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Branding Africa As A Top Investment Destination

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 up to 800 official participants and close to 1,000 attendees and exhibition visitors 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.

OUR VISION

Bridging the funding gap between Anglophone and Francophone markets for Africa’s industrialization.

OUR MISSION & OBJECTIVES

The summit’s main objectives are to :

  • Reposition the way the way Africa does business ;
  • Promote the Africam Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and its Business Investment Opportunities ;
  • Attract Entrepreneurs and Investors to the African continent ;
  • Establish TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT as Africa’s leading investment event for impact.

OUR DELEGATES CAREER FIELD

With a range of careers and ages, our delegates provide a diverse network of young and mature professionals available for product and/or service testing through sponsored collaboration. The TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT attracts international delegates from the following sectors : Agro-Business, Finance, ICT, Education, Technology, Manufacturing, Creative and Media, Tourism, Engineering, Healthcare, Real Estate, Energy and Mining

speakers

  • Pape SAMB

    Global VP & Executive Director for Africa, ASHOKA

  • WALDA NXANGA

    Founder & CEO, NGOVU WANAWAKE

  • HM Phyllis MALOPE

    Founder, PILANI DEVELOPMENT CENTER

  • Tanniar LEBA

    Capacity Building Expert & CEO, TANSINVEST (DR-Congo/Canada)

  • Fatoumata SANGHO KEITA

    President, ADA

  • Pascal PERZO

    President & Founder, AGORAVIA

  • Me. Vincent SAMBA

    Business Lawyer & Founder, SbLEGAL

  • Meta Nabou CISSE

    CEO, METACONNEXIONS & Co-Founder, AFROPENEUR

  • Roger Franck BEMBA

    Vice-President, TROPICS GROUP OF COMPANIES

  • Serguei OUATTARA

    Executive Director, INTEGRITY SERVICES & CAPITAL PARTNERS

  • Alexandra N’GANGA ST. GERMAIN

    Founder, AULLYN COSMETICS

  • Alpha NURY

    Head of Development, EQUITEASY (Senegal/France)

  • Coco REINARHZ

    Chef Patron at CHEF COCO & Founder, EPICURE RESTAURANT

  • Yolanda MABUTO

    CEO & Founder, DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS (South Africa)

  • Lorine BOZIN

    Founder, EDU-CARIB & Co-Director, JEUNESSE OUTRE MER

  • Mohamadou DEME

    CEO & Founder, DEME AGENCY (Senegal/France)

  • Loetitia MODZANGA

    CEO & Founder, CREB HOLDINGS

  • Dr. Rachid OUMLIL

    CEO & Founder, ARCID & JADE

  • Cedrick A. TODWELL

    Com Dir, SISTEMA BIOBOLSA

  • Boris DEHOUMON

    CEO & Founder, DCOLSAY (Benin)

  • Vanessa PERUMAL

    CEO & Co-Founder, JT COMMUNICATIONS (South Africa)

  • Yetunde TAIWO SHORTERS

    CEO & Founder, ICY PR & ICY ACADEMY (Miami/Nigeria)

  • Dina MENDES

    CEO & Co-Founder, HD CONSULTING PARIS (France)

  • Nontutuzela SEKHUTLENG

    Awards-Winning Motivational Speaker & Author (South Africa)

  • McKevin AYABA

    CEO & Founder - SOUTHERN AFRICAN STARTUP AWARDS (South Africa/Cameroon)

  • Elizabeth TRAORE ANDONY

    Founder, CAPITAL MARKETS OPPORTUNITY (United Kingdom)

  • Onesiphore NEMBE

    CEO & Founder, AFRIQUE PROGRES MAGAZINE (Morocco)

  • Nanan AKASSIMANDOU

    CEO & Founder, MAXICASH & PLURITONE (South Africa/DR-Congo)

  • Ade FIDEGNON

    CEO & Founder, IPAARO MARKETPLACE (Benin)

  • Srimal FERNANDO

    PhD, JINDAL SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • Siphiwe Vincent BLOM

    Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships,TBS

  • Leocadie EBAKISSE

    CEO & Founder, TALENT’S AWAKE (Cameroon/France)

  • Sidney KOMBO

    Oscar-Winning Animation Supervisor, WETA DIGITAL (New Zealand/Congo)

  • Nina ISAKO

    CEO & Founder, ISAKO AFRICA (DR-Congo)

  • Kirtan BHANA

    CEO & Founder, DIPLOMATIC SOCIETY NEWSPAPER (South Africa)

  • Kudzai MUCHECHETERE

    Founder & Managing Director, MAMOYO MEDIA (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

  • Vanessa MBENOUN

    CEO & Founder, KAMAROUTES TRAVEL DESIGNERS (South Africa/Cameroon)

