“Dear Marilena,

Following our wonderful cooperation with our February project, I would like to thank you in person and the Fidel & Fortis team for the wonderful cooperation.I have to confess, it is the second time in my work life to encounter people who make “my project theirs”.  Using the ‘next generation entrepreneurs” terminology, I would call it, passion to understand our mindset and purpose. You embraced our mission with a strong strategic mind, not just tactics, which contributed to lead us through the project and some of its intense and delicate moments in a spirit of pro-activeness and elegant maneuvering. What is more, all this was topped with a sense of being open to share from your knowledge and experience.

My sincere thanks and appreciation”

Dr.Alexandra Efthimiadou, CEO Synolic®Development Systems

“The conference provided an excellent opportunity to interact with many of the leading business continuity practitioners in Greece. The venue was superb and the day was extremely well organised. All in all an excellent conference that had both practical and academic value”

Prof. Denis Fischbacher -Smith, Research Prof. of Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow

“After establishing Fidel and Fortis Mrs. Fatsea recognised that there was a need to provide thought leadership to the Greek Business Continuity practitioners. This was achieved in part by the development and delivery of the first ever BC conference in Athens which had a wide range of industry experts from across all aspects of Continuity, Technical Recovery, Resilience and Crisis Management.

The conference addressed all aspects and Mrs. Fatsea’s involvement was critical in identifying the key areas and establishing who the most appropriate speakers were to deliver the
conference. I was involved and could bring into play the local market experience I had obtained working with Mrs Fatsea at both COSMOTE and OTE.

By being able to demonstrate that Crisis Management and Resilience were not only relevant to the Greek companies attending but also that top companies had been successful in obtaining certification to the top standards this helped kick start the BC process within Greece.

Mrs Fatsea was instrumental in the identification of not only the need for the conference but also identified speakers, organised the event and helped deliver an excellent conference.”

Ian Thomson, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Resilience Consulting Ltd.

“This conference today is being great. It’s being a meeting of minds, academics, professionals, consultants who have been looking at best practice, and people talking a lot about culture. I think it’s really interesting”

John Ludlow, ex SVP and Global Head of Risk Management at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Executive Director Leading In Risk Limited, Deputy Chairman Airmic, Director, Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Certified Fellow of the IRM, Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University

”I think a symposium like this is excellent. It offers two things: first of all it is an educational programme, but it is also an excellent networking opportunity”

Vicki Gavin MBCI, Vicki Gavin MBCI, Compliance Director, Head of Business Continuity & Information Security, The Economist Group

“It was indeed a very enjoyable conference for me (and I hope everyone), thanks- in very large measure- to your exceptionally charming and much appreciated hospitality that continued throughout all of the week. Very well done”.

Peter Power, FBCI, ΜD Visor Consultants (UK) Limited, Chairman of the World Conference on Disaster Management

“[…] I was very excited by the presentations and the organization of the conference”

Dr. Kostas Lambrinoudakis, Associate Professor Head of Department of Digital Systems, Director of Systems Security Laboratory, University of Piraeus

“[…] It was a special honour and privilege to have taken part in such a well-organised event, in a field new to us. We are also thankful for our acceptance and recognition by the participants”

Dr. Panagiotis Partsinevelos, Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Head of the Senselab Research Team

“The first official participation of the Greek team at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Barcelona – the biggest technological event in the world and one that ushers in communication developments and sets market trends – was a huge success, and this would not have been possible without your active involvement […] A special thanks goes to you from the participants, as well as from all our members […] for your invaluable contribution”

Yiannis Kotsis-Giannarakis, General Manager, Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC)

“[…] The excellent message delivery, along with your in-depth knowledge of the subject and great professionalism, have given me a comprehensive understanding of resilient systems”

Andreas Garyfallos, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks