Testimonials from the 2016 event in Abu Dhabi:

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 MEA 2016 was just great! We really appreciate your organisation making sure that so many top senior buyers were attending.’

Regional Vice President International Sales, MKN

‘I have taken part in many F&B events across MEA region, and I can say that TO THE TABLE is by far the most focused F&B event I have attended. The quality of industry professionals attending the event exceeded my expectations. We look forward to being a part of TO THE TABLE in 2017.’

Director Middle East and Africa, Alto Shaam

‘As a first time attendee at a TO THE TABLE event, I was pleasantly surprised to see the speed dating format re-energised with a new approach and many new faces. The quality of the destination, service and focus on hospitality industry without compromise, meant all buyers and suppliers were like minded and ready to share and network. Overall tremendously satisfied and looking forward to next year in Oman.’

International Key Account Manager, Villeroy & Boch

‘Value for money and the best in it's category.’

Hospitality Director, Serax

‘I found TO THE TABLE to be an expertly coordinated event in a top venue attended by qualified buyers from the F&B sector in UAE. I have been talking highly of the event since & of the professionalism of the Snap Events team. Good fun too!’

Director, Craft Beer Clan of Scotland

‘It was a great opportunity to be able to present our brand and products to many senior hotel & procurement directors within those two days. All meetings have been very focused and efficient and there will be many opportunities to follow up on new business opportunities. The evening events created a nice platform for networking & socialising.’

Export Manager, Stoelzle-Lausitz GmbH

‘The event is very well organised. The atmosphere is relaxing and encouraging to make connection with relevant decision makers.’

Sales Director, Tiger Company Ltd

‘I would recommend TO THE TABLE and in fact I have. Great face to face opportunity with real buyers and well run, very professional and well supported by the team.’

Account Manager, Mackintosh of Glendaveny

‘Overall perfect organisation. Quality people and meetings. Nice, relaxed, but professional atmosphere.’

Deputy Director International Sales, Bauscher

‘I really liked it. I think it is good to build up our brand awareness.’

Export Manager - Asia Pacific & The Middle East, Amefa

‘Overall, a well organised event.’

Sales Manager, International Key Accounts, Meiko

What the Buyers said:

‘It was a real pleasure to attend To the Table MEA 2016 in Abu Dhabi. The team has put together a great program in a very good setting. The set up of the event is very useful as it allows you to spend dedicated time with suppliers of your interest. Something during conferences you don't really do.’

Regional Director of Food & Beverage - Arabian Peninsular, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Hilton Worldwide

‘Excellent, well marshalled and organised.’

Director of Food & Beverage - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

‘An exceptional industry event hosted in the heart of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. Great venue, awesome service, informative speakers and interesting one on one opportunities with leading international suppliers. A genuine opportunity to catch up and learn more of what drives the industry regionally, shared concerns and views re the industry with challenges ahead. A must on the calendar for anyone interested in the greater F&B industry, highly recommended.’

Corporate Chef, Abela & Co LLC

‘Great event!’

Director International Procurement, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

‘A very fruitful and professional event.’

Vice President Operations, Middle East and Egypt, Accor

‘I was able to have more focused meetings with suppliers than at other types of events and can bear their products in mind for future projects.’

Vice President of Food & Beverage Development - EAME/Southwest Asia, Hyatt International

‘Very well organised, with both suppliers and buyers are exchanging visions, experiences and mutual benefits.’

Regional Food & Beverage Director MENA, Louvre Hotels Group

‘Many thanks for arranging such a great event and it was my pleasure to be involved. I found it informative, interactive and very well organised. The opportunities for networking and meeting the leading suppliers was one of the benchmarks of the event.’

Director of Procurement, DAMAC Hotels & Resorts Management LLC

‘This was my fifth time attending TO THE TABLE and I have to say it was probably my best event to date. Yet again I had the chance to meet some new industry contacts, both buyers and sellers and managed to work on some great business solutions with both old and new strategic partners for Alshaya. The Snap Events team continue to evolve the program to better meet the needs of participants and this year was almost perfected more me. Thank you!’

Vice President, Alshaya

‘TO THE TABLE MEA 2016 was an eye opener on many new items and has created new relationships that will help our company in its future projects.’

Group Food & Beverage Manager, Arenco Group - Golden Sands Hotels