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Hybrid Event World Romance Travel Conference / Congreso de Bodas LAT

December 8-11, 2020

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For the first and only occasion, our two signature events, the World Romance Travel Conference and Congreso de Bodas LAT, unite strengths towards one common goal: offering the best hybrid, simultaneous, sustainable, and multicultural conference ever created for the Romance Travel Industry!

Join us this December 8-11, 2020 at the Barceló Maya Riviera, México, for a unique event experience; two educational programs and more than 20 different countries, all at one beautiful place; the Mexican Caribbean. 



JOIN IADWP IN THIS AMAZING HYBRID EXPERIENCE!

Let's recreate the Destination Wedding & Romance Industry together, this year IADWP transforms its two main programs into a sustainable hybrid experience like no other.

In this edition, only you are missing, whether you decide to be from home or join us in the Riviera Maya. We are waiting for you from December 8 to 11, 2020 at Barceló Maya Riviera, Riviera Maya, Mexico!

What will you find this year at the event?

  • Inspiring sessions with renowned international speakers
  • Inclusive event for all levels of experience
  • One-on-one appointments with destinations, suppliers, and hotels, which will become your strategic ally
  • Social events where you can enjoy and gather with a multicultural audience
  • 2 weeks of digital Pre-Congress, included in the entrance fee
  • Workbook delivery to each attendee
  • Round tables to know in depth topics of interest
  • Sustainability program because we are convinced of creating a better World for everyone
  • Onsite and virtual event, so you can participate wherever you are.


Why attend?

  • Let's explore together new ideas, formats, and trends of the Destination Wedding and Romance Industry in the pre-Congress, 2 weeks of training, talks, forums, and more, included in your registration fee.
  • Borders do not exist, so whether you are at home or in person at the wonderful host hotel: Barceló Maya Riviera, you will have access to talks, exhibition floor, and the entire IADWP experience.
  • Let's transform the Industry together!


This year we created a sustainability program applicable to our event, since one of the main commitments of IADWP is to contribute positively to the society and environment. Guided by the sustainable development goals of the UN, we will implement actions in our processes that will allow, as a community, to leave a positive mark in the host destination. You are an indispensable part of the project, let's achieve our goal of #SustainableRomance together.


Now is the time to meet again, celebrate, and learn in a unique and extraordinary way!

Hosted Lodging Program

If you are interested in applying for the hosted lodging program, please share the following information HERE

Travel Advisor: short bio and CV from your company and yourself, share your last 3 weddings, mention the destination and resort/hotel, number of guests, couple's name, and if you use a tour operator mention which one. 

Wedding Planners: short bio and CV from your company and yourself, share your last 3 weddings, mention the destination and resort/hotel/venue, number of guests, couple's name.

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Schedule

November 23

NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ROMANCE INDUSTRY - VIRTUAL

Be part of our Online interactive pre conference activities, included on your registration fee:

Dates: November 23, 25, 27, 30 and December 2 and 4

Educational sessions and one on one virtual meetings. 

Join us on this amazing journey through World Romance Travel Conference / Congreso de Bodas LAT!

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

9:00 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts. 

Language: English 

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

10:00 - 10:45 am

Emerging destinations in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. 

Speaker: Mexican Caribbean Tourism Board 

Language: English

BEHIND THE SCENES: POP UP WEDDINGS - VIRTUAL

11:00 - 11:45 am

The behind the scenes of why the project was created, the importance of working with local vendors and promoting the sustainability of local economy up to working with different colleagues around the world as one same industry. 

Speaker: Rui Mota Pinto

Country: Portugal

Language: English 

November 25

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

9:00 - 9:45 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts.

Language: English

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

10:00 - 10:45 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts.

Language: English

POST COVID - VIRTUAL

11:00 - 11:45 am

RESTART NOW: An Optimistic View of Safety Measures at Destination Weddings. 

Although scientists are still learning about COVID-19 every day, there is already a consensus how to mitigate the risk of infection, and there is also clear evidence regarding the types of events that can reopen safely right now. This session will discuss the sorts of destination weddings you can comfortably market today, and the health and safety measures necessary to make those weddings memorable for all the right reasons.

Speaker: Steven Adelman

Country: USA 

Language: English 

November 27

MASTERCLASS: BRAND BUILDING: MARKETING TOOLS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND HOW TO STAND OUT

9:00 - 9:45 am

Success Story - How to stand out in the competitive World of Weddings using Social Networks in the Times of Covid.

Speaker: Pipe Gaber

Country: Mexico

Language: Spanish

MASTERCLASS: BRAND BUILDING: MARKETING TOOLS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND HOW TO STAND OUT

10:00 - 10:45 am

How to get weddings without leaving home. Be part of this talk where we will talk about digital strategy 100% focused on the bridal sector, how to attract potential clients thanks to the internet, we will talk about sales funnels.

Speakers: Airin Rojas and Davinia Ruiz from Núptica

Country: Spain

Language: Spanish

MASTERCLASS: BRAND BUILDING: MARKETING TOOLS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND HOW TO STAND OUT

11:00 -11:45 am

The Tool that you cannot lose sight of. How to manage WhatsApp Business in the Wedding Business.

