The 3rd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT will fully implement the idea of « Extensive Matchmaking », integrate matchmaking session with exhibitions, forums and seminars and other major side-events. The TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT expects to collect 100+ investment projects and arrange more than 25 matchmaking sessions as well as over B2B meetings. With precise industry segmentation, optimized matchmaking process, and the « Investment Promo Tour », the 3rd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT will continue to offer high-end delicate, interactive and exclusive services to professional investors, outstanding project holders and governmental promotion agencies of various countries, thereby further enhance project matchmaking results and negotiation effect.READ THE MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRWOMAN
[ Quick Facts ]
[ Tropics Ambassadors ]
HE Vincent Samba
(Ambassador - France)
HE Meta Nabou Cisse
(Ambassador - Belgium/DR-Congo)
HE Alexandra N’Ganga St. Germain
(Ambassador - Belgium/Congo)
HE Roger Franck Bemba
(Ambassador - France)
HE Cedrick A. Todwell
(Ambassador - Kenya)
HE Yolanda Mabuto
(Ambassador - South Africa)
HE Rachid Oumlil
(Ambassador - Morocco)
HE Mohamadou Deme
(Ambassador - Senegal/France)
HE Nanan Akassimandou
(Ambassador - Switzerland)
HE Lorine Bozin
(Ambassador - Martinique)
HE Bertrand Nonga
(Ambassador - Cameroon/France)
HE Annie-Monia Kakou
(Ambassador - Cote d'Ivoire/France)
HE Boris Dehoumon
(Ambassador - Benin)
HE Dina Mendes
(Ambassador - Cape Verde/France)
HE Yetunde Taiwo-Shorters
(Ambassador - Miami/Nigeria)
HE Elizabeth Traore-Andony
(Ambassador - CEMAC Region/UK)
[ Speakers ]
DR. RACHID OUMLIL
Professor of Management, Digital & Innovation, ENCG - IBN ZOHR UNIVERSITY (Morocco)
CEO & Founder, JT COMMS (South Africa)
CEO & Founder, ICY PR & ACADEMY (Miami/Nigeria)
President & Founder, PHILANI DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (South Africa)
CEO & Co-Founder, HD CONSULTING PARIS (France/Cape Verde)
Businessman, CEO & Founder, DEME AGENCY (Senegal/France)
ALEXANDRA N’GANGA ST. GERMAIN
CEO & Co-Founder, AULLYN COSMETICS (Belgium)
CEO & Editor in Chief, AFRIQUE PROGRES MAGAZINE (Morocco)
Chair & Founder, CAPITAL MARKETS OPPORTUNITY LONDON (UK & CEMAC Region)
CEO & Co-Founder, DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS (South Africa)
CEO & Founder, SIMKOOL NETWORK (Switzerland)
CEO & Founder, KAMAROUTES TRAVEL DESIGNERS (South Africa)
Southeast Asia & SADC Specialist (India & Sri Lanka)
CEO & Founder, ADUA IMAGES (South Africa/Nigeria)
Award-Winning Motivational Speaker & Entrepreneur (South Africa)
CEO & Founder, 7ENTERTAINMENT TV
CEO, SOUTHERN AFRICA STARTUP AWARDS (South Africa/Cameroon)
CEDRICK A. TODWELL
Commercial Director, SISTEMA BIOBOLSA (Kenya)
CEO & Founder, 24KARAT RESEARCH & PRODUCTIONS (South Africa/DRC)
ROGER FRANCK BEMBA
Strategic Leadership & Arts Advisor (France)
CEO & Founder, ENTREPRENEURS FRANCOPHONES (France)
Me VINCENT SAMBA
Attorney, SAMBA LAW FIRM (France)
VENICIA STELLE GUINOT
Founding Partner, TROPICS GROUP OF COMPANIES (South Africa/Congo)
[ Program ]
Accueil des Participants
Check-in / Remise de la documentation
CEREMONIE D'OUVERTURE DE LA 3e EDITION
Heads of Governments, Diplomatic Corps in South Africa, Honorary Committee, Advisory Board and Tropics Ambassadors
1ere SESSION PLENIERE : LA VISION MINIERE AFRICAINE
2e SESSION PLENIERE : PROFITER DU BOOM MINIER POUR INVESTIR DANS LA DIVERSIFICATION DE L'ECONOMIE
3e SESSION PLENIERE : LES FEMMES AFRICAINES QUI FONT BOUGER LE SECTEUR DES NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES ET DE L'INFORMATION
DEJEUNER DES INVESTISSEURS & DES ENTREPRENEURS
4e SESSION PLENIERE : PARTENARIATS DANS LE SECTEUR DU TOURISME D'AFFAIRES EN AFRIQUE
5e SESSION PLENIERE : LE ROLE DU LEADERSHIP FEMININ DANS LE SOCIAL
with Keynote Speaker Phyllis MALOPE (Pilani Development Center, South Africa)
FOCUS TALK : INNOVATION DANS LES SERVICES FINANCIERS AFRICAINS
Success-Story de MaxiCash de l'Entrepreneur Congolais Ruddy MUKWAMU (MaxiCash & PLURITONE)
La ville de Dakar, hub regional du Tourisme avec Mohamadou DEME (DEME AGENCY)
Panel 2 : Sponsors and Partners Spotlight
(Still open for sponsorship)
Presentation: "The development of a Leadership Standard for South Africa" by Lathasha Subban (Head of Knowledge & Innovation, SABPP) followed by a 10-minute break.
