NBA-SBL Conference 2021: Full Programme of Events| July 14-15


The Conference which is a hybrid of virtual and in-person attendance, boasts of a remarkable lineup of local and international speakers from the legal, tech and business communities…

Theme: Re-tooling Businesses for Change; Leveraging the Tech Explosion

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Conference Day 0 – 13-Jul-21 – Pre-conference cocktail Headline sponsor – Africa Law Practice (logo here)     Conference Day 1 – 14-Jul-21  
09: 35am –  09:40 am     09:40am – 09:45amNational Anthem     Remarks by the Chairman of the Conference Planning CommitteePerformed by:  Abogados Musicales Chambers Ensemble   Adeleke Alex-Adedipe – Managing Partner Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe (DOA)  
09:45am – 09:50amConference FramerAyuli Jemide – Chairman NBA-SBL and Lead Partner, DETAIL Commercial Solicitors  
09:50am – 09:55amWelcome RemarksOlumide Akpata – President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)  
09:55am – 10:00amOpening AddressH.E. Babajide Sanwo-Olu – Executive Governor, Lagos State  
10:00am – 10:05amGoodwill MessageEngr Simbi Wabote – Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board  
10:05am – 10:20amKeynote SpeechDr. Wendy Okolo – Intelligence Research Engineer   National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)   
15-Minute Sponsors’ Interlude/Tea Break (logo here) Silver Sponsors for tea break: Aarndale SolicitorsVictoria ChambersFoundation ChambersJ.K. Gadzama LLP   **2 headline sponsors’ video ads to play in the background  
Sponsors’ Interlude  
Plenary 1Tech Innovation and E- Governance  Headline Sponsor – Omaplex Law Firm (logo here)Moderator:   Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru – Managing Partner, Compliance Professionals Plc  
10:40am – 11:40am
Panelists:   H.E Godwin Obaseki – Executive Governor, Edo State   H. E Dr. Kayode Fayemi – Executive Governor, Ekiti State.   Gabriel Okeowo – Principal Lead/CEO, BudgIT Nigeria   Honourable Justice Kashim Zannah – Chief Judge, Borno State   Yewande Sadiku – Executive Secretary/CEO, NIPC  
Coordinator:   Temidayo Ajayi-Bello, DETAIL Commercial Solicitors
5-Minute Break/ Headline Sponsors Interlude
Plenary 2The Future of Digital Financial Services & Financial Inclusion     Headline Sponsor – Zenith Bank (logo here)  Moderator:

Dayo Ademola – Managing Director,  
11:45am – 13:00pm
Panelists:   Mitchell Elegbe – MD/CEO, Interswitch   Olugbenga Agboola – Co-Founder and CEO, Flutterwave   Gisele Mwepu – CEO and Founder, Okapi Finance   Olaoluwa Awojoodu – CEO, E-Settlement Group   Babatunde Ogundeyi – Co-Founder/CEO, Kuda Bank

