Angola is next business destination for Portugal’s PaperGift fair

10 March 2014

The Professional Salon of Stationery, Office, School Materials, Toys, Gifts and Party Items (PaperGift), the only fair for the sector in the Iberian Peninsula will take part in Educa Angola organisers said.

During the event, held from 13 to 16 March in Lisbon, an Educa Angola informal event will be held officially to launch Educa Angola 2014, which will be held in November at the Luanda International Fair (Filda) venue.

Organised by the Angolan education Ministry this year’s event will, for the first time, have a Portugal pavilion. The Educa Angola event at PaperGift is intended to exchange information about the current and future needs of Angola as well as the potential of Portuguese companies to provide the best solutions.

According to Portuguese news agency Lusa the meeting will be attended by the cultural attaché to the Angolan Embassy, representatives of Angolan public bodies, Portuguese-Angolan companies that have been successful in the market and representatives of the main national industries in the sector such as the Soporcel/Portucel, Firmo and Leya groups.

Miguel Comporta, director of PaperGift 2014, said that “in this climate of a return to confidence in the sector, the salon has confirmed participation of the main national buyers and guests from Portuguese-speaking African countries, and a significant increase in deals is expected.” (macauhub)