The Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law (NBASBL) 2021 Conference is around the corner and once again it’s an opportunity for commercial lawyers, members of the business community, regulators and members of the public to sit, discuss and strategize on critical issues that benefit the Nigerian business community. This upcoming conference which will be the 15th Annual Conference of the Section of Business Law has us excited for the following reasons;


  1. The Theme

The theme of this year’s conference, which is Re-tooling Business for Change: Leveraging the Tech Explosion, speaks to recent global trends on the role of technology in today’s legal industry. In the words of Mr. Adeleke Alex – Adedipe, 2021 Chair, Conference Planning Committee;

with the growth of technology comes an unending struggle of law to keep pace with technological developments and disruptions. This is particularly true of the business space as the fourth industrial revolution continues to emerge and the world tries to grapple with the economic realities of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

It is exciting to note that the NBASBL is looking forward at relevant Tech – trends and is looking to get ahead of it, rather than be left behind.

  1. The Innovation Hub Challenge

The NBASBL 2021 Conference will also be hosting the Innovation Hub Challenge, wherein winners stand a chance of winning between $1500 – $5000 seed money for solution – driven Apps able to generate social and economic value for a digital society.

The competition is open to all Nigerian Innovators and the panel of Judges includes distinguished personalities from the Tech, Legal and Business Eco – System. Winners also get one year free legal support.

  1. The Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the NBASBL 2021 Conference is Dr. Wendy Okolo, an aerospace engineering researcher in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center. She leads a controls team on a Space Technology project to advance the guidance, navigation, and control technologies that will make precision landing for deployable entry vehicles a reality for planetary exploration. At 26 years old, Wendy became the first black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her graduate studies were recognized and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, Zonta International through the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Texas Space Grant Consortium. Other research awards include a Resolution of Commendation from the Tarrant County Court of Texas and an award for excellence in research by the Women of Color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics).

We have not even mentioned the array of over 40 speakers, over 35 sessions and an exciting list of conference events. You should be a part of this exciting conference so go right now to the NBASBL website to register.