Forty seven Portuguese companies take part in Angola’s FILDA fair for first time

26 July 2006

Luanda, Angola, 26 July – Of the 117 Portuguese companies that are due to take part in the 23rd Luanda International Fair (FILDA-2006) 47 are doing so for the first time, the commercial and tourism services (ICEP) delegate for the Portuguese embassy, Fernando Anjos, said Tuesday in Luanda.

Speaking to the press on Portugal’s attendance at the fair, due to take place from Wednesday until July 30, the ICEP spokesman said that increased interest in the Angolan market from the Portuguese business community was apparent by the increased attendance.

As well as the 117 companies taking part directly in the Portuguese pavilion, he said, there were other firms set up with Portuguese capital that would be at the event, but in other areas of the exhibition.

Anjos said that the interest from the Portuguese business owners in investing in Angola was huge, as despite there being no more space in the Portuguese pavilion, 30 other companies wanted to take part in the fair, but were not able to due to a lack of space.

For FILDA-2006, Anjos said, ICEP gave greatest priority to those companies with activities related to materials and equipment for construction, electrical equipment, electronic equipment, and industrial equipment, amongst others. (macauhub)