The events are planned primarily to attract visitors to the Algarve who may be considering either moving here or buying a home with a view to living here, along with local foreign residents who may wish to learn more about various aspects of living in the region.
Expert speakers will be on hand at this first event, such as Gavin Scott, senior partner of Blevins Franks in Portugal, who will be talking about tax issues affecting expats living here with a focus on the NHR (non-habitual residence scheme).
From the Sovereign Group, head of business development for Portugal, Shelley Wren will be talking about residency for Brits and other non-EU nationals, providing expert advice on options such as the D7 and the Golden Visa.
The event will also include a presentation from prominent Algarve lawyer Prof. Dr. Pedro Rosado of Rosado Advogados who will talk about the legal aspects surrounding property ownership, and from Michael Reeve, CEO of AFPOP, the association of foreign property owners in Portugal.
The seminar will be hosted and moderated by Open Media’s CEO Bruce Hawker who himself has lived in the Algarve for over 40 years.
There will be two identical seminar sessions held at 11am and 3pm with plenty of time before and after each session for guests to meet the speakers and members of their teams.
This first event will be followed by more Living in the Algarve seminars to be held at different venues soon to be announced along the Algarve, with five events planned per year.
“This is a project that has been on the back-burner for us during the Covid pandemic,” said Bruce Hawker. “We had all five venues booked for our 2020 events and had to cancel everything at the last minute when Covid hit. But we are thrilled to finally be ready to stage our first event and, together with our event partners, we look forward to helping many foreign nationals learn more about living here.”
Admittance is free of charge, but visitors need to register and book seminar seats by visiting www.livinginthealgarve.pt