Mozambique: Portugal to once again be biggest foreign exhibitor at Facim 2008

28 August 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 Aug – Portugal will once again be the biggest foreign exhibitor at the Maputo International Fair (Facim), despite occupying a smaller area because it is not making use of its entire attributed area, a spokesperson for the fair’s organisers said Wednesday.

The 44th edition of Facim, the most important fair in Mozambique, which opens on 1 September for a seven-day period, will be attended by 15 countries, including Portugal, which is traditionally the biggest exhibitor at the fair.

The sales director of organising company, Sociedade Gestora de Feiras, Exposições e Congressos (Sogex) told Portuguese news agency Lusa that the Portugal exhibition area had been swapped for that of 250 Mozambican companies, many of which represented by the Institute for Export Promotion (Ipex).

Thus, Ipex has an exhibition area of 1,426 square metres, followed by Portugal with 800 square metres, and South Africa with 367 square metres.

Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries – Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland and Zambia – as well as Brazil, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Macau, Kenya and Turkey will also be present at the 44th edition of Facim. (macauhub)