Welcome to the 7th annual

Tropics Business Summit & Trade Expo

Theme: Green Economy, Investments and Entrepreneurship

The event

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

The Tropics Business Summit & Trade Expo is an annual, multi stakeholders gathering which aims to bring together innovators, business, policymakers, financial institutions, public-private sectors, academia, family offices, think-and-do tanks, tech hubs, incubators, accelerators as well as civil society to promote the continent of Africa as a preferred destination for trade and investment, both domestically and internationally.  It will convene 250 decision-makers in business, traders and investors from across Africa, and the remaining 4 continents, to activate AfCFTA Trade and Investment.

For the 7th consecutive year, the Tropics Business Summit & Trade Expo will focus on bringing potential investors to world-class African cities in key priority sectors including Agriculture, Livestock, Blue Economy and Agribusiness; Petroleum and Mineral Resources; Design, Architecture, Construction, and Smart Cities; Green Economy, Cleantech and Environment; Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure Development; Services, Tourism and Leisure; Digital Creative Industries and Sports; EdTech, Healthcare and Manufacturing; Business Services, Tourism and Leisure; Banking, Fintech, Insurance, Blockchain and Financial Services; ICT, Telecoms and Technology; Family Business, Philanthropy, Real Estate, Smart Cities, Wealth Management, and Family Offices; Economic Zones and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and much more.

After five (5) successful summits hosted in South Africa followed by a sixth (6th) edition hosted in the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Tropics Business Summit & Trade Expo continues to raise the bar in terms of results. In fact, an envelope of US $500,000 worth of investment was announced by our investment partners YUNUS Invest SA, last year, to accelerate projects in Sub Saharan Africa.

The theme of the 7th annual Tropics Business Summit & Trade Expo is, "Green Economy, Investments and Entrepreneurship", which is informed by our understanding that the 54 African Countries can only thrive in their developmental mandate if they work on integrating markets with other stakeholders like business, others spheres of government, investment promotion agencies, financial institutions, startups ecosystems, labour, policymakers and business networks.

Building on a 7-year long success, the organizers remain committed to engaging with delegates through an energizing, result-oriented and informative agenda while facilitating networking and business opportunities for investors to explore tangible projects as well as for sponsors and Partners through an interactive exhibition and side activities.

 

AGENDA OVERVIEW OF THE TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo 2023

  • 15 Nov. - Tropics Tech / Tropics Creative Showcase / Tropics Pitch / Tropics Expo & Tropics Dealrooms
  • 16 Nov. - Meeting PPP High level / Tropics CEOs & investors Forum / Tropics Pitch / Tropics Expo & Tropics Dealrooms
  • 17 Nov. - First Ladies Summit / Tropics Women in Business Forum / Tropics Pitch / Tropics Expo & Tropics Dealrooms
  • 18 Nov. - Tropics Tourism Day / Tropics Gala & Tropics Awards

Key Tracks

Key Tracks Of The TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2023

  • Green Economy, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Environment, Climate Action, FoodTech, Food Security
  • Blue Economy, Maritime, Circular Economy, Fisheries, CleanTech
  • Aviation, Aerospace, Transports, Smart Mobility, Logistics
  • Angel Investment, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Sovereign Funds, Wealth Funds, Public and Private Funds
  • Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Finance, Family offices, Philanthropy, Green Finance, Hedge Funds, Trade and Investment Green bonds, Blue Bonds
  • Digital Creative Industries, Arts, Culture, Filmmaking, Beauty, Fashion, Textiles, Sports, Design, Gaming, VFX, 2D/3D, Luxury, Innovation, Informal Sector
  • Healthcare, MedTech, Insurance, Health Equity, Quality, Safety, Analytics, Integrated Care, Wellness, Lifestyle
  • Youth Development, Women Empowerment, Women Investment Funds, Social Impact, Sustainability, Gendes Lens Investment Funds
  • Business Services, Construction, Architecture, FMCG, Legal Tech, Education, EdTech, Training, Capacity Building, Human Capital, Human Resources
  • Digital Economy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, e-Commerce, Incubators, Accelerators
  • ICT, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Tokenized Properties, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity 
  • Institutional Partners, Public-Private partnerships (PPP), Economic Diplomacy, Policymakers, Chambers of Commerce, Investment Promotion Authorities, Competition and Consumer Protection, South-South Trade Partnerships
  • Communications, Advertising, Digital Marketing, Influencer Marketing, New Media
  • Energy, Mining, Natural Resouces, Extracting Industries, Oil and Gas, Utilities
  • Industrial Production, Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Industrials, Consumer Services

