According to a note from the Ministry of Economy and Planning, the opening ceremony of the event will take place at 8:30 am and will be chaired by the Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior.
The authority also mentions that on the same day, at noon, the 'Angola Start-up Summit 2022' will be opened, the first summit of Angolan start-ups, taking place inside the exhibition pavilion during the fair and which translates into a chance for young entrepreneurs who play a significant role in diversifying the economy.
According to Angop, among the novelties at the fair – budgeted at 275 million kwanzas and which will feature the technological domain, exhibitions, among others – is also the presentation of the Feito em Angola seal, which underwent a reformulation process to be become more noticeable and give more appreciation to the offer of goods and services.
Initially scheduled to take place between 12 and 16 July, FILDA was postponed due to the period of national mourning enacted following the death of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, last Friday, 8 July. Thus, this year's edition of the event has been rescheduled and will take place from the 16th to the 20th of July, in the Special Economic Zone in Luanda.
Last year's edition, which ran from 30 November to 3 December, had the participation of 750 exhibitors from 18 countries, of which at least 300 exhibitors were national, and received 18,000 visitors.