The 19th edition of the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) International Fair (FIC) runs from 18 to 22 November on the island of São Vicente under the theme, “Cabo Verde, the business platform with the world,” said the chairman of the event.
José Martins, cited by local media, said that the choice of theme was based on the intention of businesspeople and the government to increase international sales of goods and services and the participation of Chambers of Commerce in management of the fair.
Alongside the International Business Centre (CIN), recently updated to adapt it to more coherent and modern practices to encourage internationalisation of the economy, FIC’s intervention strategy is supported by initiatives that encourage and guide foreign direct investment to the areas of greatest national economic interest.
Martins also said the fair promoted activities that drive exports of goods and services, which also make the business sector more robust, with a significant presence of medium-sized companies, able to be part of international business chains.
This is why, in its 2015 edition, FIC intends to position itself as one of the main facilitators of a tax, logistics and services platform for strategic economic projects, such as supplying ships, transshipment of cargo, shipbuilding and repair, tourism and water sports, among others. (macauhub/CV)