I would like to extend a massive thank you for organising such a great event, as you know it was the first time I have attended a DBF event, for me it provided an opportunity to experience a taster of Malta, coupled with the introduction of some great suppliers and the opportunity to network with some new people, a winning formula. Please extend my thanks to all involved you did a great job, everything from the logistics, hotel, team building activities and dinners which were excellent and I enjoyed seeing Malta again as it has been 30 years since I last visited! Joanna Morgan, Conference Contacts
Many thanks again to you both for a brilliant weekend. It was great to revisit Malta after so long and have the opportunity to meet with so many outstanding suppliers, while experiencing the best the island has to offer. As ever, the group you put together was great fun, a mix of old and new faces, which is the best way to have it and I thank you for inviting me to join you all. And there was the perfect combination of business content and fun too so well done!
Robin Dixon, Purple Dog Solutions
A sincere thank you for a very educational, informative and fun weekend with some great agents and great suppliers. It really is all about people, and I think this year’s event was even better than Alicante. I know what an enormous amount of hard work an event of this type requires and you should both be very proud as it was exceptional. Thanks again and I look forward to next year!
Paula Kelsey, Cloud9 Event Management
Just want to say that I am impressed with this past weekend, and loved the format!
It's so much better than back to back meeting where everything blends together.
Thank you for all of the new relationships I came away with.
Caleb Parker, Select Event Solutions
I wanted to THANK- YOU both for a great weekend, I have meet lots of new friends and enjoyed time with everyone, it was a great crowd and I have laughed a lot. I met some new suppliers which was great and has definitely given me lots of ideas for future events. Really am very grateful for the opportunity.
Helen King, Effective Event Solutions
Thank you Michiel and Delphine for such a great event!!
As you know, it was my first (but not last) All About people event, and I have to say that was one of the best events I have never attended to. All the organization was perfect: the selection of the destination, the hotel, transfers, venues, activities, appointments… everything was brilliant! I know that organizing and event for event planners is an absolute challenge… but you did it!! Fantastic job of all the DBF team ;) congrats from We Barcelona !!
Lorena Martinez, We Barcelona
I just wanted to say again a HUGEEE thank you for what was an amazing weekend. What a fabulous group of people and really informative workshops, I really appreciate the opportunity to have been part of it. I hope you are both relaxing in the sunshine today after your hard work.
Zoe Light, Image Events
Via this ‘formal’ way I would like to send a big THANK YOU for hosting another fantastic forum. Not many words are needed to describe the atmosphere that was created again; the quality of the buyers was again very good and the appointments that were pre-selected really were in line again with our facilities... you guys are great matchmakers and know what destination/ facilities and most important WHO you need to make this type of event run smoothly and in such a way that everyone feels comfortable and relaxed which creates the perfect environment to both build further on relations with old familiar faces and ‘really’ connect with new persons. Thanks again for understanding this industry so well and to ‘maintain’ the family so well.
Coen van Veen, Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
A big thank you to you and the team, it was one of the best networking events I have attended so far and it definitely exceeded my expectations! The format, the organisation and of course the people made the event an unforgettable experience. Please let me know as soon as you have the dates/venues for the 2018 event so I can propose it to my partners - please also RSVP a workshop place for me plus 1 partner for next year.
Livio Goetz, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
A huge thank you for the most fantastic networking weekend. Another DBF triumph! It was clear how much hard work had gone into making the event a success and to showcase all of what Malta can offer. It is always so lovely to be the one being looked after, rather than the one doing the looking after :)
It was a wonderful mix of suppliers, and I genuinely came away feeling educated.
Laura Coll, Square the Circle
Can I take this opportunity to say a really REALLY big thank you to you both for inviting me along this year! I had the best time and felt that it was an incredibly well balanced event, it really was all about people! I still can’t believe the result of the Awards so you might want to check your voting system!!! David Kemsley – Winner of the 2017 “Client Award” - Avenue Events
I just wanted to thank you for an amazing weekend.
I really appreciate the invite and I thought it was a great forum (The best I’ve attended)
These weren’t just my comments but those of everybody I’ve spoken to throughout the weekend.
Charlotte Hull, Capita Travel & Events/PwC Team
Thank you Michiel and thank you to you and Delphine for having me along. It was the best forum I've been on and, as you say, Confec and M&I (and Meeting Space) will have to look and learn at how a forum really should be run.
Andy Hammond, Ideal Venues
Thanks a lot for this great event, it was my first and I thought the organization was just great!! Just received à pitch from an agency who would like to propose Biarritz in January 2018!
