Angola: Portugal to take part in Angola’s Filda with 102 companies

11 July 2008

Lisbon, Portugal, 11 July – Over one hundred Portuguese companies have signed up to take part in the International Luanda Fair (Filda) making it the “biggest international representation” at the most important economic fair in Angola, a spokesperson said in Lisbon Thursday.

According to the Agency for Investment, Trade and Export of Portugal (AICEP), the Portugal pavilion at Filda, which will take place between 15 and 20 June, will cover an area of 3,000 square metres, where 102 companies will be exhibiting.

AICEP said that the dynamism of the Angolan economy presents great business opportunities to small and medium-sized Portuguese companies, namely in reconstruction of infrastructures in the energy, telecommunications, rail and road, construction and public works, the real estate sector, basic sanitation and construction materials.

Sales of Portuguese goods to the Angolan market rose from 503 million euros in 2001 to 1.68 billion euros in 2007.

Angola was the ninth market for Portuguese exports in 2006 and the sixth market last year.

Portugal day – under the title of Portugal in Focus – will be commemorated on 17 July, which will also be the day on which Portuguese prime minister José Sócrates will visit the fair, as part of a visit to Luanda. (macauhub)