Speaker: Dayana Prado

Country: Venezuela

Language: Spanish

MASTERCLASS: BRAND BUILDING: MARKETING TOOLS, DIGITAL MEDIA AND HOW TO STAND OUT

12:00 - 12:45 pm

You are what you post! 

Speaker: To be announce

Country: To be announce

Language: Spanish

November 30

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

9:00 - 9:45 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts.

Language: English

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

10:00 - 10:45 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts.

Language: English

MEET YOUR PARTNER - VIRTUAL

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Time to connect one by one with virtual exhibitors. 


December 2

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

10:00 - 10:45 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts.

Language: English

SITE INSPECTION - VIRTUAL

11:00 - 11:45 am

Get to know marvelous destinations and resorts.

Language: English

MEET YOUR PARTNER - VIRTUAL

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Time to connect one by one with virtual exhibitors.

December 4

DESTINATION EVENTS: THE KEY TO THE WORLD - VIRTUAL

9:00 - 9:45 am

The fantastic world of events. 

Speaker: Timo Bolte

Country: Germany

Language: English

DESTINATIONS: TIME TO TRAVEL - VIRTUAL

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will travel around the new areas from the IADWP chapters:

  • South America
  • Euroasia
  • The Caribbean  

MEET YOUR PARTNER - VIRTUAL

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Time to connect one by one with virtual exhibitors.

December 7

PRE REGISTRATION - ONSITE

7:00 am - 7:00 pm
For the Early birds pre registration for the face-to-face event! 

December 8

REGISTRATION - ONSITE

7 am - 6 pm
Start 2020 experience by receiving your badge! 

LET'S LEARN BEFORE ABOUT THE EVENT - ONSITE

3 pm - 5 pm

Get involve in the ABC...Z of the event: app, one on one meetings, exhibition floor, sustainability program, and more. 

Also if you are attending from home we will explain how to use the platform. 


*Complimentary entrance 

WELCOME DINNER - ONSITE

7 pm

Welcome dinner at the amazing and brand new Barceló Maya Riviera. 

Time to reconnect with friends. 

December 9

OPENING CEREMONY - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome message from Honor Guests. 

Live transmission for our virtual attendees. 

Simultaneous translation. 

OPENING SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

9:00 - 10:00 am

Innovating Through Ritual with Sean Watson from TrendHunter

This presentation consists of a curated list of actual best practices, created and used by the world's top innovators. These best practices are organized around the concept of imagined orders -- hierarchies we put in place throughout our daily lives. Are our imagined orders helping or hurting innovation? How can you create new ones?

Speaker: Sean Watson

Country: Canada

Language: English

Live transmission for our virtual attendees.

Simultaneous translation.


EXHIBITION FLOOR FOR WORLD ROMANCE TRAVEL CONFERENCE - ONSITE

10:00 am - 1:15 pm

Time to connect during one-on-one meetings with top suppliers from the Romance Industry. 

Limited space. 

10 YEARS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF CONGRESO DE BODAS LAT - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

10:00 - 10:30 am

The reborn of a stronger Industry with Mari Carmen Obregon and Kitzia Morales

Speaker: Mari Carmen Obregón

Country: México

Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation 

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 

HOW TO CREATE HYBRID DESTINATION WEDDINGS - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

10:30 - 11:15 am

In this new reality is time to learn how to creat hybrid destination weddings. Do it step by step with the expert Jesus Somaza. 

Speaker: Jesus Somaza

Country: Venezuela

Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation 

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 

FIRST TRACK OF BREAKOUTS - ONSITE

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • You are the difference. By knowing you, you will have the business of your life, by Sol Tamargo (México)
  • The cosmic tips to succeed in the romance industry, by Ani and Pato Gómez (México)


Language: Spanish

SECOND TRACK OF BREAKOUTS - ONSITE

12:30 - 1:15 pm
  • The Do's and Don'ts of a Destination Wedding. What can go wrong? by Valentina Corro (Mexico)
  • The Successful Structure for an Event Production Company by Gabi Lavor (Brazil)


Language: Spanish 

ONE ON ONE MEETINGS - VIRTUAL

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Time to connect with exhibitors virtually. Only for virtual attendees. 

GENERAL SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Stand Out in an uncertain industry - Create global connections in a real network.

Speakers: Giovana Duailibe and Guadalupe Álvarez

Country: Italy and Mexico 

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 

EXHIBITION FLOOR - CONGRESO DE BODAS LAT - ONSITE

3:45 - 5:00 pm
Time to reconnect with the best vendors and suppliers. 

Build Your Million Dollar Business with Destination Weddings - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

3:45 - 4:20 pm

Are you ready to build your Million Dollar Business? Join Will Medina on this conference and do it. 

Speaker: Will Medina

Country: Dominican Republic

Language: English with simultaneous translation 

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 

GENERAL SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

4:20 - 5:00 pm

To be announce. 

