The Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe to lead a business delegation to International Exhibition in Luanda, Angola
13 Jul 2012
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe, will lead a delegation comprising of representatives of South African businesses to the Feira Internacional de Angola (FILDA) exhibition scheduled to take place from 17 - 22 July 2012 in Luanda, Angola.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has organised a National Pavilion at FILDA and is financially assisting twenty nine companies to participate. These companies include small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s), emerging exporters, women-owned enterprises and large companies. They will showcase their products at the exhibition with the aim of increasing exports of South African manufactured products to Angola.
“The exhibition will expose South African companies to trade and investment opportunities available in Angola and other countries participating in the exhibition. It will also be a good platform to promote South African manufactured products in the Angolan market,” said Thabethe.
She also said the department strives to facilitate economic development through promoting outward investment, intra-Africa trade, regional industrialisation and infrastructure development within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and the rest of Africa.
Deputy Minister Thabethe will also hold bilateral meetings with her counterparts from the Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Mines and Industry, and Ministry of Geology.
FILDA is a multi-sectoral fair attended by exhibitors from different sectors including oil, banking, services, trade, communications, automobile, machines and equipment, and agricultural and farming products, amongst others.
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Issued by: Department of Trade and Industry
13 Jul 2012
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