28th International Luanda Fair starts Tuesday in Angolan capital

20 July 2011

Luanda, Angola, 20 July – The 28th edition of the Luanda International Fair (Filda) opened its doors Tuesday with over 600 Angolan and foreign exhibitors from 36 countries. The guest of honour is Brazil, which has 33 exhibitors at the fair.

The theme of this year’s Filda is “The challenges of attracting investments,” and the fair has a pavilion exclusively dedicated to products and services in the tourism sector, which is intended to promote Angola’s tourist potential.

This year the organisers have also boosted participation of companies in the technology sector and these will have a reserved area called Planet Internet, where all Internet service providers will be represented.

The event, which is due to close Sunday, will be spread over five pavilions, ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 square metres. Portugal, which has the largest number of representatives exhibiting at the fair – over 100 – has its own pavilion.

On Wednesday, the fair’s programme is dedicated to Germany, Spain and tourism in Angola, as well as to the 7th Meeting of Businesspeople for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

This year’s fair is attended for the first time by countries such as Pakistan, Kenya, Indonesia and Cape Verde. (macauhub)