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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:

What a wonderful event and well organised! From the venue to the execution to the seminars and dinners, every little detail was tiptop and truly reflects to our beloved hospitality industry. In our opinion, TO THE TABLE is the best event in the region where buyers meet suppliers in a casual environment where there is plenty room for personal time together instead of business only. We cannot wait till we see each other again during the 2023 edition in Abu Dhabi.

Sales Director MEA – Steelite International

We had a fantastic time at TO THE TABLE, well organised, great setting and everyone was very friendly. It was good to have meaningful conversations with buyers and it was great to finally meet people that I have been emailing for years.

Middle East Export Sales Manager - Churchill

I really enjoyed this year’s TO THE TABLE event especially after the pandemic. The combination of formal meetings and the social events means you can get to meet everyone. The 25min meetings are great and better than a trade show in my opinion. The organisation of the event is top class.

General Manager, Furniture - Intermetal LLC

TO THE TABLE was an incredible experience. I would recommend attending to any hospitality vendor looking to raise the profile of their brand and connect with key decision makers around the world.

President – Drinique

TO THE TABLE events are always great, it’s a very efficient way to meet influential people in our industry. The 2022 MEA edition in Ajman was no exception. The group of relevant buyers was excellent, they all had ongoing projects and prospects and were interested to learn more about what Figgjo has to offer. The venue at Fairmont Ajman was good and the organisation of the three days was flawless.

CEO - Figgjo AS

TO THE TABLE MEA 2022 was another smashing success for us. Being the first event in the Middle East since covid, there were challenges, but Debbie and Justin did a great job of organising the event so that it seemed like there were no issues. We met many new, quality buyers there, people whom we would struggle, or at least have to invest much time and money, to meet elsewhere. And having our products there to show also makes this much better than meeting these people in their offices. The seminars were without exception all about pertinent and interesting topics that made the forum even more applicable. So the event was a good investment of our time and money. We will be a regular attendee at TO THE TABLE!

Business Development Director – Kopa Grilling Solutions

You can attend a trade show and get asked by 90% of the visitors what the price of your product is, or you can attend TO THE TABLE and meet buyers interested in how your product can meet their needs and improve their operations. As always TO THE TABLE was exceptionally organised from start to finish and the food wasn’t bad either!

Regional Sales Manager, EMEA - Wood Stone Corporation

As a first time participant, this was truly one of the best events with a great list of potential key delegates. TO THE TABLE has helped us to have a more direct and better understanding with new and existing customers. I highly recommend TO THE TABLE and can’t wait to see you all at the next show in Europe. Very well organised and thank you and your team for my making this a very memorable and successful journey.

International Export Manager, Corby Hall Inc.

I have been attending TO THE TABLE MEA for the last three editions. This event has helped me in developing new contacts in the HORECA industry and opened doors for several Scottish companies that I represent. The event format is very simple to follow and the one-to-one meetings are extremely useful. I look forward to meeting key food & drink industry contacts again in 2023.

Food & Drink Specialist, Middle East - Scottish Development International

A big round of applause goes to TO THE TABLE for creating this amazing platform that allows a high calibre network of buyers & suppliers to have strategic, quality interactions during the day while enabling us all to have great social encounters in the evenings. It was exceptionally well organized and the level of communication from beginning to end was outstanding. Bravo!

Global Accounts Director, IMPULSE!

We found attending TO THE TABLE MEA 2022 a really positive experience, supporting us in building significant contacts and brand awareness in a new and growing region for us. The meetings were valuable and the event expertly managed, with engaging content.

Business Development Manager – Mapal Group

It was refreshing to be at an event like TO THE TABLE again after a long break. To have face to face meetings was special after many months of video calls and virtual meetings. The event was well organised and attended. I found the seminars relevant and they complemented the meeting sessions well. The quality of the participating buyers was good and I had most meetings that I requested. The venue was appropriate and the evening events enjoyable, especially after many months of corona restrictions.

President - MEC2 GmbH livecookintable®

Thanks a lot to all the fabulous TO THE TABLE team, we have greatly enjoyed all the organisation. A special thanks to Debbie who took care of every single little detail in such a beautiful way! Our meetings were extremely interesting, productive and very intense. It was terrific to get the chance to meet so many senior decision makers and leaders from the high-end hospitality sectors all in one shot. Devina did an incredible job leading the super inspiring seminars. Once again beautiful format, perfectly organised, led by an incredible team. Thank you all!

