In light of the prevailing circumstances in Nigeria following the Presidential elections of Saturday, February 25th. We have received intelligence suggesting the likelihood of further unrest, which might turn even more violent and disruptive.
As a result, in seeking to prioritise the safety and well-being of our valued speakers, guests, awardees, attendees, delegates, ambassadors, VIPs & honorees, the WEF (WA) Organising Committee is constrained to move the dates for the VIP in-person convergence of WEF West Africa 2023 to 10-12 August 2023.
We will still hold a digital WEF West Africa conference ONLINE for (8-10 March) to honour International Women's Day (IWD), as we believe your voice is needed and critical to amplifying the influence and impact of women globally.
Whilst we deeply regret all the inconvenience caused by this recent development, we feel confident this is the right thing to do. Your lives and safety are more important than all the plans we have already made. We want your visit to Nigeria to be a safe and enjoyable and your experience at the conference and galas to be positively memorable.
We prefer to welcome and host you under calmer circumstances. As a result, the committee decided to move the main WEF West Africa to (August 10-12), by which time we expect a more stable environment.
Please know that we are continuing to update speaker profiles (if you already registered - we will still contact you) and we welcome more leaders to join us for the VIP experience.
The venues have been set, plans have been made and we will endeavour to make it up to you in a big way.
We look forward to having you join us digitally in our Crowdcast venue (online) for the 88th edition of WEF and we look forward to meeting you in person as we converge on 10-12 August 2023 when we get together, eventually to celebrate the contributions of women in driving our society forward.
Please do accept our apologies for the change in plans and our best wishes too.
With warm regards,
Dr. Alex Okoroji
President, WEF West Africa