After the resounding success of the premier Engage! Europe held in Puglia, Italy in October 2016, the second edition held at the famed Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice kicked off in style on 23 October 2017. With its ornate renaissance-era palaces, narrow cobblestone lanes and iconic network of canals, Venice is synonymous with luxury and romance, making it an ideal location for the second global Engage! summit.
The event aims to connect, educate and inspire the world’s top luxury event industry professionals; the program incorporates a diverse lineup of speakers sharing innovative business strategies. The who’s who of the world’s top wedding professionals showcasing what’s hot in luxury events; and a vetted list of networking attendees, ensuring an environment of expertise and professionalism. Engage! strikes a balance between main stage education, focused breakout sessions and interactive activities and events that showcase the destination and encourage meaningful networking for all attendees.
The event's speakers include top figures in the luxury wedding and event business, every speaker has been carefully chosen for the high quality of insights and practical knowledge they provide to attendees, who have been limited to just 200 attendees.
Among this year's speakers is Mrs. Zainab Alsalih, Founder & Managing Director of Carousel, who is speaking on "The Colourful Cultures and Varied Traditions of Middle Eastern Weddings".
In her presentation Zainab will provide a glimpse into some of the more unique aspects of weddings in the Middle East, and what professionals that cater to Middle Eastern clients and weddings need to be aware of, and sensitive to.
bring global cultures closer together, through a better understanding and appreciation of our few differences and many similarities
Attendees at Engage! Europe 2017 will gain a deeper understanding of the geographies and cultures of the Middle East, and a greater awareness of what it means to be “Middle Eastern”. They will also gain an appreciation of the many similarities between Middle Eastern weddings and Western weddings, but also, an understanding of the many differences that exist.
"We hope to also dispel many of the myths, negative stereotypes, and misconceptions related to the cultures of the Middle East, and help bring global cultures closer together, through a better understanding and appreciation of our few differences and many similarities", said Zainab Alsalih.