Angola’s Expo Huíla 2014 set to open with companies from 4 foreign countries

7 August 2014

The Huíla Agro-Livestock, Commercial and Industrial Association (AAPCIL) has increased the number of stands in the exhibition hall of southern Angola’s biggest trade gathering, Expo Huíla, which this year officially opens on 20 August, the business association’s secretary-general said.

Elísio da Costa Lobo told Angop news agency that 16 more stands had been set up at the fair to meet the number of applications received by the association.

The available space is small, Lobo acknowledged, adding that organisers had set up several tents near the main pavilion, not just for entrepreneurs but also for social institutions, as the fair has a social as well as economic focus.

The participation of national exhibitors from Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces is confirmed, along with international ones from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Italy and Portugal, he said.

Expo Huíla has been held since 1991 and takes place during festivities in honour of Our Lady of the Mount, patron saint of the city of Lubango. It is organised by the AAPCIL, a business association counting more than 800 members. (macauhub/AO)