The event takes place at Portimão Arena
The two-year hiatus has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of businesses to return to the BLiP EXPO (Better Living in Portugal Exhibition) taking place this weekend (October 8-9) at the Portimão Arena.
With nearly 100 exhibitors occupying over 135 stands, there is something to interest the thousands of residents and property owners for whom this major event is staged.
BLiP EXPO will be open from 10am–6pm on Saturday and 10am–4pm on Sunday. Entry is free and parking is plentiful.
afpop, organisers of BLiP since 2001, say that this lifestyle event is for everyone and not just their 9,300+ members. If you have interests in Portugal, whatever your nationality, then BLiP has been created with the aim of making your life better.
BLiP is unique. No other exhibition brings together the exhibitor and visitor in a face-to-face situation, without distraction, under one roof, in an informal yet professional ambience.
There are many regular exhibitors, and a very healthy number of businesses are appearing for the first-time. Many will have special offers over the weekend – don’t hesitate to ask.
You can find out more about the exhibitors on bliportugal.com to help you plan your visit but browsing and taking your own time at the event could be even more enjoyable. You may find some surprises round the corner!
Today’s pressures of currency exchange, energy prices, financial concerns and health issues of all types will be addressed by experts on hand over the weekend. Financial management, investment, personal and corporate taxation, insurance and funeral planning professionals will all be available to offer advice.
Health and social care needs in the home are not missed out and for those wanting to keep fit, pursue leisure activities, or explore the Algarve, help is at hand. For French, Dutch, American and British visitors, there are stands manned by personnel with your specific interests at heart. And you can even arrange car rental for your visitors.
There is property advice available from real estate professionals, whether for property sale, purchase or management. Construction and building renovation needs, small or large, are catered for as are your water treatment needs, outside painting solutions and internet/TV requirements.
Home and garden experts await you, including providers of doors and windows, new kitchens, indoor and outdoor furniture, pre-loved furniture for every room in the house, garden shading, pergolas, tree care, plants and garden centre supplies through to major landscaping projects. There is even a selection of unique products for you and your home, made from 100% natural linen and cork plus a supplier of bedding, towels and soft furnishings.
Authors and artists are there to meet you and chat about their works. There is a local craft beer brewer, plus wines, tasty chocolate treats, spicy piri-piri condiments, flower services for home or office, and greetings cards, Christmas cards and 2023 calendars ready for you to take home. You can even have fun learning Portuguese!
See you there and please do not forget the Community Service Providers.
All together we are making life better!
The afpop team