organized, and 25 young lawyers will be sponsored to attend the conference.

Furthermore, she highlighted that the conference aims to explore recent developments in the Nigerian business law environment and their effects on businesses, while also identifying strategies to facilitate business growth.

As part of the conference activities, a "lawyers got talent competition" has been organized, with a cash prize awaiting the winner.

Olajide-Awosedo emphasized that the conference provides a platform for stakeholders in the Nigerian business environment to address issues that impact the business ecosystem and, consequently, the businesses operating within it.

In his welcome address, Dr. Adeoye Adefulu, the Chairman of SBL, expressed the council's keen interest and numerous accomplishments in driving the country's economic development.

Adefulu stated that the conference will bring together experts from both the public and private sectors, business lawyers, and other stakeholders in the business law field to discuss the revival of regulations within the economic sector.

"We have ongoing regulatory interventions, and we have also arranged internship programs for lawyers with regulatory agencies," he noted.

Mr. Oludare Sembore, the Chairman of the Program and Content Sub Committee, mentioned that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will be the special guest of honor and chief host, alongside other distinguished guests from the global economic sector.

"The NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, (SAN), and other senior members of the legal profession will also be in attendance. Additionally, senior members of the bar, the bench, and the chief economist from KPMG will grace the conference," he revealed.

Sembore further disclosed the participation of international speakers, including Dr. Folashade Adeyemo, an assistant professor at the University of Liverpool, and Dr. Temi Popoola, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Exchange Ltd, who will serve as panelists.

He concluded by noting that the conference will also address issues related to agriculture, business, entertainment, and other pertinent topics.

Since its establishment in 2004, the NBA-SBL conference has consistently served as a platform for decision-makers in the public and private sectors, policy formulators, regulators, and industry practitioners, offering solutions to the various challenges that hinder business growth.

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