Luanda 2018 International Fair already has 350 registered exhibitors from 13 countries

The Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone will host more than 350 exhibitors from 13 countries from 10 to 14 July at the 34th edition of the Luanda International Fair (Filda), under the motto “Diversify the economy, developing the private sector,” said the Arena group, which is organising the event.

According to the organisers, this year’s edition will include exhibitors from Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Uruguay, Brazil and the United States, as well as host country Angola.

The 2018 edition will be held in an area of 28,000 square metres of the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone (ZEELB), which according to the Angolan government represents an economic model, intended to create industrial groupings, and is presented as a catalyst for economic growth.

Located 30 kilometres from the centre of Luanda, the ZEELB, a project currently managed by the Angolan State, through oil company Sonangol, involved a public investment of almost US$80 million to install 73 factories and comprises seven industrial reserves, six agricultural reserves and eight mining reserves, in a total area of 8,300 hectares between the municipalities of Viana, Cacuaco, Icolo and Bengo (Luanda), Dande and Ambriz (Bengo). (macauhub)