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TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT

Launched by the TROPICS MEDIA GROUP in partnership with CREB MULTIMEDIA group, the annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT, aims to bring under the same roof 150+ global business leaders, young innovators, political figures and economic decision-makers every year in October to further encourage boldness, ambition and leadership.

[ SPEAKERS ]

Every year since October 2017, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT brings the world’s best, most innovative and most inspiring brands and leaders at the conference to lead the way in global business.

Tintswalo Cassandra MAKHUBELE (South Africa)
Executive General Secretary at SACONO

Geraldine YEMA ROBERT (Gabon)
MVP League Basketball Player & Ambassador

Christian DZELLAT (France)
Président Directeur Général chez NOFI

Lathasha SUBBAN (South Africa)
Head of Knowledge and Innovation at SA Board for People Practices at SABPP

Malko EBERS (New York)
CEO at New York Business Consultants LLC

Addi LANG (South Africa)
Founder & CEO of the Forever Changed Global Awareness Campaign

Mariam Inna KANOUTE (Mali)
Maitre Praticien PNL & Master Coach

Tânia TOME (Mozambique)
CEO at ECOKAYA INVESTMENTS, TV PERSONALITY & BRAND AMBASSADOR

[ PROGRAMS ]

08
:30
AM

Tourism & City Sightseeing

Discover Johannesburg in an informative, safe, convenient and fun way during the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT's week in South Africa.   Johannesburg is the second largest city in Africa, in 2016 there were 4.94 million people living in the City of Johannesburg. Joburg, or Jozi as some prefer to call it, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. Whether you are on business, in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or simply want to relax and unwind for a few days, the city of Johannesburg has everything you’re looking for and more!   Alongside other TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT delegates you will find everything you need to know about the city. Experience a multitude of attractions and things to do in Johannesburg as well as a dazzling array of options for everything from accommodation to car rental, restaurants, shopping and casinos.   Best things to see on the Johannesburg City Tour include the following attractions:

  • The Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Carlton Centre
  • The Apartheid Museum
  • SAB World of Beer (Newtown)
  • Constitution Hill
  • Nelson Mandela House
  • OR Tambo Stadium
  • Soweto Towers etc.

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 vincenzo-romano.com & Business Development for Ploomia.com 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"

with
  • 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

[ OUR SPONSORS ]

- Diamond Sponsors -

  • Ethiopian
  • IDC
  • Business France
  • AGCC
  • CCI Martinique
  • Embassy Of Congo
  • The DTI

- Platinum Sponsors -

  • BussyEducom
  • SABPP
  • VC4A

- Gold Sponsors -

  • QIP
  • Syntec
  • Incub Ivoir
  • Congo Web Agency
  • Tony Elumelu

[ Gallery ]

Press Conference • Conférence de Presse du TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT à Johannesburg, South Africa

Le TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT a généré une couverture média considérable suite à la conférence de presse qu’il a organisé à Johannesburg le 29 Aout 2017, pour marquer le lancement de son édition inaugurale.

Ont participé à cette conférence les membres fondateurs du TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT – Mme Venicia GUINOT (CEO, TROPICS MEDIA GROUP / TROPICS MAGAZINE), Mme Loetitia Modzanga GAMBOLO OKOUNA (CREB ULTIMEDIA / YAYA MAGAZINE), les institutions sud-africaines SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) et Philani Community Development; l’organisation non-gouvernementale South Africa Congress of Non Profit Organisations (SACONO), le groupe ALIZEELAVIE MEDIA depuis les Etats-Unis, le New York Business Consultants (Allemagne/New York). Ainsi que l’apport multiforme des membres du corps diplomatique en Afrique du Sud et du groupe d’investissement mozambicain ECOKAYA HOLDING.

Parmi les recommandations du TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT, la création d’un réseau mondial d’incubateurs de croissance, la mise à disposition d’espaces de commerces au détail communs pour les entrepreneurs africains à la Base de la pyramide, un système dédié d’accréditation pour l’éducation au leaderhip et à l’entrepreneuriat, ou la création d’un programme de formation à l‘entrepreneuriat de croissance pour les professeurs ou des CEOs qui agiraient comme des Mentors pour les jeunes porteurs de projets.

La conférence de presse a également été l’occasion pour le TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT de rappeler que l’édition 2017 du Sommet sera organisée à Johannesburg, du 18 au 21 Octobre 2017, dans le but de « Créer des synergies avec l’Afrique et promouvoir le commerce intra-africain » au profit des générations futures.

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