More than two-thirds of the 200 companies registered to take part in this year’s edition of the Luanda International Fair (Filda) are Angolan, the sales director of the Arena group, Manuel Novais, said on Friday in Luanda.
The director, telling Angolan news agency Angop about preparations for the event, which runs from 26 to 30 July in Luanda Bay, said that foreign companies include 20 from Portugal and 10 from Brazil.
Foreign exhibitors are due to start arriving in Angola on Tuesday, with the Portuguese representation at this edition organised by the Portuguese Business Association and the Portuguese Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP), while the Brazilian contingent is coordinated by the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion (Apex Brasil).
The 33rd Filda will be held in an area of 16,000 square metres, and will be organised by the Ministry of Economy.
The previous edition was held in 2015 at Expo-Angola’s facilities in the municipality of Cazenga, and the 2016 edition was initially postponed and later cancelled due to the economic and financial crisis and the costs to companies of taking part in the fair. (macauhub)