Global Business Development Manager - Modbar

What the Buyers said:

TO THE TABLE event is your one-stop-shop where you can gather the latest product offerings, meet old friends and make new ones, connect to industry peers and listen to interesting seminars addressing hot topics of the industry. The information and insights gained here will benefit me for the rest of the year being knowledgeable and updated with the latest news, developments and products in the market. It was such a pleasure to meet everyone in person again after a very long time only being connected through video calls.

Senior Director Culinary EMEA - Marriott International

First time attending TO THE TABLE and it was extremely useful for me in establishing supplier relationships, new and old for the Jumeirah Hotel Group. We have become a bit too comfortable with current supply options and it is always good to look outside of the box. Well done to Debbie and the team for the level of organisation and planning that went into such an event. I look forward to now exploring some of the new relationships made, to find the sweet spot of mutual business benefit for our respective organisations.

Senior Vice President & Head of Global Procurement - Jumeirah Group

I thoroughly enjoyed the efficient and productive power meetings with some of the best suppliers in the market offering innovative solutions to support the growth of our business. In addition, the seminars organized by the TO THE TABLE team and delivered by some of the industry’s leaders, were flawlessly organised and packed with interesting and useful insights. I felt that I achieved more in two days than I would in a month trying to connect with so many relevant industry professionals and in the process ended up creating very valuable connections.

Area Restaurants & Bars Director, Middle East & Africa - Radisson Hotel Group

I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the one-to-one meetings were productive to my objectives. In addition, spending quality time with industry professionals in one venue, discussing ideas and sharing learnings, was the cherry on the cake. The TO THE TABLE team do a fantastic job in making sure the right people are connected and in the right environment. A job well done.

Procurement Manager F&B - Middle East, Africa, India & Turkey - Accor Hotels

TO THE TABLE was very beneficial to have real face time with the suppliers. The suppliers could directly understand our needs and assist us to secure the right OS&E and latest equipment trends needed for our current and future projects.  

Corporate Director of Culinary - Rotana Hotel Management Corporation PJSC

This was my first experience attending TO THE TABLE MEA, and I was delightfully surprised. Great opportunity to take the pulse of our industry, meet with high quality purveyors and suppliers in the region and forging strategic partnerships for supply of tableware, OS&E, FF&E and much more. The seminars are fascinating and allows for valuable industry insights and great discussions on important topics that concerns us all. This is a fantastic event which sets a great platform for networking with focus, reconnecting with old friends and colleagues and forming new meaningful relationships with new friends and new colleagues. Attending TO THE TABLE MEA is definitely two days well spent and absolutely worthwhile. Thank you for the invitation and hope to see you again next year!

Group Director of Operations - Jaz Hotel Group

A business event that brings together some of the minds of the most successful hotel companies and leading suppliers. Three productive days of discussing the challenges, successes and innovations we face in our region and in the industry, not only through the seminars but the networking events alike, showcasing the true meaning of hospitality by supporting each other with the tools to a more sustainable future.

F&B Manager - India, Middle East & Turkey – Accor Hotels

TO THE TABLE! What a fabulous platform where buyers and suppliers come together for a common goal - sharing knowledge, new trends, experiences and products. Perfect setting, well organised, meticulously crafted programme and a great participation. Keep rocking TTT team!

Corporate Director of Operations - Shaza Hotels

It was a really exciting event to meet all the key F&B suppliers under one roof.

Group Director Finance & Business Support - Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts

Thanks for having us. As always, everything was well organised, glitch free and perfect. The schedule for the two days was very beneficial as we had a chance to meet with a lot of our current as well as potential suppliers. The format of the meetings was very efficient and effective. The seminars too are informative and much appreciated.

Procurement Manager MEA – Kempinski Trading

Always a pleasure to attend TO THE TABLE, where the purpose is very well defined and attended by industry specialists. Punchy, complimentary, fun, specific, innovative jam-packed event with like-minded professionals.

Chief Executive and Founder - Gates Hospitality

TO THE TABLE MEA 2022 finally happened in the UAE after two years of meticulous planning from the organisers. I would like to congratulate Debbie and the whole TO THE TABLE team for pulling off such a wonderful event. It was one of the best planned and organised events I have attended recently. We had some good meetings with relevant vendors to the F&B industry and will hopefully be doing business with some of them. Apart from the focused meetings, TO THE TABLE had some very interesting and insightful seminars from industry experts. Overall, it was a great and very useful event, I look forward to attending more in future.

Director, Supply Chain – Bateel International