The Company of Biologists

I wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU VERY MUCH to you, Ana Sofia and Filipa for everything that you all did to make sure that our meeting was such a massive success! From the initial enquiry stage, Ana Sofia was amazing and very patient, then the site visit with you and Filipa was fabulous (and also great fun), then the second site visit with Ana Sofia was great meeting the AV crew. All of the hard work that you put in between the site inspections and the actual start of the meeting was faultless and very professional. I was thrilled to see you the day before the meeting started. You definitely went above and beyond even helping us with packing the delegate packs, I really was very grateful for that. You very quickly became part of the team! The service that you all provided really was first rate and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you all to anyone.

I must also mention the AV crew were all superb, I have worked with a lot of AV crews over the years and they were definitely the most professional and most fun to work with! As you know the AV can make or break a meeting and they truly were fabulous. They were so helpful to all of the presenters and ensured that all ran very smoothly and to time!

We were very impressed with the venue, the staff, food, service and standard of bedrooms were all first rate. The staff were accommodating and did everything they could to make sure that all of the attendees enjoyed their stay.

I really loved working with all of you and was very impressed with your service from the first interaction to the very last one. I felt quite sad when I said goodbye to the team on the final day!! It was such a comfort to know that you were on the end of the telephone if I needed you at all for anything, thank you so very much for that. Working in a country when I don’t speak the language is always harder and you really did provide a great ‘safety blanket’. I knew that you would have my back if anything went wrong and that you would be there to help. Marta, you truly are incredible and I’ve had such fun working with, thank you!

I very much hope that we get to work together again in the future.


– The Company of Biologists Representative 


“A great thank you to the Portugal Team for their very engaged and constructive preparation prior to, and the comprehensive support in all things during and after, our event.

My special thanks is again for Marta and Deborah and her uncomplicated and spontaneous/voluntary personal engagement especially after the meeting in helping my team and me to switch to  our next task.”

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“Thank you very much for all your great work and cooperation. I really appreciate your feeling for the event management and personal involvement. It’s a real pleasure to cooperate with you and it’s really true – whenever I have a course in Budapest, I can relax as I know its going to be smooth.” Ernst and Young


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 Without hesitation, I highly recommend working with 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.

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