Director for Export Promotion at the dti, Dr Julius Nyalunga, said the fair had strengthened future business partnerships.
The dti had taken a delegation of 28 local companies to showcase their products and services at the weeklong FACIM, which concluded on Sunday.
“Our aim for showcasing at FACIM was to confirm that the sectors we had identified were the ideal sectors and to determine that the companies we had taken on board were the ideal companies.
“One other most important thing is that we have taken an approach whereby we would also want to see that the companies that we bring along are companies that can be able to sustain the volumes of opportunities that exist in this market. Based upon the reception that our companies had received during the fair I can confirm that we have achieved both,” said Nyalunga.
He further added that South Africa was recognised as the only African country to have participated in the development and sustainability of FACIM as a trade show out of three countries in the world during the course of the fair.