Lubango, Angola, 19 Aug – The Huíla Agri-Livestock Commercial and Industrial Association (AAPCIL) in Angola, as of 2010, plans to transform Expo/Huíla into a fair to represent only national production, the chairman of the association, António de Lemos said Sunday in Lubango.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the fair, which brought together 141 companies , 99 percent of which were Angolan, Lemos said that the association would transform Expo/Huíla into a national production fair, as the previous organisation had ended its operations.
“Thus we want to take on this responsibility, bringing national businesspeople to Huíla and hosting the national production fair here and therefore there is a need to expand the space set aside for exhibition pavilions,” he noted.
Lemos said that one of the aims of the association was to transform the space set aside for Expo/Huíla into a profitable location by hosting other events throughout the year.
The fair, which has estimated turnover of US$1.5 million and visited by over 300,000 people, most of whom were looking for new business opportunities.
Expo/Huíla is an event that traditionally takes place in August as part of commemorations of the city’s patron saint. (macauhub)