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! Conference Contacts
Well you SMASHED IT! What an amazing success. You two really know how to run a high-class quality
event. WELL DONE. You are so so right. It is all about people. During three days with you, made new friends
EVERYTHING was perfection. Your attention to detail is outstanding and makes everyone feel 100% under control. You are a class above the industry.
Real Travel & Events Group
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!
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!
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.
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.
Effective Event Solutions
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.
Graeme and I wanted to drop you both an email to say a HUGE THANKS for this weekend, what an amazing event you put on! Its clear to see how this event is enjoyed by all and you should both be so proud of what you organise, superb! ?
Really looking forward to working with you both much more going forward
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.
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.
Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
Thank you! Thank you for giving us the possibility to participate at this extremely well organized and high potential event! I loved the meeting sessions, where the majority of the buyers seemed to have a real interest in learning more about our resort and the possibilities it offers. I have met so many interesting and nice people! Michiel, as I told you already in person, I see a lot of potential in this event and I would like to get Bürgenstock back on the AAP events.
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
“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 for organizing.
Matt Curran - Winner of the 2016 "Client Award" - Chew 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.......
CCD Global Reservations
Good group of suppliers and buyers definitely makes for a winning combination!
This was a well organised and meticulously executed networking forum of immense value. Thank you!
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.
It is a great platform to network with people within the international industry. A valuable event and shouldn’t be missed.
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?
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.
Thank you so so soooooooo much for inviting me along to yet another fabulous AAP! I always feel so privileged to be a part of this special event which has clearly become the flagship forum of the year, all thanks to you guys.
Thank you again and I sincerely hope you have some well-deserved rest planned this week.
Please pass my thanks onto your wonderful son Ben, and I look forward to catching up with you all again before too long.
All about peopleIt’s All About People – and it was. Meeting, talking, doing business together. Building relationships for future business. Doing better business and doing business better! Superbly organised, with engaging participants….all events should be like this!
Absolute Corporate Events
Thank you SO much both of you for an incredible few days in the Swiss Alps! What a feat it must be to organise all of us together in the way you did. Well done and thank you for an amazing weekend, with interesting and engaging people, varied activity and much knowledge sharing and very much laughter. I feel very fortunate to have been able to join you this time on behalf of Abbi&me.
I hope we will be able to attend on another AAP event in future.
I want to thank you for the Andermatt All About People event. Thank you for your advice and taking the time to understand our objectives. Your recommendation on the destination workshop was the right one. Both Catherine and I believed we delivered key messages on our brands and received the attention of the buyers. It was a joy to conduct. Of course we can make improvements, and we look forward to improve next time.
Okura Nikko Hotels
I hope you had a nice lunch at the Intercontinental and safe journey back yesterday. I wanted to drop you an email again to thank you for another amazing event this weekend, it’s by far one of the best forums I have attended and there is such a family atmosphere with everyone who attends the events, I will definitely be there again next March.
Capita Travel - Meetings & 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.
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!
First Choice Conferences
I just want to to say a HUGE thank
you for organising such a brilliant weekend - my first ever 'All About People'!
All credit goes to the both of you, and Ben, for the effort that must go into preparing such a successful and productive event. I met with some fantastic buyers, and have already received a number of requests from contacts I made only over the last few days. The whole weekend was epic and I really cannot wait for the next! Perhaps you could let me know as soon as you have the details for the event which will take place next year as we will be extremely keen to be included on this. Wishing you a fantastic week ahead and thank you for accepting me into your 'AAP family'.
I just wanted to send you an email to say a huge thank you for a fabulous weekend. Not only did I meet you guys for the first time, I met some fantastic suppliers and I also met some great new industry friends! I walked away feeling that this event was of such great value to me. From being in events for 20 years and attending many supplier events, this honestly for me was such a breath of fresh air being able to have such valuable time with suppliers. I has always heard such fantastic things about ‘All About People’ and now having experienced it, it’s such a fantastic concept of supplier interaction, compared to other events. I have come away with new ideas, I’ve learnt about new venues and of course made new friends!
Thanks guys – I can’t wait to be able to attend the event next year!
“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!
Byblos Saint Tropez
A superbly well organised, educational and fun event. I would have no hesitation in recommending this event now becomes a permanent fixture in the industry calendar’.
Barcello Hotels & Resorts
Just wanted to email you both to say thank you so much for a great weekend! It was honestly one of the best forums I have attended, the people and the suppliers made the trip so it’s true it is All About People! I can’t wait to see the professional photos, let me know when they are up! Already thinking about the next trip I can come on with you both.
Ashfield Meetings & Events
Perfect organization, 0 no-shows of buyers! Appointments’ schedule very well maintained on time and good quality of buyers! Merci!
La Reserve Geneva & Ramatuelle
Well what can I say! You pulled off another fantastic event in Estoril ? Thank you both SO much for all your hard work in making this event so special and thank you for inviting me. I hope you are managing to relax with your feet up today….
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”