ALGIERS- The 47th International Fair of Algiers will open Wednesday the Algiers Exhibition Centre with the participation of more than 1,000 national and foreign companies from about forty countries.
According to the National Company of Fairs and Exports (SAFEX), the event's organizer, "Algiers International Fair, which will be held this year under the slogan "Strong and serene Algeria,' aims at encouraging economic exchanges between local and foreign exhibitors and promoting investment opportunities in Algeria."
Nearly 600 foreign companies representing 37 countries will participate in this fair, which is one of the major trade events in the African continent.
Algiers Exhibition Centre will host from May 28 to June 2 companies from 8 Arab countries, 8 from Europe, 5 from Asia, 3 from the Americas and 2 from Africa.
Besides the United States, the guest of honour of this year's edition, Argentine, Cuba, Venezuela, Turkey, Germany, France, Portugal, the united Kingdom, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Senegal, Cameroon, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Kuwait, Jordan and Sudan will be present with the aim to discover the Algerian market and its huge potential and meet partners.
Some fifty foreign companies from Spain, Italy, India, Iran, South Africa, Belgium, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Mali will participate individually in this edition.
The United States, will participate with 80 exhibitors operating in the pharmaceutical industry, transport, technology and agriculture.
A total of 453 Algerian companies operating in the food industry, services, energy, petrochemical industry, electronics, textile, mechanical engineering, iron and steel industry, building, public works and hydraulics, furniture also confirmed their participation.
The mornings will be exclusively reserved to businessmen, the organizers said, adding that conferences, trade meetings and cultural events will be organized on the sidelines of the trade show, which will culminate in the signing of several agreements between Algerian and foreign companies.
A visit of the ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)' member states, which regularly participate in the trade event since the first editions, is scheduled for Thursday on the sidelines of their ministerial meeting in Algiers (26-29 May).