Weddings have always been an extravagant affair in every culture and community across the world. To celebrate the holy union of the participating souls, notions of splurging on opulent amenities and curating a memorable experience has always been perceived as a social norm over the ages. An active involvement of family and friends in planning a wedding is passé and recent past has witnessed a growing demand in engaging the professional guidance to wedding planning.
With a strong rooting in the traditions of the past, wedding planning has been through its fair share of transitions, embracing the changing trends and growing demands of the market. With the accelerating globalization of its emerging consumers, this industry is growing in leaps and bounds, reinventing the concepts and themes to meet and fulfill what the market necessitates. The immense options of the elements to choose from only make the role of a wedding planner as much exciting as it is challenging.
The Exotic Wedding Planning Conference is the largest conference of wedding planners in the MENA region. It is now in its 5th Edition and is slated to take place in Dubai on April 29th-30th, 2018. Over the last 4 editions, this initiative has successfully evolved and delivered an exclusive platform for the wedding planning fraternity to connect, learn and collaborate. At this global confluence of wedding planners, the biggest names and emerging brands come together to share their insights on the latest trends and foster new relationships over two days’ of educational and networking sessions.
For its upcoming Dubai edition, EWPC is partnered with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai, Cyprus Tourism Board and Barcelona Weddings among the government tourism bodies. Celebrated hospitality brands Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Marriott Resort Weligama Bay, Anantara, Taj Dubai, Desert Palm Dubai, Palais Hansen Kempinski Viena, Absheron Hotel group, Velaa Private Islands Maldives and Raffles Dubai among others have also extended their support as partners.
The conference is hosting more than 150 wedding planners across the globe and the speaker line up includes of eminent names like JoAnn Gregoli (Owner, Elegant Occasions USA), Meltem Bayazit Tepelr (President, KM Events, Turkey), Ali Philips (President, Engaging Events, USA), Neeta Raheja (Wedding Consultant, VTY Bespoke Weddings), Christina Holt ( Founder & President, Wedding Concepts, South Africa), Funke Bucknor Obruthe (Creative Director & MD, Zaphhire Events, Nigeria) , Zahira Domenech (Founder, Eventus, Puerto Rico) , Ziad Raphael Nassar (Owner, Once, Lebanon) , Salah Bushehri (MD, Chandlal Events Management & Organizer) and Mohamed Morani (Director, Cineyug International Entertainment).
EWPC, Dubai will be hosted in Palazzo Versace Dubai, sprawled along the shores of the historical Dubai Creek. This neoclassical masterpiece is the quintessential icon of luxury and opulence not just in UAE but across the globe. Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, with subtle traces of Arabian architecture, Palazzo Versace boasts of a range of well-crafted Italian furnishings and superlative service which is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle.
EWPC aims at extending a holistic platform to the wedding planning fraternity, facilitating learning & networking and collaborations over two days’ relaxed setting.
For more information about the conclave and participation inquiries,