Dubai hosts 500 leading luxury wedding connoisseurs from over 70 countries at the 6th edition of the world’s biggest B2B platform for destination wedding industry
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 31, 2019: Dubai has rolled the Arabian Red Carpet for 500 global wedding experts, as the City of Dazzling Dreamscapes, has geared up to host the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress organized by Dubai based QnA International, along with Official Destination Partner Dubai Tourism and Hotel Partner Atlantis, The Palm from March 27th-29th 2019.
Global luxury wedding experts have come together to be a part of the world’s biggest B2B congregation for the destination wedding industry where they will share their views on the trends & developments in this dynamic multimillion-dollar wedding industry, and potentially looking at Dubai as a hotspot for destination weddings.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “We are pleased to welcome experts from across the industry to Dubai for the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress, an event which will help us to showcase the city as a prime wedding hotspot. Thanks to our world-class hotels and venues, as well as high levels of service across the city, combined with the city’s status as a melting pot of cultures and nationalities, Dubai serves as an ideal destination of choice for couples. With experts in their field sharing their insights and discussing the changing trends in the dynamic wedding industry, this congress will also give us a better and more focused understanding of the industry, helping us shape the future of weddings in Dubai.”
Sharing similar sentiments is Timothy Kelly, the General Manager of Atlantis, The Palm which is the Official Hotel Partner for the Congress. “We are proud to host the world’s biggest business platform for the destination wedding industry, the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress. As the official Hotel Partner for the DWP Congress, we would like to show global luxury wedding experts coming from over 70 countries the endless opportunities we have to offer. Atlantis, The Palm is a magical wedding destination with beautiful indoor and outdoor venues and can cater to every taste and requirement. Our association with the DWP Congress is playing a huge role in not only placing Atlantis, The Palm, but also Dubai at the forefront of wedding tourism” he said.
The 2019 edition of the DWP Congress boasts of a comprehensive conference agenda including inspirational keynote presentations, powerful panel discussions, brainstorming discussions and master classes that will happen over a period of two days.
The prelude to the most awaited extravagant congress starts with the welcome reception that will be taking place today at Nasimi Beach, the happening chic beach club at Atlantis, The Palm following the theme of a ‘Pearlescent Dream’ that sketches Dubai’s monumental journey from the traditional, culturally rich city to the modern cosmopolitan it has grown into.
To inspire the attendees coming from different corners of the world to Dubai, the melting pot of cultures, they will be welcomed with a copy of ‘My Story’, the autobiography by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Day One of the conference has some of the crème-de la-crème of the industry sharing their insights on subjects that matter to wedding connoisseurs today. Renowned Celebrity Floral Designer Preston Bailey who is recognized by Vogue as the world’s top event designer will open this year’s conference with a session on redefining goals to succeed in the wedding industry. The jazz trio of Mootassem Elbaba, Hibah Albakree and Marwan Maalouf from Designlab Experience, one of the most well-known names in the Middle East will enlighten wedding planners on using technology and their creative excellence to carve their own niche.
Day Two will witness parallel streams with the DWP Discussions and the DWP Capture which is the creative extension of the DWP Congress dedicated to photographers, videographers, cinematographers and other creative visual artists. With a stellar speaker line-up including industry stalwarts such as Tom Meggle, the ex-MD of luxury moguls like Louis Vuitton & Cartier, Ali Bakhtiar wedding planner to the Royalty in the Middle East and the Gala Dinner Partner for the event, Jardel Silva, a celebrated wedding & event designer and also the Welcome Cocktail Reception partner, and a panel discussion dedicated to the promotion of weddings by Tourism Boards across the globe.
“We are extremely excited to welcome the leading experts of the wedding world at the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress, an exclusive congress that will showcase the changing trends within the dynamic industry in the City of Superlatives – Dubai” said Ackash Jain, Director, QnA International, organizers of the DWP Congress.
The highly anticipated gala dinner will be taking place on Friday, the 29th of March and will also mark the debut of the DWP ACE Awards, all set to honour & highlight excellence in the luxury wedding industry. Great food, enthralling entertainment and a dazzling after party is how 500 globally recognized wedding connoisseurs will bid goodbye to the Middle Eastern edition of the DWP Congress.
Organiser: About QNA International
QNA International creates and delivers business learning and development exchange platforms through B2B conferences, bespoke events and trainings. The company also has an expertise in outsourced sponsorship sales and key account management. www.qnainternational.com