Luanda International Fair opens to the public with more than a thousand exhibitors

16 July 2013

The 30th Luanda International Fair (Filda 2013) opens to the public on Tuesday and will run thru Sunday, with more than a thousand exhibitors from Angola as well as 35 countries in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia.

This year Angola’s biggest trading exchange counts the participation of companies from various activity sectors, namely agriculture, food, machinery, equipment, technology, construction, metalwork, motors and vehicles.

Filda is a multi-sector business fair which since 1983 has gathered national and foreign entrepreneurs to exhibit products and services and make business contacts.

The fair is organised by the Feira International de Luanda (FIL) company. The venue is a 3.4 hectare site with an exhibition area comprising five pavilions with areas of between 1,000 and 5,000 square meters.

The president of the Angolan Industrial Association (AIA), José Severino, said on Monday that the Filda facilities, built during the colonial period, need to be expanded to meet the current needs of Luanda.

Severino told Angolan news agency Angop that Luanda needs an exhibition space that corresponds to its requirements, given that 42 years have passed since it was created and both Luanda province and Angola have grown a great deal in the meantime. (macauhub)