The BWF is conceived as a yearly gathering dedicated to the unveiling of innovations whose commercialization will boost the attainment of development goals and by this beautify our world. The BWF is driven by the desire to galvanize humanity to push the frontiers of knowledge that will boost efforts aimed at helping planet earth to support all forms of life in a sustainable way. The BWF is inspired by our belief that the world as it is today can be improved and made better.
Originally, the world was a beautiful place, free of contamination from the activities of man but the quest to meet the various desires of man has put the earth’s resources under enormous strain. While we are dealing with the effects of man’s use and misuse of natures’ bounties, the social fabric of our common humanity is being stretched to the limits by differences in opinion, convictions, political ideology, religious beliefs etc to the point where hate is giving way to love. The world is becoming deeply fractured with fault lines and red lines being drawn across frontiers which are impacting negatively on the beauty of thoughts that bonds human societies. There is a dire need to pull man back from the brink and let common sense and sanity to prevail.
The BWF is a platform for innovators to connect with investors and policy makers in government and business as well as engage with stakeholders in development, religious, academic, youth, women organizations etc. At the heart of the BWF are the Beautiful Initiatives (BI) which Opia Bonny Limited a Nigerian firm has assembled to beautify the world.
The theme for the inaugural BWF is “The Awakening”
The inaugural BWF will be held in New York, United States, in September 2018 about the same time that the United Nations General Assembly meeting will hold in New York to make it easy for world leaders attending the UNGA to participate in high level events we have outlined.
The year 2018 will mark two decades since Hurricane Bonnie made landfall in North Carolina. Hosting the event in the US, will enable us affirm the link between the devastation caused by Hurricane Bonnie in 1998 and role the BI will play in enriching and beautifying the environment.
The BWF provides a platform for stakeholders to reflect on to beautify our world seek to achieve and development goals in general, using the new sport.
- Provide a gathering for leaders in business, government, community etc
- Showcase how the Beautiful Sport is enriching and transforming our world
- Flag off our annual campaign to support development through the Goals Fund
- Offer a forum for various entities to present unique solutions that beautify our world
The inaugural BWF will witness the unveiling of the BI’s that has been assembled to address developmental goals, empower millions of people around the world, that no one is left behind.
Presentations at the BWF will take place under the following platforms:
BWF Summit: This will feature presentation of inspiring research that are academically inclined, ground breaking innovations and speeches, goodwill messages and keynote addresses.
BWF Festival: A festival that celebrates innovations, arts, culture, food, music, fashion
BWF Exhibition: Featuring an exhibition of the beautiful sport and other innovations
BWF Colloquium: Colloquium on Nigeria, Colloquium on conflict and the beautiful world