"Women in Electricity" by Yolanda Mabuto (Finance & Marketing, Ultimate Delight Distributors - Cape Town)
"Entrepreneurship culture in the digital age, a new paradigm for the economy" with Mr. Vincenzo Romano (Marketing Expert at vincenzo-romano.com & Business Development for Ploomia.com Marketing Agency - Italy)
Panel discsussion: "Implementing economic diplomacy" with Embassies of Congo-Brazzaville, Tunisia, Rwanda, Bolivia, United Emirates Arab, France, Qatar, etc.
B2B Meetings & Networking (CEOs, Diplomatic corps, Financial Institutions,SMEs, etc.)
Industry Experts' Panel discussion : Private Equity Investing In Africa" with IDC, the DTI, Chambers of Commerce, Financial Institutions, etc
"Online communities in support of Health and Well-being: A case of #hcsmsa" by e-Health Expert Vanessa Carter ( followed by a 10-minute break).
"Water in crisis - Spotlight on South African innovation - Water Purification" by David Salomon (CEO, Forward Integration Chemicals SA).
Ambassador Interview: HE Ms. Susana Caputi (Honorary Consul of the Plurinational State of Bolivia) on "South America/Africa and the multilateral diplomacy of the South”.
Workshop : "Role of business networks in accelerating women empowerment" by Empow'Her Network (Belgium). Followed by a quick Tea Break.
CEO Interview : "Venture Incubators and accelerators" with Yusuf Randera-Rees (co-Founder & CEO, Awethu Project) - Followed by a 10-minute break
Focus on Central Africa - "Kriss Brochec (CEO, Congo Web Agency & Founder, AMID Congo): One Woman empowering others in the digital industry".
Self-Development: "Succenergy-Activate your Success Factor" by Multi Award-Winning Tania Tome (CEO, ECOKAYA-Mozambique)
Networking Dinner / Business Conversations.
Panel discussion: "High Impact 'Media Entrepreneurs' Accelerating Job Creation And Economic Transformation Globally"
- TROPICS MAGAZINE,
- YAYA MAGAZINE,
- ALIZE MAGAZINE,
- PLUTON MAGAZINE,
- OKOUME MAGAZINE,
- THRIVING MAGAZINE,
- DIPLOMATIC SOCIETY NEWSPAPER.
B2B Networking (CEOs, Diplomatic corps, Financial Institutions,SMEs, etc.)
Product Launch +Closing Remarks
Arrivals, Registrations and Networking Coffee.
Opening Remarks followed by Members of the Government, Ambassadors, Partners' Speeches.
"SACONO set on empowering women in agriculture to feed Africa" by Gen.Sec Mrs. Tintswalo Makhubele (10-minute break).
Industry Expert(s)' Panel discussion : "Disruptive Technologies: Rising to the block-chain challenge" with Mr. Sid Wahi (Managing Director, CMA Investment Holdings).
Keynote : "Inspiring Leadership in Higher Education" with Mr. Rakesh Wahi (co-Founder Lancaster University - Ghana) followed by Q&A session
CEO Interview : SABPP CEO, Mr. Marius Meyer.
