TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT

Global In-Person & Multi Streaming Investment Jo'burg 13 - 16 October 2021

Accelerating The Transition To Circular Economy

Investing for Impact in Africa!

WHAT IS TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT?

Join us in Johannesburg, South Africa from 13 – 16 October 2021 as TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT hosts its in-person and global livestream event. The safety of our community remains a top priority. In respect of the health safety recommendation across the African continent and the world, we will deliver our 5th annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT as an in-person and digital event, in the strict respect of the national lockdown measures.

Once again, we look forward to bringing together our multilingual ecosystem of Entrepreneurs and Investors hailing from five (5) continents in this new virtual and action-oriented format to learn, connect and build even more impactful economic synergies amidst the Covid19 crisis.

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.

TROPICS SUMMIT AUDIENCE

The leading platform and event brand for delegates and partners

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For the past 4 years, we have become the annual rendez-vous for African Entrepreneurs/International Investors and the tourist destination for Africans and friends of Africa who’ve always dreamed of taking business trips in Africa.

40 COUNTRIES OF HONOUR

DELEGATES WILL HAVE A PREMIUM OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER THE EXCELLENCE & CREATIVITY OF LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS AS WELL AS GET A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE COUNTRIES’ SHOWCASE

40 GUEST COUNTRIES

Tropics Business Summit is proud to welcome as the 2020 guest countries.

Thème 2021 : Accelerating The Transition To Circular Economy

SUSTAINABLE GOALS : DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT PROMOTES INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK FOR ALL

Over the past 25 years the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically, despite the long-lasting impact of the economic crisis of 2008/2009. In developing countries, the middle class now makes up more than 34 percent of total employment – a number that has almost tripled between 1991 and 2015.However, as the global economy continues to recover we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities and employment that is not expanding fast enough to keep up with the growing labour force. According to the International Labour Organization, more than 204 million people are unemployed in 2015.The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to encourage sustained economic growth by achieving higher levels of productivity and through technological innovation. Promoting policies that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. (Source: SDG FUND)

Keynote Speakers & Panelists

OUR SOCIAL SPHERE

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Our audience is opinionated, engaged, and eager to interact with partners on social media. In post event surveys, 2 out of 3 respondents said they would be likely to patronize a business associated with TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT. As a Corporate Sponsor, you’ll benefit from the online interaction generated by our social media channels to help build lasting consumer relationships, brand recognition, and loyalty

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITEES

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INVESTORS NETWORKING

To be held at the main venue, delegates will have the opportunity to network and relax during a special networking cocktail party. This will bring together major investors, business elites and entrepreneurs attending TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT serving as a perfect occasion to start conversations and explore possible partnerships.

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BILATERAL G2G, G2B & B2B MEETINGS

There will be meetings for high government officials to discuss among themselves investment projects and prospective partnerships from different regions of Africa and the world. Business personalities and investors coming from various sectors are also given much opportunity to network and do collaborations.

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STRATEGIC NETWORKING

A cocktail lunch will be organized solely dedicated to senior high level representatives from government, the private sector, academia and TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT delegates to allow them to meet, network, exchange ideas and conduct business in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment.

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TROPICS TRADE & INVESTMENT AWARD

The TRADE & INVESTMENT AWARDS will recognize the best of the collective investment schemes industry in Africa and the Diaspora at the TROPICS GALA DINNER. This year, investors will be awarded as well in recognition of their role in FDI.

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SMEs PITCH COMPETITION

Register and get an opportunity to present your business ideas to Investors! Top SMEs from over 140 countries will be selected. COMPETE: • Opportunity to pitch your solution to a panel of global professionals • Win EUR 150,000 in cash prizes • Raise awareness of your company on a global stage

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GLOBAL TECHPRENEURS

Register to showcase your startup product/idea to more than 500,000 potential business partners, customers and investors from over 140 countries. Get the chance to network with the world’s leading VCs, Angel Investors, Private Equity Investors and Fund Managers. PITCH SELECTION CRITERIA: • Have less than 50 employees • Be at least 2-7 years old • Have an annual revenue of $100,000 to $100,000,000 • Have passed at least one round of funding

INDUSTRY FOCUS EVENTS TICKETS

PURCHASE NOW

EARLY-BIRD TICKET

$1,385.00

Pay before 30th April 2021
  • • 4-day long conference with arrival coffee breakfast + brunch + buffet meals + afternoon tea/coffee and snacks
  • • 6 nights 5-star hotel with buffet/continental breakfast
  • • 2 transfers airport - venue - airport (free)
  • • 6 dinner meals and drinks vouchers
  • • 1-person tourism activities
  • • 1 return-flight ticket

REGULAR-BIRD TICKET

$1,585.00

Pay before 30th June 2021
  • • 4-day long conference with arrival coffee breakfast + brunch + buffet meals + afternoon tea/coffee and snacks
  • • 6 nights 5-star hotel with buffet/continental breakfast
  • • 2 transfers airport - venue - airport (free)
  • • 6 dinner meals and drinks vouchers
  • • 1-person tourism activities
  • • 1 return-flight ticket

LATE-BIRD TICKET

$1,999.00

Pay before 30th September 2021
  • • 4-day long conference with arrival coffee breakfast + brunch + buffet meals + afternoon tea/coffee and snacks
  • • 6 nights 5-star hotel with buffet/continental breakfast
  • • 2 transfers airport - venue - airport (free)
  • • 6 dinner meals and drinks vouchers
  • • 1-person tourism activities
  • • 1 return-flight ticket

Testimonials

"POSSIBLY THE BEST INVESTMENT EVENT THATWE HAVE EVER ATTENDED -WE KEEP COMING BACK FROM MORE SINCE 2017."


DINA MENDES
CEO & CO-FOUNDER, HD CONSULTING PARIS
"TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT CONTINUE TO BE AN INDUSTRY THINK-TANK,WHERE RELATIONSHIPS CONTINUE TO BE FORGED AND A PLACE WHERE DEALS ARE BOTH INITIATED AND CLOSED. "
ASHRAF FERNANDO
INVESTMENT RELATIONS OFFICER - AFRICA & SEA

What You Missed Last Year

Day 1 - Women in Business

Day 2 - Conferences, B2B Dealmaking & Networking

Day 3 - Conferences, B2B Dealmaking & Networking

Day 4 - Gala Dinner & Tropics Business Awards

Tropics Summit Program

In four (4) days, you will view 100+ interviews and sessions
from Investors, Entrepreneurs and Experts, see presentations
of 250+ Startups and Products.

Tropics Summit From Home

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Speaker Kudzai Muchechetere

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Speaker HM King Anibal Mondlane

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Speaker Amanda Matshaka

Location

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Our hours

11:30 AM – 5.30 PM
Monday – Friday

Contact us

Phone: +27 72 749 2347
Email: hello@tropicsbusinesssummit.com