  • Davy KIALA

    CEO & Founder, ENTREPRENEURS FRANCOPHONES (France/Congo)

  • Patrick NDUNGIDI

    CEO & Founder, AFRICAN SHAPERS (DR-Congo/Belgium)

Ambassadors

  • ALEXANDRA N’GANGA

  • ANNIE-MONIA KAKOU

  • BORIS DEHOUMON

  • CEDRICK A TODWELL

  • ELIZABETH ANDONY

  • LORINE BOZIN

  • META NABOU CISSE

  • MOHAMADOU DEME

  • OLUFUNKE ADEBONOJO

  • PATRICIA NKOSI

  • DR. RACHID OUMLIL

  • NANAN AKASSIMANDOU

  • VINCENT SAMBA

  • VITAL SOUNOUVOU

  • YETUNDE SHORTERS

PROGRAM

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Welcoming guests / Registration

Reception with Oscar-Winning Sidney KOMBO (Infinity Wars) with South African/International Movie Stars, Producers, Actors, Students and Fans etc. at Epicure Restaurant Sandton

30mins

Epicure Restaurant Sandton.

All

About Wednesday 16 October 2019

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Ongoing Exhibitions / Live Entertainment sponsored by The Rockstar Group and Tsunami Entertainment

Ongoing Exhibitions / Live Entertainment sponsored by The Rockstar Group and Tsunami Entertainment

02hours30mins

Epicure Restaurant Sandton

Beginner

Ongoing Exhibitions / Live Entertainment sponsored by The Rockstar Group and Tsunami Entertainment

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Meet-and-Greet ceremony and Wine Tasting Experience sponsored by Backsberg Wine

Meet-and-Greet ceremony and Wine Tasting Experience sponsored by Backsberg Wine

03hours

Epicure Restaurant Sandton

Beginner

Meet-and-Greet ceremony and Wine Tasting Experience sponsored by Backsberg Wine

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Investors-and-Entrepreneurs Networking Session

Investors-and-Entrepreneurs Networking Session

01hours

Epicure Restaurant Sandton

Beginner

Investors-and-Entrepreneurs Networking Session

Thursday 17th October 2019

Registrations and Welcome Drinks

Registrations and Welcome Drinks

30mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

Official Opening Ceremony

Keynote address by Governments Officials and Partners

50mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2020

Thursday 17th October 2019

South Africa Government Roundtable w/ Entrepreneurs

South Africa Government Roundtable w/ Entrepreneurs

01hours 40min

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2021

Thursday 17th October 2019

Networking Luncheon Session

Networking Luncheon Session

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

MOZAMBIQUE - Mega City Project Showcase

MOZAMBIQUE - Mega City Project Showcase

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo and Saudi Arabia High-Level

Meeting on Trade and Investment (Infrastructure Development and Logistics)

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

SME LAW : Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

SME LAW : Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

Summary of discussions and Closure of High-Level Meeting

Summary of discussions and Closure of High-Level Meeting

30mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Thursday 17th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Registrations and Welcome Drinks

Registrations and Welcome Drinks

30mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Room 1: TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT x EQUALITY FUND

Acceleration Program for Black female-led businesses in Africa and the Diaspora

02hours

Epicure Restaurant Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Room 2: Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia

High-Level Meeting on Trade and Investment (Machinery, Agribusiness and Livestock)

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Room 2: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Liberia

Room 2: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Liberia

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Interactive Dialogue in Plenary Sessions

Interactive Dialogue in Plenary Sessions

30mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Networking Luncheon Session

Networking Luncheon Session

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

MUTUALISM Microfinance Meetup / B2B Networking.

MUTUALISM Microfinance Meetup / B2B Networking.

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Chambers of Commerce x SMEs - Afternoon Chats.

Chambers of Commerce x SMEs - Afternoon Chats.

01hours

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Pre-scheduled Private B2B Matchmaking Session(s).

Pre-scheduled Private B2B Matchmaking Session(s).

01hours 30mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Summary of discussions, Deals Signing Ceremony and Closing Statement(s).

Summary of discussions, Deals Signing Ceremony and Closing Statement(s).

30mins

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Tropics Ambassadors / Delegates’ Night Out hosted by multi awards-winning Chef Coco at Epicure Restaurant..

Attached herewith is a copy of our brochure and list of our confirmed Speakers and Panelists to date. A detailed program of the closing ceremony will be issued separately.

04hours

Epicure Restaurant Sandton..

All

About Friday 18th October 2019

Sponsors Deck 2019

Download TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2019 brochure below. If you would like to sponsor this year's event, please get in touch with our team.

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venue

We look forward to welcoming all our delegates
at the PROTEA HOTEL BY MARRIOTT JOHANNESBURG BALALAIKA SANDTON
for conferences and gala dinner.

Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

hotel

address

Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton 2126 South Africa

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