“When beginning a search for an appropriate venue for SharkFest’17 Europe, the 2nd annual Wireshark® developer and user educational conference, we were fortunate enough to find venuesportugal.com as an in-country partner in Portugal to help refine our list of choices. Though still considering various country locations in Europe on our arrival in Lisbon for site visits in late 2016, the skillful handling demonstrated by the staff and management of venuesportugal.com ultimately made the decision an easy one.
After only brief introductions by email before arriving, we met with the warm and professional Ana Margarida, one of many delightful Project Managers working for the organization, and were then transported to potential sites by a driver hired for us for a full day of visits. Ana, or her designated substitute, met us at each property, where we were introduced to venue contacts and given expert advice on each item on our extensive list of conference requirements.
Once the conference venue was chosen and planning begun in earnest, Filipa Farto, another stellar venuesportugal.com Project Coordinator, assisted with in-country acquisition of various conference items including t-shirts, Portuguese-English dictionaries, signage, and even customs issues with shipments!
Without hesitation, I highly recommend working with venuesportugal.com if you are bringing a conference of any size to Portugal and need a responsive, professional, affordable, and caring in-country partner to ensure the success of your event. SharkFest, quite literally, would not have been the high caliber experience for our attendees without their assistance.”
– Janice Spampinato, Sharkfest Conference Manager