Doha will host the World’s biggest B2B Platform for destination weddings in March 2023
Qatar will host the 9th annual DWP Congress hosted in Doha from 14-16 March 2023. Qatar Tourism has won the bid to bring the biggest B2B destination wedding event for the first time in the land of pearling banks.
The official signing ceremony was held on 17th October 2022 in Doha, Qatar. The Congress is set to attract over 500 destination wedding planners and suppliers worldwide to discover Qatar’s potential as a luxury wedding destination. Destination weddings continue to be the fastest-growing segment of the US $300 billion global wedding market.
Doha is a city that dreams big. From jaw-dropping opulence and unparallel luxury experiences fit for royalty, celebrity or High Net Worth Individual weddings to glittering skylines offering the perfect backdrop for a romantic setting, Doha has so much to offer for a destination wedding. Be it an intimate beach ceremony or a lavish four-day wedding affair, Doha provides the perfect landscape and infrastructure.
The warm Arabian hospitality, the immersive culturally rich experience, the multicultural society, and the luxurious wedding venues can cater for the needs of any wedding. The region also boasts talented and extravagant destination wedding planners, designers and creative partners who have curated the most luxurious weddings and events worldwide.
Shedding light on why Qatar was chosen to host the prestigious Congress, Mr Ackash Jain, Director of QnA International – the organizers of the DWP Congress, said: “Qatar is one of the fascinating countries in the world to tie the knot with its magnificent palatial resorts and striking oceanic backdrops. Combining old-world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication seamlessly opens the door to planning some of the most opulent celebrations. We are proud to bring the world’s biggest destination wedding congress to Qatar, which will be perfect timing right after the FIFA World Cup. With the support of Qatar Tourism, we look forward to showcasing the best of Qatar as a wedding destination to leading wedding experts from around the world.”
Commenting on the occasion, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to bring the world’s most prestigious business event in the wedding industry to Qatar and firmly position the country as a leading wedding destination. With destination weddings globally on the rise, Qatar maintains a strong appeal for couples seeking a unique and luxurious wedding experience.” The wedding boom after the pandemic is real.
The need to travel and have a destination wedding in a unique place is noticeable. Qatar, with its seamless connectivity, world-class infrastructure, reliable vendors and creative partners, and a plethora of activities from modern to cultural to explore, along with many five-star luxury properties, checks every box for any wedding festivities.
The three-day event is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind closed-door opportunity featuring top industry leaders and presenting engaging panel discussions, addressing the most cardinal topics, sophisticated networking opportunities, and activities under one roof. Under the theme of ‘Opulent Extravaganza,’ this year’s congress will revolve around showcasing the latest trends in wedding design transformation and luxury experiences in the wedding sphere and highlighting the global trend of love for luxury in this multi-billion dollar industry.
Known to bring top celebrity wedding planners, influencers, movers and shakers of this niche industry, destination wedding experts alongside an extensive spread of luxury venues and hotels, most inspiring destinations, creative partners and wedding suppliers, the DWP Congress attempts to elevate the industry by showcasing and predicting wedding trends to drive the business forward.
About DWP Congress: The DWP Congress, recognized as the world’s most prominent business platform for the destination wedding industry, is a luxury by-invitation-only platform. Leading the destination wedding industry for almost a decade, the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress has cemented its position as the most important gathering of destination wedding professionals worldwide.
An exclusive, ‘by-invitation-only’ conference focused on luxury destination wedding professionals looking to collaborate with like-minded connoisseurs in the wedding business to glean fresh perspectives, do business and network with some of the top creative partners and suppliers from all over the world.
The Congress has grown rapidly from its first annual in Greece in 2014. It has successfully made its mark in top destinations across the world, from Mauritius to Florence, Phuket to Los Cabos, Dubai to Rhodes and Bali, traversing different continents and bringing this exclusive extravaganza to one of the world’s wealthiest countries, Qatar, in 2023.