Testimonials from the 2014 event in Berlin:

TO THE TABLE MEA is only as good as the delegates who have attended say it is… turns out they have some very positive comments.

What the Suppliers said:

'TO THE TABLE is a breath of fresh air in the conference circuit. It was apparent that the organisers recruited a tailored group of professionals and hosted the event in the style that anyone in F&B would truly appreciate. I left the meetings with a list of opportunities to pursue as well as friendships.’

Director, Global Sales / Senior Vice President Global Sales iRiS Software Systems

’TO THE TABLE exceeded all expectations - we met the best buyers, and networked with the best people. It delivered a cost effective multi layered delivery that we are following up currently and we are sure it will deliver success.'

Export Business Development Manager, Churchill

'The TO THE TABLE event, is an extremely well organised, professional networking event that brings suppliers and the right decision makers together under one roof to explore opportunities for mutual business development. The time it would take to gain appointments with these senior buying teams on an individual basis would be months, if not years, but the TO THE TABLE team enabled us to do it in 2 days, coupled with interesting and innovative industry presentations, giving an even greater depth of return on investment.’

GTR Sales Manager, Treasury Wine Estates

‘TO THE TABLE MEA 2014 provided a unique and invaluable opportunity to meet and discuss business with key decision makers in the hospitality industry. New relationships were made and old ones renewed through an exceptionally well run program of formal and informal meetings amongst informative and innovative seminars.’

Managing Director, Mulwarra Export Pty Ltd

‘This is one of the best networking events in the hospitality industry and has already tipped to be the number one of its kind, better than the Hotec and others.’

Sales Director GCC, Athena

‘Absolutely one of the best networking opportunities in the foodservice industry.’

Vice President Global Accounts EMEA, Institutional, Ecolab Europe GmbH

This was our second TO THE TABLE event and our main reason for attending is the format of 25 minute one-on-one meetings with quality buyers, which creates a unique opportunity for focussed discussions to create opportunities for both buyers and sellers. There is no other event that we are aware of which creates such an effective environment. The organisation of the event is extremely complex but done in a way that almost everything ran smoothly so that buyers and sellers could just focus on what they were there for - meeting new people and exploring opportunities.

Director, Canary Enterprises Ltd

‘The event was very well organized and effective. The buyers were relevant to our industry and all of them real decision makers.’

Sales Director, Tiger Company Ltd

‘Pre-scheduled meetings were of a good quality, delegates were very business orientated, great ownership and top-level buyer, good opportunity to raise brand awareness.’

Global Account Director - Hospitality, Diversey

‘Excellent event, high quality attendees and well organized. Come TO THE TABLE and bring your business to the top!’

Director of Sales, Europe Middle East & Africa, Cambro Manufacturing

‘Very good event, well organised, relaxed environment, great networking, worthwhile experience.’

Corporate Account Manager, Ecolab Europe GmbH

‘It was a great event that was well organised by the team at Snap Events.’

International Senior Executive, Scottish Development International

‘This event was a great one and I was really pleased to attend. It can only get better and better and I will be surely a part of TO THE TABLE MEA next year.’

Senior Director of Sales, Amefa International Ltd

What the Buyers said:

‘A great networking opportunity with like-minded industry people.’

F&B Director of Concept Design, Intercontinental Hotels Group

‘The TO THE TABLE MEA event in Berlin was a great experience that put me in contact with future business partners. The event not only gave me the tools to elevate my business going forward, but it also inspired me to continue on the path I and my company is currently on. Thank you organisers of the TO THE TABLE MEA.’

Food & Beverage Manager EAME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts EAME

‘A thoroughly enjoyable event that puts you in control of the suppliers that you want to visit. The networking and exchange of best practice is great. It beats spending hours on your feet at trade shows, and is a more productive use of time.’

Vice President Food & Beverage, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

‘It was great event, where I meet some key players in the industry, would like to be involved again next year.’

Senior Director of Culinary, Europe, Marriott International

‘It was a pleasure to be invited, meet and take home some great contacts!’

Corporate Food & Beverage Director, Carlson Rezidor

‘Interesting, informative, interesting discussion and interaction.’

Corporate F&B Manager, NH Hotel Group

'Excellent event, well organised with great functions and informative one to one sessions'

Senior Asset Manager, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)

‘It was a good learning experience and a very good way to get a feel of what is available out there, be it old or new. The format was great, much more beneficial than the large trade shows that travel around the world, much more personal and it seems to have been more effective. A fantastic mix of information, discussion and socializing - set in a fantastic city and organised by a fantastic bunch of people.’

Head of Architecture & Interiors, Hakkasan

‘The event was wonderful, I definitely recommend TO THE TABLE MEA to everyone, great organisation and great outcome.’

Hospitality Manager, Global River Cruises / Uniword Boutique River Cruises

‘TO THE TABLE was a first for me in many ways. The result of an exhilarating few days was, I came out with some contacts, dare I say some friends and certainly feeling more confident, ambitious and passionate about the industry that I work in.’

Senior Brand Manager, Food & Drink - Pizza Express, Gondola Group Ltd

‘TO THE TABLE is an excellent event for F&B decision makers. Great networking and one on one sessions are much more efficient than trade fairs.’

Senior Director of F&B Development & Openings, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide

‘A very interesting social and professional event, meticulously organised, giving some great business opportunities. A very busy and active 2 days which I will remember for a long time and recommend to my peers.’

Assistant Director of Operations - Middle East, Zuma

‘TO THE TABLE 2014 EMEA is without question, a new and productive way for effective networking in a compressed timeframe. It is a very well organised and executed event, a format focused on hospitality offering value on return of invested time of attendees.’

Director of Kitchens, Hospitality Services, Dubai World Trade Centre

‘Very good and productive way to meet with business partners.’

Vice President, Onboard Operations, Viking River Cruises

‘I didn't know what to expect but was surprised with effective and successful one to one meeting and all done in a fun and engaging environment truly new and innovative will be there next year.’

Founder & Managing Director, OB Hotels & Restaurants