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It’s Your Chance to Network with Pat Utomi, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Omolola and other young leaders at The Future Awards Conference 2009

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So, everytime there is a conference – you hear the speakers teach, admonish, advise, inspire..
Every year there is the awards, you see the winners – they inspire, they motivate, they are role models…
But then how about YOU? You must wonder: isn’t it about time that you moved from watching and listening to being?!

How did these guys do it? What kind of support did they get? Is that support available in today’s Nigeria? Is it as easy as it looks? All the advices they give – are they practical? How can one move from watching and listening to actually being like these role models?
At this conference, young people will finally have the opportunity to stop being lectured this time around, but to ask the hard questions from some of Nigeria’s most successful, most respected, and most admired old and young achievers!
They will NOT be lecturing you. YOU will be asking them questions all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
You’ve never been at a conference this real, and this practical before.
It’s time to stop talking. Let’s start DOING!

Venue: Studio 868, by UBA Bank, Bishop Aboyade Cole,

Off Adetokunbo Ademola, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Date: Saturday, 17th January, 2009

Time: 11am

NOTE: If you had registered earlier, please do REGISTER AGAIN on the website, as there were problems with the site. Note that registration is IMPORTANT, because only registered participants will be allowed into the venue of the conference.

Once you register, your name will be put on the guest list; and it is the guest list that will admit you for entrance. There is no invitation card. Once you register, you are invited and can come straight to the event on saturday.

All attendees will also be accredited as The Future Awards Ambassadors – details of this will be given at the venue.

Below is the complete list of speakers – with new names added. Please look at the list of speakers carefully and come along with your questions – because this conference is mostly interactive; YOU will be asking all the questions.


Tara Fela Durotoye

CEO, House of Tara/2007 Young Person of the Year

Chika Nwobi


Toyosi Akerele

Principal Consultant, Rise Networks

Kaine Agary,

Winner, NLNG Prize for Literature

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde


IK Osakioduwa

Head of Presentation, Rhythm 93.7

Dayo Israel

Youth Coordinator, Nigerians in Diaspora

Modupe Adefeso

Member Planning Committee, Commonwealth Youth Council

TY Bello

Musician/Creative Director, TY Bello Photography

Sesan Awonoiki

CEO of Anchor International Consulting

Uzoma Okere

Human Rights Activist

Stella Damascus



Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu

Managing Director, Shell Nigeria

Prof. Pat Utomi

Vice Chairman, Bank PHB

Ali Baba

Ace Comedian/CEO, XQZMOI

Fela Durotoye,

CEO, VIP Consulting

Osayi Oruene

Executive Director, Fate Foundation

Omobola Johnson

Country Managing Director, Accenture

Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters

CEO, Terra Kulture

Dr. Reuben Abati

Chairman, The Guardian Editorial Board


The GOOD NEWS: This conference is absolutely FREE! However, all participants must first register to have their names on the guest list. Without registration, you will not be allowed into the venue. Registration is on the website


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