Event's tickets

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$ 2010
NZINGA PASS - INTERNATIONAL VIP DELEGATE PASS
  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 3 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests 
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • VIP Full Conference Pack
  • VIP Tropics Runway Pass
  • VIP Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • 5-Star Hotel Accommodation with complimentary breakfast during the event’s week
  • Complimentary shuttle service upon arrival and departure dates
  • Local transportation from your hotel to the main venue and return
  • Opportunity to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • Opportunity to exhibit your brand (products or services) during the Tropics Expo (standard stand size/exhibition space)
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing
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$ 1695
MAKOKO PASS - INTERNATIONAL PREMIUM DELEGATE PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) PREMIUM DELEGATE PASS, INCL. 2 SIDE EVENTS (US $1 695 / EUR 1 550 / GBP 1 400 / R 31 200 / FCFA 1 020 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 2 Side-Event of your choice based on your
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • Premium Full Conference Pack
  • Premium Tropics Runway Pass
  • Premium Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • 5-Star Hotel Accommodation with complimentary breakfast during the event’s week
  • Complimentary shuttle service upon arrival and departure dates
  • Local transportation from your hotel to the main venue and return
  • Opportunity to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • Opportunity to exhibit your brand (products or services) during the Tropics Expo (standard stand size/exhibition space)
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing
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$ 950
NANDI PASS - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD DELEGATE PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) STANDARD DELEGATE PASS, INCL. 1 SIDE EVENT (US $950 / EUR 850 / GBP 750 / R 17 100 / FCFA 560 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 1 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • Standard Full Conference Pack
  • Standard Tropics Runway Pass
  • Standard Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunity to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing
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$ 1850
MENELIK PASS - CORPORATE/ENTERPRISE TEAM PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) VIP CORPORATE TEAM PASS, INCL. 2 SIDE EVENTS (CORPORATES/ENTERPRISES WITH LESS THAN 10 EMPLOYEES US $1 850 / EUR 1 700 / GBP 1 500 / R 34 150 / FCFA 1 120 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Your company gets 2 VIP passes for 2 executive members or colleagues of the same company
  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 2 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • VIP Full Conference Pack
  • VIP Tropics Runway Pass
  • VIP Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunity reserved to 1 team member to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing
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$ 2780
BEHANZIN PASS - CORPORATE/ENTERPRISE TEAM PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) VIP CORPORATE TEAM PASS, INCL. 3 SIDE EVENTS (CORPORATES/ENTERPRISES WITH MORE THAN 10 EMPLOYEES US $2 780 / EUR 2 550 / GBP 2 335 / R 51 250 / FCFA 1 675 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Your company gets 3 VIP passes for 3 executive members or colleagues of the same company
  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 3 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • VIP Full Conference Pack
  • VIP Tropics Runway Pass
  • VIP Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunity reserved to 1 team member to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing
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$ 1245
AMINATU PASS - STARTUP TEAM PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) STANDARD STARTUP TEAM PASS, INCL. 2 SIDE EVENTS (US $1 245 / EUR 1 145 / GBP 1 015 / R 23 000 / FCFA 750 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Your company gets 2 Standard passes for 2 executive members or colleagues of the same startup company
  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 2 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • 2 Standard Full Conference Pack
  • Standard Tropics Runway Pass
  • Standard Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • Opportunity reserved to 1 team member to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing
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$ 460
ASANTEWAA PASS - ENTREPRENEUR PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) STANDARD ENTREPRENEUR PASS, INCL. 1 SIDE EVENT (US $460 / EUR 425 / GBP 480 / R 8 600 / FCFA 280 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event)
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary)
  • Up to 1 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • Standard Full Conference Pack
  • Standard Tropics Runway Pass
  • Standard Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • Local transportation from your hotel to the main venue and return (reserved to non-local entrepreneurs)
  • Opportunity to become a Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers
  • 5-Day TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (24 – 28 October 2023): Attend the ultimate investment summit that successfully positions Africa as a leading investment destination, where industry experts, investors, banks and financial institutions, startup founders, government officials, and corporate exhibitors from all continents converge to attract more investment and accelerate innovation in all 54 African States.
  • 1 Side EvenT of your choice: You will be able to attend up to 2 side events of your choice (request the main agenda).
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$ 250
MAVULA PASS - VISITOR PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) STANDARD ENTREPRENEUR PASS, INCL. 1 SIDE EVENT (US $250 / EUR 230 / GBP 205 / R 4 650 / FCFA 155 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Access to B2B networking activities
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary) as a visitor
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
  • Standard Tropics Runway Pass
  • Standard Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  • Visitor pass o exhibition (for 1 person only)
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$ 135
MADIBA PASS - EXPO PASS (STARTUP/ENTREPRENEUR/NGO)

