Testimonials from the 2013 event in Hong Kong:

TO THE TABLE Asia 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:

‘Fantastic event that provides a great environment to link suppliers and buyers in a formal fashion. Real opportunity to engage and network with a broad array of individuals from the industry, with the opportunity to do business very much present.’

Regional Account Director - Asia Pacific, Diageo

‘Thank you for again another great event, we got concrete results & a lot of positive sales leads!’

Director, Asia, Athena Tableware HK Ltd

‘It was an excellent event, very well prepared and organized. Loved being there and having the opportunity to expand my network. Also the evening functions were great fun. Thank you for making this a memorable experience!’

Sales Representative, Glass Studio

‘Currently the best networking event for the hotel industry. You can meet a lot of decision makers in a relaxed, but very professional atmosphere.’

Sales Director, Asia Pacific & India, Ronnedfeldt Tea

‘TO THE TABLE is an extremely well run event, with the opportunity to meet key figures of the hotel industry from across the region, in an open forum. I found that at this event, the buyers were relaxed and very open to discussion and the exploration of business opportunities.’

International Key Account Manager - On Trade, Pernod Ricard

‘A cost effective relaxed way of meeting the major F&B players in a luxury environment for the Asia Pacific region.’

Head of Global Hospitality, Robert Welch

‘Great event, excellent participants, perfect organisation, smooth and the timing is perfect. We will be back.’

Vice President Global Accounts, Asia Pacific, Ecolab Pty Ltd

‘The highlight of TO THE TABLE was walking away with contacts/relationships that will lead to future sales. I left the forum with priceless contacts and wonderful memories. Perfectly executed, all I had to do was show up!’

Director of Sales & Marketing, Smart Candle

‘Well organised event which gave TWE opportunities to engage with existing customers and gain foot hold with incredible new business opportunities.’

Regional Manager - Hong Kong & Macau, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE)

‘A great opportunity to meet the most relevant and most senior decision makers in the luxury hospitality industry.’

Global Business Development Executive, Sunraysia Five Star

‘TO THE TABLE is the perfect event to meet and discuss potential business in a timely manner, which gives sufficient time for both parties to present, discuss and plan the next step in developing business together.’

Managing Director Asia Pacific, ZWIESEL Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

‘I was very pleased with the whole event - the organisation, the quality of the buyers and the timing of all the activities were all done exceptionally well and really exceeded my expectations.’

Vice President, Greenfield World Trade

‘Having spent 10 years selling directly and through distributors to individual hotels, TO THE TABLE provided us with the opportunity to develop group relationships. TO THE TABLE is a well organised event with quality prospective buyers who provide suppliers with the opportunity to expand their networks and increase sales.’

Director, Canary Enterprises Ltd

‘TO THE TABLE is a unique opportunity to bring buyers and suppliers of the regional hospitality and hotel industry together for intimate and targeted 25 minute discussions... it is like speed dating with your key customers!’

International Hotel Accounts Director, Pernod Ricard

‘100% satisfaction and our expectations met. Good quality attendants and decision makers compared to any other event we’ve attended. Good opportunity to get input from the market in terms of upcoming projects and trends.’

President, Bartech

‘Excellent event, very professional and well organised with high-end buyers present, as well as many leading supplier brands.’

Sales Director, Loch Fyne Oysters

‘TO THE TABLE is undoubtedly the most professionally organised and run event that we have attended. The calibre of buyers and suppliers would be hard to beat. We will for sure attend again in 2014.’

Director - International Markets, Rausch Classics GmbH

‘The meetings were very effective and TO THE TABLE was worth attending for the professional approach and to understand the requirements of various clients.’

Sales Manager, RAK Porcelain

‘TO THE TABLE was well organised and the meetings went well, it was very good experience which will help us expand in Asia.’

Vice President Sales & Marketing, DW Haber & Son Inc.

‘TO THE TABLE was excellent, the meetings were the highlight but the networking events allowed us to create good relationships with the buyers. It was a great experience and will hopefully be even greater through follow up and settled projects!’

Export Sales Manager, Ballarini Paolo & Figli Spa

What the Buyers said:

‘I am living the benefits of this event - I now have developed a clearer vision and built trust with various partnership opportunities. This process went beyond networking to fundamentally altering many of our offerings.’

