The 15th Annual NBA-SBL Conference Kicks Off: “A Clarion Call to Lawyers”, Ayuli Jemide says.

Onyinyechi Ukegbu

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The 15th Annual Business Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law, themed, “Retooling Business for Change: Leveraging the Tech Explosion”, commenced today.

Speaking on this year’s theme, Ayuli Jemide, Lead Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors and Chairman, NBA-SBL, said that the conference’s theme is a call-to-action.

“The theme of this year’s conference has a call-to-action. And that call to action is leveraging the tech explosion. This is a clarion call to business lawyers and the business community to get in the tech craft to ride to places that only a tech-enabled person can travel to.”

Speaking on the lineup of erudite speaker and panellists who include H.E Godwin Obaseki – Governor, Edo State; H. E Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Executive Governor, Ekiti State, and Dr. Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner, TLcom Capital, he said,

“This year’s choice of faculty and resource persons underpins the need to veer from the tradition of lawyers speaking to lawyers, at lawyers’ conferences. This conference is designed for lawyers to become better listeners, listening to experts in various fields medicine, electioneering, governance, transport, currency, and more, as they draw the connect between technology and our day-to-day lives, particularly how it affects our business environment.”

Applauding the content program, Jemide highlight the Innovation Challenge and the Tech Showcase as one of his favourites.

“It’s a session designed to showcase and encourage young people who have utilized technology to accentuate a better world, solve and tackle mysteries.”

He thanked the conference planning committee, the NBA-SBL council members and all those who have worked towards the success of the conference. He thanked the sponsors who he described as “majestically supportive” and suggested that “Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United fans need to learn a few tricks from them.”

“I think that a good business lawyer has the right balance of being intellectually savvy, and socially adept.”, he concluded, “enjoining all attendees to take full attention of the plenary sessions as well as the social and networking events.”

For more details about the conference, visit the NBA-SBL website here.

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