Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference Underway
The 2023 edition of Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime (TAAM) Conference will hold on May 19, 2023.
The TAAM Conference is an annual event organised by the Maritime Forum of the Law Faculty, University of Lagos (UNILAG), in collaboration with Sifax Group, with the objectives of highlighting topical issues as well as cultivating the interest of students in the sector.
A statement by Sifax Group Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Muyiwa Akande and made available to Maritime Bits, stated that the conference with the theme: A Maritime Road Map Project: Making Nigeria a Leading Maritime Nation in the World”, will hold at the JF Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the university on May 19, 2023.
In the same vein, the Blueprint Competition which entails a debate on topical issues in the maritime sector featuring students from different universities will hold a day earlier.
According to the President, Maritime Forum, UNILAG, Goodness Ononogbu, this year’s edition will bring together the brightest minds and experts in the sector, academics and business to design a strategic roadmap that will position the country as a leading maritime nation in the world.
She noted that speakers at this year’s event have been carefully selected in order to generate ground-breaking insights on the conference theme.
The keynote speaker is the former Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Temisan Omatseye while the Secretary General, African Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, Mrs. Funmi Folorunso will lead the panel session.
Other dignitaries expected include the Executive Chairman, Sifax Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi; Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, Professor Folasade Ogunsola and other maritime industry stakeholders.