Market Research : "Africa as an Investment Destination" by Ms. Olga Balangala (CEO, 24Karat Research & Productions)
Bankable Project Pitch by Mr. William Kadji (Business Developper, SouthSouthExchange).
Networking Lunch + B2B Meetings & Networking (CEOs, Diplomatic corps, Financial Institutions,SMEs, etc.).
Panel discussion : "What's driving the new media economy?"
- with Mr. Rakesh Wahi from ABN GROUP/FORBES AFRICA (South Africa),
- Ms. Venicia Guinot from TROPICS MEDIA GROUP/TROPICS MAGAZINE (South Africa),
- Mrs. Loetitia Modzanga OKOUNA from CREB MULTIMEDIA/YAYA MAGAZINE (Congo/Ivory Coast),
- Alize Utteryn from ALIZELAVIE MEDIA/MAGAZINE (New York/French Guiana),
- Christian Dzellat from NOFI/NOIR&FIER (France).
"Branding the African continent" by Malko Ebers (CEO, New York Business Consultants) - Followed by Q&A session.
"GPW Innovation and Trade Opportunities between South Africa and SADC, ECOWAS member states and Europe" by Mrs. Thandi Moyo (Head of Government Printing Works - Home Affairs).
Business Chat : "Making Africa Great Again : Promoting political stability and reducing aid dependency" with Mrs. Elizabeth Patricia TRAOREANDONY (Chairwoman/CEO, CMO London).
Workshop : "Effect of Globalization on Mass Media in the World" by Mr. Richel Bongho-Nouarra (CEO, LUMIERE). Followed by a quick Tea Break.
CEO Interview : "Gender dimensions in Media Economy" with Roberta Naicker (Managing Director, ABN Group) - Followed by a 10- minute break.
"New Management Challenges Facing Today's leaders" by Master Coach Mariam Inna Kanoute (CEO & Founder, Potentiel - Mali).
"Why invest in Africa and how can Intra-Trade catalyze investment and foster growth on the continent?" by Mr. Mansour Diop, General Manager, BURHAN Company for Trading and Investment / CEO, PFM IMMO (Senegal).
Networking Dinner / Business Conversations
"The Millenial Leader : Nolonwabo Sinazo Sandisiwe Qunta, coFounder of WeTalk & CEO of Konnect House" on 'Starting from scratch and empowering the next generation of leaders' in South Africa.
Panel Discussion : "Venture Capital Partners accelerating innovation and delivering growth" with IDC, the DTI, Chambers of Commerce, and other Financial Institutions, etc
Product Launch + Closing Remarks + Closing Networking Dinner.
Green Carpet Coverage / Registrations . Cocktail Reception / B2B Meetings & Networking / Gala Dinner
Special Address :
- Address by Government Officials ;
- Address of the Diplomatic Corps ;
- Address of Chambers of Commerce .
- Address by Financial Institutions and other Strategic Partners (CNBC Africa, Tropics Magazine, The DTI, UbizNews TV, Ethiopian Airlines, TOTI Capital, BussyEducom, Syntec Wines, etc.)
Charity Partners :
- Ms. Addi Lang, Founder of the Forever Changed Global Awareness Campaign.
- "The legacy of Miriam Makeba for the African continent" by Mr. Nelson Lumumba LEE (Grandson of the late Dr. Miriam Makeba).
Keynote Speaches :
- Mr. Rakesh Wahi, Chairman, CMA Investment Holdings / CNBC Africa / Forbes AFRICA, co-Founder of Lancaster University - Ghana.
- Mrs. Karine Linord, French Editor, TROPICS MAGAZINE (Martinique).
- Ms. Alize Utteryn, Founder & CEO of ALIZELAVIE MEDIA (New York).
- Mr. Mansour Diop, General Manager, BURHAN Company for Trading and Investment / CEO, PFM IMMO.
- Mr. Malko Ebers, CEO at New York Business Consultants LLC.
- Mr. Marius Meyer, CEO of the SABPP - South Africa Board for People's Practices.
Concluding Remarks :
Founders of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT :
- Ms. Venicia Stelle Guinot (CEO & Founder, TROPICS MEDIA GROUP).
- Mrs. Loetitia Modzanga Okouna (CEO & Founder, CREB MULTIMEDIA).
- Mr. Sylvere CJ Youmbah (Founder, MERiTS SERVICES).
This is an Invite Only event
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