More than 120 foreign companies take part in the 2018 Luanda International Fair

5 July 2018

More than 120 companies out of 350 registered to attend the 34th edition of the Luanda International Fair (Filda/2018) are foreign exhibitors, the national director for Economy, Competitiveness and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy and Planning announced on Wednesday in Luanda.

The exhibitors represent companies in the sectors of civil construction, light and heavy industry, telecommunications, electronics, food processing, services, transportation, agriculture, mining, financial services, banking, insurance, catering, healthcare, real estate and others.

Marcelino Pinto also told the Angop news agency that the event taking place in the Luanda/Bengo Special Economic Zone, from 10 to 14 July, has already confirmed the presence of 14 countries notably Portugal, which has the most companies attending, followed by South Africa, Turkey, Russia and Ghana.

The highlight of Filda/2018, which has a budget of 477 million kwanzas (US$1.9 million), will be Angola Day, on 12 July, which will offer a seminar on the new Private Investment Law, the 2018-2022 National Development Plan, as well as the Programme to Support Production, Diversification of Exports and Replacement of Imports (Prodesi).

During the seminar, lectures will be held on public-private partnerships and the promotion of the Capanda Agro-Industrial Hub as one of the instruments to support economic activity, where there is easy access to basic infrastructure. (macauhub)