Get ready for BLiP Expo 2017!


BLiP EXPO (Better Living in Portugal Exhibition) is returning to Portimão Arena on October 7-8 for the 17th consecutive year. Organised by afpop, Portugal’s largest foreign residents association, and sponsored by Medal Insurance, the event gives businesses an excellent opportunity to present their products and services to the Algarve’s international community and allows residents and property owners of all nationalities to seek out a wide range of essentials to fulfil their needs in Portugal.

“Stands are selling fast but there are still spaces available,” afpop CEO Michael Reeve told us.

The Algarve Resident has been a media partner of this event since the very first year and will once again be present with a stand, alongside other publications in the Open Media Group.

Professionals will be giving up their weekends to provide advice and information, in a face-to-face situation, on insurances, healthcare, financial services, funeral services, property matters, home and garden, telecommunications, security, removals and overseas shopping, food and drink, travel and much more.

There will also be a selection of products to buy on the day in the exhibition’s BLiP Shopping area, including Christmas and greetings cards, and calendars.

Many of the exhibitors will have special offers for visitors and there will be opportunities to win great prizes. As in the past, there will be other surprises to delight all.

The covered Portimão Arena means that, come rain or shine, the weather does not interfere. A coffee lounge, separate bar and cafeteria plus a restaurant serving hot and cold buffet lunches all add to the relaxing no-rush ambience.

afpop will also have a stand with a full complement of staff on hand to welcome members old and new, answer questions, take subscription renewals and explain the benefits of membership to newcomers.

Entrance is free and parking is available and plentiful. |