TO THE TABLE Europe is only as good as the delegates who have attended say it is… turns out they have some very positive comments.
'TO THE TABLE continues to be a valuable event to Pernod Ricard, bringing together amazing networking opportunities with senior decision makers for existing and new business partnerships in a relaxed convivial environment.'
Head of Global Accounts, Pernod Ricard
'Such a fantastic event, like-minded people brought together discussing the key issues and opportunities of the day. It has been so positive to finally have face to face interactive conversations. Always so well organised by Justin and Debbie, who make the whole event seamlessly easy to allow us to concentrate on business conversations.'
Global Account Director, Craster Ltd
'TO THE TABLE has become an unmissable event for Ecolab over the years. It is a unique opportunity for us to meet both our important clients as well as our main prospects. All these meetings strengthen our professional relationships in an often magical and relaxed environment. Exchanges between suppliers are also an important aspect, thus knowing and understanding the issues in place, to better meet the challenges that await us all.'
Global Account Manager Europe, Ecolab
'TO THE TABLE is a professionally organised event in a great location with key people from the industry. It was the perfect mix of high-level meetings and panel discussions to learn more about customer needs and trends in the industry.'
Sales Manager EMEA, SEB Professional Coffee Machines
'TO THE TABLE is a well organised event that is good to meet senior buyers. It was ideal for restarting customer relationships after covid and the networking evenings were very useful. An easy way to meet 25 buyers in one location and in a short time.'
European Sales Director, Churchill China
TO THE TABLE in Dubrovnik was an eye-opening event - we received so much positive feedback for our products, met the right corporate-level people and managed to book follow-up meetings and preliminarily already agree on a few pilots. This would have not been possible in such a short time in one location at any other event. Thank you for the great networking and sales opportunities, it had an extremely great value for us as we are expanding our business across international markets.
Chief Business Officer, Fredman Group Ltd
'TO THE TABLE 2021 in Dubrovnik was a fantastic event. Indeed, I was able to talk, meet and drink with the European key players in our industry. Also, the seminars were very innovative and interesting, to build and protect our industry after covid.'
Sales Manager, EMEA & APAC, Front of the House (FOH)
'TO THE TABLE is a great platform for meeting the TOP decision maker in the market. The event was perfectly organised and I'm sure we will attend the next event again.'
Regional Sales Manager Europe, Meveca
'The organisation of TO THE TABLE was seamless, the seminar speakers and programme extremely interesting and the calibre of buyers at the meetings was top notch. Definitely bang for the proverbial buck for organisations that need targeted product exposure with high level players in the hospitality industry.'
Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, Wood Stone Corporation
'TO THE TABLE continues to facilitate valuable engagement and meetings with leaders from the restaurant and bar industry. The event agenda is productive with focussed pre-planned meetings balanced alongside insightful seminars and convivial moments. Now more than ever, real world connections and meetings stimulate opportunities and strengthen existing partnerships. Without the barrier of digital screens and apps, TO THE TABLE allowed for the fruitful sharing of ideas and insights and the opportunity to exchange industry intelligence with important industry decision makers.'
International Key Account Manager, Pernod Ricard
'I can still feel the energy buzzing from TO THE TABLE Dubrovnik, as if it was yesterday. What a wonderful success it was and that is in great part due to the fabulous organisers. Despite the uncertainties surrounding last year, the finale was picture perfect and very professional. Every detail was considered, and every issue was addressed efficiently and confidently. Your team was guiding us every step of the way and remained front and centre until the very end of the conference.'
International Business Development Manager, La Tavola
'We are participating for quite some years, and it was again a great success for us. High quality one-to-one meetings as well as inspirational seminars. All very well-arranged. Great combination from formal and informal sessions.'
Global Account Director Europe, Ecolab
'Sola has taken part in all TO THE TABLE editions in Europe, Middle East and Asia and consider this a great opportunity to meet senior F&B buyers from the region. The one-to-one meetings are a perfect opportunity to showcase new products and there are plenty of networking opportunities.'
Export Manager Middle East and Americas, Sola Netherlands
'TO THE TABLE was an amazing event, well organised with a lot of enthusiasm. It is a great place for making new friends and meeting old friends. The event is a fantastic place to exchange experience and creativity in a “feels like home” environment, you get to meet the inner circle of the F&B world.'
