Facilitation – Security – Concierge – Coordination
You don’t let challenges slow down your business, so why should they slow down your travel? Keep your travel and your business moving forward with the Fortis Facilitator or Traveling Chief of Staff (TCOS). A one-stop, walking encyclopedia and translator of regional knowledge, the facilitator brings the expertise and insight to move you forward in some of the most challenging areas of the world. From location-tailored security to avoiding cultural faux pas, the facilitator is a local voice and resource that can make the seemingly impossible happen.
Missed cues. Miscommunication. Lengthy negotiations.
Every discerning Principal has felt the challenges of international travel that come with differences of language, culture, and social norms. With the Fortis Facilitator, local knowledge is combined with cultural expertise to provide the security, efficiency, and experience to take you farther faster.
Core Capacities of the Fortis Facilitator
A Walking Encyclopedia and
Even when traveling on business, a stop at a famous international market can’t be missed. However, this type of hub is a prime location for local scammers and thieves looking to take advantage of those who wander through. Our Fortis facilitator was one step ahead of our Principal- creating a secured opportunity for the Principal to see and experience the landmark while avoiding the more seedy company that might be encountered.
Culturally Crossed Wires
Even the most qualified out-of-town teams don’t have the pull that a Fortis TCOS does. During the inaugural Future Investment Initiative (FII), our Principal’s team arrived on the ground without the needed access to FII and all its venues for their team and vehicles. Their attempts at coordination with the local security had been unsuccessful. Following a thirty minute coffee conversation with the right person, our TCOS intervened and resolved the situation- granting the Principal access to even more than his team had thought to request. On the day of the Principal’s speech at the inaugural FII, his transportation and security protocols were competing with other high profile guests. Delay was not an option, instead, after a short conversation with the Royal Guard security, our TCOS had another guest’s departure put on hold while our Principal got the priority and departed on time. In situations of culturally crossed wires, Fortis provided the rapport and connections needed to get the job done.
"We were hesitant about [using] the facilitator. We thought just having a premium car service was enough. You proved us wrong. The TCOS was one of, if not the most, crucial part of the travel arrangements. I expected basic help, but he went above and beyond... I would want a TCOS wherever Fortis recommends it since you have the local expertise."
— EA to CEO of venture capital based out of SFO