Most of the twenty South African businesspeople, who are currently showcasing their products at the Filda International Trade Exhibition in Luanda, Angola expressed satisfaction with the first two days of the 37th edition of the annual exhibition. The fair started on Saturday, 16 July 2022 and will end on 20 July 2022.
The dtic Bongani Lukhele said that the eye-catching and prominently-located South African National Pavillion set up by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) attracted significant attention from the buyers, importers, distributors, exhibitors and other businesspeople, who were impressed by the products displayed by the South African companies.
He added that the Marketing Director of Stellenbosch-based wine-producing company, La RicMal Wines, Mr Malcom Green,spoke about an order of about 10 000 bottles of wine that he had already signed and sealed. Mr Malcom Green said that after the postponement of the exhibition to begin at the weekend, he used the opportunity to have successful meetings with distributors.
The Managing Director of Johannesburg-based industrial chemicals company, Blot Engineering, Mr Thapelo Monaphati and the Managing Director of the Rustenburg-based mining company, Prelec Mining Supplies, Mr Rueben Matlapeng were also impressed with the first two days of the trade fair, and expressed delight at the interest that their companies attracted from representatives of chemicals companies and Electrical cables inquiries from Angola and other countries.
According to the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ms Nomalungelo Gina, South Africa’s participation in Filda will contribute in increasing trade and investment, and strengthening bilateral economic relations between South Africa and Angola. She added that the participation of the SA companies will contribute to the dtic’s mandate of increasing the value of the country’s exports through export sales which the companies are expected to make by securing deals in Angola.