The 50th Maputo International Fair (Facim) will be held from this coming 25 to 31 August, with the participation of 25 countries and territories confirmed to date, the head of the IPEX export promotion institute announced on Thursday in Maputo.
Besides Brazil, Egypt, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Macau, Malawi, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Zambia and Zimbabwe, several countries are taking part for the first time or after an interruption, namely the Comoro Islands and Finland, Iceland and Norway.
IPEX chairman João Macaringue said the site in Marracuene was completely full 20 days before the fair and that two countries were on the waiting list – Botswana and Pakistan. About 1,450 Mozambican and 650 foreign companies are registered so far, not counting those brought in by provincial trade and industry authorities.
This year’s Maputo International Fair has an exhibition area of 47,000 square metres, versus 43,000 square metres in 2013, of which 27,600 square meters are covered space.
The theme topic of the 50th Facim is “50 years exhibiting the economic potential of Mozambique.” (macauhub/MZ)