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 

THIRD TRACK OF BREAKOUTS - ONSITE

5:15 - 6:00 pm
  • Southasian Weddings by Joss Morales (Mexico)
  • Brazilian Weddings by Alessandra Miguel Mendonça (Brazil)
  • Mazel Tov by Ari Iturralde (Mexico)

PARTY BY ACIBEP - ONSITE

8:00 pm

"TROPICAL GLAM" A celebrations fiesta by ACIBEP (local weddings association) *additional cost

December 10

RISE LIKE A PHOENIX - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

8:30 - 9:30 am

Steps You Can Take Now to Reimagine and Redesign a Business You'll Love with Sasha Souza. 

Speaker: Sasha Souza

Country: USA

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees.

LEARN ABOUT OUR HOST HOTEL - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

9:30 - 10:00 am

Enjoy this presentation about our marvelous host hotel: Barceló Maya Riviera

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees.

EXHIBITION FLOOR FOR WORLD ROMANCE TRAVEL CONFERENCE - ONSITE

10:15 am - 1:00 pm
One-on-one meetings with top suppliers. 

FIFTH TRACK OF BREAKOUTS - ONSITE

10:15 - 11:00 am
To be announce. 

SIXTH TRACK OF BREAKOUTS - ONSITE

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • To be announce. 
  • Disruptive Economies, the Trend is also towards the Wedding Industry by Yadira Enriquez (Ecuador)

GENERAL SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

12:15 - 1:00 pm

One of the best representatives in the floral world will tell us how to move forward in the industry. Session by Claudia Saldaña

Speaker: Claudia Saldaña

Country: México

Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees.

SEVENTH TRACK OF BREAKOUTS - ONSITE

2:15 - 3:00 pm
  • New Market Models
  • Changing Trends in the Destination Wedding and Romance Travel Industry
  • New Destinations for Romance Tourism (round tables)

GENERAL SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Detect, contact and conquer: today's couples by Roberto Cohen. 

Understand the new types of couples. What kind of weddings are they looking for, what kind of services are they looking for and how they want to be cared for.

Speaker: Roberto Cohen

Country: Brazil

Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees.

GENERAL SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

4:10 - 4:45 pm

Looking Past the Pandemic and Discussing the “New Normal” for Destination Weddings

FAREWELL SESSION - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

5:10 - 6:30 pm

The art of Storytelling by Nadia Therrien

Speaker: Nadia Therrien

Country: Canada

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees.

FAREWELL PARTY - ONSITE

8:30 pm
Farewell Party by Barceló Maya Riviera

PRE & POST PROGRAM

POST-CONFERENCE: WEDDING RESORTS SITE INSPECTIONS IN RIVIERA MAYA


$ 249.00 USD

AVAILABLE

Become an expert in Riviera Maya’s hotels and resorts to recommend the best wedding locations to your clients and increase profitability!

Dates: December 11th-13th (3 days/ 2 nights)

*Limited spaces


POST-CONFERENCE: INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER CERTIFICATION


$ 389.00 USD

AVAILABLE

A group of international experts designed this fabulous certification, endorsed by Universidad Marista. The program is divided in 14 modules such as:

-Introduction to the Destination Weddings World and Methodology
-Overview of Destination Wedding Planner profession
-Strategic planning
-Designing the destination wedding experience
-Budgeting basics for destination wedding professionals
-Site and venue selection
-Risk management: safety and security

and much more…

Dates: December 11th - 14th (4 days/ 3 nights)
On site format: In Merida, Mexico

*HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED DURING THIS ACTIVITY*

*Limited spaces


Faculty

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SEAN WATSON

VP of Sales Operations and Special Projects Trend Hunter

Country: Canada

Known as a tech enthusiast with a thirst for new information, Sean brings an enthusiasm to Trend Hunter’s content that is unmatched. After amassing an extensive background at companies like Rogers, Bertelsmann, and American Express, Sean joined Trend Hunter in 2015. He has since interviewed over 200 leaders in insight, innovation, and strategy to uncover best practices and approaches to facilitating innovation. Additionally, he has spoken at conferences like TMRE and Future Festival on topics such as technology, entertainment, media, and consumer behaviour.


SASHA SOUZA

Celebrity Wedding and Event Designer

Country: USA

Celebrity wedding and event designer Sasha Souza is internationally recognized as a trendsetter, top innovator, and leader in the wedding and event industry. Owner of prominent event design company Sasha Souza Events since 1995, Souza is one of only a handful of wedding designers who have been named a Master Wedding Planner, the highest designation given by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Souza is the recipient of numerous awards including the Special Events Magazine Gala Award winner for “Best Dining Tabletop Design”, Event Solutions Magazine “Designer of the Year” and three ISES Westie Awards and was named by Modern Bride magazine as a “Top 25 Trendsetters” in the wedding design industry. She has served as an Event Solutions Advisory Board member and on the board of International Special Events Society’s Napa/Sonoma Chapter, and is a regular contributor to Bridal Guide magazine.

