26, 27 and 28 April – 7th Walking Festival Ameixial
WFA – Walking Festival Ameixia was the first event of the genre to be held in the Algarve and, possibly, the first in Portugal. The first edition occurred in 2013 and since then it has come to be repeated annually. WFA has a program that includes walks for all audiences, workshops, lectures, relaxation moments, public art actions and musical animation.
21st till 25th of May – 9th Algarve Design Meeting
The University of Algarve-ESEC, has partnered with the Municipal Chamber of Lighthouse and the National Association of Designers, organized annually and since 2011 the Algarve Design Meeting, disseminating Portuguese and international design, enhancing the link between designers, companies, academia, industry and society.
May – Saberes de Ria Formosa
This event has the main aim of instructing local sports agents with a set of information about the environment where they carry out their daily activities. Read more in our blog and in Postal newspaper 2018.
22, 23 and 24 February – Bienal Turismo Natureza Algarve 2019 – Aljezur
Promote the development of nature tourism in the Algarve, contributing to the social, economic and environmental development of the communities, through the preservation of identity, knowledge development and competencies and adhering to the international standards of sustainable tourism.
20th of September – 12th of December – TourismUP
Acceleration program promoted by the Creative Territories and Tourism of Portugal designed to support entrepreneurship projects linked to tourism and the promotion of endogenous products.
Presentation: 20 of September in Tavira (Followbirds selected)
1 Bootcamp: 19, 21, 23 of November in Portimão
2 Bootcamp : 11 of December in Loures
Final pitch: 12 of December in Loures
26th of September – 31st of October – TOURISM EXPLORERS
We participated in the largest National program of Startups in the Tourism area in Portugal.
Together with the Pleasant Tours we were the winners of the Algarve region!
4-7th of October – Birdwatching festival Sagres
The 9th birdwatching festival in Sagres, organized by SPEA, guaranteed yet another successful edition for birdwatching community and nature enthusiasts.
According to the planned program visitors were able to attend several guided tours with Guillaume Réthoré (A Rocha Life) and Thijs Valkenburg (RIAS), and use our Followbirds app during the observation to consult birds and mark all observations.
2nd of October – NET ME UP
Followbirds participated at Net Me Up event – a pitching & networking initiative promoted by Turismo de Portugal and the Territórios Criativos, in partnership with AlgarExperience and GEN Portugal. The one-day event was held on a boat tour around Marina de Albufeira while invited startups were pitching to national investors and partners. See the video!
28th – 30th of September – ObservaNatura
The 10th edition of ObservaNatura was hosted at Herdade da Mourisca. The event was highlighting the ornithological tourism and the creation of nature tourism destinations network that values and differentiates the Protected Areas of the continent.
28th – 30th of June – Festival MED & POP-UP Store of Loulé Design Lab
As part of the Loulé Design Lab community, we participated at the MED Fest music event with our merchandising series of our brand products in a Pop-up shop. The shop schedule was then extended till the end of July.
25th – 27th of May – ObservArribas 2018
The 2nd edition of Festival ObservArribas was hold in the installations of Pavilhão Multiusos. in Miranda do Douro, where we participated with a promotional stand.
22nd – 26th of May – Algarve Design Meeting
We presented our project together with other residents of Loulé Design Lab in the the 8th edition of Algarve Design Meeting at Fabrica de cerveija in Faro.
10th – 13th of May – Sustent’Algarve Festival
A 4-day festival about sustainable Algarve was hold at Manuel Bívar in Faro, where we participated with a stand.
10th of May – Saberes da Ria Formosa
A very interesting initiative formation about the Ria Formosa was happening at Centro Náutico, Faro beach, where we were presenting the Followbirds platform.
27th – 29th of April – Walking Festival Ameixial
Our first beta testing was happening at Walking Festival Ameixial.