What the Suppliers said:

‘One of the best and effective events I attended in years!’

Sales Director, EMEA, Q Industries

‘Excellent organisation of events in a timely manner, the organisers are very proactive to any requests and the event is an absolute pleasure to attend and be a part of.’

Sales Director, Wood Stone Corporation / Greenfield Trading

‘TO THE TABLE was a new experience for our business this year. Targeting the food service market the event gave us introductions to operators across the Middle East and business was secured at the event. With follow up meetings and a second visit already organised, we are confident a significant amount of business can be generated from the event. One of the best events yet!’

Managing Director, Mackintosh of Glendaveny Ltd

‘As this was my second time attending TO THE TABLE, the buyers that I met again that I also met last year, showed more specific interest than they did last year. TO THE TABLE offers the chance to meet key people in F&B who are difficult to catch if they do not know your brand.’

Export Manager, Sola

100% of suppliers who completed the feedback survey said the event met or surpassed their expectations.

‘TO THE TABLE is a targeted, end-user event with senior decision making buyers, that dove tails well with our long term brand marketing strategy.’

Managing Director, Mulwarra Export Pty Ltd

‘I thought it was an excellent couple of days, beautifully organised and it delivered everything it promised - well done!’

Regional Business Advisor - Dubai Market, Scottish Development International

‘TO THE TABLE is a great event, in perfect location, with a reunion of experts from buyer and supplier side who enjoyed to develop future business on a very high level together.’

Area Sales Manager, Bauscher

‘TO THE TABLE is more focused and you have a better chance to have a deep, detailed meeting with senior decision making buyers than at any other show.’

Bravilor

100% of suppliers who completed the feedback survey said they were able to meet senior industry buyers and inform them about their products.

‘TO THE TABLE = more senior decision makers’

Vice President Sales, EMEA, Bartech

‘TO THE TABLE was very well organised, it was a great experience and an excellent event. I will come back.’

Director of International Sales, Tafelstern

‘TO THE TABLE gave me very valuable meetings and the organising team were great hosts and at all times helpful. Fantastic food throughout and the evening functions were very helpful for further talks with targeted people.’

Regional Sales Manager Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, Ronnefeldt Tea

‘Overall a very good event, great quality discussions compared to other events. I was very pleased with the number of meetings and the high calibre of attendees.’

Country Manager France & Business Development Europe, Treasury Wines Estates

100% of suppliers who completed the feedback survey said they established new relationships that will help them in their business.

‘TO THE TABLE impressed me with its efficiency and superb organisation. The buyers were very receptive and I have planned some follow up meetings to talk about specific projects.’

Export Director, Castell del Remei

‘TO THE TABLE is a very good opportunity to meet 20 senior decision makers within 2 days in a very appropriate atmosphere. Above expectations and very well organised.’

Sales Manager, Food Service, Amefa

‘TO THE TABLE is a very good opportunity to meet 20 senior decision makers within 2 days in a very appropriate atmosphere. Above expectations and very well organised.’

Sales Manager, Food Service, Amefa

‘As our first event TO THE TABLE event, we were very pleased and found it very enjoyable.’

CEO, Slate Apps

‘I really enjoy the TO THE TABLE events and they create excellent business opportunities.’

Vice President MEAAP, Steelite International

95% of suppliers who completed the feedback survey said they foresee future business due to the meetings they had at TO THE TABLE EMEA 2015.

What the Buyers said:

‘I had a very productive two days and really enjoyed the format, networking and meeting some interesting suppliers. The team did a great job in organizing and executing the event, which made it easy to attend and value for the time invested.’

Global Vice President Food & Beverage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

‘I learnt about new products and innovations as well as reconnecting with known suppliers, it was a good way to stay up to date. 75% of suppliers I met, I will use over the coming 12 months.’

Director of Food & Beverage Concepts, AMEA, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

‘It was a great way to meet old colleagues and some new interesting people. The networking functions were a real highlight.’

Senior Director of Operations - Restaurant & Bars Development, Marriott International / Ritz Carlton

‘I enjoyed meeting new suppliers and telling them the challenges I have in our operations, to see how we could work together. It was a good opportunity to connect directly with the manufacturers and talk about new products for which we are looking.’

Director of Purchasing - Restaurants & Beverage, Jumeirah Restaurant Group

100% of buyers who completed the feedback survey said the event met or surpassed their expectations.

‘Yet again Debbie, Justin and the team hosted a great event at which we found solutions for many of our current supply challenges. Year after year I look forward to this event as I know that I will come away both with new industry contacts and new product solutions.’

Vice President - Premium Dining, Alshaya

‘Very well organised and very efficient.’

Corporate F&B Director, Cristal Hotels & Resorts

‘The focused interactions with suppliers were very good - I was able to meet so many global suppliers and spend enough time to fully understand their product. Also the seminar sessions were very good, great to hear the insights.’

Area Materials Manager, TIME Hotels

‘TO THE TABLE EMEA 2015 has shown high standards and raised the bar for events as such. It was an amazing time to spend with current and new suppliers to update and learn about new trends and products in the market. Congratulations to the organising team who has demonstrated high professionalism in communicating each and every part of the event. I will look forward to attend next year's event.’

Group Food & Beverage Manager, Golden Sands Hotels

90% of buyers who completed the feedback survey said that they established new relationships that will help them in their businesses.

‘TO THE TABLE EMEA 2015 was enjoyable because the organisers were very attentive and took care of all the details. The well represented suppliers and the quality of the seminar presenters were the main highlights.’

Corporate Director of Pre-Opening Hotels, Emaar Hospitality

‘Very good, and look forward to it every year!’

CEO, Busaba Eathai

‘It was very well put together, beyond expectations and a wonderful gathering, to say the least. I was extremely impressed by the entire event, the professionalism, the functions, the guest speakers and the venue - well done. From the variety of suppliers, to the guest speakers and the dedication of the organising team, a very well compiled and informative event - well done.’

Corporate Director Food & Beverage, Culinary and Concept Development, Al Khozama Management Company

‘TO THE TABLE is more a quality event, versus exhibitions being quantity events. It is very well organized and useful.’

Managing Director, JF Street Food

80% of buyers who completed the feedback survey said they are planning to use new products in their future projects because of their meetings at TO THE TABLE EMEA 2015.

‘All the supplier appointments were great, I met with new companies that we will definitely be in contact with in connection to future projects. The seminar programme was also really interesting with key insights from leaders within the industry.’

Senior OS&E Project Manager, Benjamin West

‘TO THE TABLE EMEA 2015 was a good overall experience with industry professionals and service providers that have similar agendas and needs.’

CEO, Gates Hospitality

‘TO THE TABLE EMEA 2015 provided a great platform to speak to the suppliers face to face without interruption.’

Project Manager, FURNISH Hospitality