I do: Dubai wins bid to host world's biggest wedding summit

Destination Wedding Planners Congress will be held at Atlantis, The Palm in March 2019
I do: Dubai wins bid to host world's biggest wedding summit
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By Sam Bridge
Wed 18 Jul 2018 07:17 PM

Dubai has been announced as the winner of a bid to host the 2019 edition of the biggest annual international gathering of destination wedding industry, the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress.

The emirate overcame competition from several countries to win the right to host the 6th annual congress, the premier business-to-business networking event in the $300 billion global wedding industry at the Atlantis, The Palm hotel.

More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries are expected to attend the three-day conference from March 27-29 2019.

Issam Kazim, CEO 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.”

Ackash Jain, director of QnA Global, the organizers of the DWP Congress, 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.”

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