The Luanda International Fair (Filda) on Sunday closed its 33rd edition, which ran from 26-30 July, and welcomed more than 25,000 visitors and showcased products from 225 Angolan and foreign companies.
The president of the organising company Eventos Arena, Bruno Albernaz, said that the balance of Filda 2017 is positive, taking into account the business deals that were signed and the number of participants and visitors at this edition of the fair.
The most successful company at this year’s fair was state-run oil company Sonangol, which won the prize in the category of best participation in the oil sector and the Gold Lion prize.
Filda 2017, which was held under the motto “Diversifying the economy and boosting national production, aiming at a self-sufficient and exporting Angola,” was attended by more than ten invited countries.
The 32nd edition of Filda, in 2015, was held at the Luanda International Fair (FIL), with the participation of 40 countries, 930 companies, occupied an area of 50,000 square metres and had a turnover of US$11 million.
Filda is a multi-sector exhibition and business event that has been held annually since 1983 with an interruption in 2016 due to the economic and financial crisis, national and brings together entrepreneurs from Africa, America, Europe and Asia to showcase their products and services.
Tiago Pereira, international markets manager of the Association of Portuguese Companies (AEP), told Angolan news agency Angop that contacts between Angolan and Portuguese businesspeople had been interesting and made the delegation optimistic.
The manager said productive meetings were held with professionals from different areas, and that he believed results will be seen in the short, medium and long term.
Portugal, which had the largest foreign participation in this event, with 20 companies, received the award for Best International Representation. (macauhub)