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Tropics Business Summit
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TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT - ``Branding Africa As A Top Investment Destination``

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.


[ 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)

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                                  [ Speakers ]

                                    DR. RACHID OUMLIL
                                    Professor of Management, Digital & Innovation, ENCG - IBN ZOHR UNIVERSITY (Morocco)

                                      VANESSA PERUMAL
                                      CEO & Founder, JT COMMS (South Africa)

                                        YETUNDE TAIWO-SHORTERS
                                        CEO & Founder, ICY PR & ACADEMY (Miami/Nigeria)

                                          PHYLLIS MALOPE-MONDLANE
                                          President & Founder, PHILANI DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (South Africa)

                                            DINA MENDES
                                            CEO & Co-Founder, HD CONSULTING PARIS (France/Cape Verde)

                                              MOHAMADOU DEME
                                              Businessman, CEO & Founder, DEME AGENCY (Senegal/France)

                                                ALEXANDRA N’GANGA ST. GERMAIN
                                                CEO & Co-Founder, AULLYN COSMETICS (Belgium)

                                                  ONESIPHORE NEMBE
                                                  CEO & Editor in Chief, AFRIQUE PROGRES MAGAZINE (Morocco)

                                                    ELIZABETH TRAORE-ANDONY
                                                    Chair & Founder, CAPITAL MARKETS OPPORTUNITY LONDON (UK & CEMAC Region)

                                                      YOLANDA MABUTO
                                                      CEO & Co-Founder, DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS (South Africa)

                                                        NANAN AKASSIMANDOU
                                                        CEO & Founder, SIMKOOL NETWORK (Switzerland)

                                                          VANESSA MBENOUN
                                                          CEO & Founder, KAMAROUTES TRAVEL DESIGNERS (South Africa)

                                                            SRIMAL FERNANDO
                                                            Southeast Asia & SADC Specialist (India & Sri Lanka)

                                                              ADERINKOYE OLUGBENGA
                                                              CEO & Founder, ADUA IMAGES (South Africa/Nigeria)

                                                                NONTUTUZELA SEKUTLENG
                                                                Award-Winning Motivational Speaker & Entrepreneur (South Africa)

                                                                  BERTRAND NONGA
                                                                  CEO & Founder, 7ENTERTAINMENT TV

                                                                    McKEVIN AYABA
                                                                    CEO, SOUTHERN AFRICA STARTUP AWARDS (South Africa/Cameroon)

                                                                      CEDRICK A. TODWELL
                                                                      Commercial Director, SISTEMA BIOBOLSA (Kenya)

                                                                        OLGA BALANGALA
                                                                        CEO & Founder, 24KARAT RESEARCH & PRODUCTIONS (South Africa/DRC)

                                                                          ROGER FRANCK BEMBA
                                                                          Strategic Leadership & Arts Advisor (France)

                                                                            DAVY KIALA
                                                                            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 ]

                                                                                REGISTRATION AND WELCOME DRINKS

                                                                                Accueil des Participants

                                                                                Check-in / Remise de la documentation

                                                                                OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 3RD EDITION

                                                                                CEREMONIE D'OUVERTURE DE LA 3e EDITION

                                                                                Heads of Governments, Diplomatic Corps in South Africa, Honorary Committee, Advisory Board and Tropics Ambassadors

                                                                                1st PLENARY SESSION : 10 YEARS OF AFRICA MINING VISION

                                                                                1ere SESSION PLENIERE : LA VISION MINIERE AFRICAINE

                                                                                2nd PLENARY SESSION : ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION OF MINING TOWNS

                                                                                2e SESSION PLENIERE : PROFITER DU BOOM MINIER POUR INVESTIR DANS LA DIVERSIFICATION DE L'ECONOMIE

                                                                                3rd PLENARY SESSION : WOMEN IN TECH SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA

                                                                                3e SESSION PLENIERE : LES FEMMES AFRICAINES QUI FONT BOUGER LE SECTEUR DES NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES ET DE L'INFORMATION

