According to a statement from the Ministry of Economy and Planning, to which VerAngola had access, on Wednesday, the Minister of Economy and Planning, Mário Caetano João, visited the FILDA headquarters, aiming to verify the levels of organization for the launch of this year's edition of the fair.
During his visit, the official "made contact with the stands already registered, which are in total 425 direct and indirect participations from about 10 countries, with emphasis on Portugal, Germany, Spain, China and South Korea", it can be read in the note.
Making a positive assessment of what he saw, the head of the Economy and Planning portfolio emphasized that "the organization is at a good pace".
According to the statement, the minister also took the opportunity to indicate that the event will feature news: the event will have spaces organized in start-ups (Startup Summit 2 and FILDA Talks), for young people seeking funding for "their ideas and creations" that can dynamize the market, regarding the availability and distribution of national production".
Already quoted by Jornal de Angola, the minister said that they have "a lot of youth, with many good ideas" and that they would "like to hear these ideas, what they are doing and mobilize the banks to 'buy' these ideas, to make them grow and make them something more sustainable and ways to participate in the national production process".
He also mentioned that Made in Angola, which "went through a restructuring process to make it more attractive to companies and especially to give dignity to our products, whose number is increasing", will also be present at the event.
The event, which will have as its main theme "Disruptive technologies as a factor of development", has a wide space that can be used for other parallel events, such as monthly fairs after FILDA.