This March, the eyes of the World will be on the city of superlatives- Dubai, as it plays host to the latest edition of the biggest event for the business of destination weddings- the DWP Congress.

DWP Congress, completing more than half a decade since its inception, has earned a reputation for being the best platform for the confluence of the finest ideas, synergies and networking in the space of Luxury Destination Weddings and only the creme-de-la-creme of them.

Dubai as a city is often seen as an epitome of landmark hospitality. This attribute, combined with the offerings it has for the tourists, be it in the form of the beautiful beaches or the most luxurious hotel, makes it one of the most trending cities for destination weddings. “It is only fitting that Dubai, the wedding capital of the Middle East, has been chosen to play host to the world’s largest and most important gathering of destination wedding professionals. We received a lot of recommendations from planners around the world to bring the congress to Middle East, having hosted the previous annuals in Americas, Europe, Asia and Africasays Ackash Jain, Director of QnA International who are the organizers of the DWP Congress.

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An invite-only, closed door event, the DWP Congress 2019 brings together a massive attendee list 500 people from 70 different countries.

Taking place from March 27th-29th 2019 along with Destination Partner Dubai Tourism and Hotel Partner Atlantis, The Palm, the DWP Congress is an event where A-lister wedding connoisseurs are connected with the finest luxury wedding suppliers from all around the world- to the likes of tourism boards, photographers, couture designers, cinematographers, light & sound companies, decorators to create a robust network brimming with unmatched synergies for the destination weddings market.

Issam Kazim, the CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing said “Dubai already holds a strong appeal for destination weddings, and hosting an event like the Destination Wedding Planners Congress will give us the opportunity to familiarize more of the industry with the city. It will also place Dubai at the forefront of the sector’s development and enable the city’s stakeholders to be involved in discussions about the key issues affecting it and shaping its future”.

About the Venue

Atlantis- The Palm will be the venue for the Congress. One of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai, the property is located in the heart of the iconic man-made island ‘The Palm’. We at Atlantis, The Palm see great value in the Destination Wedding Planners Congress and look forward to welcoming global wedding and events companies to collaborate and develop this important sector during the 2019 event said Ian Renton, Director of Group Sales at Atlantis.

Atlantis- The Palm

The Stellar Lineup of Speakers

The Congress will witness a stellar lineup of celebrity wedding planners and industry leaders.

  • Preston Bailey from USA who is recognized as one of the top event designers in the world,
  • Fanny Ng from China who planned one of China’s most expensive weddings that cost $31 Million,
  • Vandana Mohan who is one of India’s top wedding planners,
  • Ali Bakhtiar from UAE who is an orchestrator for fairytale weddings for royal families in the Middle East,
  • Evgeniya Besplaya who is the founder of one of Russia’s leading wedding & event companies

And many others will be sharing their experiences and knowledge on subjects that are relevant for the destination weddings industry. Not only this, the Congress will be brimming with discussions on how to improve the dynamics of the industry and also conclusions that will solve some of the most common problems and hurdles of the industry.

The Itinerary 

An elaborate conference agenda, glamorous evening functions & after parties, pre-scheduled 1-1 business meetings and great networking opportunities are just some of the reasons that make the DWP Congress a success amongst the leading destination wedding planners from across the globe, year after year. Adding to the list of these reasons, attendees at the DWP Congress 2019 will witness some new aspects such as the DWP Capture which is the creative extension of the DWP brand catering to photographers, videographers, cinematographers and other creative visual artists, and the DWP ACE Awards that will honour, highlight and celebrate excellence in the luxury weddings industry.

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