17th October, 2022, Doha: Qatar Tourism has won the bid to host the biggest B2B destination in the land of pearling banks and is the official Host Partner for the 9th annual DWP Congress taking place from 14 - 16 March 2023. The official signing ceremony was held on the 17th October 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
The Congress is set to attract over 500 destination wedding planners and suppliers from all over the world to discover Qatar's potential as a luxury wedding destination.
Destination weddings continue to be the fastest growing segment of the US $300 billion worth global wedding market. Doha is a city that dreams big. From jaw dropping opulence and unparallel luxury experiences fit for a royalty, celebrity or High Net Worth Individual wedding to glittering skylines offering the perfect backdrop for a romantic setting, Doha has so much to offer for a destination wedding. Be it an intimate beach ceremony or a lavish four-day wedding affair, Doha offers the perfect landscape and infrastructure. The warm Arabian hospitality, the immersive culturally rich experience, the multicultural society, the luxurious wedding venues that can cater the needs of any wedding. The region also boasts of talented and extravagant destination wedding planners, designers and creative partners who have curated the most luxurious, extravagant weddings and events worldwide.
Shedding light on why Qatar was chosen to host the prestigious Congress, Mr. Ackash Jain, Director of QnA International - the organizers of the DWP Congress said: “Qatar is one of the most fascinating countries in the world to tie the knot with its majestic palatial resorts and striking oceanic backdrops. Combining old-world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication seamlessly opens the door to planning some of the most opulent celebrations. We are proud to bring the world's biggest destination wedding congress to Qatar, which will be a perfect timing right after the FIFA World Cup. With the support of Qatar Tourism, we look forward to showcasing the best of Qatar as a wedding destination to leading wedding experts from around the world.”
Commenting on the occasion, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to bring the world’s most prestigious business event in the wedding industry to Qatar and firmly position the country as a leading wedding destination. With destination weddings globally on the rise, Qatar maintains a strong appeal for couples seeking a unique and luxurious wedding experience.” The wedding boom after the pandemic is real. The need to travel and have a destination wedding in a unique place is noticeable.
Qatar, with its seamless connectivity, world-class infrastructure, reliable vendors and creative partners, and a plethora of activities from modern to cultural to explore along with a multitude of five-star luxury properties, checks every box for any wedding festivities. The three-day event is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind closed-door opportunity, that features top industry leaders and presents engaging panel discussions, addressing the most cardinal topics, the most sophisticated networking opportunities and activities under one roof. Under the theme of 'Opulent Extravaganza,' this year's congress will revolve around showcasing the latest trends in wedding design transformation and luxury experiences in the wedding sphere highlighting the global trend of love for luxury in this multi-billion dollar industry.
Known to bring in the top celebrity wedding planners influencers along with the movers and shakers of this niche industry, destination wedding experts, alongside an extensive spread of luxury venues and hotels, most inspiring destinations, creative partners and wedding suppliers; the DWP Congress attempts to elevate the industry by showcasing and predicting wedding trends to drive the business forward.