The excellent response from businesses exhibiting at BLiP EXPO last year, after the 2-year pandemic hiatus, fully justified the time and effort put in by afpop to keep the event front of mind during that time and in continuing to organise this popular event.

BLiP 2023 will once again enable businesses to promote their products and services to Residents and Property Owners in a face-to-face situation at the Portimão Arena over the weekend of 14-15 October. With nearly 120 exhibitors, there will be something to interest the thousands of visitors for whom this major event is staged.

BLiP EXPO will be open from 10am – 6pm on Saturday 14th and 10am – 4pm on Sunday 15th. Entry is FREE and parking is FREE and plentiful.

afpop, organisers of BLiP since 2001, say that this Lifestyle event is for everyone and not just their 10,000 Members. If you have interests in Portugal, whatever your nationality, then BLiP has been created with the aim of Making your Life Better. No other exhibition brings together the exhibitor and visitor in a face-to-face situation, without distraction and without obligation, under one roof, in an informal yet professional ambience.

There will be regular exhibitors joined by businesses 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 the website to help you plan your visit, then browse and take your time at the event

Today’s pressures on household budgets, currency exchange, energy prices, financial concerns and health issues of all types, will be addressed by experts on hand over the weekend. Health, Household and Motor insurance, Financial Management, Investment, Personal and Corporate Taxation, and Funeral Planning - professionals will all be available to offer advice on all these issues.

Health (for you and your pets) and social care needs in the home, keeping fit, leisure activities or exploring the Algarve – it’s all at BLiP. For French, Dutch and British visitors, there will be stands staffed by personnel with your specific interests at heart.

Property advice from real estate professionals, whether for property sale, purchase or management is on hand. 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 new kitchens, indoor and outdoor furniture, 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 will be wines, tasty chocolate treats, spicy piri-piri condiments and greetings cards, Christmas cards and 2024 calendars ready for you to take home. You can even have fun learning Portuguese!

See you at BLiP EXPO 2023!