Souza has authored two event design books and a wedding design planner. Signature Sasha: Weddings and Celebrations to Inspire features images from many of Souza’s beautiful events and offers event inspiration, practical advice, design ideas, design-your-own suggestions and directions, color palettes, real wedding and celebration images, and other party tips for both the party throwing layman and event industry professionals. Souza’s first book, Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design, received the Gold Award for the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards and is a stunning, hard cover wedding design book featuring beautiful wedding design photography. A culmination of her many years as a top wedding designer, Signature Sasha: Magnificent Weddings by Design provides brides, event planners, florists and event professionals with unique wedding design inspiration and was the first book of its kind to offer details on event design ranging from color couture, to floral, to creating inspiration boards, and much more. Her newest book is Signature Sasha: Wedding Design Planner which provides planners and brides-to-be with innovative approaches, planning tools, guidelines, and other wedding design necessities to keep you organized, prepared, on budget and well-informed through the entire wedding design planning process. It walks you through the steps of crafting each element of your wedding, including decorations, flowers, cake, venue, seating assignments, table top arrangements, timelines, and much more!

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SOL TAMARGO

The Romance Ambassador Mexican Artist

Country: Mexico

The Romance Ambassador Mexican artist with +20 years in the Romance and event world. In 2007 del Sol Photography is born in Cancun Mexico founded by her and her American husband. The last years, she changed husband and expanded her reach by not only documenting Romance, but designing passionate experiences for Travelers and Lovers.


Recognition: 
- When she was born: “This baby will make you grow green white hairs” The gynecologist to her mother.
- You did gave me green hair: Mother
- Your child is different: “My teachers at school”
- You are the black sheep of the herd” Religion leaders After that..

And getting into the Art and business world:
- TOP 10 Weddings Photographers in the world. by American Photo Magazine
- NATGEO Traveler Cuba edition - Photo Cover by Sol Tamargo
- Countless awards in wedding photography in the world
- 2015 her project “The Mermaid Catrina” starts, in 2019 is the only latina invited to be speaker at ADOBE MAX, the biggest creative convention in the world. Leading her to bring her creative work into the hearts of big artists in the world, making her message about finding The Spark of LIFE delivered to that amazing audience. Always seeking to go “Beyond just clicking the shutter” Sol has been specializing in “provoking” the images by taking her clients to enjoy experiences that take them to both amazing locations outside as well as into amazing inner journeys.
- 2017 Winner of BEST HOTEL EXPERIENCE, designed for Andaz Mayakoba. Art has been use to heal the soul for thousands of years, recognizing this in her own experiences and client journeys , Sol currently connects photography with other therapeutic and energetic moves to offer her clients the time, place, and happenings, to reignite passion back in their lives. Being married Three times and wishing to keep the third husband, was a huge motivation for Sol to get into the sacred sexuality therapy. Mentoring with incredible and recognized women like Dr. Charla Hathaway, founder of body joy.org. Sol is deepening her skills into guiding others to acknowledge the importance of a healthy sexuality individually and how to keep it exciting in the marriage. 2020 In Covid times, noticing how many couples broke, and how many individuals were lost in confusion about how to handle this time of big changes. Sol recognized the opportunity to create SEXY WELLNESS, a unique brand that puts together her talents and skills available for anyone wishing to rekindle their inner fire or the couples sensual connection. Her biggest super power is to Find Magic, light and possibilities even in dark places.
- And the enthusiasm to inspire others to find their inner strengths and own magic. In their Art and their Life.


STEVE ADELMAN

Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance

Country: USA

Steven A. Adelman is head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance. His law practice focuses on risk and safety at live events throughout North America, and he serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits.
Steve Adelman is widely recognized as an authority regarding event safety and security. He is principal author of the authoritative Crowd Management standard in the United States, ANSI ES1.9-2020. He was lead author of the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, which has been translated into nearly a dozen foreign languages. He is a law school professor teaching “Risk Management in Venues,” author of the “Adelman on Venues” blog and “Ask Steve” video series explaining legal issues at live events, and he frequently appears in national and local media analyzing safety and security incidents at public accommodations.

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DAYANA PRADO

Master Training Event Planner and Advisor, Consultant and Producer of Digital and Hybrid Events

Country: Venezuela

For 18 years she practiced her profession in the world of Human Resources, occupying important positions in the main companies in her country, and for 4 years she has focused on organizing events, discovering a new passion, which led her to develop her personal brand, specializing in everything that has to do with logistics, digital platforms and technology for events.

It makes him happy to share what he is learning with others to help them achieve their objectives, automate their processes and optimize their time, so he gives training, advice and consultancy in the technological and logistics area for the development of digital and hybrid events.


JESúS SOMAZA

Master Training Event Planner and Advisor, Consultant and Producer of Digital and Hybrid Events

Country: Venezuela

Eternal apprentice of event production. 9 years ago he founded the company IMI Producciones, with which he has had the blessing of holding a large number of events. He started in Barquisimeto (Venezuela) organizing and promoting musical and theatrical events, and that will allow him to work with the main talents of his country, currently he is in Bogotá (Colombia) and organizes corporate events, conferences, congresses and fairs and has also managed to work with important international Spanish-speaking talents. Her strengths are the design and conceptualization of events because she loves to push ideas to get projects off the ground.

For 2 years he has been working in the production of digital and hybrid events with various personal and corporate brands. And currently he is focused on my personal brand, sharing his knowledge through various trainings with the professional union of Latin American events and anyone who wants to learn about production.

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RUI MOTA PINTO

International Certified Wedding Planner

Country: Portugal

He is an International Certified Wedding Planner certified in Jury at National Wedding Council NY, and a Wedding Consultant, Coach & Mentor.

