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[Tropics Business Summit 2018 | Speakers Guidelines]

Fév 2018

Tropics Business Summit 2018 | Speakers Guidelines


The 2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (16-20 October 2018) in Johannesburg, South Africa is concerned with speakers that can provide relevant and topical content that enhances knowledge, generates new thinking, new ideas, etc.


Each Speaker’s application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Speaker biography (150 words in narrative form, not CV format please) – per speaker
  • Colour or Black&White Photo – jpeg format – (head and shoulders preferably and high resolution 300 DPI)
  • Previous speaking experience (but don’t be deterred if you haven’t spoken at a conference before)
  • Link to video of a previous speaking engagement or pre-recorded example of your speaking ability (if available). If not available please record a brief introduction – no more than your name, job title, where you work and what your proposed topic is to be. Your submission will not be presented to the speaker panel without this.
  • Details of published works (if any)
  • Session objective
  • Abstract (50-100 word paragraph)


19 May 2018

Speaker submission deadline (early submission is recommended)

23 June 2018

Notification of acceptance or otherwise

10 July 2018

Submission of white paper and presentation visuals.

The above deadlines will enable the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT to promote the conference and selected speakers as actively as possible. Missing any of the deadlines may jeopardize the opportunity TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT has to properly promote your session, and may reduce attendance at your session.


To apply, please send us an email with all the attachments – and Cc

What to expect if selected

Speaker fees are not paid. However, full free conference registration (5-day conference, workshops, networking and gala dinner) will be awarded to one presenter per topic. In addition to your own personal travel and stay costs, there’s a very small tourism fee to inquire per person to cover just some of the very basic costs. Our vision remains philanthropic, our spirit non-profit and our mode collaborative.

TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT will initiate active campaigns to promote the conference in general while highlighting some of the programme topics. Speakers are encouraged to promote the attendance of their session to potential delegates in the lead up to the conference. Active, insightful participation (not spam) on the various TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT social media platforms, as well as the distribution of conference information to your own supporter base are two of the easiest ways to get delegates interested in your session.

Written Papers are requested from all speakers but not mandatory. White papers are wholly encouraged however and highly sought after. Please indicate in the submission email if you are planning on providing a white paper if selected to speak.

TROPICS Excellency Awards will be presented at the closing of the conference on October 20th as follows. Nominations are accepted up until August 25th, 2018.

Finally, by submitting the application you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed above.

We look forward to receiving your submission and to learning from you!


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