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[ WELCOME NOTE ]

Dear Young Nigerian,


It’s pretty clear that the society, economy, and opportunities we seek in Nigeria today are not just far and in-between, but difficult to capitalize on. There is no sweet talking these facts away. However, the negative facts paint an incomplete story. There are numerous people that have proven our theme to be true. Young folks that embody the possibilities that remind us that Nigeria is still #MissionPossible.


For the stories of these people, we are convinced that #MissionPossible, the theme of #Upgrade2018 is not one built on false hopes. It’s built on these spec of people that we hope to scale through minds like yours and we hope you choose to be part of this journey.


We want you to venture outside the prevailing narratives, listen to and meet a couple of folks with practical proof that Nigeria is truly #MissionPossible.


Register here to attend: upgradeconference.org/register


Akin Akinpelu
Convener

[ PROFILE ]

Akin Akinpelu is a performance Coach, multi-talented consultant and
facilitator whose excitement span areas as business innovation,human
capital Development and people management for several companies
like Access Bank,Almond Consulting,GT Bank ,Simmons and Moore and
a host of others. He is an associate consultant with Solvere word
Consult, Visible impact ,FifthGear-plus Consulting, and other consulting
firms. His forte is specially in the area of personal effectiveness,
Emotional intelligence,Teamdynamics,World of works and Workplace
psychology with demonstration of Professionalism.
He is the CEO of “The Edge Network” and Dean of the prestigious “Edge
Academy”,an employment and employability social enterprise  geared
towards equipping young Professionals that will transform Organizations
via demonstration of expertise.
He is the founder and President of the NGO called Niche foundation that
hosts the yearly “Dream Releasers Conference” for youths and
“Transform” for state Government.He is also the Lead Pastor of the
“Eden Centre” discovering,developing and developing Ambassadors into
all spheres of influence for a social change.
He was recently saddled with the responsibility to represent the Nigerian
youth on the National Strategy for “Project Hope”, Anti-countering
strategy with the U.S Consul-General  and a youth advocate. He is a recipient of several awards from
institutions and Organizations.
He is an Executive Member-Peace and Justice Studies
Association(PJSA) and consortium on Peace,Research,Education and
Development(COPRED), a merger that provides leadership in the
broadly defined field of Peace,conflict and justice studies.He is also a
member of the International Institute for Global Leadership in
Ashville,USA.
He is a much sought after speaker per excellence at
Conferences,Companies,Campuses and Institutions.He is a prolific
Author with published Articles on the web and hard cover magazine. He is the host & convener of Upgrade Africa.
He is married to Olamide Akinpelu, blessed with seeds and resident in Lagos,Nigeria.

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