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) STANDARD EXPO PASS TAILORED FOR ENTREPRENEURS/STARTUPS, INCL. 1 SIDE EVENT (US $135 / EUR 125 / GBP 110 / R 2 550 / FCFA 75 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Get 1 exhibition space to showcase your STARTUP brand (product or service) 
  • Access to B2B networking activities 
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks 
  • Complimentary Tropics Runway Pass 
  • Get a +1 member of your team to attend to your stand/exhibition space
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$ 410
LUMUMBA PASS - EXPO PASS (CORPORATE/ENTERPRISES)

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) STANDARD EXPO PASS TAILORED FOR COMPANIES/INSTITUTIONS/EMBASSIES, INCL. 1 SIDE EVENT (US $410 / EUR 375 / GBP 330 / R 7 550 / FCFA 250 000 EXCL. VAT)

  • Get 1 exhibition space to showcase your COMPANY/EMBASSY/INSTITUTION brand (product or service) 
  • Access to B2B networking activities 
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks 
  • Complimentary Tropics Runway Pass 
  • Get a +1 member of your team to attend to your stand/exhibition space
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$ 85
MBOTE PASS - ONE-DAY ONLY PASS

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) VISITOR PASS FOR THE LOCAL ATTENDEES WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED (US $85 / EUR 80 / GBP 70 / R 1 550 / FCFA 50 000 EXCL. VAT) 

  • Get 1-DAY ONLY visitor pass to the main conference (plenary sessions only) 
  • Get 1-DAY ONLY expo pass 
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks
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$ 27150
MOKONZI PASS - GOVERNMENT PASS

(Delegation of 10 people + opportunity to host your own side-event during the week)

5-DAY TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) VVIP GOVERNMENT/INVESTOR PASS TAILORED FOR GOVERNMENT/INVESTORS, INCL. 1 SIDE EVENT (INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT/INVESTOR PAY US $27 150 / EUR 25 000 / GBP 22 000 / R 505 000/ FCFA 16 450 000 EXCL. VAT) OR (LOCAL GOVERNMENT/INVESTOR PAY US $21 800 / EUR 20 000 / GBP 17 550 / R 402 000 / FCFA 13 120 000 EXCL. VAT) 

  • Get 1 exhibition space to showcase countries or investment portfolios for GOVERNMENT/INVESTORS (products or services) 
  • Opportunity to host a side-event (example: Invest in YOUR COUNTRY type of event - not more than 2-hour event per concept) to showcase a specific country or portfolio to TBS delegates 
  • Up to 3 meetings with your counterpart/colleagues in the host nation or partners of your choice 
  • Access to B2B networking activities 
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks 
  • Complimentary Tropics Runway Pass 
  • Delegation stricly reserved to 5 people to attend the event (3 government officials + 2 startup founders or entrepreneurs from your country) 
  • Access to the Tropics Dealroom (B2B Connect Side-Event) 
  • 5-Day access to all Conference Sessions (plenary) 
  • Up to 3 Side-Event of your choice based on your interests 
  • VIP Tropics Reception, Tropics Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  •  5-Star Hotel Accommodation with complimentary breakfast during the event’s week (for non-local delegations) including 1 Royal/Diplomatic Suite w/ Breakfast for the Minister or similar + 2 Premium Rooms w/ breakast + 2 Standard Rooms w/ breakfast 
  • Complimentary shuttle service upon arrival and departure dates (for non-local delegations) 
  • Local transportation from your hotel to the main venue and return (for non-local delegations) 
  • Opportunity to become a Keynote Speaker or a Panelist to share your expertise with your peers 
  • Tourism activities and city sightseeing (optional)
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