Florence beat out a multitude of competing countries to secure the coveted title of Host to the annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP Congress), which brings together some of the world’s most elite wedding planners to one destination.
The Congress has been dubbed as “The ONLY business-focused platform for destination weddings”, and is an exclusive arena for prominent wedding professionals.Organized by Dubai-based QnA International, has cemented its position as the Best Congress in the World for promotingDestination Wedding Tourism. With a strong start in Athens, Greece in 2014 and a terrific response in Mauritius in 2015, every year DWP Congress moves to an enticing new location and brings together wedding planners for celebrities, royalties, from all over the world to meet with Luxury Suppliers such as five star and boutique hotels and venues, DMCs, tourism boards and premium partners such as photographers, jewelers, florists, caterers, wedding décor, couture designers, furniture rentals, wine and spirits providers amongst other prominent wedding suppliers, in a dynamic business- driven environment.
Florence, known to many as the birth place of the Italian Renaissance era, is considered one of the finest wedding destinations in the world. Its old, charming palace hotels offer a setting of a different kind– where modern love mingles with past romances to offer a uniquely dreamy, dramatic and enchanting environment. This city has created a buzz having hosted weddings of celebrities like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson, daughter of Indian tycoon- Jindals, to name a few.
The Congress has a rich history with the attendance of the Crème de la crème of wedding planning in previous editions, including American “eventiste” Marcy Blum, whose impressive portfolio includes the weddings of American Professional Basketball player LeBron James and Savannah Brinson, Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Yoshitaka Nojirifrom Japan (as the owner of Asia’s biggest wedding company, number one in Japan, his company organizes 17,000 weddings every year all over the world), Sarah Haywood from UK, Mohomed Morani from India, Ziad Raphael Nassar from Lebanon, and Vandana Mohan.The Destination Wedding Planners Congress is an avant-garde initiative and the only of its kind concept in the world. This spectacular congress has raised the bar of the destination wedding industry, as the crème de la crème across the globe from the wedding industry will converge under one platform in 2016.
The Destination Wedding Planners Congress is taking place on 11–13 April 2016 in Florence. A strictly 'by-invitation' only exclusive event, the DWP Congress will be attended by over 300 participants including Premium partners and global providers of luxury travel and stay, and limited to only 120 Top Notch, A-list wedding planners from all over the world.
Arabia Weddings was a proud media partner of the 2015 event that was held in Mauritius.