Looking Back At The 9th Annual DWP Congress

The 9th annual DWP Congress was an incredible event that left everyone feeling exhilarated, inspired, and grateful. The energy in the air was electric, and it was heartwarming to witness people from all corners of the globe come together in Qatar to share their love for destination and luxury weddings. The stunning beauty of Qatar was truly awe-inspiring, and it was easy to see why it has become such a sought-after destination for travelers. The rich culture, delicious food, and friendly locals made it an unforgettable experience that touched the hearts of all who attended.

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We are so thankful to Visit Qatar for their unwavering support and dedication in making the event a success. Their partnership was invaluable, and we couldn’t have done it without them. We also extend our heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, The Chairman of Qatar Tourism and The Group CEO of Qatar Airways for his leadership and contributions to Qatar’s tourism industry.

The 9th annual DWP Congress was a triumph that will be remembered for years to come. We feel blessed to have been a part of it, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for destination and luxury weddings in Qatar.


Guests Arrive in Style at the St. Regis Doha for the DWP Congress


As attendees arrived at the luxurious St. Regis Doha for the 9th DWP Congress in Qatar, they were greeted with warm smiles and a grand welcome. The staff was attentive to every detail, ensuring that every guest felt welcomed and appreciated. The Personal Butler assigned to the attendees ensured they had absolutely no hassles during the event. As the Attendees proceeded to their respective rooms, they were greeted with a delightful gift hamper with a Salvatore Ferragamo scarf, Elevating Perfumes from Rasasi and a beautiful invitation from the Nahhal Printing Group.  The welcoming atmosphere set the tone for a remarkable event that attendees would cherish forever.


A Toast to Luxury Weddings


The first day of the DWP Congress was a truly unforgettable experience that filled attendees with an overwhelming sense of excitement and anticipation. As everyone gathered at the Waldorf Astoria Lusail in Qatar, the atmosphere was electric, and you could feel the anticipation building. The Cocktail night began with The Advisory Board of The DWP Congress making the opening remarks and setting the tone for the event. The event design by Dalia Taha was nothing short of breathtaking, and every detail had been thoughtfully planned to create a feast for the senses. The comfortable seating arrangements provided the perfect place for guests to relax and connect, and it was clear that this was an event that would be cherished forever.


Revolutionizing Luxury Weddings: The DWP Congress


The Congress was a game-changer for the luxury and destination wedding industry, and every attendee felt a sense of excitement and anticipation as they arrived at the St. Regis Doha. This luxurious venue was the perfect location for The 9th DWP Congress, and it set the tone for the entire event. The Ballroom was designed by The Planner to fit the theme of an Opulent Extravaganza while Bella Flora bedecked the resplendent ballroom with a profusion of exquisite floral arrangements. Keynote, panel, and boardroom sessions covered a wide range of topics, from regional to global intentions, leaving everyone feeling inspired and motivated. The discussions ranged from business expansion strategies to social media tactics, offering valuable insights for all attendees. The stunning tropical decor added an extra layer of elegance and sophistication to the event, highlighting Qatar’s position as a leader in luxury and destination weddings. It was an unforgettable experience that left everyone feeling invigorated and ready to revolutionize the industry.


The Power of One-to-One Meetings at the DWP Congress


The Congress was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to come together and build new relationships through various networking sessions and one-to-one meetings. As the coffee breaks, luncheons, and party nights rolled around, everyone was excited to connect with like-minded individuals and showcase their brands. These sessions offered the perfect platform for guests to form partnerships and expand their businesses. It was amazing to see wedding planners connect with suppliers from over 70 countries, and the over 5000 onsite meetings were a testament to the event’s success. The connections made at the Congress would undoubtedly lead to exciting new opportunities and ventures for all involved.

The DWP Masterclass Explores New Frontiers in Luxury Weddings


The DWP Masterclass was undoubtedly the highlight of the event, featuring a lineup of industry experts who left attendees feeling inspired and empowered. Speakers like Tara Guerard, Divya Chauhan & Vittika Agarwal, Barbara Diez, Sharon Sacks, Nikki Khan, and Guerdy Abraira brought their extensive experience to the table, providing invaluable insights on various topics related to the industry. Each session was like a journey to uncharted territories, exploring new opportunities for growth and expansion. The personalized interactions with the experts made the experience all the more meaningful, leaving attendees feeling like they had gained a mentor and a friend. The Masterclass was a true game-changer for those looking to upscale their businesses globally, and it was a privilege to learn from such distinguished speakers.


The DWP Gala Night Shimmers with Glamour and Opulence


The DWP Gala night was a truly unforgettable experience, filled with glitz and glamour that left everyone feeling star-struck. The Planner, in collaboration with Occasions by Firas Issa, went above and beyond to make the event a grand success. The Ritz Carlton Doha was the perfect location for this spectacular affair, with its elegant embellishments and luxurious ambiance. Muze Entertainment’s electrifying performances added an extra layer of excitement, and guests couldn’t keep themselves off the dancefloor, thanks to ONEmpire keeping them entertained and engaged throughout the night. The delectable dishes served by Verdi were a perfect complement to the opulent atmosphere of the event, making it an all-around sensational experience. It was clear that every detail had been meticulously planned and executed, leaving guests in awe.


The DWP Congress Wraps Up with a Memorable Closing Celebration


The final closing of the event was a bittersweet moment for everyone involved. As attendees gathered at Sax Lounge in Doha, they couldn’t help but feel a sense of sadness that the event had come to an end. However, the luxurious venue with its upscale ambiance was the perfect location to bid farewell to each other. With a delectable choice of food and drinks paired with uplifitng music from The Box, The night progressed to enthralling entertainment provided by our Silver sponsor St. Martin. The night concluded with Roxsy Music, DJ BigBoss and DJ Maestro playing hits from various countries that left the attendees form across the world dancing late into the night. It was a time for reflection on the incredible experiences shared and the new relationships formed during the event. As the night drew to a close, everyone left with a heavy heart, but with memories that would last a lifetime. It was a fitting end to an unforgettable event, and everyone left looking forward to the next edition of the DWP.