Registration for this year’s Annual International Business Law Conference organized by the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) is still ongoing. While the early bird registration ended on Wednesday, May 31, interested participants still have up to Wednesday, July 5 to register to attend the landmark event.
This year’s edition, the 17th in the series, will hold from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos State. The theme of the conference is “The Nigerian Business Landscape: Priorities for Law, Policy, and Regulation.”
To encourage young lawyers’ participation, the NBA-SBL 2023 Conference Planning Committee is introducing the ‘Young Lawyers Sponsorship Opportunities’ initiative. The sponsorship is open to lawyers with 0 to 5 years of post-call experience and below 25 years of age. Sponsorship benefits for the successful applicants include conference registration fees, accommodation and feeding, and transportation logistics around the conference venue.
Speaking on the motive behind the sponsorship support for young lawyers, Efeomo Olotu, Chair, Media and Publicity Sub-Committee, said: “We realize that these are indeed challenging times for Nigerians and there may be young members of the NBA-SBL who desire to attend but are unable to due to financial constraints. This is our way of encouraging them to attend and recognizing young lawyers as veritable members of the NBA-SBL community”. Please visit all social media handles of the NBA-SBL to obtain more information on how to get qualified for the sponsorship.
The 17th edition of the NBA-SBL conference also has an added layer of fun and excitement with the introduction of the Lawyers Got Talent competition. All registered participants automatically qualify to participate in the contest, which is geared towards showcasing lawyers’ unique skills and abilities beyond legal practice.
Interested contestants have till Thursday, June 15 to indicate their interest to participate and submit their entries. They are to make a 2-minute video showcasing their talent, save it in a Google Drive folder and send an email with the link to email@example.com. Legal professionals with skills in music (voice and instruments), poetry, and comedy are encouraged to apply and participate in the competition. The winner of the Lawyers Got Talent will receive a cash prize of N1,000,000, while the second and third-place winners will receive N750,000 and N550,000 respectively.
Since its commencement in 2004, the NBA-SBL conference has served as a platform for decision-makers, policy formulators, regulators, and industry practitioners to deliberate on pertinent issues and seek solutions to the numerous challenges impacting the Nigerian business terrain. The conference is a gathering of over 1000 lawyers, corporate institutions, regulatory authorities, and visitors. It is an opportunity to showcase your services and products to a vast audience using all our exhibition avenues. To participate as an exhibitor, please call 08147667455, and to register for the conference, please visit the NBA-SBL official website at www.nbasbl.org
We look forward to welcoming all registered attendees and exhibitors to this landmark conference.