Angola: Angola International Mining Fair held in June

28 May 2008

Luanda, Angola, 28 May – The second edition of the Angola International Mining Fair (FIMA) is scheduled for June, in Luanda, and will be attended by over 130 companies, including Angolan and national firms.

IN its first edition, held between 27 and 30 April of 2006, in Luanda, FIMA saw deals signed worth a total of US$30 milllion and had 120 exhibitors.

FIMA, which will be held at Feira Internacional de Luanda (FIL), under the theme, “Challenges for the Mining Industry in Supporting Sustainable Development,” will include exhibition and meetings on diamond and precious metals mining.

FIMA is an organisation made up of diamond mining company Endiama, Expo-Angola and the Ministry of Geology and Mining, and its main aim is to publicise the country’s mining potential in order to attract private investment to the sector.

Over five days, the mining operators will have business meetings and according to the organisers, FIMA is expected to contribute to re-launching a new class of business people linked to the jewellery sector. (macauhub)