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TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2018 ABRIDGED IMPACT REPORT

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An abridged impact report of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (2017 - 2018)

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TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2018 ABRIDGED IMPACT REPORT

  1. 1. TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMITJohannesburg, South Africa WWW.TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT.COM ImpactReport2018
  2. 2. 2019ORGANIZERS#TropicsBusinessSummit2019   #TropicsBusinessMixer2019   #LeadersWithoutBorders WWW.TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT.COM
  3. 3. TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport THEMOVEMENT The 2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT was schedu- led for the 16 – 20 October 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This second edition gave birth to a new movement called the Tropics Business Network (TBN), a social organization that will offer different types of resources to start or improve entrepreneurial projects both in South Africa and the rest of the African and the Caribbean regions. Through this initiative, we look forward to covering global entrepreneurs’ journey and conducting other activities that will put African entrepreneurs on the map with the help of our strategic Partners.
  4. 4. TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport VISION&MISSION Our vision at TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is to find synergies among African Entrepreneurs and to build Africa’s emerging economic gateways. We are a network organization with the aim to serve as a bridge between the African entrepreneurship community and all agents active in development of new and small enterprises. We encourage collaborations at a local, regional and international level and offer young and emerging leaders a multi-platforms conference, a networking gala dinner, business mixers and exhibitions for idea sharing, and to bridge the gap between Africa and the rest of the world.
  5. 5. 2017-2018AUDIENCE 80+STARTUPS 50+FINANCIAL PARTNERS 32COUNTRIES REPRESENTED TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport 450+ATTENDEES 2OFFICIAL LANGUAGES 96+SPEAKERS & PANELISTS 20+CORPORATE EXHIBITORS 5CONTINENTS 12+TROPICS AWARDS WINNERS
  6. 6. WE'RE STARTINGTO SEEGROWTH ACROSSALL SECTORS. The 2 out of 3 pillars of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT programme are all designed to strengthen the businesses of our Entrepreneurs as we are convinced that they will help them build the appropriate structures and foundations for their business. TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  7. 7. ABRIDGEDIMPACTFOR SMALLBUSINESSES MENTORSHIP 98%OF ENTREPRENEURS SURVEYED SAY THEIR ABILITY TO RUN A BUSINESS WILL DEFINITELY IMPROVE IF THEY COULD BE EXPOSED TO A MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME. UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAMME, ALL THE ENTREPRENEURS WILL BE INDUCTED INTO THE SMES NETWORK WHERE THEY'LL BE PROVIDED WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THEIR BUSINESS. SEED CAPITAL 71%OF ENTREPRENEURS SURVEYED SAY THAT THE SEED CAPITAL THEY EXPECT TO RECEIVE FROM THE TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT AFTERTHEIR PITCH-COMPETITION WILL BE THE FIRST CAPITAL INJECTION INTO THEIR BUSINESS.  VALUE-ADDED PARTNERSHIPS 54% OF ENTREPRENEURS SURVEYED SAY THAT OUR VALUE-ADD PARTNERSHIPS HAVE PROVIDED THEM WITH OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH KEY PEOPLE IN THEIR INDUSTRIES. ALSO, THE TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT CONSTANTLY SECURE VARIOUS EVENTS, TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS WHICH THE ENTREPRENEURS CAN ATTEND. TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  8. 8. TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport ECONOMIC IMPACT We believe that the inclusive, sustainable and long-term economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa can occur only if we have a vibrant private sector. Therefore our Entrepreneurs are committed to building profitable businesses and creating jobs in critical sectors of the African economy.
  9. 9. SECTORAL DISTRIBUTION OFJOBS (PROJECTION) 0 200 400 600 800 Agro-Business ICT EducationManufacturing Fashion&Beauty HealthDigitalMedia Tourism TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  10. 10. TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport 2018SUMMIT REPORTBACK  2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT Overview 16th October : Meet-and-Greet and Wine-Tasting 17th October : Pre-Conference and B2B Engagement 18th October : Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets 19th October : Tourism Day 20th October : Gala Dinner and Tropics Awards Ceremony
  11. 11. Total Number of Speakers : 96 Speakers came from 33 countries and 5 continents in total:  South Africa, Nigeria, Germany, Ireland, Congo-Brazzaville, France, Canada, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, United Kingdom, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Haiti, Kenya, Central African Republic, Morocco, Gabon, Sri Lanka, India, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Mozambique, Algeria, Italy, Middle East, Tunisia, Benin and Togo. 2018SUMMIT REPORTBACK TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  12. 12. THANKSTOOUR DIAMONDSPONSORS THANKSTOOUR SPONSORS TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  13. 13. THANKSTO OUR PLATINUM  SPONSORS THANKSTOOUR SPONSORS TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  14. 14. THANKSTO OUR GOLD  SPONSORS THANKSTOOUR SPONSORS TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  15. 15. THANKSTO OUR SILVER  SPONSORS THANKSTOOUR SPONSORS TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  16. 16. THANKSTOOUR MEDIAPARTNERS TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  17. 17. THANKSTOOUR  SUPPORTING  PARTNERS TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  18. 18. The 3rd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is scheduled from 17 - 19 October 2019 in Johannesburg under the theme 'Branding Africa as a top investment destination' will provide relevant insights, bring together different businesses efforts to address future-oriented skills development and support constructive public-private dialogues. South Africa remains an important emerging market in the global stage, offering a solid and steadily growing economy with secure rewards for potential investors. The summit will therefore showcase SA's competitiveness in Agribusiness, ICT, Health, Manufacturing, Mining, Media, Fashion as well as Financial Services. The 2018 outcomes are: 1/ The TROPICS BUSINESS NETWORK and 2/ The TROPICS SMEs FUND.  WHAT'SNEXT? TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  19. 19. NEXTSTEPS: New Social Media and PR Campaigns Bilingual Marketing promotions (Eng+Fr) Bilingual Teasers Releases (Eng+Fr) Call for Projects Call for Investors Call for Partners, Sponsors and Media Tropics Business Mixer (Cities-Tour) Tropics Pitch-Competition Launch the new Tropics Business Network SAVE THE DATE : 17-19 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  20. 20. 2018GALLERY/TOPSHOTSBY24KARATRP TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  21. 21. GALLERY/ WINETASTINGWITHBACKSBERG TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  22. 22. 2017 GALLERY/TOPSHOTSBY24KARATRP TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  23. 23. VENICIAGUINOT PRESIDENT & FOUNDER LOETITIAMODZANGA CO-FOUNDER OLGABALANGALA PRODUCTION MANAGER ALIZEUTTERYN PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER SIPHIWEVINCENTBLOM YOUTH LEADERSHIP MANAGER NIKOLABOSHKOVSKI CREATIVE MANAGER THE TROPICS TEAM TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  24. 24. IFYOUGIVEME $5BILLIONTODAY,IWILL INVESTEVERYTHING HEREINAFRICA. LETUSPUTOURHEADS TOGETHERANDWORK’’. Aliko DANGOTE TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport
  25. 25. JOINTHE MOVEMENT!+27 (0) 72 749 2347 • 060 860 1349 hello@tropicsbusinesssummit.com tropics.info@gmail.com tropicsbusinesssummit@outlook.com WWW.TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT.COM TROPICSBUSINESSSUMMIT 2018ImpactReport

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