Tropics Group of Companies and Creb Holding unveil line-up for their third annual Tropics Business Summit

October 09, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Events

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October 09, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Events

Tropics Group of Companies and Creb Holding have announced a strong line-up of Speakers for its 3rd annual Tropics Business Summit.

Key policy and decision-makers from Africa, Europe, America and Southeast Asia will speak at one of Africa’s leading investment summits, joining a 250+ institutional and high net worth investors from around the world.

The Tropics Business Summit will run from October 16 – 19, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s program has been expanded to four days, reflecting acute investor interests in the African continent.

Through the business platform, Tropics Group of Companies and Creb Holding will provide regional and international investors with ideas and insights to help formulate their investment strategies, and to offer companies operating in Africa an opportunity to present their corporate and financial positions.

More than 75 presentations and 60 private meetings are expected to take place during the four-day program, offering unrivalled corporate access to complement the African Public Sector’s strategy for economic diversification.

Tropics Group of Companies Founding Partner and Executive Chair Venicia Guinot said: “The Tropics Business Summit is quickly becoming renowned for having provided critical insights on the most pertinent issues impacting investments in Africa.

“Now in our 3rd year, we have established a reputation for being the premier investment conference successfully bridging the funding gap between anglophone, francophone, lusophone and arabophone markets for Africa’s industrialization.

“We have a robust program this year to help participating CEOs, investors and small businesses achieve the best possible results for their portfolios.”

Creb Holding CEO and Founder Modzanga Loetitia Gambolo said: “We are proud to be joining hands with our partners to offer Africa with another ultimate opportunity to build synergies, showcase investment opportunities and explore new emerging markets. We call on the Public and Private sectors to join us and make this edition an unforgettable one.”

The 3rd annual Tropics Business Summit presents more than 60 keynote speakers and panelists, whose opinion and expertise influence industry, markets, governments and society.

Keynote speakers include ASHOKA Global Vice President Pape Samb on Branding Africa as a leading continent for investment; PCA GROUP Chairman Roger Nzaba on Capital against natural resources; MUTUALISM CEO & Founder Mason Wittman on Getting access to finance for SMEs through micro-finance institutions; NISSAN South Africa Nancy Moodley on Nissan’s elevation of the customer experience across the journey through both digital and physical innovation; PHILANI DEVELOPMENT CENTRE HM Phyllis Malope President on Why Young Women are key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Others are EQUALITY FUND Vice President Francesca D’Ambrosio-Cote on The changing landscape of giving; EPICURE RESTAURANT Founder Coco Reinharz on Investing and Starting a Food Business in Africa; GEEKULCHA CEO & Founder Mixo Fortune Ngoveni on The next 1 billion market for African Tech Startups; MYAGRICSPACE CEO & Founder Jean-Michel H. Ndongo-Seh on Agribusiness as a solution to youth employment in Africa; Business Coach Deshun Deysel on The case for African Continent as an investment promotion methodology; ROCKSTAR GROUP Chairman and CEO Jandre Louw on The business of music, entertainment, content and celebrity in Africa; HOGAN LOVELLS Partner Candice Pillay on The home industry – Harnessing the potential of Women-led informal businesses; LINKING AFRICA CEO and Founder Samantha Omar on Infrastructural growth steering the growth of the Real Estate sector.

The rest are THE DIPLOMATIC SOCIETY CEO Kirtan Bhana on How the fourth industrial revolution will alter jobs in the business world; NEW DiscoveryBS Derrick Ndzavi on Smart ways for African Startups to compete with big companies; DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS CEO and Founder Yolanda Mabuto on Empowering the next generation of female leaders in the energy sector; CRYPTOVECS CEO John Lombela on Cryptocurrency, the future of blockchain in African Investments; MAXICASH CEO Ruddy Mukwamu on Financial services as game changer in Sub-Saharan Africa; SOUTHERN AFRICAN STARTUP AWARDS CEO McKevin Ayaba on The value of mentorship in the startup ecosystem in emerging markets; THE HOOKUP DINNER CEO Selebogo Molefe on Building Africa’s biggest startup network; ARCID CEO Dr. Rachid Oumlil on Boosting Young Employment from Morocco to Senegal through programs like JADE.

In addition, the 3rd annual Tropics Business Summit will also feature a range of high-level Trade and Investment sessions. These will include panels on investment themes and opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Ghana ’s public and private sectors.

Dr. Prega Ramsamy from the Mauritius High Commission in South Africa will showcase “Opportunities of Investment in Mauritius”; and the Embassy of Indonesia will emphasize on the Cooperation between Southeast Asian economies and Africa with a focus on Indonesia boosting Africa trade ties.

Leading CEOs and Entrepreneurs and strategists will articulate regional, global and sectoral investment themes and trends throughout the course of the summit.

Tropics Group of Companies and Creb Holding as the main organizers are 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 of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT include investment professionals and associated professions, heads of governments, embassies, business leaders, institutional partners and investors, representatives of public authorities, media and thought leaders.

For more information, please see our official website at: tropicsbusinesssummit.com. All keynote speeches will be open to the media. A media invitation to register for these sessions will be issued separately. Kindly note that high-level meetings and panels (unless otherwise specified) are not open to the press.

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