This year’s theme “Accelerating startups in emerging markets through financial partnerships for inclusive growth and sustainable development” attracted various stakeholders in Johannesburg, South Africa to explore opportunities and to join hands with Entrepreneurs in branding the African continent as a top business destination.
The #TropicsBusinessSummit, one of the leading multi-platforms event which welcomes some of the brightest minds and most innovative Entrepreneurs from four (4) continents in South Africa, once again proved to be a valuable platform for all stakeholders. Over the year, and through the TROPICS BUSINESS MIXER, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT grows local and regional startups by giving them direct access to an international network of elevant partners, content, investing partners and mentors within their sectors worldwide.
Thirty three (33) countries in total took part in the 2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT which took place at the Parktonian Protea Hotel by Marriott in Johannesburg, South Africa. This high-profile multilingual business networking event featured conferences, workshops, exhibitions and insightful panel discussions between government representatives, entrepreneurs and academics from Africa, the diaspora and the rest of the world.
In fact, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is the only business summit on the South African soil which bridges the gap between all anglophone, francophone and lusophone markets. By eliminating geographical boundaries between countries, the Summit has progressively become one of the very rare multi-corporate and multi-geography focused business platform helping startups in emerging markets solve critical business challenges through disruptive innovation. The TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT does this by engaging leading sub-Saharan startups with the goal to boosting emerging economies and simultaneously grow and scale pan-African startups quickly.
These indices are reassuring to both foreign direct investors and instills confidence that the country is indeed open for business. More and more Pan-African investment companies are reassured that South Africa offers business-friendly environment where new trade, investment, and related economic interactions can be fostered.
Thank you to all participating companies who contributed to the overall success of this 2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT : TROPICS HOLDINGS Ltd. (South Africa), CREB HOLDINGS (South Africa/Congo-Brazzaville), MERiTS Investment Group (South Africa), TV5 Monde Afrique (France), Forbes Afrique (Congo), HD Consulting Paris (France/Cape Verde), ARIES Investissements (Congo-Brazzaville), 24Karat Research and Productions (South Africa), Backsberg Wine Cellars (South Africa), SACONO (South Africa), Philani Development Centre (South Africa), Nexcom Consulting (France), TEA Group Ltd. (Nigeria, Ireland and Germany), AlizeLaVie Corporation (New York/French Guiana), Africa Business Radio (South Africa), Business Day Newspaper (Nigeria), CNBC Africa (South Africa), Afrika Fourth Revolution (South Africa), Loba Magazine (Congo-Brazzaville), Startup Grind Johannesburg (South Africa), Google (South Africa), Africa New Energies (Namibia/South Africa), Jinda School of International Affairs – JSIA (India), eKASI Entrepreneurs (South Africa), Kamaroutes Travel Designers (Cameroon/South Africa), Nappertoir Properties (South Africa), Eco-Invader Solutions (South Africa), Apex Development (South Africa), ALSACE (Gabon/South Africa), Divaine Growth Solutions (South Africa), Nozibele Solutions (South Africa), Tropics Magazine (South Africa), YAYA Magazine (South Africa), AlizeLaVie Magazine (New York), Agro Karib S.A (Haiti), Veromo Enterprise (South Africa), Ubunye Creatives (South Africa), Sistema Biobolsa (Kenya), Rebeth Wines (South Africa), Femmes en Danger (Central African Republic/France), League of Companies (South Africa), Business Process Mechanics (South Africa), Grace Wallace Fashion (Togo/Benin/Burkina Faso), O’dellya Consulting (France), Mama Afrika Network (South Africa) etc.