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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:

'The TO THE TABLE event is a winning business model. It is a great alternative to doing trade shows because you don't waste time talking to the wrong people. To be able to meet with and form friendly relationships with key decision-makers in the F&B industry is the best way to develop your business network. TO THE TABLE maximises your opportunities to meet as many of the attending buyers as possible with the 25-minute meetings, but also gives you enough time to get to know each other on a more personal basis throughout the programme. The overall atmosphere between buyers and vendors is incredibly friendly & mutually supportive. Lots of positive vibes!'

Director, Asianera

'This was the fifth presence of my company at TO THE TABLE events across MEA, Europe and Asia. It is a great opportunity to meet top buyers in the market in just two days. This is certainly an opportunity that otherwise could not occur with other channels, reducing the costs of travel and loss of time. Surely we will also be present at the next editions in 2020, hoping to increasing our business even more with new brands.'

Export Manager, Masa S.p.A Industrie Tessili

'We have taken part in TO THE TABLE MEA for the third year in a row as it is the best way to get in front of real potential buyers from the region. Besides the one-to-one meetings, we also get value through the networking opportunities with senior F&B buyers throughout the event.'

Director Middle East & Africa, Alto-Shaam Inc

'This was my first year attending TO THE TABLE and every aspect of the conference was well run, perfectly organised and a great client list to work with. Well done!'

Vice President of Growth, FOH Inc

'The high level buyers attending were very valuable contacts in the formal meetings and informal networking functions. There was fantastic organisation, a fantastic TO THE TABLE team, a great atmosphere and highly professional.'

Export Manager, J.J. Darboven

'This was my first TO THE TABLE event and I enjoyed the ample opportunity to meet various potential buyers. So much was packed into the schedule, but there wasn't any feeling of being rushed. I felt that this was definitely a task accomplished by the professional organising team, all of whom strive towards not only the success of the event but ensure that everyone’s needs are well looked after and they're always smiling.'

International Business Development Manager, La Tavola srl

'The clear communication before the event started and management across the three days is exceptional, in addition to the opportunity to meet with key decision makers from across a wide range of sectors that can and do make things happen. The event is unique and invaluable from a supplier perspective.'

Account Manager, Mackintosh of Glendaveny Ltd

'Again another well organised TO THE TABLE event! The quality of both the buyers as well as suppliers remains at a very high level. For sure we will continue attending the upcoming events in 2020.'

Export Director, Stölzle Lausitz GmbH

'As always, well organised, a great setting and top quality buyers.'

Export Sales Manager, Bravilor Bonamat BV

'A good time and well worth the time and investment.'

Vice President Business Development, Alto Shaam Inc

'An excellent event in a great venue with an admirable selection of influential buyers.'

Export Manager, Falcon Foodservice

'Another great event, see you next year!'

Director of International Sales, Wood Stone Corporation


Business Development Manager, Asianera

'Fantastic contacts from the food service industry in the Middle East.'

Food & Drink Specialist – Middle East, Scottish Development International

What the Buyers said:

'Fantastic event which sets a great platform for networking with focus, and actually has encouraged me to stop individual supplier meetings in the office and rather focus on two days quality and social time with them at TO THE TABLE MEA.'

Senior Director of F&B Operations EMEA, Hilton Worldwide

'TO THE TABLE offers the ability to find out the latest product news from suppliers and discuss the best way for the company to interact with suppliers.'

Vice President Food & Beverage MEA Luxury Brands, AccorHotels

'Always the foremost trade event to attend, thanks again to the TO THE TABLE team.'

Regional Director of Food and Beverage, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Hyatt International

'Excellent event, one of the very few where meetings will translate to business.'

Senior Vice President, International Development, MGM Resorts International

'TO THE TABLE MEA is an outstanding industry platform to network and enhance your profile, a must attend event for any serious F&B hospitality professional.'

Director of Culinary, Dubai World Trade Centre

'A well organised event whose aim is to provide key networking opportunities for buyers and sellers. The event is very focused, so permits attendees from both sides of the table to maximise time and ensure the best possible outcome. The quality of speakers is excellent and topics covered shed light on industry issues that are contemporary and topical. The food, venue and overall organisation make for an enjoyable and highly productive experience. Highly recommendable.'

Corporate Chef, Abela & Co LLC

'TO THE TABLE MEA utilised my time efficiently and effectively. Many thanks to the team for the slick organisation and thank you for taking such good care of us as well.'

Corporate Purchasing Manager MEA & Project Manager, Kempinski Trading

'Like minded professionals under one roof sharing knowledge, expertise and shaping the future of the industry.'

CEO, Gates Hospitality

'Another great event, really enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many interesting and relevant industry partners.'

Senior Director of Operations & Development, Pure Grey part of Marriott International

'TO THE TABLE MEA 2019 encourages connectivity for buyers and suppliers, saving us time and giving us the chance to discuss directly with the leading suppliers in the industry.'

Group Food & Beverage Manager, Cristal Group

'Great event.'

Director International Procurement, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International

'I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with suppliers in the one-to-one meetings and the casual evening functions. Unlike other events, TO THE TABLE gives us the opportunity to make a connection with potential partners. It’s about building relationships which then develop into solid long term partnerships.'

Managing Director, RMAL Hospitality

'TO THE TABLE was a great experience, it was pure business yet full of fun and well organised.'

Business Development Manager, Lamac Plus

'As always, the conference is a great format to network and form relationships with industry peers. It offers a much closer interaction than any of the regular trade shows.'

Managing Partner, Figjam

'This is one of the conferences I look forward to, unlike other conferences where regular format allows only listening to panellists and presentations, TO THE TABLE's interactive format is its major highlight of the show.'

Director of Development, DiLeonardo