Welcome to the 5th Edition
THEME: "ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY"
Countdown to our conference:
WHAT IS TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT?
TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is the most important business meeting on investing in Africa! Successfully bridging the funding gap between Anglophone and Francophone markets for Africa’s industrialization, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with 250+ Speakers, Panelists and Investors and a global audience close to 500,000 digital attendees in Africa and beyond in a variety of government and private sectors.
The organizing committee is committed to engaging with delegates through an energizing, result-oriented and informative program of Speakers, Panelists and facilitating networking and business opportunities for Sponsors and Partners through an interactive exhibition and a dynamic program of business-focused and social activities
Delegates include investment professionals and associated professions, heads of governments, embassies, business leaders, institutional partners and investors, representatives of public authorities, media and thought leaders.
Startups + investors Dealmaking Activities
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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."