Algarve businesses are “stars” of new Portimão conference

Students from Portimão’s Hotel and Tourism School will be holding a conference on December 18 designed to promote the Algarve’s most original and successful small businesses and inspire aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their lead.

Among companies taking part is Saboreal, the Parchal-based fish canning company (see).

Cerveja Artesanal Moura – run by a Tavira couple that has created a successful craft beer using carob as its main ingredient – will be another (‘see).

“Our goal is to promote innovative and traditional products of the Algarve, support local economic activities, gather and pass on new ways of thinking and new ideas while also creating new business opportunities,” the students explain in a press release.

The event will begin at 6pm at Portimão’s Lota (former fish market) with a conference on how these small businesses were launched and how they have been able to stay successful.

It will be followed by a number of showcooking and bar demonstrations carried out by the school’s Hotel Management course students.

There will also be a Christmas hamper draw, with proceeds going towards Portimão’s Centro Paroquial do Amparo support centre.

The event, for which the Resident is media partner, will come to a close with a performance by the jazz band of the Bemposta school group at 9pm.