Coordinator:   Tiwalola Osazuwa Aelex
                                                                                     Lunch Break – 13:00 pm – 13.50pm     Silver Sponsors: NG Clearing Limited Allianz Law FirmPavestones LegalUnilever PLC                                                                                         (logo here)  
13: 50 – 14.00 Musical performance by:  Abogados Musicales Chambers Ensemble   Silver sponsors: British American TobaccoPaul Usoro & Co (logo here)  
Plenary 3Outliers – From Law to There     Headline Sponsor – Banwo & Ighodalo (logo here)         Moderator:   Shola Soyele – Host, Law Weekly, Channels TV
14:00pm – 14.40pm  Panelists:   Funke Bucknor-Obruthe – Founder, Zapphaire Events   Audu Maikori – Founder, Chocolate City   Emem Ema – Founder, One Management   Nnamdi Patrick-Onuh – Founder, Alistair Englebert Preston Photography
Coordinator:   Gywaimen Kassim, Law Allianz  
20-Minute Break – Sponsors’ Interlude / Speed Networking    
PLENARY 4 Internet and Broadband Connectivity – Good or Bad?     Platinum sponsors: Udo Udoma & Belo-OsagieThe Law Crest LLP                  (logo here)Moderator:   Dr. Omobola Johnson – Senior Partner, TLcom Capital  
15:00pm – 16:15pmPanelists:   Charles Anudu – CEO, Swift 4G   Prof. U. G Danbatta – Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission   Gerald Ilukwe – Chief Information Officer, Kaduna State   Kazeem Oladepo – VP, IHS Towers  
Coordinator:   Aderonke Alex-Adedipe, Pavestone Solicitors
15-Minute Break – Sponsors’ Interlude  
PLENARY 5   16:30pm – 17:15pmWe All Have a Story.   Headline Sponsor – Duale, Ovia & Alex-Adedipe (logo here)    MODERATORS:   Ayuli Jemide –Chairman NBA SBL and Lead Partner, DETAIL Commercial Solicitors   Tobenna Erojikwe –Chairman Board of Governors, Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Partner, The Law Crest LLP  
Coordinator:   Atinuke Odofin, ALP NG & Co.  Panelists:   Gbenga Oyebode MFR – Founding Partner and Of Counsel, Aluko & Oyebode   Asue Ighodalo – Founding Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo   Myma Belo-Osagie – Of Counsel, Udo Udoma Belo-Osagie
 Question and AnswerOyeyemi Aderibigbe – Senior Associate, Templars  
 Closing RemarksDr. Adeoye Adefulu – Vice Chair, NBA-SBL and Partner, Odujinrin & Adefulu.  
18:30pm – CurfewLounge and Boat Cruise (registered attendees only) Platinum Sponsor – Detail Commercial Solicitors (logo here)  
Conference Day 2 – 15th July 2021  
09:15am – 9:20amWelcomeComperes:   Motunrayo Ope-Ogunseitan – Associate, Banwo & Ighodalo   Bamidele Olamilekan – Founding Partner, KP Events & Tours    
9.20am – 9:30amLEARNING CURVES   Gold sponsors: Piggyvest Technology Limited CLP Legal (logo here)Anchor:   Chukwudi Ofili – Associate Partner, DETAIL Commercial Solicitors     Panelists:   Akinkunmi Akinwunmi – Partner, Paragon Advisors   Dupe Dabiri – Managing Counsel, Templars   Ridwan Oloyede – Co-Founder, Tech Hive Advisory
  5-Minute Sponsors Interlude ** Platinum sponsor – Mikano video ad    
PLENARY 1  Nigerian Innovators & Nigerian Solutions Platinum sponsors: IHS TowersOdujinrin & Adefulu (logo here)   .      Moderator:   Olasupo Shasore, SAN – Founding Partner, ALP NG & Co. – Historian, Author and Curator of Journey of an African Colony       Panelists:   Isaac Somto – Founder, Imaginact   Yanmo Omorogbe – Co-Founder and CEO, Bamboo   Kolawole Lamikanra – Founder, Lingua 54  
9:35am – 10.25am
Coordinator:   Kelechi Ugbeva, Blackwood and Stone
  10-Minute Sponsors Interlude/Tea Break Silver sponsors: Total E&PSimonsCooper PartnersFarmsville Solicitors Lagos State Inland Revenue Services (logo here)
Breakout Session 1Global Tech Trends in Law Practice Management. Platinum sponsors: Wigwe & PartnersAELEX (logo here)  Moderator:   Moray Mclaren – Co-Founder, Lexington Consulting  
10:35am – 11:30amPanelists:   Ope Olugasa – MD, Law Pavilion   Philip Turner – Founder, NEXL   Naseem Amer-Mia – Alternative Legal Services – Herbert Smith Freehills   Christine Kamunchulu Senior Manager International Development (Africa) – DLA Piper  
Coordinator   Olaoluwa Ajala, Advocaat Law
