Cape Town, South Africa, 13 Feb – The International Mining Fair of Angola (FIMA 2012) will be held this coming August in Luanda and focus on topics linked to investment and transactions, Luanda International Fair (FIL) director Matos Cardoso said in Cape Town.
Matos Cardoso specified that those two topics would be of particular interest for foreign companies, reports Angolan news agency Angop. He added that FIL’s presence at Mining Indaba in the South African city was meant to promote FIMA, given the attendance by representatives from more than 1,200 companies.
The event counted the participation of more than 6,500 professionals from nearly a hundred countries from six continents and 1,200 companies linked to various branches of the mining sector. Its aim was to attract investment to augment the growth of African mining companies.
The conference was paralleled by the Mining Fair exhibiting the potential of the attending companies, some of which were able to do business.
Angola was represented by a delegation headed by the Minister for Geology and Mines and Industry, Joaquim David, and included officials from Angola’s Empresa Nacional de Diamantes (Endiama).
Mining Indaba is an annual event that has taken place for the last 18 years and is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of professionals, government authorities and financial representatives involved in the sector. (macauhub)