Several events have been postponed or canceled due to the seven-day national mourning that Angola observes due to the death of former president José Eduardo dos Santos on Friday, among which FILDA.
However, only on Tuesday, the date initially scheduled for the start of the event, were details of the rescheduling officially announced, although there was speculation about the new dates (16th to 20th of July) from Sunday.
According to a note released on Tuesday by Eventos Arena, which co-organizes FILDA with the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), a guided pre-visit was planned, to advance "all the details" and make the fair known on Friday.
However, this Wednesday the organization informed, in a new note, that the pre-visit was canceled, as the national mourning period is still observed on July 15th.
According to the new information, and if there are no further changes, the opening ceremony of the 37th edition of the Luanda International Fair will take place on Saturday, with the arrival of the guests scheduled for 08:00 am local time and the opening at 09:00 am, with the minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior.
Portugal will be present at FILDA with 25 companies, of which 14 are part of a mission of the Business Association of Portugal (AEP), operating in different areas such as the food industry, construction, mining, engineering and information technologies, among others.
More than 600 exhibitors from 15 countries are expected: Angola (host country), Portugal, Germany, South Africa, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Poland, Turkey and United States of America.