Luanda, Angola, 5 May – The 28th edition of the International Luanda Fair (Filda/2011), due to be held from 19 to 24 July of this year, will have an exclusive pavilion for exhibiting products and services linked to the tourism sector in order to promote Angola’s potential, according to Angolan news agency Angop.
The agency cited Filda manager Sany Cardoso as saying that the idea was the result of a request by the Hotel and Tourism Ministry, which sees the event as a way of introducing foreign communities to Angola’s tourism charms and its culture.
The aim, he said, was to allow operators registered at the National Institute for Tourism Promotion (Infotur) to exhibit their products and services, as well as to set up business partnerships with foreigners at the fair.
“This year we have also boosted participation of companies in the technology sector and I’d like to say now that we will have a reserved area called Planet Internet, where all Internet service providers will be represented,” he said.
Cardoso also said that Brazil would be the guest of honour of the 28th edition of the fair and added that both Brazil and South Africa would take part in the fair again following a three-year absence, and that Indonesia and Kenya would take part for the first time.
Filda’s main theme this year will be, “the challenge of attracting investment,” and it will have some 750 exhibitors from several sectors, including Angolan and foreign exhibitors.
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)