The 36th edition of the Luanda International Fair (FILDA 2020) will be held on the scheduled date, with no plans for postponement or amendment of the promotion period of the exhibition, said the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eventos Arena Group, the company that organises the exhibition.
Angola’s largest exhibition is due to be held from 14 to 18 July at the premises of the Luanda Special Economic Zone – Bengo (ZEELB), with Bruno Albernaz confirming to Jornal de Angola that, before the proclamation of a state of emergency, meetings had been held to discuss the issue of FILDA 2020, and a decision was made not to alter the original date.
“The events that are scheduled for the second half of this year will all be carried out, but we are considering aspects of the evolution of the pandemic, as we plan to comply with the guidelines of the health authorities,” he said.
The process of registration for exhibitors has been running smoothly, although there were some fears in March, because of the progress of the disease on a global scale, said the chairman of Eventos Arena.
The organisation expects to receive, within an area of 28,000 square metres, more than 700 exporters, a similar number to the last edition, and Bruno Albernaz said that the traditional exhibitors, especially at the level of the countries, have already renewed their registration and everything points to having many participants in Angola’s largest fair.
Among the countries invited are Portugal, Germany, Indonesia, Turkey, France, India, China, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, India, Japan, Belarus, Uruguay, and Italy and the territory of Macau.
The previous edition of the Filda took place between 9 and 13 July 2019, with the participation of 21 countries, three more than in 2018. (macauhub)