BLiP 2019 was the biggest BLiP we’ve had in the 6 years since we began organising the event in house at afpop. We had more exhibitors (103) and more stands (130) than any previous year and comments from the exhibitors and visitors alike were overwhelmingly positive about BLiP and its growth. Of course there are always some things that may not go to plan or that we need to look at for the future, but without doubt this was our most successful BLiP Expo in recent years. We also broadened the phrase ‘Better Living’ a little, to try to look at what it actually means to have a better life. We included more of the arts and also a community stand, both of which were even better received than we dared hope they might be.

This year will be the 20th edition of BLiP Expo and the growth over the last 6 years, coupled with the excellent feedback and success for last year’s event, gives me and the BLiP team the greatest of confidence that we can make BLiP 2020 even better. The dates will be: 10 and 11 of October 2020.

I would like to thank our partners for BLiP, MEDAL Insurance, The Algarve Tourism Agency, Portimão Câmara and the Resident as our Media partner for their excellent and invaluable support for our flagship event. They are also a part of the reason for our successful Expo.  

Video production:Luc Buelens

BLiP Expo is the all-inclusive exhibition where a wide range of businesses showcase their products and services to residents in Portugal, with health care, financial services, insurance, consular services, energy solutions, gardens and outdoor living, leisure, removals, fashion, pest control, windows, doors, security, blinds, artisans, travel, technology, funeral services, property, food and wines, greetings cards and much more - all under one roof. 

FREE parking and FREE entry

Lots of space for Browsing

Lots of prize opportunities

Support and Information from the Algarve Tourism Board

Relaxation areas

Wheelchair assistance available

Affordable catering options

Unfortunately there will be no dogs allowed in the Portimão Arena


OPENING HOURS: Saturday 10h00 - 17h00, Sunday 10h00 - 16h00


The Better Living in Portugal Exhibition is organised by:




The Better Living in Portugal Exhibition is sponsored/supported by:

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