He has won several awards including:
16 International Awards at Belief Creators Awards , 1 Award Local Round at International Awards, 2 Award Country Round at International Awards, 3 ZankYou Wedding Awards and 6 Awards at casamentos.pt

He belongs to various communities in the wedding industry such as:

Belief Wedding Creators - Impact Creator member, ABC Certified member, UNVEILED network founding member, IADWP member, National Wedding Council Certification Jury & Member , I.W.P.A Portugal Chapter President, Pearl Member

His social project is: Two + Us Portuguese Ambassador
Rui is working in several projects: Wedding Tailor & Planner Rui Mota Pinto, POP UP Weddings Destinations, WeddingLAB by Rui Mota Pinto, Tejo Weddings , PWA.


AIRIN ROJAS & DAVINIA RUíZ

Experts in Branding and Digital Marketing

Country: Spain

AIRIN ROJAS

Expert in branding and sales for bridal business. Director of Núptica, Nupticalia and La Oficina Secreta. And creator of the first wedding coordination company in Spain.

DAVINIA RUIZ

Consultant in digital marketing expert in sales funnels and online advertising for the bridal sector. Director of Núptica, Nupticalia, as well as Marketing Director at La Oficina Secreta.

TOGETHER

Airin and Davinia have worked with more than 180 wedding professionals helping them grow their wedding businesses thanks to customer attraction and sales systems.

They are the promoting the #nuptialtransformation movement to drive the digitization of the wedding business.

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TIMO BOLTE

Timo Bolte Floraldesign, Luxury Event Designer

Country: Germany

Timo Bolte is an atelier that creates ephemeral experiences for events. They uses flowers to transform mood and create ambience. Known as the luxury event designer in London for a reason: Travelling all over the globe to design the most lavish events. Bold yet simple, with a unique twist on shape and colour, his floral creations have won the hearts of guests, celebrities, critics and even royalty, and put him on the map as an international tastemaker.

With big budgets to spend on flowers, he creates installations that rival any museum exhibition. Known as the event florist for a reason: stubborn and determined, he is unwilling to compromise when it comes to artistic integrity.
He has garnered worldwide acclaim for his artistic displays and collaborations with top design houses like Fendi and Chanel. Bold yet simple, with a unique twist on shape and colour, his floral creations have won the hearts of guests, celebrities, critics and even royalty, and put him on the map as an international tastemaker.

Since he became a florist he had been a fan of hotel design and the flowers that accompany them. Living in Vienna he experiences extraordinary times since the first day of opening the luxury 5* hotel Ritz Carlton. He was the artistic director for more than 4 years. He leaded the new norm, sleek design, the best materials and impeccable floral service. A hotel lobby is a space of imagination and theatre and somewhere he can go to experience life from a very different perspective.

Atelier Timo Bolte is now based in London and known for his flower arrangements that are truly works of art, and he has worked for some of the biggest celebrities. But there are also Russian oligarchs and Arabian princesses to name. His weddings and events are also held in Kuwait, Lebanon and China, to name some out of Europe.


WILL MEDINA

Destination Wedding Expert

Founder and expert in destination weddings in his company called “Destination Weddings Expert, LLC”, a travel agency that specializes in international weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean islands. Located in South Florida, Will provides exclusive services to his clients throughout the world as well as mentoring dozens of entrepreneurs who want to expand in this industry throughout the United States. Destination weddings are not only an essential part of his business, but he also has a great passion that he shares as an International Presenter and Speaker.
Will is passionate about travel, the law of attraction and a hopeless romantic all of which are key elements to his business success.

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LAURA ANITúA

Wedding Planner + Dream Producer

Born in Veracruz, Art Historian Professionalof which she practiced several
years in public service in your city and state. She had the opportunity to work as Director of the Museum of the City and as Cultural Promoter of Veracruz; that's where her love for events was born. After a while, she decides to open her own Wedding Planning company and has currently been in the industry for 8 years, in addition to teaching at various educational institutions trying to share a little of what she has.
learned, and as a hobby and personal inspiration, she produces and directs musical works since the theater is another of his great passions.
As an event creator, she loves the transformation of spaces, it is one of the parts that she enjoys the most, that couples enter the place and get excited to tears is something that does not change for anything, all the stress of planning is forgotten when realizing that expectations were exceeded and all the work paid off. From the careful selection of the color palette to the smallest detail to create a harmonious concept of the event.
She likes to think of her as a person who strongly believes in power.
transforming that a group of people can have, values ​​teamwork and always seeks that it is their curiosity that moves them to never stop learning and inspiring, precisely because of that concern is that they had the initiative to bring together the best in the industry to form "Somos Bodas Veracruz" the First Association of Wedding and Event Professionals in Veracruz. She is convinced that by working together, each one becoming professional in their field and creating a team of wedding professionals, Veracruz can
become one more success story within the destination wedding destinations in the Mexican Republic.


ELENA GUERRERO

Wedding Designer and Producer

Country: Paraguay

21 years in the events industry working in all areas without distinction, 13 years with my own company training and 7 years as a coach for courses, workshops and conferences at national and international level, with personalized presentations; own; elaborated based on research and real statistics, to achieve materials that generate significant changes on a personal and professional level.