Global Corporate Account Director, INPACS
'TO THE TABLE was a genuinely wonderful event, a first time for me personally, although Bartech have been attending every year. We have reviewed our meetings and following up and I am delighted to share that I have made significant progress in multiple areas with existing clients and new clients alike, their appetite to get back in the game is fantastic. Given the covid scenario I wasn't expecting quite the wonderful resurgence and engagement from these high-level customers and clients. I feel a happy storm of timing and desire to get back to normal and an immaculate representation by the TO THE TABLE team. Great job!'
Business Development Director, Bartech
'Impeccable organisation with a great team spirit. High level business meetings with leaders from the hotel industry, mixed with social functions to celebrate outstanding F&B offers, which we all enjoy so much. Great to be back doing business in person!'
Global Account Manager, SEB Professional Coffee Machines
'Zieher was delighted to participated this TO THE TABLE Europe event. It was a great pleasure to have met all these corporate contacts after so long and it was a great mix of senior decision makers from hotel chains and cruise liners. It was so important to meet our main customers in person again and we had many successful conversations during the event. As usual, TO THE TABLE was very well organised and we are looking forward to attend the next events as well.'
Head of Sales, Zieher
'Thanks for a great event in Dubrovnik, it was a very beneficial event for me to meet all the key leaders in the industry in one location. The event was well organised and the seminars were very valuable, with the most relevant topics being discussed. The networking functions were very enjoyable as well!'
Vice-President Food & Beverage, Luxury Brands – Europe – Accor Hotels
'This was my second TO THE TABLE Europe event and well worth attending once again. The attendees are very senior, so you can have high level discussions with like-minded colleagues. With so many restaurants under the Marriott remit, it's a great way to spend productive time with suppliers that can help us with solutions in our projects. The networking is invaluable and the seminars very engaging, so I would highly recommend the event.'
Vice President Food & Beverage EMEA – Marriott International
'For me it was the first time that I took part in this event, everything was well organised, from the business meetings to the evening events where you could get to know each other better. A very successful event where you meet the right people for your professional needs.'
Culinary Director, Scenic Luxury Cruises
'The event was a game changer!!! We have been away from each other for so long that TO THE TABLE 2021 launched a new cycle. We had the opportunity to share intelligence and creativity. We had a great time throughout the social functions and appreciated the fabulous content during the conferences. All the meetings with suppliers helped us to re-ignite partnerships and find new relationships. Many thanks to each supplier and the TO THE TABLE team that made it possible.'
Vice President F&B, France & Southern Europe, Accor Hotels
'TO THE TABLE sets the bar and is a 'can't miss' event for developers, operators and suppliers alike. The event is exclusive, the seminars diverse and the needs of attendees are paramount through thoughtful programming and generous time allocated to one-on-one meetings. I have met and developed strong partnerships throughout my years participating with an invaluable network. Uniquely, TO THE TABLE captures the pulse of the industry by continually refreshing its participants, making the trip well worth it.'
Chief Operating Officer, Omnam Group
'I wanted to highlight how beneficial my participation was at the recent TO THE TABLE event in Dubrovnik 2021. I am still working with suppliers I met through attending TO THE TABLE events in Lisbon, Budapest and Monaco, and now I have met new suppliers and started already negotiations with them to support new product ideas to enhance our guest offers in the luxury cruise industry sector. Not only are the attending suppliers very interesting to meet, but I was also able to connect with industry colleagues and out-of-the-box thinkers, to look at my own product from a different angle. Besides the positive business purposes, the event organisers offer an amazing personal experience that makes you return home with many new ideas and outstanding memories.'
CEO - Mystic Cruises
'This is my favourite event of the year. I felt the right balance between the professional and the social part throughout the entire event. I really enjoyed all the seminars where you could listen the latest news from the best and biggest hospitality professionals. After the meetings, every single networking event was amazing, the culinary and the location part of them were spectacular. A huge thank you to Debbie and the entire team, I hope I will be able to visit the next one in 2022.'
Manager OS&E Projects, EMEA – Marriott International
'It was my first time at a TO THE TABLE event. I went as a buyer and would highly recommend it. The event itself is very well organised, making use of the short time to meet as many suppliers as feasibly possible through scheduled business meetings during the day as well as networking events in the evenings. It was both beneficial for business and a fun and different way to meet lots of likeminded people from the industry. The contacts I made are already proving valuable.'
