Branding Africa As A Top Investment Destination at the core of Tropics Business Summit heading to SA this October

Johannesburg, October 8, 2019 – Prominent African and international entrepreneurs,

Business executives and investors representing over 32 countries are set to converge in Johannesburg South Africa from 16 to October 2019 to explore business opportunities at the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT.


This 3rd annual Summit caters to all business sectors including – African 15 key strategic economic sectors that include Infrastructure, Energy, Telecommunications, Agribusiness, Tourism, Technology, Energy, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Transportation, and Retail.


The Annual, the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (re)unites some 250+ key economic players, high-profiles African Leaders and international Investors. The cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg will welcome the conference for the third consecutive year from

October 16 to 19, 2019.


The #TropicsBusinessSummit 2019 is themed, « Branding Africa as a Top Investment Destination ». The 3rd edition will bridge funding gap between anglophone, francophone, lusophone and arabophone markets and, at the same time, promote Intra-African trade and facilitate international trade between Africa and the rest of the world.


The 4-day multilingual event will provide a unique experience to delegates, tourists and partners to gain strategic knowledge about Pan-African investment opportunities while leveraging business networking.


“We are encouraged by the response and the diversity of business leaders and sectors of global businesses attending the summit. We have with discernment to put together a Summit which is pivotal to align and bring together stakeholders and create a platform that becomes the opportunity to bridge the funding gap between Anglophone,Francophone and Lusophone market,’ says Vénicia Guinot, Founding Partner of Tropics Group of Companies and Tropics  Business Summit


The four day event promises to untap business opportunities to accelerate and amplify how we brand Africa with purpose and intentional economics.


Apart from the plenaries and panel discussions, the Summit goers will get to engage with Keynote speakers  who are Industry experts hailing from South Africa; Africa and beyond. Some of the speakers include Her Majesty Phyllis Mandisa Malope Mondlane (Queen of Mozambique and Gasa / President at Philani Development Centre), Firdoze Bulbulia (Multi Award-Winning Film and Media Producer), Samantha Omar (CEO, Linking Africa), Francisca D’Ambrosio (Vice President, Equality Fund), Dr. Rachid Oumlil (ARCID), Marang Marekimane (CEO, Business Process Mechanics), Vuyi Zondi (CEO, Corium Naturals), Roger Nzaba (Chairman and Founder, PCA Group), Siyabulela Skade (CEO & Founder, African Chamber of Maritime Industries), Dr. Prega Ramsamy (Embassy of Mauritius), Derrick Ndzavi (CEO, NewDiscovery BS), Mixo Fortune Ngoveni (CEO, Geekulcha), Jean-Michel Ndongo (CEO and Founder of MyAgricSpace), Ade Fidegnon (CEO and Founder, IPAARO), Nina Isako (CEO and Founder of Isako), Candice Pillay (Partner, Hogan Lovells), Faith Mangope (Broadcaster and Businesswoman), Alexandra N’Ganga St. Germain (Aullyn Cosmetics), Tumi Phake (CEO and Founder Zenzele Fitness Group), Jandre Louw (Chairman and CEO, The Rockstar Group & Tsunami MNGMT), Linda Moeketsi (CEO and Founder, LM Relations), Nancy Moodley (Head of Customer Experience & Digital, NISSAN South Africa), Allana Foster-Finley (Founder, AFARA Group), John Lombela (CEO and Founder of CRYPTOVECS), Ruddy Mukwamu (CEO and Founder, MaxiCash), Sivan Padayachy (Managing Director & Principal Coach, Sivan&Co.), Tanniar Leba (CEO and Founder, TANSINVEST), Deshun Deysl (Business Coach), Vital Sounouvou (CEO & Founder,, Chef Coco Reinharz (Founder & Chef Patron, Epicure Restaurant Sandton), Yetunde Taiwo-Shorters (ICY PR/ICY Academy), Patricia Nkosi (CEO and Founder, Sianders Holding), Nicky Verd (Author, Speaker and 4IR Enthusiast), Nazareen Ebrahim (CEO and Founder, Socially Acceptable), Malika Khdja (CEO, Tizirithe), Nolly Qunta (CEO and Founder, WETALK), Carol Mhlauli (CEO and Founder, Masaze Holdings), etc.


The organizers recommend that delegates book their tickets ahead of time online via the MaxiCash app or by email at : . Delegates can purchase a daily ticket (R500 p/p) or a full-event Wakanda or Makeba ticket based on the benefits. More information about the summit can be found online :


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Notes to the Editor

Some of the topics that will be unpacked are:

  • “Funders Roundtable: Access to Finance for SMEs through Micro-Financing Institutions” with Speaker Mason Wittman (CEO and Founder, Mutualism – USA)
  • “Power with Purpose: How Young Women’s Leadership Boosts the South African Economy” with Keynote Speaker – Her Royal Majesty Phyllis Malope Mondlane (Mozambique)
  • “Global Trends in Human Capital – Given the Advent of the 4IR Workplace” with Speaker – Deshun Deysel (Business Coach – South Africa)
  • “Agribusiness: A Solution to Youth Unemployment in Africa@ with Speaker Jean-Michel Ndongo (CEO and Founder, MyAgricSpace)
  • “Enhancing the Customer Experience with Digital Innovation at Nissan South Africa” with Speaker – Nancy Moodley (Head of Customer Experience & Digital, Nissan South Africa)
  • “#ECAfrica100 panel discussion on How to Amplify African Entrepreneurs and Business Trading Globally” with the Award-WInning Vanessa Perumal (CEO and Founder, JT Comms)
  • “The Home Industry – Harnessing the Potential of Women-Led Informal Businesses” with Speaker Candice Pillay (Partner, Hogan Lovells South Africa)
  • “Activating Women Leadership” Sivan Padayachy