Arabia Weddings, the leading online weddings planning platform in the MENA region, organised a B2B speed networking event in Dubai on 18 June 2019. Held at the beautiful W Dubai - The Palm, the event drew a great selection of wedding planners, wedding vendors and professionals who effectively connected together and explored mutual business opportunities.
In the first B2B speed networking event of its kind in Dubai, Mix & Match, addressed the pain and challenges of the weddings industry by connecting the suppliers face-to-face in one-on-one brief meetings with wedding planners to pitch their products and services.
Louis Botha, General Manager of POSH Event Rentals said, "Thank you for an amazing networking evening. We benefitted huge from meeting all the wedding planners who were there. It was an amazing gesture and should be done on a regular basis so that we can all work together and do some business. After all, that is what we all want to achieve. Your location chosen was superb. Well done."
The group of wedding suppliers and professionals included florists, photographers, videographers, venues, technical production companies, artists and entertainers, event and furniture rental companies, suppliers of wedding favors, candles, decorative items, chocolates and more.
For newly-established wedding planners Mix & Match was particularly useful to them as they needed the swift and efficient introductions to many suppliers in the market. "The event was very beneficial as we met a lot of new suppliers that we haven’t come across in the market before. Through Mix & Match, we were able to expand our suppliers list very easily and smoothly. The event overall was very organized and planned in such a way that allowed us to take the time to speak to other vendors within the wedding industry to learn more about them, as well as, introducing ourselves to the," said Tala Bitar, Managing Director | Designer, Palmera Design & Events.
Other more well established wedding planning companies, such as Vivaah, have found the event valuable. Arun Bablani said: “Mix & Match was a very interactive event with diverse mix of vendors and planners that allowed us to meet interesting people and have positive discussion. It was our pleasure to attend the event and interact with the very best of the city, as well as, up and coming companies. Thank you Arabia Weddings for this opportunity”.
With great sunset views from SoBe at W Dubai - The Palm, the event ended with more connections made between the wedding planners themselves.
Take a quick look at thi svideo of the speed networking event, Mix & Match, organised for the weddings industry in the UAE by Arabia Weddings.