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MARIO AYALA

Co-Founder Creative & Commercial Director of ESCENICA

Country: Guatemala

Co-Founder Creative & Commercial Director of a company with 12 years in the industry of social and corporate events; Producing luxury events inside and outside of Guatemala.
He has been a guest speaker at different International Congresses about the events industry; university professor of Spaces Design, Event Production and Marketing.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of "Gremial de Bodas", an entity endorsed by the Tourism Board of Guatemala; with functions of promotion of Destination Weddings, certifications for members and quality control of products and services of the members.
Due to his dedication and work, Mario has achieved that his company has publications in the most influential media of the industry in the region with honorable mentions in Magazine as HOLA, TV Azteca among others.
His passion for the industry, has led to his events to mark trends in a creative, passionate and with excellence.


CYNTHYA WAGATA

Professional Event Organizer, Wedding Planner and specialist in Romance Tourism and Destination Wedd

Country: Paraguay

Founder and General Director of Paraguay Events Club. In 2017, she took the initiative to convene event providers in general to form the first professional events community under the name Paraguay Events Club, in which she assumed the General Management . Paraguay Events Club is a representative entity formed by a community made up of professionals, suppliers, managers, collaborators and the like of the events sector in general.

Likewise, since 2015 she has also been a Founding member of the Paraguayan Association of Wedding & Event Planner (APWEP) with the position of President of the association for that period in order to position and prioritize the work of the Wedding & Event Planner in Paraguay.

In 2018 she started a tourism project called Cásate en Paraguay "Destination Romance was born with the aim of promoting Paraguay as a tourist destination for the romance and destination wedding sector; generating more job sources for this sector; providing an unforgettable experience of wedding tourism trip for the couple and for each of their guests, friends, and family; promoting the main highlights of tourism in our country through its history, languages, culture, leisure, rural tourism, tourism adventure, typical gastronomy, hotels, tourist inns, with a sustainable approach and with qualified and certified professionals for the tourist product by the ABC Association of Bridal Consultant; considering that organized and planned tourism represents an option for economic and social growth for the country.
Which opened the country to develop and consolidate Paraguay as a romantic destination, which has the support and endorsement of the Ministry of Tourism of Paraguay through an inter-institutional agreement to give it a greater national and international focus.

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IADWP

MARICARMEN OBREGóN

Writter, Speaker, and Charm Shiner

Country: Mexico

Author, Speaker, and Charm Shiner, expert in training creative professionals around the world.
Her mission is to inspire each person to learn to see Inspirational Yellow Butterflies and discover their charisma, the "Charm" with which they can create a WOW Effect in their environment through their unique expression of their talent.
She has visited more than 16 countries and more than 30,000 people have experienced the WOW Effect in North America, South America and Europe. Lives in Mexico City.
Loves music and seeing your eyes shine when you reconnect with your creative possibilities.
Author of the books "The WOW Effect, the technique to design the extraordinary" and "Your Charm Factor: Explore your charisma and discover what makes you shine".
Tedx Talker with two different topics: "The WOW Effect" and "Your Charm Factor". Named by Forbes Mexico as one of the promises of business.
Founder of WOW U. the University of the WOW effect.


DANIELA MORENO

CEO and Co Founder

Country: Mexico

Daniela Moreno is CEO and founding partner of Plataforma Digital de Planeación SA de CV, a company dedicated to developing digital solutions for organizers of onsite, digital and hybrid events.

Mexican, gourmet and sommelier, she has professional experience in protocol services at the Guadalajara City Hall (2008), in hotels in Mexico City (2009), in coordination of weddings and gastro-oenological experiences in London, England (2011) , of community service in Calcutta, India (2011), among others.

Add to your professional training diplomas in public relations, personal and graphic image design, logistics and high floristry, as well as
development of andragogic programs, licensing of SAAS digital services and digital transformation.
In addition, she has studied courses on Child Mental Health at the Fundación América por la Infancia.

Currently designs and coordinates the events in the Executive Committee of the Vice Presidency of Businesswomen and Young Entrepreneurs of the Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism of Guadalajara, an institution that represents in front of the Governing Board of the Hospital de Pediatría del Centro Médico. 


She also collaborates with the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals in Mexico and is a member of the Association of Consultants of Weddings and Latin American Events.

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IADWP

ARY ITURRALDE

Founder Wedding World Academy

Country: México

Author of "Become an Inspiring Wedding Planner" with a Diploma in design, planning, coordination and execution of Ultra-Luxury Destination Weddings.
She is a visionary and leader in Altruism and Feminine Empowerment.
Renowned for her authentic style, creative ideas, and exquisite attention to
details, is specialized in Jewish Celebrations and Named TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER 2018-2019 by INMEXICO.
She was Wedding Manager for Rosewood Mayakoba where she worked hand in hand with Wedding Planners of the height of Mindy Weiss, Lisa Voice, Andrea Freeman, Krista Jon & Regina Atkins, Banana Split, to mention a few collaborations.

Certified in Jewish Weddings, South Asia, LGBT and Specialization in the most important Destinations in Mexico.
Interior design and gardening, make up her hobby passion.
TRAVEL, READ and BE PRESENT, are your INSPIRATION.
Being in contact with nature allows you to continue creating and developing projects that generate a positive impact on our Industry.