Vice President, Food & Beverage, Greater China, InterContinental Hotels Group

‘An excellent experience, to arrive with common goals in a natural hotel setting - off the trade show floor and into the hotel business arena.’

Group Director of Food & Beverage, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

‘Professionally executed, good timing and was a great opportunity to meet experts.’

Corporate Executive Chef, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

‘It was a pleasure to attend TO THE TABLE Asia 2013. The format was interesting to meet suppliers one to one and in doing that, has saved me time in the future. I look forward to being there next year.’

Vice President Guest Experience and Operations, Sofitel

‘The great benefit from attending was being able to have a first hand information exchange with suppliers keen to share new product information and ask questions on service deliverance in Asia countries.’

Culinary Director, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

‘TO THE TABLE was of high quality, well organised and presented, with quality attendees.’

Vice President Food & Beverage, Asia Pacific, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd

‘A very good event that was very well organised, I will attend again next year if possible!’

Regional Vice President Culinary Operations, Asia Pacific, Hyatt International

‘Such a professionally organized event - very efficient and to the point, with every moment used to the best advantage. Great to have had this opportunity.’

Director of Specific Food & Beverage Projects - China Region, Langham Hospitality Group

‘Fantastic innovative event with new discoveries of products and services combined with opportunity to network with some of the best in the industry.’

Director of Food Division Business Development, Dusit International

‘TO THE TABLE is an ideal forum to find new B2B solutions for most of our F&B needs. It allows dedicated one to one time to with vendors which is the key difference from other trade events.’

Group Director of Food & Beverage, Dusit International

‘TO THE TABLE is a great event that allows meaningful dialogue and contact with the suppliers that you want and choose to meet.’

Vice President Food & Beverage, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

‘A very relevant and efficient format - the time you spend with quality suppliers is much better than on normal trade shows and networking is great.’

Director of Culinary Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean, Hilton Worldwide

‘This is the first event I’ve attended where meetings with suppliers were held in person. ‘Definitely a much more effective format and allows time to discuss more opportunities for both suppliers and clients. So much so, I have been in contact with some suppliers already for equipment.’

Manager of Catering Services, Melco Crown Entertainment

‘Fantastic event! Great opportunity to learn about new products and services, great networking opportunity within an efficient and smooth agenda, plus a lot of fun. Many thanks and see you again in 2014!’

Group Operations Manager, Minor Hotel Group / Anatara Hotels

‘The TO THE TABLE organisation was excellent, the meetings with suppliers were fruitful and the networking with industry peers was appreciated.’

Group Operations Director, Centara Hotels & Resorts

‘TO THE TABLE Asia 2013 was an excellent event and I was glad that I could participate. I would recommend it for all high level Hotel F&B and Restaurant Executives.’

Chief Representative - China, Steigenberger Hotel Group

‘TO THE TABLE Asia is without doubt the leading event in the market. It was very beneficial to talk to leading suppliers, we have identified multiple products which we will definitely use in the future. IMPECCABLE organization from THE TO THE TABLE Asia team, INSPIRING high class venues and food & beverage, INNOVATIVE concepts and programmes, IMPRESSIVE attendance and IMPERATIVE for all decision makers in the industry.’

Vice President, Hotels & Development, Century Cruises

‘This event was stunning and it gives F&B professionals a great opportunity to catch up and to see the new products.’

Vice President - NE & SE Asia, Paramount Resorts & Hotels

‘TO THE TABLE gives you the opportunity to interact with top quality vendors and fellow colleagues and professionals from across the globe. TO THE TABLE is a world class, topquality event for hospitality & F&B professionals. If you haven’t attended one, you are surely missing something.’

Senior Vice President - Operations & Development, DS Hotels & Resorts (DS Group)

‘TO THE TABLE allows executives in the industry to meet the right people, all in one-time, in one-spot. It's very private and personal, and gives us the efficiency to meet productively with suppliers that can make quick decisions. What an excellent way to do maximize business efficiency!’

Regional Managing Director - Greater China, Universal Entertainment - KO Dining Group