BLiP Expo Community Area
The expansion of the term ‘Better Living’ to include ‘Making Life Better’ has been one of the features of BLiP since 2019. Whilst BLiP is still, and will remain, a business expo, serving the needs of commerce by bringing businesses and potential customers from across the region together all under one roof, it is a very simple, and we believe logical step to expand on what it means to have a better life. The idea that we can make our own life better by services that can be discovered at the event, whilst also discovering the excellent work that is being done in the community and perhaps even helping to support their work, is fundamental now to the ethos of BLiP Expo.
In 2022 we increased the space available for charity organisations, by creating an area for them to showcase the excellent work that they do for those in need. This year we have made another change and instead of the community area being a stand-alone space, the charities are now grouped in Community Islands and located throughout the Arena. It seems more fitting for us to have those people who do so much for the community, to be included within the BLiP community and not set off to one side.
Including these excellent organisations who do so much for others, not only enables us to show our appreciation of their work and the efforts that they make, it also gives them an opportunity to show visitors what they do and who they support. They might hope for donations to their efforts, but equally important is the opportunity for others to perhaps be inspired to offer their support.
We are asked quite often in the afpop office if we know of any organisation that does this or that in the community and BLiP Expo is an opportunity for people to find out more, with no obligation. It seemed logical for us to take the idea that we created in the Community Area of the afpop website and make it a physical thing, bringing faces and names to the words on the page.
Come along to BLiP Expo in Portimão Arena on the 14th and 15th of October and speak to these organisations. Even just finding out what they do and hearing their stories is rewarding, whether you give donations or not and whether you feel inspired to work with them or not, it’s important to us that people know of their work. We think you’ll find it uplifting.
Check The Portugal News next week for more information on the business side of who will be at BLiP Expo 2023 and the offers available to visitors.
See you at BLiP Expo 2023!