Business deals at Luanda International Fair expected to have totalled US$31 million

24 July 2013

Business deals carried out at this year’s Luanda International Fair (Filda), which ended Sunday, are expected to have totalled US$31 million, exceeded the US$26 million figure registered in the 2012 edition of the fair, the event’s manager said.

Fair manager Francisco Coutinho told Angolan news agency Angop that that Filda 2013 had had over 1,000 participating companies, compared to 700 in 2012, representing 35 countries as well as the Macau Special Administrative Region.

Although it had fewer than last year, Portugal was once again the country with the biggest number of companies at the fair: 112, most of which (92) were housed in the Portugal |pavilion, which covers an area of 3,000 square metres.

“Compared to the last fair we are on the right track as we exceeded expectations,” noted Coutinho, adding that at its inauguration Filda received 10,000 visitors. (macauhub)