VALENTINA CORRO

Event Planner

Country: Mexico

Oriented to professionalism, love, passion, creativity, service, innovation, and tourism of the Wedding Industry in Mexico. Almost 10 years ago Valentina founded the brand that has her name. Currently she directs a group of young professionals in the hospitality and entertainment industry, helping hundreds of Mexican and foreign couples to create the weekend of their dreams in any corner of Mexico. Director of Public Relations of the Association of Wedding Consultants and Creator of the CDMX Bridal Career. Currently her service is specialized in Destination Weddings and has a long list of satisfied clients, she has been named on various occasions in media such as FORBES, CARAS, COSMOPOLITAN and has represented the CDMX romance tourism segment in international fairs such as FITUR Madrid.

IADWP

IADWP

YADIRA ENRíQUEZ

FOPE School of Events Director

Country: Ecuador

Entrepreneur with 16 years of experience, Engineer in Hotel Business Administration, director of FOPE School of Events. She has 18 years of experience in hotel operation and event management, has contributed to prestigious leading companies in the hospitality industry. She also works in the implementation and development of training plans, marketing and hotel and event strategies. Engineer in Business Administration with a specialization in hospitality, postgraduate studies in protocol and event management. University professor with 10 years of experience and international speaker on topics such as: event management, event coordinator, event producer, ceremonial specialist, emotional marketing, among others.
She is Certified as a Specialist in: Weddings by Weddings Beautiful Worldwide; USA, Meeting Design; Mindmeeting and Universidad San Francisco de Quito,;Wedding & Event Design by Preston Bailey, maximum exponent of the events industry worldwide, her continuous training has led her to certify In: Hotel management and marketing, Financial intelligence, creation, Organization Financial Overhaul, Event management, Planning and operation of fairs, Exhibitions, fair market, Comprehensive Organization of events, Management and Organization of business events, Events as a Marketing strategy. Institutional Protocol, Coaching and Reafirming, NLP, Negotiation Techniques, Training of Trainers, Preparation of professional profiles, creation, organization and execution of seminars. Events desing, Operations optimization project - Continuous Improvement, Professional organization of events, technique to design the extraordinary, Mentoring, Excellence and Productivity, Design and Setting of Events, among others.


She has accreditations such as: president of the first Ecuadorian association of wedding specialists, EBAE, Mentor, Founder and president of the first Sector Events & Services union of the Chamber of Small and Medium companies of Pichincha, 2014/2017. Due to her high performance, she is named Hotel Master by Cofradía Hotelera del Ecuador, Collegiate of high professionals in the hospitality industry.


She has successfully promoted in Ecuador the legalization of professional profiles in Coordinator and Organization of events. Is an International lecturer, invited as a speaker: in Ecuador, China, Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico. Was appointed by Weddings Beautiful Worldwide - division of the National Bridal Service of the USA as president of the ECUADOR division. Invited to be a member of the most important circle of wedding professionals in  Belief. She is considered an opinion leader, contributing to important press media such as; Cosmopolitan magazines of China, Leaders of the newspaper El Comercio, Expertísima of the newspaper El Universo, Megamaxi Magazine, The Power of your vision, Telesucesos, FM mundo, Radio Eres, Radio Municipal, among others.


CLAUDIA SALDAñA

CS Logística / IFDECA Director

Country: Mexico

Claudia Saldaña has 4 international certifications, in the field of event coordinator she obtained the Master Bridal Consultan and has two more AIFD and CFD certifications issued by the American Institute of Floral Designers and is an evaluating judge of the AIFD.

Through its 18 years of experience and international accreditations, they have allowed CS Logística en Eventos to consolidate itself as an expert firm in designing, producing and coordinating social and business events. Among its services it offers floral design and architectural design.

She has ventured into the area of ​​education being the creator and director of the Wedding Coach school directed to event coordinators, Fioriology school directed to floral design and recently the creation of the IFDECA association, the first association that certifies and is oriented both to event coordinators. as floral designers.

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IADWP

GUADALUPE ÁLVAREZ

Penzi Weddings Creative Director

Country: Mexico

Guadalupe Alvarez is the Director and creative talent of Penzi Weddings, a total planning company located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with more than 12 years of experience in both the Mexican and International markets.
Your company has more than 8 planners, Penzi is a comprehensive company with a banquet, decoration, and logistics department.
Has participated in conferences such as the IADWP, the Latin American Wedding Congress, DWP is part of Belief Wedding Planers, his weddings have appeared in magazines such as Fiancee, Brides, Vogue, DWP magazine, Sposi and in well-known blogs both in Mexico and in the world. .
You usually find her thinking about how she can give more for her clients. Your curiosity is tireless!


JOSS MORALES

South Asian Weddings Master Planner

Country: Mexico

South Asian Weddings Master Planner, Founder and Director of Cancun Unique Weddings & Events for 12 years, her beginnings in the Tourism sector started as a Destination Manager for MLT Vacations Inc. a United States Wholesale Agency where she managed around 50 thousand tourists per year for 10 years,.She was part of Hotels, DMC and tourist companies where she work in different Management positions: Groups, Conventions, Incentives and Weddings.