Aurelie Duboi, Radisson Blu Hotel Biarritz
Thanks ever so much for the memorable time spent in wonderful Malta.
I am writing a blog about it actually!
I will really treasure the time we spent all together!
Veronica Lake, Conference Wise
I just wanted to give you both a HUGE HEART FELT Thank you!!! I had the most incredibly, different and pleasurable experience at your Event. It was my first opportunity to experience first-hand, all the positive and complimentary comments many of my Peers in the MICE industry say about DBF Events!! You got the mix just spot on. We all achieved our goals of networking and meeting new potential suppliers but I did not finish each day feeling exhausted or death by slide show etc.... Thank you so much again for inviting me and welcoming me into 'The Fun Family' hilarious group and cultural experiences that I will always remember!!
Annette Fitzgerald, Top Events Limited
Am touched! I had such a great weekend and am really missing you all!! The time just flew! As I said in my post on Sunday, thank you and hats off to you and Michiel for bringing together such a super group of people! After all it’s the people that make it and we all have lovely memories. Ingrid Smith, Hilton Malta
Great event concept! 24hr of networking possibilities and effective 121 meetings, good food and great location. Spoke to a lot of valuable planners and are looking forward to some interesting and new successful corporations.
Daphne den Hertog, Park Plaza Hotels
Fantastic networking informative and educational event with great industry colleagues held in amazing hotel with top facilities and service for the inaugural event it couldn’t have been any better.......
Anne Reidy, CCD Global Reservations
Loved this event! It allowed me to catch up with old acquaintances, make new ones, have fun and do a bit of business in between. A well thought-out event, one I hope to be coming back to year on year.
Sian Pelleschi, Top Venues
It is a great platform to network with people within the international industry. A valuable event and shouldn’t be missed.
Yvonne Newman, Unique Attitude
This is exactly the type of forum I like to attend because the organisation team knows how to set the scene and create the right ambiance and stimulate networking. A short but intense format of meetings with a relevant selection of buyers in a nice and accessible location. What else?
Franck Vallauri, Lafayette Travel
I found the event of great value in terms of forging relationships with industry peers and the all-important suppliers!! The networking was all done in a relaxed personable manner which gives us a chance to be ourselves and really get to know each other outside of the formal business environment.
Graham Upton, Inspirational Venues
Thank you ever so much for such a great event, it was brilliantly organised and I had so much fun. It was also an amazing learning experience for me and I am so grateful for having been given the opportunity to attend. Thank you again for such a fun event and I hope to see you all again soon!
Beth Taylor, Avenue Events
I had a great time and it was so useful to be able to meet and network with such a range of agencies and suppliers! All parties involved in the planning and organisation of the event were great and a massive thank you to them all for a smooth and exciting event. I was made to feel incredibly welcome and learned a lot. Finally, a big thanks to Huis ter Duin for having us and making me feel like a VIP.
Chloe Bass, GRG
The Forum was a great opportunity to meet with a number of international suppliers and learn more about their properties, the one to one appointments worked really well and 15 minutes was enough time to gain a good amount of knowledge from the properties. I particularly liked the ‘destination’ presentations as well, finding our not only about the venues in a specific region but also all of the “add on” services that we can provide our clients with! A great event!
Laura Irwin, First Choice Conferences
“It’s all about people” was a fantastic event with lots of international buyers and supplier coming together. Not only can you spend time networking with everyone you also have time to explore what suppliers are offering for future events. It was amazingly run and would not hesitate in recommending and attending again in the future. Thank you DBF and HBAA for organizing.
Matt Curran, Chew Events
“It’s all about people”: this baseline sums perfectly up the great professionalism, fun, work, interaction, discovery, open mindedness which we always find at DBF events. Please Delphine and Micky, continue to choose your suppliers according to your buyers because this is an amazing added value you bring to your event. Some speakers and trendsetters have started to talk about the new B2H (Business to Human) approach: DBF had actually understood that since the beginning of their fantastic adventure. This is the future, we all are the future. THANKS!
Celine Maginel, Byblos Saint Tropez
I thought it was really well run especially the meetings, people interacted well and felt a strong presence from the organisers
Abby Penston, Inntel
Perfect organization, 0 no-shows of buyers! Appointments’ schedule very well maintained on time and good quality of buyers! Merci!
Claudine Lepine, La Reserve Geneva & Ramatuelle
A great event! A friendly business oriented atmosphere and impeccably organized event all round. Suppliers and buyers alike should make this one of their “must-do’s”
Ed Hazlewood, ONLY Lyon