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Vénicia Guinot appointed South Africa’s Coordinator of US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

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The US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (USAYES) in Chicago has just announced the appointment of multi awards-winning Media Entrepreneur, Ms. Venicia Guinot, also known as the Publisher/Editor in Chief of the award-winning TROPICS MAGAZINE and the Chairwoman/President of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT in Johannesburg, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG, Apr. 30, 2018 / TROPICS HOLDINGS Ltd. / Vénicia Guinot, the newly-appointed Coordinator of South Africa of the US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (USAYES), said on Monday she would strive to assist the summit’s Committee to develop strategies and build synergies between Chicago and South Africa, by making use of her extensive experience in both business and the media industry for the past 10+ years.

The  US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (USAYES) is a 21st Century high-level powered entrepreneurship and innovation conference and exhibition scheduled to launch on July 12-13, 2018. USAYES is an annual prestigious and business networking platform designed to promote and facilitate connections between the U.S and African Youth through Trade and Investment mainly in the areas of Technology, Agribusiness, and Tourism. This Summit aims to provide a brand-new platform for Youth Entrepreneurs both in U.S and on the african continent to share their respective entrepreneurship and innovative experiences thus allowing them to access into new U.S and African markets of products and services. It’s also a beautiful opportunity for U.S Entrepreneurs to access the huge potential of the African market which is estimated at 1.2 billion people or potential consumers.


US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (USAYES)


The African Global Chamber of Commerce in Chicago appointed Venicia Guinot last week as the USAYES Coordinator in South Africa, and she has been mandated to promote USAYES in Southern Africa and to serve as liaison to South African institutions, media, sponsors, strategic partners and entrepreneurs who would like to join the initiative.

USAYES 2018 is organized by Africa Global Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Rainbow Push Coalition, South Africa Ministry of Tourism, National Youth Development Agency of South Africa, South Africa General Consulate of Chicago, Embassy of the Republic of Niger, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo to US, Embassy of Cote d’Ivoire to US, Egypt General Consulate of the Republic of Egypt and many more.

On the other hand, TROPICS MAGAZINE was announced as the official Media Partner from Africa of this inaugural edition of USAYES to take place in Chicago on July 12-13, 2018. Being held at the University of Chicago, Illinois, the two-day conference will host the biggest names in business under one roof to forge lasting networks between America and Africa.


Venicia Guinot, SOuth Africa Coordinator of the US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (USAYES)


Other partners include respected brands and companies such as the University of Chicago, New York Business Consultants Academy,  The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Hub, AlizeLaVie Magazine, WGHC 98.3FM Radio, WVON 1690AM Radio, ABC 7 TV, SCORE Chicago, ACCION Chicago, 1877  Hub for Technology and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Northwestern University, DePaul University, TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT, Google, Microsoft, Apple, MallforAfrica, Global Solutions Outreach, Incorporated (GSOI), Loop Capital, Ariel Investment, Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), US Small Business Administration, State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Greater Southwest Development Corporation, Habona, Ltd, Globrock Financial Group, Cemeko Group, African Infrastructure Development Partnership (AFIDEP), Asoko Insight, and more.

In an official release, Vénicia Guinot said that she would assist the Committee in tasks such as business promotions, media partnerships, strategic partnerships and training programmes with the aim of developing USAYES into a business-service platform between Chicago and Southern/Sub Saharan Africa.

Vénicia Guinot leadership style is primarily visionary and consistent with her entrepreneurial background. Currently, she serves as the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning TROPICS MAGAZINE which is known as the first bilingual magazine from Africa published in both English and French languages and which serves a 700,000+ worldwide readership on four (4) continents (Africa, Europe, America and Southeast Asia) in both digital and print formats. She oversees the publication and also holds all its worldwide licenses. On top of a brilliant career in media, she also founded the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT which positions itself as the premier platform and a partner of choice to walk alongside emerging entrepreneurs in their search for new markets, investors and partners.


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