Breakout Session 1Ride Hailing Platforms: The Green, Yellow and Red Lights     Platinum sponsors: MRS Holdings LimitedBTO Partners (logo here)Moderator:   Lolade Ososami –Partner, Udo Udoma and Belo Osagie  
10.35am – 11:30amPanelists:   Onyeka Akumah – Co-Founder/CEO, PlentyWaka   Leonard Ebute – Country Manager, Lori Systems   Olumide Akinsola – Head of Marketing and Acquisitions, SafeBoda   Tope Akinwumi – Country Manager, Uber  
Coordinator:   Tomiwa Ogunbanwo,  DOA Law
Short Break (15 Mins) Sponsors and Exhibitors’ Time      
Breakout Session 2  Can Tech Help Fix Nigeria’s Healthcare Challenges?   Platinum sponsors: George Etomi & PartnersAfrica Finance Corporation (logo here)        Moderator:   Clare Omatseye – Founder and CEO, JNC International  
11:45am – 12:45pm   Coordinator:   Temiloluwa Okeowo, UUBOPanelists:   Dr. Alero Roberts – Public Health Consultant, LASUTH   Dr. Ola Brown – Founder, Flying Doctors   Dr. George Nduku – GM, GE Healthcare West Africa   Dr. Olujimi Coker – MD, Lagoon Hospitals       
Breakout Session 2Alternative Currencies in The Digital Age  Moderator:   Akin Sawyerr – Managing Partner, Feleman
11:45am – 12:45pmPanelists:   Ruth Iselema – Co-Founder, Bitmama   Victor Ndukauba – DMD, Afrinvest   Michael Ugwu – Founder, Freeme digital   Carmelle Cadet – CEO, EMTec   Rotimi Ogunyemi – Bayo Ogunyemi & Co
Coordinator:   Feyisola Oyeti, Odujinrin & Adefulu
15 minute Sponsors Interlude  
Breakout Session 3Technology and International Arbitration:   Gold Sponsors: White & CaseGiwa-Osagie & CoLekki Port Enterprise Limited (logo here)  Moderator:   Elizabeth Oger-Grross – Partner, White and Case
13.00 pm – 14:00pmPanelists   George Lubega – Partner, CMS   Michael Buhler – Partner, Orrick   Isaiah Bozimo – Managing Partner, Broderick Bozimo and Co.    Etigwe Uwa SAN – Partner, Streamsowers & Kohn  
Coordinator:   Mabel Okereke, Babalakin & Co.
Breakout Session 3Techpreneurs: Building Nigeria’s Talent Pipeline.   Gold Sponsors: South Atlantic Petroleum Limited Tolaram Group (logo here)                                                        Moderator:   Tomiwa Aladekomo – CEO, Big Cabal Media  
13.00 pm – 14.00pm
Coordinator:   Chinwe Amaefule, Aarndale SolicitorsPanelists:   Odunayo Eweniyi – Co-Founder, Piggyvest   Elo Umeh – Founder, Teragon   Oluwaseye Ayinla – Partner, Duale Ovia and Alex-Adedipe (DOA)   Oreoluwa Lesi – Founder/Executive Director, Women Technology Empowerment Centre  
Lunch Break 14.00pm – 15.00pm  
 PLENARY 2  SBL Innovation Hub: The App Challenge (Products and Services)       Innovation hub partners and sponsors   Flutterwave   Advocaat Law Practice (logo here)  Moderator:   Stella Duru – Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo           Judges/Assessors:   Olumide Soyombo – Founder, Bluechip Technologies   Rotimi Akapo – Partner, Advocaat Law Practice   Basil Udotai – Partner, Technology Advisors   Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN – Managing Partner, Omaplex Law Firm  
15.00pm – 16:15pm
Coordinator:   Mojisola Jaiye-Gbenle, Foundation Chambers
15-Minute Break / Sponsors’ Interlude  
PLENARY 3Technology and the future of elections in Nigeria: E-Voting, mail voting; are we ready?     Headline Sponsor – Babalakin & Co (logo here)Moderator:   Rufai Oseni – Broadcaster, Arise TV  
16:30pm – 17.30pmPanelists:   Ayisha Osori – Author, Politician and International Development Consultant   Charlotte Osei – UN International Elections Commissioner and Former Chairman, INEC Ghana   Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi – Legal Practitioner, Former INEC Director   Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe – Senate Minority Leader.
Coordinator:   Olatunji Muritala, The Law Crest LLP  
17.30pm – 17.40pmLEARNING CURVES    Anchor:   Chidera Azodoh – Associate, Aluko & Oyebode   Panelists:   Destiny Ogedengbe – Associate, Banwo & Ighodalo   Ninette Ninyio – Associate, PAC Solicitors   Kayode Nissi-Joshua – Associate, S.O & C Legal   Jennifer Odini – Associate, The Channings Law Firm  
17.40pm – 18.50pm        Tare Yeri Prize and SBL AwardsMfon Usoro – Managing Partner, Paul Usoro & Co.   George Etomi – Managing Partner, George Etomi & Partners  
19: 00 pm – curfewClosing Party 


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