In June 2022, FLI ran its first conference tagged “Face of Liberty International Conference (FLICon2022)” held virtually with eight international speakers and over 150 participants. Towards the end of June, it was a beautiful feeling when the FLI’s team got the news that the organisation has made the top three organisations to compete at the Atlas Network Africa Liberty Forum Think Tank Shark Tank Competition.
“We were barely 18 months old and to know that our activities had been noticed to the extent of being nominated to compete in such a great competition like the Think Tank Shark Tank competition just gave us the right amount of push needed to do more and get better at our approach to our activities.”
Mr. Ogunweide reminisced that the team members were proud to flaunt the success recorded in the different editions of the Free Market Summit and the Face of Liberty International Conference.
Although FLI did not win the competition, “we are more than elated to be competing in the first place and we have also been able to ‘roll with the sharks’ and looking forward to next year with great hope of bringing several awards home.”
Together with Osogbo and Ilobu Free Market Summit, FLI recorded over 1400 participants in all the summits and the FLICon held between December 2021 and December 2022. The strategy, Mr. Ogunweide said, was to ask thought provoking questions to get to the mind of these participants and fully ingrain the understanding of the ideas of free market — the only way to preserve human dignity and reduce poverty in the community.