BLiP Expo is back, “making life better”

BLiP Expo is back, “making life better”

The Better Living in Portugal Exhibition (BLiP EXPO) returns to the Portimão Arena over the weekend of October 8 and 9 as a live event, open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

The 22nd edition of BLiP, organised by Foreign Residents’ Association afpop, brings together essential businesses under one roof, allowing residents and property owners the chance to browse a wide selection of products and services that can “make life better”.

There will be nearly 100 exhibitors and you can see the full list on the BLiP website Entry is free and parking is also free and plentiful.

As always, many exhibitors will have special promotions and offers for visitors during the weekend. These include:

Chilli Boy – Buy the well-known and enjoyable “Chilli Boy Kitchen” cookery book and get the first amazing book from Viv Thomas “I’m No Chef But I Ban Cook” book for free.

Help Me to Hemp – CBD – 10% discount on all CBD and CBG oils bought directly from the stand.

Who is Hugo? – Hugo is a broker where you can buy all financial instruments. “Our clients have a Saxo Bank account. Open a trading account at BLiP Expo with Hugo Investing and receive a free online course” – learn to invest at

Alyson Sheldrake – The artist and author will have signed copies of her Algarve books and her latest bestselling book “Kat the Dog” for sale. She will also have a selection of brand-new acrylic paintings, all at a discounted price.

Kit & Caboodle – 10% off all Annie Sloan products bought or ordered during the BLiP weekend.

Madrugada – The association offers end-of-life palliative care and support to patients free of charge in the comfort of their own home. “Get involved and help us to help others! Because you care, we can!” Member and volunteer opportunities – find out more at BLiP.

Algarve Authors will be pleased to present their books. Peter Giacomini’s compelling autobiography (€20), Lena Strang’s books about everyday life in the Algarve (€10) and Peter Cain’s selection of colourful books for children at only €5. Something for everyone! 

BeClinique – During the event, visitors to the stand will receive Curaprox Oral Health Kits and a voucher for a dental consultation at the clinic.

Indigo Car Hire – “Let us arrange your next car hire, offering BLiP visitors up to 15% discount off our already competitive prices. We guarantee a stress-free car rental experience! Book now, Tel +44 113 2899281, [email protected] – quote BLiP”

There will be many more surprises in store! And don’t hesitate to come to say hello to the afpop stand!

afpop is very grateful for the support provided by the event sponsors Medal Seguros, the Regional Tourist Board (Região de Turismo do Algarve), media partners Open Media/Portugal Resident and Algarve Daily News, and the facilities provided by the Câmara Municipal de Portimão. We also thank Eventos Creativos for their assistance in organising the event.

The afpop team