23rd edition of Cabo Verde International Fair starts in Mindelo

13 November 2019

The 23rd edition of the Cabo Verde International Fair (FIC) is due to be inaugurated on Wednesday in the city of Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente, by Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva, and will take place over four days under the slogan “Cabo Verde, an economy in the Mid Atlantic.”

FIC Chairman Gil Costa said this edition of the event will take place in a year when the African continent takes on the “challenge of strengthening” international trade through the creation of the African Free Trade Zone, according to the Inforpress news agency.

Cabo Verde, Costa said, as a full member country of the organisation, and “strategically located” at the crossroads of the African, European and American continents, wants to take on the “goal of further fostering” this market through promoting products, services and business opportunities, with investment incentives.

Costa said the 23rd edition of FIC will bring together the main partners, entrepreneurs, exporters, importers, resellers, distributors and service providers from and to this market and their partners, to promote business, enable knowledge transfer and business partnerships.

This year the professional visitors come from over ten countries in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, but most of the exhibitors are from Cabo Verde (69%), followed by Portugal (29%), and Brazil (2%). (Macauhub)