Luanda, Angola — MININGREVIEW.COM — 20 February 2012 – The International Mining Fair of Angola (FIMA 2012) will be held in the Angolan capital this coming August, and the intention is that it will focus on a wide range of topics linked to investment and mining transactions in the country.

Luanda International Fair (FIL) director Matos Cardoso specified that those topics would be of particular interest for foreign companies, reports Angolan news agency Angop. He added that FIL’s presence at this month’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town had been to promote FIMA, given the attendance by representatives from more than 1,200 companies.

The event attracted the participation of more than 6,500 professionals from nearly a hundred countries on six continents and 1,200 companies linked to various branches of the mining sector. Its aim was to attract investment to augment the growth of African mining companies.

The conference was paralleled by the Mining Fair exhibiting the potential of the attending supply companies seeking new business in the mining sector.

Angola was represented by a delegation headed by minister for geology, mines and industry, Joaquim David, and included officials from Angola’s Empresa Nacional de Diamantes (Endiama).

Mining Indaba is an annual event that has taken place for the last 18 years and is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of professionals, government authorities and financial representatives involved in the sector.