Since she started with Cancun Unique Weddings & Events, decided to focus on the consolidation of Destination Weddings for which she took a certification with the ABC (Association of Bridal Consultant).

During these 12 years, and growing in the diversification of destinations and markets, little by little, 10 years ago she specialized in South Asian Weddings. She was the first Wedding Planner in Cancun to perform South Asian weddings, of which she is currently a Master.

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IADWP

ALICIA TORRES

Lawyer and Wedding Planner

Country: Mexico

Lawyer by profession with 16 years of experience in the industry with her company Alicia Torres Eventos. Has a master's degree in Senior Management since 2002, a Doctorate in Senior Management and a Master's degree in Innovation for Service and Experience Companies. Tireless seeker of scientific knowledge for the Romance Industry. Teacher at 3 universities in the subjects of Guest Service, Tourist Competitiveness, Protocol and Image, Public Relations, AB Operating Systems, Social Events. She is also an academic in the development of the subjects Design of Experiences, Protocol and Organization of Events, Management of Hospitality Companies that are part of the master's degree in Senior Management of Hospitality Companies.

Founding Partner of the Diploma for Wedding Planner unique in the Bajío, with UNITESBA University. Creator of the Event Planner Canvas model. She is passionate about her job and enjoys playing tennis in her spare time, as well as sharing her knowledge with the industry to professionalize event organizers.


ILSE DIAMANT

Creative Director Diamant Events

Country: Mexico

Silke, as most know her on social networks; defines herself as a positive, creative, passionate, perfectionist human being with a very firm Goal: to promote and empower entrepreneurs for the tourism niche of Weddings and Romance in Latin America. Her professional experience began when, motivated by working in the groups and conventions department of a hotel, she graduated in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in 2002. Due to her excellent career development She is the recipient of a Scholarship in 2004 to go to Spain to study her Postgraduate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, where she discovers her passion for Weddings. Since 2004, she has carried out destination weddings in national and international territory, having an average of maximum 12 weddings per year. Has performed weddings in the USA, Italy and Guatemala as well as various states of Mexico.

IADWP

IADWP

GABI LAVOR

Creative Director Planner1 Group

Country: Brazil

Gabi was born in Brazil, where she studied Advertising and Marketing, she was part of the National Institute for Cancer Prevention, where together with her colleagues they developed campaigns for the prevention of skin cancer, eating habits and treatments for smokers.

In 1999 she began working in the private sector where she served brands such as USA Networks, MTV, Coca Cola and Red Bull.

In 2002 got married in Mexico and began working in a company specialized in the production of special events, theme parties, where she worked for 5 years with the best hotels and resorts in the Cancun and Riviera Maya area.

In 2007 she founded Planner1 Group dedicated to the creation of decoration concepts, where it has the Canteiro Weddings brands specialized in weddings and social events and Planner1Events for groups and conventions.


ANI Y PATO GóMEZ

Sociale Events Founders

Country: Mexico

Ani and Pato Gómez have enjoyed every part of their journey.
Ani as head of International Public Relations at ACIBEP, as a teacher at different universities in Cancun, speaker and now also a decoding and biocommunication student, together with Pato, now President of ACIBEP, collaborator as a public relations officer with different brands and together as philanthropists, they have traveled good break in the way of organizing events.

Ten years ago Sociale Events was born, a company that the two started as a dream, specializing in destination weddings, social events and public relations.


Project that today has led them to have great recognition.
Regardless of the weddings they carry out through Sociale Events, they have created events that have become a tradition in Cancun, as well as the New Year's party "New Vibes" and the "Festival of Happiness", an event that raises funds for children with vulnerable economy.


The Gómez sisters are definitely role models as entrepreneurial women. They are a great example of work, effort, perseverance, perseverance and success.

IADWP

IADWP

ROBERTO COHEN

Dentist by profession and Wedding Planner by passion

Country: Brazil

In 1985, when he received a request from a great friend to advise her in the realization of her marriage, just for the purpose of helping, did not know that was starting a career that today surpasses the 3,000 party mark. His clients range from businessmen and industrialists to celebrities in politics, film, singers, actors, and television personalities.

He was recently part of the TV program Caldeirão do Huck on the TV Globo station, with the painting "Felices para Siempre" where, alongside Constance Zahn, they realize the dream of marrying couples chosen by the program.


He was the winner of the Ace Awards at the DWP 2019 (Destination Wedding Planner Congress) in Dubai, in the Wedding Planner Latin America category.


He also recently won the LAWA 2019 Award - Latin American Wedding Awards - in the category: International Wedding Planner.
In 2012 he launched the book "RSVP - Realizing Dreams, True Passion" with the publisher 3R Studio, a success that led to the second edition launched in March 2019. And another book is on the way!


More than ninety courses and one hundred and twenty conferences have been given in Brazil and abroad (USA, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia and Portugal).


He is excited about the challenges of mega weddings in Rio de Janeiro, outside the city (Angola, Italy, Portugal, London, South Africa, Punta del Este, Bahia, Porto Alegre, Recife) or a simple intimate dinner, since all have the same importance.


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