                                                                                THE INVESTORS & ENTREPRENEURS LUNCHEON

                                                                                DEJEUNER DES INVESTISSEURS & DES ENTREPRENEURS

                                                                                4th PLENARY SESSION : CREATING SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE BUSINESS TOURISM SECTOR IN AFRICA

                                                                                4e SESSION PLENIERE : PARTENARIATS DANS LE SECTEUR DU TOURISME D'AFFAIRES EN AFRIQUE

                                                                                5th PLENARY SESSION : POWER WITH PURPOSE : HOW WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP BOOSTS THE ECONOMY

                                                                                5e SESSION PLENIERE : LE ROLE DU LEADERSHIP FEMININ DANS LE SOCIAL

                                                                                with Keynote Speaker Phyllis MALOPE (Pilani Development Center, South Africa)

                                                                                FOCUS TALK : INNOVATION IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY WITH MAXICASH

                                                                                FOCUS TALK : INNOVATION DANS LES SERVICES FINANCIERS AFRICAINS

                                                                                Success-Story de MaxiCash de l'Entrepreneur Congolais Ruddy MUKWAMU (MaxiCash & PLURITONE)

                                                                                6th PLENARY SESSION : CEO INTERVIEWS

                                                                                La ville de Dakar, hub regional du Tourisme avec Mohamadou DEME (DEME AGENCY)

                                                                                Panel 2 : Sponsors and Partners Spotlight

                                                                                CLOSING SESSION : MEET-AND-GREET & WINE TASTING

                                                                                (Still open for sponsorship)

                                                                                08:00 AM

                                                                                Pre-Launch Ceremony

                                                                                08:30 AM

                                                                                Presentation: "The development of a Leadership Standard for South Africa" by Lathasha Subban (Head of Knowledge & Innovation, SABPP) followed by a 10-minute break.

                                                                                09:00 AM

                                                                                "Women in Electricity" by Yolanda Mabuto (Finance & Marketing, Ultimate Delight Distributors - Cape Town)

                                                                                09:40 AM

                                                                                "Entrepreneurship culture in the digital age, a new paradigm for the economy" with Mr. Vincenzo Romano (Marketing Expert at & Business Development for Marketing Agency - Italy)

                                                                                10:20 AM

                                                                                Panel discsussion: "Implementing economic diplomacy" with Embassies of Congo-Brazzaville, Tunisia, Rwanda, Bolivia, United Emirates Arab, France, Qatar, etc.

                                                                                11:30 AM

                                                                                B2B Meetings & Networking (CEOs, Diplomatic corps, Financial Institutions,SMEs, etc.)

                                                                                12:30 AM

                                                                                Networking Lunch

                                                                                01:30 PM

                                                                                Industry Experts' Panel discussion : Private Equity Investing In Africa" with IDC, the DTI, Chambers of Commerce, Financial Institutions, etc

                                                                                02:00 PM

                                                                                "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).

                                                                                02:40 PM

                                                                                "Water in crisis - Spotlight on South African innovation - Water Purification" by David Salomon (CEO, Forward Integration Chemicals SA).

                                                                                03:00 PM

                                                                                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”.

                                                                                03:20 AM

                                                                                Workshop : "Role of business networks in accelerating women empowerment" by Empow'Her Network (Belgium). Followed by a quick Tea Break.

                                                                                04:00 PM

                                                                                CEO Interview : "Venture Incubators and accelerators" with Yusuf Randera-Rees (co-Founder & CEO, Awethu Project) - Followed by a 10-minute break

                                                                                04:40 PM

                                                                                Focus on Central Africa - "Kriss Brochec (CEO, Congo Web Agency & Founder, AMID Congo): One Woman empowering others in the digital industry".

                                                                                05:20 PM

                                                                                Self-Development: "Succenergy-Activate your Success Factor" by Multi Award-Winning Tania Tome (CEO, ECOKAYA-Mozambique)

                                                                                06:00 PM

                                                                                Networking Dinner / Business Conversations.

