Welcome to the 6th Edition

THEME: "TOWARDS WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"

Praia, October 10 - 15 ,2022

350+

SPEAKERS,
STARTUPS & CEOS

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LANGUAGES

110+

COUNTRIES

650+

DELEGATES & PARTNERS

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ABOUT TROPICS SUMMIT PRAIA, CABO VERDE 2022

TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is the most important business meeting on investing in Africa! Successfully bridging the funding gap between Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, Arabophone and Hispanophone markets for Africa’s industrialization, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with 350+ Speakers, Panelists and Investors and a global audience close to 500,000 on- site and online attendees from Africa and beyond in a variety of government and private sectors

In 2022, The Municipality of Praia in Cabo Verde awaits to host delegations from 100+ countries hailing from 5 continents. The Mayor of Praia, Mr. Francisco Carvalho, will give you an incredible welcome to the 6th annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT after being hosted in South Africa for the five consecutive years. The event promises to be a truly unforgettable business and dealmaking opportunity for all 54 African countries. South Africa is still our home, and from 2022 to 2024, we got to share the Morabeza (Cape Verdean hospitality) with the rest of the world. We can’t wait to welcome you soon to the beautiful islands of Cape Verde as we position Africa as a top investment destination. Here's your chance to be part of the biggest investment forum on Africa!

TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2022 RETURNS IN-PERSON!
Our global delegates include investment professionals, commercial and investment banks and associated professions, heads of governments, embassies, business leaders, business associations, chambers of commerce, institutional partners and investors, representatives of public authorities, academics, media as well as thought leaders.

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Theme : "Towards win-win partnerships to achieve sustainable development"

Three reasons to be join the summit: incredible speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities, and dealmaking in real time that will maximize your experience. Join us in Praia, Cabo Verde for this unique gathering!

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MULTILINGUAL PROGRAM

BE PART OF THE SUMMIT TO GROW YOUR REVENUE, INVESTMENTS OR BUSINESS IN AFRICA AND TO PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY, BUILD WIN-WIN SYNERGIES & CLOSE DEALS WITH STAKEHOLDERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE!

350+

GLOBAL SPEAKERS, STARTUPS & CEOS

2+

LANGUAGES

110+

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

650+

DELEGATES & PARTNERS

$100M+

IN TRADE & INVESTMENT DEALS

150+

INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS & VCS

150+

EXHIBITORS & COUNTRY PAVILLION

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PATRONS / PARRAINS

PDG NETOIL GROUP SA / FOUNDER & CEO, YUNUS SA (VYZYO BRANCH OF CAMEROON) / CEO, PERFORM AFRICA (TURKISH COMPANY)

DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LEBANESE BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA (REPUBLIC OF CONGO)

CEO & CHAIRMAN, BLOOMFIELD INVESTMENT CORPORATION (COTE D'iVOIRE)

MARRAINES

Chairwoman Elikia Hope Foundation and Queen Diambi Family Office (CONGO)

MINISTER FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS (REPUBLIC OF GUINEA)

Founder & CEO, OS Holdings, and COO, Amathuba Artificial Intelligence (South Africa)

Directeur Général chez Blanc Cristal (Gabon)

CEO & FOUNDER, MEDxCARE (THE NETHERLANDS)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

UNLIMITED CONNECTIONS

PRE-QUALIFIED ATTENDEES

Know who you're dealing with. Each summit's participant, expert or company fills out a questionnaire. Participants are divided into panels and chat rooms - discuss what you are interested in.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Hot topics and trends from Africa and the rest of the world. Choose a theme and watch brainstorming sessions and exchange ideas with the greatest minds in English or French.

BUSINESS NETWORKING

Access to hundreds of investors. Directly during the online conference, you can contact leading industry experts, global Entrepreneurs and VCs... Ask questions, network, contact the best people directly.

TROPICS STARTUPS PITCH CHALLENGE

Ready to turn your innovative business idea into reality? Connect with Mentors and get expert feedback. Make valuable contacts that will shape your future and get your business off the ground. Participate in the pitch challenge and make your startup dreams come true.

TROPICS TOP 500 POWER LIST

TROPICS MAGAZINE will be revealing its 11th TROPICS TOP 500 POWER LIST this coming October at the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT. Since 2010, TROPICS MAGAZINE has ranked the Most Powerful Business Personalities using the following criteria: the size and importance of each business in the global economy; the health and direction of the business; the arc of their career; and their social and cultural influence.

TROPICS STARTUPS ACCELERATOR(S)

After 5 years of existence, TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT has designed a completely new, customized accelerator program, based on our TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT and TROPICS BUSINESS MIXER(S) playbook. We accelerate African and Caribbean Startups that have already validated their business model and are ready for fast growth. Join the TROPICS INVESTORS family and learn from our anglophone/francophone portfolio operating in all sectors.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "The startup landscape is looking a lot different today than it was a few years ago. With institutions and investors supporting the Tropics Business Summit’s vision and open to innovation, we're seeing great opportunities for startups to leverage their ideas for achieving further growth. Localized startups will define the next growth in geographies like Africa and the Caribbean regions, and other emerging markets using digital for scaling their presence."

    Dina Mendes

    CEO and Founder of HD Consulting

  • "Since October 2017, Tropics Business Summit has always been great in the sense that the quality of businesses that attend are outstanding. We are already witnessing outcomes from the summit. We have one business that has signed a lease and plans to invest in Congo for the long run. And, this is incredible fir our economy.”

    Embassy of the Republic of Congo in South Africa

  • "The access that companies have at the Tropics Business Summit to the highest level of the Panafrican governments, plus all of the state and local trade and investment agencies, for us it was an unparalleled opportunity to access all of the people in one place that we need to make our transition to Africa from America easier."

    International Investor

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