DWP Congress- One World One Platform

Recognized as the strongest business platform in the destination wedding industry, the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress is a one of a kind exclusive initiative that brings together the world’s biggest celebrity wedding planners, royalty specialists & destination wedding experts under one roof to meet with a lavish spread of creative partners and wedding suppliers who help bring their clients’ dream weddings to life – from extravagant venues, to exquisite hotels, palaces, exclusive destinations, couture designers, photography partners, jewelry partners, cake designers & so much more! We have created this platform for you to hear experiences shared by veterans in the weddings industry, network with the best in the wedding world, and of course, because we know you love to party too – we have an uber ritzy welcome cocktail reception, a glorious gala dinner & a fabulous farewell party in store for you to build alliances and create memories that will last you a lifetime! The DWP Congress is the ultimate destination for you to capitalize on this multi-billion-dollar industry!

DWP 2019, Dubai

The DWP Congress has explored the wedding industry’s minutiae across continents for the past 5 years from Greece to Mauritius, Thailand, Italy, Mexico and now bringing this incredible extravaganza to the magical Middle East. Known for it’s lavish lifestyle, the metropolitan city of Dubai will play host to the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress scheduled to take place from the 27th to the 29th of March 2019 – at none other than the supremely iconic ‘Atlantis, The Palm Hotel’ the crowning glory of the incredible man – made Palm Island in our lovely ‘City of Gold.’ An experience worth the wait, join us as we uncover the secrets locked away in the minds of the crème de la crème of this niche industry, as we experience three days of unparalleled luxury and breathtaking experiences.

Past Activities

DWP 2018, Mexico

From secret private beaches off the beaten track, to opulent ocean view resorts with breathtaking views and everywhere in between, Los Cabos is truly the one-stop for all your wedding dreams to come true! Nestled on the tip of the Baja Peninsula where mountainous desert meets glittering sea, the blossoming coastline of Los Cabos has been perfecting its craft of hosting exceptional events and earning its reputation as one of the most ethereal wedding and honeymoon destinations in the world. For the 2018 edition of DWP, the annual congress united with 600 of the top wedding specialists from around the world including celebrity specialists such as Kevin Lee, Jennifer Zabinski, Lisa Vorce, Roberto Cohen and Narelle Williams. From a lavish opening cocktail at the opulent Cabo Del Sol golf resort to the daily conferences at the cutting edge Los Cabos International Convention Center, after party in the lush green backdrop of Acre and a vibrant gala dinner at the famous Grand Canyon of San Carlos, all guests got to experience firsthand, the fabulous Mexican hospitality and kaleidoscopic cultural offerings.

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DWP 2017, Thailand

The globe-trotting DWP Congress headed to the sunny western coast of Thailand for its 2017 edition in association with Tourism Authority of Thailand, hosting 450 wedding experts from around the world, representing over 65 destinations amidst the breezy blue waters and natural wonders of Phuket. Exclusively being a by-invitation-only B2B event, all the attendees were cherry picked and chosen to represent as the best from their destination. The lavish spread of creative partners and wedding suppliers got to hear the inspiring and motivating words of world class luxury industry front runners such as Preston Bailey, Koby Bar Yehuda, Sasha Souza, Bryan Rafanelli, Evelyn Mills, Mohamed Morani, Sumant Jayakrishnan, Kathy Apostolidis, Aleit Swanepoel, Froonck and Franc amongst many others. DWP Congress stands as the only event in the world that brings together such a diverse and multicultural portfolio of some of the finest wedding professionals, planners and service providers.

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DWP 2016, Italy

The 2016 edition of DWP Congress in partnership with Firenze Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted 400 connoisseurs of the destination wedding planning industry from over 60 countries. Against the backdrop of Florence’s awe-inspiring façades, the event ultimately marked the coming together of a diverse and unique cross section of hospitality, wedding vendors and industry insiders and delegates – for three days of inspiring talks, one-on-one exclusive meetings and a rare opportunity for global powerhouses to interact and create business prospects. Industry pioneers including Sharon Sacks, Marcy Blum, Ed Libby, Wendy Simpson, Daoud El-Khoury, Kevin Lee, Tara Guérard, Vandana Mohan, Christina Holt, Carlotta Ferrari and many more took the centre stage to speak on hard hitting issues and shared insight on the new wave of destination wedding planning.

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