                                                                                6:15 AM

                                                                                Panel discussion: "High Impact 'Media Entrepreneurs' Accelerating Job Creation And Economic Transformation Globally"

                                                                                • TROPICS MAGAZINE,
                                                                                • YAYA MAGAZINE,
                                                                                • NOFI,
                                                                                • ALIZE MAGAZINE,
                                                                                • PLUTON MAGAZINE,
                                                                                • OKOUME MAGAZINE,
                                                                                • THRIVING MAGAZINE,
                                                                                • DIPLOMATIC SOCIETY NEWSPAPER.

                                                                                06:30 PM

                                                                                B2B Networking (CEOs, Diplomatic corps, Financial Institutions,SMEs, etc.)

                                                                                07:30 PM

                                                                                Product Launch +Closing Remarks

                                                                                08:00 AM

                                                                                Arrivals, Registrations and Networking Coffee.

                                                                                08:30 AM

                                                                                Opening Remarks followed by Members of the Government, Ambassadors, Partners' Speeches.

                                                                                09:00 AM

                                                                                "SACONO set on empowering women in agriculture to feed Africa" by Gen.Sec Mrs. Tintswalo Makhubele (10-minute break).

                                                                                09:40 PM

                                                                                Industry Expert(s)' Panel discussion : "Disruptive Technologies: Rising to the block-chain challenge" with Mr. Sid Wahi (Managing Director, CMA Investment Holdings).

                                                                                10:30 AM

                                                                                Keynote : "Inspiring Leadership in Higher Education" with Mr. Rakesh Wahi (co-Founder Lancaster University - Ghana) followed by Q&A session

                                                                                11:00 AM

                                                                                CEO Interview : SABPP CEO, Mr. Marius Meyer.

                                                                                11:25 AM

                                                                                Market Research : "Africa as an Investment Destination" by Ms. Olga Balangala (CEO, 24Karat Research & Productions)

                                                                                12:05 AM

                                                                                Bankable Project Pitch by Mr. William Kadji (Business Developper, SouthSouthExchange).

                                                                                12:40 AM

                                                                                Networking Lunch + B2B Meetings & Networking (CEOs, Diplomatic corps, Financial Institutions,SMEs, etc.).

                                                                                1:50 PM

                                                                                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).

                                                                                03:00 PM

                                                                                "Branding the African continent" by Malko Ebers (CEO, New York Business Consultants) - Followed by Q&A session.

                                                                                03:40 PM

                                                                                "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).

                                                                                04:20 PM

                                                                                Business Chat : "Making Africa Great Again : Promoting political stability and reducing aid dependency" with Mrs. Elizabeth Patricia TRAOREANDONY (Chairwoman/CEO, CMO London).

                                                                                04:35 PM

                                                                                Workshop : "Effect of Globalization on Mass Media in the World" by Mr. Richel Bongho-Nouarra (CEO, LUMIERE). Followed by a quick Tea Break.

                                                                                05:15 PM

                                                                                CEO Interview : "Gender dimensions in Media Economy" with Roberta Naicker (Managing Director, ABN Group) - Followed by a 10- minute break.

                                                                                05:30 PM

                                                                                "New Management Challenges Facing Today's leaders" by Master Coach Mariam Inna Kanoute (CEO & Founder, Potentiel - Mali).

                                                                                06:00 PM

                                                                                "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).

                                                                                6:30 PM

                                                                                Networking Dinner / Business Conversations

                                                                                06:40 PM

                                                                                "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.

                                                                                07:10 PM

                                                                                Panel Discussion : "Venture Capital Partners accelerating innovation and delivering growth" with IDC, the DTI, Chambers of Commerce, and other Financial Institutions, etc

                                                                                07:30 PM

                                                                                Product Launch + Closing Remarks + Closing Networking Dinner.

                                                                                06:00 PM

                                                                                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).

                                                                                10:30 PM

                                                                                After Party

                                                                                This is an Invite Only event

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