Luanda, Angola, 21 July – The Luanda International Fair (Filda) serves to promote Angola, its industry, products and services and to find economic solutions based on international partnerships, the chairman of the event’s organising company said in Luanda.
Matos Cardoso, chairman of Feira Internacional de Luanda (FIL), a public company that promotes trade fairs, also said that Angola’s agri-industrial potential made it possible to develop manufacturing industry capable of meeting domestic demand and supply the international market with its surplus production.
Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Matos Cardoso said that it had been on this basis that this year’s Filda was themed, “Manufacturing Industry, an essential focus for the macroeconomic stability of Angola.”
At this year’s edition, Portugal is the special guest country out of over 30 countries taking part in the event and which are represented by around 700 exhibitors.
Filda 2010 has companies from Austria, Argentina, Brazil, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, USA, Spain, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), France, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, Ghana and Uruguay.
The most represented country at this year’s Filda is Portugal , with 107 companies, four more than in 2009, followed by Brazil with 40, Germany with 27 and Spain with 24 companies.
Filda is a business fair that every year since 1983 has brought together national and foreign entrepreneurs to exhibit their products and services, as well as to contact potential business partners. (macauhub)