Ring out the bells: Dubai to host world’s biggest wedding trade show

Dubai is famous for many reasons, from ambitious construction projects such as the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa and man-made island Palm Jumeirah, to its vast concentration of wealth and, of course, its success as global holiday destination.  

Now, adding an extra tier to its already enviable status as holiday and event hotspot, it has been announced that Dubai is the winner of the battle to host the 2019 edition if the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress.

Billed as the ‘biggest annual international gathering of the destination wedding industry’, the DWP Congress, organised by Dubai based company QnA Global, will bring together more than 500 wedding professionals, from across 70 different countries, at the renowned luxury resort Atlantis the Palm during the three day event.

“Dubai already holds a strong appeal for destination weddings”

Issam Kazim, chief executive officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said: “Dubai already holds a strong appeal for destination weddings, and hosting an event like the Destination Wedding Planners Congress will give us the opportunity to familiarise more of the industry with the city. It will also place Dubai at the forefront of the sector’s development and enable the city’s stakeholders to be involved in discussions about the key issues affecting it and shaping its future.

“The DWP Congress has built a strong reputation for providing a forum for discovery, knowledge exchange and to connect like-minded individuals. We look forward to playing a major role in the success of the 6th annual DWP Congress, and we will work closely with the organizers, host venue and other stakeholders to ensure delegates have the optimum experience.”

“We received a lot of recommendations from planners around the world to bring the congress to the Middle East”

Ackash Jain, director of QnA Global, added: “It is only fitting that Dubai, the wedding capital of the Middle East, has been chosen to play host to the world’s largest and most important gathering of destination wedding professionals. We received a lot of recommendations from planners around the world to bring the congress to Middle East, having hosted the previous annuals in Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

“We are proud to partner with Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) and Atlantis the Palm to host the 2019 annual and look forward to showcasing the best the destination has to offer for luxury weddings to the world’s best destination wedding connoisseurs.”

Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress runs from 27 to 29 March 2019, at Atlantis the Palm

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