Purchasing Manager - Azumi Restaurants
'I have attended TO THE TABLE in multiple locations and year after year the event simply gets better. I speak with everyone at the event and the praise for both the event and its organisers, Debbie and Justin is outstanding. This years event in Dubrovnik was a true testament to the value and quality of the event as, as we know, since the recent pandemic and restrictions, our industry has suffered in so many ways, and the fact that TO THE TABLE saw such an exceptional attendance states the obvious. The value of these face-to-face meetings allows everyone to have personal quality time – seller to buyer and allows for a true understanding of needs and asks. As hospitality professionals there is little more important than such personalisation. The TO THE TABLE event is without doubt one of the key events for our industry and I look forward to attending as many future events as possible.'
Founder/Partner, Captivate Hospitality Partners
'I had the pleasure to participate in the latest edition of TO THE TABLE in Dubrovnik, accompanied by our Global Culinary Director and it was our first TO THE TABLE event. We found the pre-organisation impeccable, in particular under the present circumstances and the entire three days really beneficial to our business. The conferences were extremely interesting and full of insights, the supplier meetings very well organised, with a great variety of new products and services that can be beneficial to our company. The setting and the social events were a real treat and I would like to thank the entire organisation team for putting together such a professional and enjoyable experience.'
International Director of Hospitality and Food and Beverage, Pacha Group
'TO THE TABLE was well organised in every way, from the check in to the hotel which was beautiful, spacious rooms, and the welcome dinner on the terrace on the first evening. The well-planned meetings with suppliers were detailed and well timed, the seminars gave us very interesting presentations with some of the best innovators in the industry. They were well focused subjects on relevant changes in the industry with a high focus on restarting operations and production, sustainability and smart way returning to service. The coffee breaks allowed us to chat with suppliers on many other different subjects, in a relaxed kind of mood. The hotel provided a good selection of food, small bites and beverages throughout the day. Overall, I personally really enjoyed my first TO THE TABLE, a huge BRAVO to the organisers and looking forward to being invited to the next one.'
Manager of Operational Excellence, Silversea Cruises
'TO THE TABLE 2021 was an extremely valuable event. It offered the perfect environment to meet and connect with so many professionals in the industry, whilst building on our relationships with current suppliers and expanding our network with future potential suppliers and clients. The event was expertly organised, and the combination of meetings/seminars, alongside social evenings created the perfect three days. The experience this year, emphasises why our team returns year after year.'
Project Coordinator – Benjamin West
'I have enjoyed my first time at TO THE TABLE Europe very much, all the seminars were really interesting and talked about very up to date and relevant topics. The one-to-one meetings were all beneficial for us, we were able meet some new suppliers who we are looking forward to working with. It was a plus that the event had its own app so I could easily check our schedule. The accommodation was breath-taking and all the events were well organised. Already looking forward to next year's event.'
Procurement Manager - Zsidai Group
'TO THE TABLE was an outstanding event, from initial contact to delivery. Debbie and Justin ensured that suppliers were of suitable calibre, delivering exceptional products and relevant. With the addition of carefully selected speakers, it really made the event insightful, challenging, and enabled new business collaborations.'
Managing Director, St Pancras Hotels Group
'The TO THE TABLE event in Europe comes highly recommended, organised by two executive professionals Debbie & Justin. They ensure every important detail is being taken care of. We have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it, especially the social aspect, and we could not have been happier to finally meet people in person again with industry likeminded people. Furthermore, we feel it is a great opportunity for both centralised key F&B suppliers throughout Europe, as well as for senior F&B decision makers, who would like to meet, connect and network with those suppliers in a very efficient & personal way. We will definitely be back in 2022 again.'
Consultant, F&B Concept Solutions
'TO THE TABLE was the event that kicked off the post-covid season bravely – and it did this in great style. Very well organised and intimate in scale, allowing us to meet all of the attendees and make valuable new contacts – and of course refresh the existing ones!'
Partner, Conran and Partners
'In September 2021 I participated for the first time at the TO THE TABLE Europe event in Dubrovnik as a buyer. I have to confirm that all my professional expectations have been met and exceeded. I highlight as strengths as the organisation of the event, the quality of the attendees (suppliers, buyers and speakers) and especially the networking. The one-to-one meeting formula between buyers and suppliers turns out to be very effective compared to other events such as trade fairs in the sector. Debbie, Justin and their team are attentive at all times. A highly recommended event.'
Partner & Founder, FDV Consulting
Thank you for hosting me at TO THE TABLE in Dubrovnik, it was a great opportunity to be part of this event. It was a great F&B forum, perfect concepted and organised - from the first moment at arrival in the hotel, for the all the time of the meeting sessions - everything was perfect. It was a pleasure to meet so many F&B professionals of the world in one place. Thank you for working so hard to ensure its success.
F&B Operational Development Director, Rivijera Hotels Šibenik d.d.