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Destination Wedding Planners Congress | Dubai 2019

By Eleni Balkouli @Love4Wed

In just a few weeks, the Destination Wedding Planners Congress is going to take place at the Atlantis The Palm luxury hotel in Dubai and… it is going to a-m-a-z-i-n-g ! From the incredible line up of world renowned speakers to decoration, entertainment and all around ultimate networking experience, the DWP is the event you must NOT miss!



After a successful previous edition in 2018, the Destination Wedding Planners Congress, recognized as the world’s strongest business platform for the destination wedding industry, is all set to take place this year in the City of Superlatives – Dubai! Taking place from March 27th-29th 2019 along with Destination Partner Dubai Tourism and Hotel Partner Atlantis, The Palm, the DWP Congress is a luxury closed-door by-invitation only business platform that brings together 500 attendees from over 70 countries under one roof.

The City of Gold, The land of the World’s Tallest Tower, pristine beaches – Dubai is a tourists’ paradise offering both modern & luxurious infrastructure, making it a perfect destination for couples to get married. “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 Africa” says Ackash Jain, Director of QnA International who are the organizers of the DWP Congress.

For over half a decade, the DWP Congress has been successfully acting as a strong catalyst connecting leading A-list luxury wedding connoisseurs who cater to an elite clientele such as the Royalties, Celebrities and High Net-Worth Individuals with some of the finest global suppliers of luxury weddings such as hotels, tourism boards, photographers, couture designers, cinematographers, light & sound companies, decorators and many others to establish business relations and help expanding their wedding network.

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 familiarise 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”.

The Congress will be taking place at one of Dubai’s most luxurious properties – Atlantis, The Palm situated in the heart of The Palm, a man-made island which is an iconic landmark in Dubai. “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.


A stellar line-up of speakers that includes industry leaders such as 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 knowledge on topics that are in sync with subjects relevant to the industry, and will also discuss the challenges faced by this dynamic industry and will brainstorm together to come up with solutions.

A comprehensive conference agenda, glamorous evening functions & after parties, pre-scheduled 1-1 business appointments and fantastic networking opportunities are just some of the reasons why the leading destination wedding planners from across the globe join the DWP Congress year after year, and to add to these reasons, attendees at the DWP Congress 2019 will witness some new elements such as the DWP Capture which is the creative extension of the DWP brand catering to photographers, videographers, cinematographers and other creative visual artists, DWP Swank Show– a fashion show that will display the best work of bridal couture designers, and the DWP ACE Awards that will honor and highlight excellence in the luxury weddings industry.

If you would like to elevate your wedding services on a global scale by being a part of the DWP Congress, or to get more information, visit

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