Reasons to attend
Gain access to the Tropics Business Summit network of past, present and future delegates, speakers, investors, partners and organizations through our individual, targeted and general communications.
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.
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 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.
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.
Urgent Information &
Procedures For Travel To Cape Verde
This is to let you know that there is an online, pre-registration procedure that everyone must comply with.
Pre-registration must be done on the online platform www.ease.gov.cv 5 days in advance of your travel date, with no exceptions. Please make sure when you are booking your flights, to take these 5 days in advance into consideration. Please do not forget.
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Message of Endorsements
``Towards A Win-win Cooperation To Boost Inclusive Growth``
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!
GLOBAL SPEAKERS, STARTUPS & CEOS
DELEGATES & PARTNERS
DOLLARS IN TRADE & INVESTMENT DEALS
INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS & VCS
EXHIBITORS & COUNTRY PAVILLION
PATRONS / PARRAINS
DR. FOUAD ZMOKHOL
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LEBANESE BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
PDG NETOIL GROUP SA / FOUNDER & CEO, YUNUS SA (VYZYO BRANCH OF CAMEROON) / CEO, PERFORM AFRICA (TURKISH COMPANY)
HE THIERRY MOUNGALLA
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA (REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CEO & CHAIRMAN, BLOOMFIELD INVESTMENT CORPORATION (COTE D’iVOIRE)
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.
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 for our economy.
WHAT YOU MISSED LAST YEAR
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