Testimonials from the 2017 event in Oman:

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:

‘This was my first TO THE TABLE and it exceeded my expectations, it was very well organised, relaxed and a productive enviroment to meet likeminded people from within the industry. ’

Head of Global Hospitality , Robert Welch

‘This is the best industry event I've found.’

Director of International Sales, Wood Stone Corporation

‘This event was extremely well organised and attended. Our time with buyers was very well managed and we were able to meet key decision-makers who we would otherwise find difficult to meet. ’

Export Manager, AFE Group (Williams Refrigeration & Falcon Foodservice)

‘It's a an ideal opportunity to meet key industry contacts and influencers, that you just don't get at any other event.’

National Account Manager, Macintosh of Glendaveny

‘A very good event in a very relaxing atmosphere. The event this time was for me more to build further and deeper relationships than presenting your company and products.’

Export Sales Manager, Bravilor Bonamat BV

‘TO THE TABLE gave me the special chance to get in contact with top level buyers and competitors in a very positive and challenging atmosphere. My overall evaluation is positive and gave me good feelings for my future business in the region.’

Export Area Manager - Hotel & Restaurant Division, Sambonet Paderno Industrie

‘My first participation at the event was really exciting. Meeting the best players in the food and beverage market was really a great experience that surely will open new business relationships. A great organisation and fantastic location lead to complete my positive feedback about the event. Well done guys, and thank you very much!’

Export Manager, Masa S.p.A Industrie Tessili

‘Great, perfect, well organised, successful. It was worth it.’

Export Manager, Fonderia Finco

‘TO THE TABLE MEA 2017 again provided an excellent opportunity to meet high-ranking industry professionals in an environment which combines serious business meetings with valuable time for networking in a relaxing environment.’

Head of Sales - MEA & FE, Steelite

‘It was my first time at the event. It was a wonderful experience. The organisers are true professionals and have designed the event very well. It met all my expectations and I really appreciate the efforts put in by the team. I highly recommend it. ’

Managing Director, Marvel Hospitality Trading

‘An extremely positive, engaging and value added experience.’

Sales & Marketing Director, Churchill China

‘The event was a great opportunity for us to meet several key decision makers from the industry within the same event.’

Managing Director, Dibbern

‘I find the TO THE TABLE forum is the most efficient and effective way to meet the right decision makers and to develop business relationships in a relaxed environment.’

Director, Marvel Hospitality Trading

‘Amazing TO THE TABLE MEA event. Great meetings, fabulous people, fun evenings. We made some serious inroads with our products which were definitely very well received by the buyers. ’

International Business Development Manager, Q Industries

‘TO THE TABLE MEA is a well crafted industry event like no other, Alto Shaam is proud to be a supplier for the second year in a row and we look forward to the next installment in 2019.’

Director, Middle East & Africa, Alto Shaam Middle East & Africa

‘Can't wait for the next one :-) ’

Director of Sales, Europe Middle East & Africa, Cambro

‘Top quality buyers. ’

Chief Operating Officer, A. Ronai, Steelite / A. Ronai

‘As usual a great event with very positive vibes!’

Hospitality Director, Serax

‘It was a good overall experience having fruitful meetings with relevant purchasers related to F&B for the hospitality market in the Middle East.’

General Manager - Middle East, Sico Middle East

‘Excellent event.’

International Key Account Manager, Villeroy & Boch

‘Well received as first timer and look forward to building longterm relationships with the buyers and the organisers.’

Global Account Manager, Schaerer

‘Great event with very valuable networking.’

Corporate Accounts Manager, Ecolab

‘Great experience and would definitely repeat, I have met with existing top clients and potential new ones. It was very focused and straight to the point. ’

Sales Manager MENA, Lavazza

‘Top quality buyers in a relaxed atmosphere with a business focus. ’

Sales Director, Ingrid Lessage Creations

‘My experience was really awesome, being in the right place with perfect matching in terms of business. All attendees were totally focused on taking so much information as they could, in order to improve the quality of their hospitality. Organisation, location and TO THE TABLE team complete my feedback. I thank you so much again.’

Export Manager, Masa S.p.A Industrie Tessili

What the Buyers said:

‘Great organisation and slick execution.’

Vice President Food & Beverage MEA, Luxury Brands, Accor Hotels

‘This was my first TO THE TABLE event and it surpassed all my expectations. This event gives you that extra time and space that you need to establish solid contacts, especially with the social functions which are promising for good relationships with suppliers and industry peers for times to come. I definitely recommend others to attend this.’

Procurement Executive, F&B, Landmark Group

‘Always a pleasure to attend. Your attention to detail and planning makes it seem effortless and fun for everyone. Kudos to you and your team for delivering these events year after year and for not making them boring or predictable.’

Senior Procurement Manager, HPG International

‘Overall a great event!’

Director of Procurement, MEA, Marriott International

‘Well organised, well curated and well attended.’

Director of Food & Beverage Concepts, AMEA, InterContinental Hotels Group

‘Excellent meetings with a good range of suppliers’

Senior Vice President, International Development, MGM Resorts International

‘Attending TO THE TABLE is a good learning experience with great networking exposure. I enjoyed meeting suppliers to hear their feedback directly and catching up with industry peers gives me a unique insight to the market.’

Manager - Hospitality Development, Emaar Properties

‘Very well oraganised event in all senses, with very strong attendance from buyers and suppliers.’

Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage, Kempinski Hotels

‘This event exceeded my expectations and then some! An excellent forum, cannot be recommended highly enough!’

Corporate Chef, Abela & Co LLC

‘Excellent! We had a wonderful experience. Double thumbs up to the TO THE TABLE event team. Keep it up, see you again at the next event.’

Project Co-ordinator, Cairncross Martin

‘Very pleased with TO THE TABLE as I could get in touch with the suppliers one to one efficiently with enough time to meet and socialise afterwards.’

Group General Manager, Ayla Hotels & Resorts

‘Great event, great new ideas, great networking.’

Vice President , Pure Grey, part of Marriott International

‘A great event for networking.’

Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Katara Hospitality

‘Great experience. Very helpful for our future restaurant openings.’

Business and Project Planning Manager, Shaza Hotels

‘Great contacts, great food, great products!’

Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, TIME Hotels

‘The event was well organised, a good location and great networking opportunities.’

Director OS&E, Middle East & Europe, The Parker Company

‘Great conference, perfectly organised and executed.’

Head of F&B Consultancy, Figjam

‘Great event and the networking was a valuable opportunity.’

Senior Director of Operations & Development, Pure Grey

‘It was a pleasure to attend TO THE TABLE MEA 2017. Great event, venue and interesting one on one meetings.’

Assistant Project Manager, Cairncross Martin

‘It was a wonderful event and it was fantastic to share time with my industry mates. ’

Procurement Manager, FEBC International

‘The format of TO THE TABLE is of great value and opportunity for both the buyers and suppliers. You have time for great discussion, business opportunities and to further network. It creates greater relationships and professional bonds for all who attend.’

Senior Director Food & Beverage, Majid Al Futtaim

‘As per usual, the event was very well managed, the depth of suppliers available to meet and the products on offer were at the leading edge for the industry. Well done and I look forward to the next one.’

Director, Global Food & Beverage, The First Group

‘Enjoyed it a lot. A great location, well organised and a good calibre of attendees.’

Managing Director, Figjam

‘It is a great networking opportunity, allowing us to meet and catch up with past or new suppliers, keeping us up to date with the latest products, trends and technologies along with meeting potential partners for future MENA projects.’

Business Development Manager, The Cutting Edge Hospitality

‘Excellent event!’

Senior Director of Operations , Gourmania International