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Hybrid Event World Romance Travel Conference / Congreso de Bodas LAT

December 8-11, 2020


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. 


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.




November 30




November 23


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

Dates: November 30th 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!

9:00 - 9:45 am

10:00 - 10:45

11:00 - 11:45 am

November 25

9:00 - 9:45 am

10:00 - 10:45 am

11:00 - 11:45 am

November 27

9:00 - 9:45 am
10:00 - 10:45 am

11:00 -11:45 am

12:00 - 12:45 pm

November 30

8:00 - 8:45 am

"BUILDING YOUR ROMANCE BRAND FOR THE FUTURE - Planning and Marketing for your Business”

9:00 - 9:45 am

Speaker: Strimbu / TIMA Travel Industry Marketing Association 

Country: USA

Language: English 


10:00 - 10:45 am

Speaker: Rui Mota Pinto

Country: Portugal

Language: English

11:00 -11:45 am

December 4


12:00 - 1:30 pm

Appointments with destinations, suppliers, resorts, hotels and much more. Time to meet your perfect ally.


9:00 - 9:45 am

The fantastic world of events. 

Speaker: Timo Bolte

Country: England

Language: English


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

IADWP going Global!

- Canada – Lucy Damiani
- South America & Caribbean – Adrián Pavía
- Eurasia – Murtaza Kalender

Language: English


12:00 - 1:30 pm

Appointments with destinations, suppliers, resorts, hotels and much more. Time to meet your perfect ally.

December 2


9:00 - 9:45 am

Speaker: Guadalupe Álvarez

Country: Mexico

Languaje: English


10:00 - 10:45 am

Speaker: Seema Syed

Country: USA

Language: English


11:00 - 11:45 am

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


12:00 - 1:30 pm

Appointments with destinations, suppliers, resorts, hotels and much more. Time to meet your perfect ally.

December 7


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

December 8


7 am - 6 pm
Start 2020 experience by receiving your badge! 
3 pm - 5 pm


7 pm

Welcome at the amazing and brand new Barceló Maya Riviera. 

Time to reconnect with friends. 

December 9


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome message from Honor Guests. 

Live transmission for our virtual attendees. 

Simultaneous translation. 


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.


10:00 am - 1:15 pm

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

Limited space. 


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 


10:30 - 11:15 am

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

12:30 - 1:15 pm


1:15 - 2:30 pm

LUNCH at MIRAMAR Restaurant


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


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. 

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Build a Million Dollar Travel Business - ONSITE AND VIRTUAL

3:45 - 4:20 pm

The Travel Agent’s Roadmap to Financial freedom and Building a business you love as a solo agent.

Speaker: Will Medina

Country: USA

Language: English with simultaneous translation 

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 


4:20 - 5:00 pm

To be announce. 

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees. 


8:00 pm

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

 Saasil Kantenah

December 10


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.


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.

10:15 - 11:00 am

11:15 - 12:00 pm


10:15 am - 1:00 pm
One-on-one meetings with top suppliers. 
12:15 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:00 pm

LUNCH at MIRAMAR Restaurant

3:15 - 3:45 pm
"10 Advices to Plan your Hybrid Event"

Speaker: Flor López

Country: Mexico

Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation


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)


3:55 - 5:10 pm

The art of Storytelling by Nadia Therrien

Speaker: Nadia Therrien

Country: Canada

Language: English with simultaneous translation

Live transmission for virtual attendees.


5:10 - 5:30 pm


8:30 pm
Farewell by Barceló Maya Riviera



$ 249.00 USD


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


$ 389.00 USD


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


*Limited spaces




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.


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!




Founder - Chief Empathy Officer - Storyteller

Meet Nadia, customer-driven hospitality professional, a passionate pioneer. Hospitality and empathy come naturally to Nadia. From her childhood years of growing up in her mother’s restaurant, followed by a degree in psychology, she has been able to gain a broader insight and understanding into human behaviour. Soon after graduation, Nadia worked in mental health for an extended period, helping people overcome their challenges to bring out the best in themselves; an aspect she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled in. This led to her career taking a natural turn towards the hospitality industry where she worked with high-end resorts and hotels for a number of years. She gained a deep awareness of what it means to have an unforgettable guest experience. Her success was greatly associated to her deep desire to connect and put herself in her client’s shoes, leaving her customers in awe each time.

With a decade of experience, Nadia has become a sought-after specialist who helps her customers create curated experiences for their guests. She now teaches her empathetic philosophy of customer experience at the college level, has lectured around the world, and uses this unique perspective as the foundation for her consulting firm Lussona Agency.
People strive for memorable experiences. Nadia is the leading expert on how to deliver what everyone is after, an unforgettable experience.


President and CEO of TIMA and founder and Editor-In-Chief of Tripwriters.com

Kulin Strimbu, President and CEO of TIMA and founder and Editor-In-Chief of Tripwriters.com, is a travel industry veteran with over 27 years of experience, encompassing sales, marketing, and technology management. TIMA, founded in 2018, meets the marketing and sales needs of the rapidly evolving travel industry with a proactive focus on digital marketing. Kulin’s breadth of experience in marketing, travel sales, and digital media ensures TIMA’s effectiveness and dedication in empowering travel sellers to realize their growth and business goals. As a digital expert in the travel space, she is committed to helping travel sellers build and grow their company by providing services that help with social media to sales planning, logos to websites, ad campaigns to strategic partnerships, blog posts to SEO, and everything in between.

Kulin has been featured in numerous articles on the use of streaming video for travel sales and distribution. She has received a Telly Award for Internet/Online Commercials for Travel and Tourism. and the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards Silver and Gold Awards for both video technology and marketing in the travel industry. She also participates regularly as a Lead Judge for the U.S. Travel Association ESTO Awards.




Managing Director of TravelShop Turkey / IADWP Eurasia Chapter

Country: Turkey

IADWP EURASIA chapter will be led by MURTAZA KALENDER, Founder and Managing Director of TravelShop Turkey a proven successful company that has been operating inbound destination wedding market in different destinations of Europe.

Murtaza holds a long career in the travel industry. He started at young age managing a property in Kusadasi, Turkey. Later, he managed different tour operations companies in USA and Turkey before founding his own. TravelShop Turkey and Murtaza himself has accumulated numerous recognitions and awards. He is currently Chairman of the Board of ISTTA – Istanbul Tourism Association and President of Euroasia Chapter of TIES – The International Ecotourism Society.


Adrián Pavía Creating Unique Events / Center, South America IADWP Chapter

He works in the hospitality industry, at events and weddings. He has also been a teacher for more than 25 years. He is a passionate teacher, lecturer, advisor and critic when talking about fashion and gastronomy.
Management Study in Hotel Administration & Restoration.
He was trained in Etiquette and Social Behavior as well as Protocol and Ceremonial.
He founded his own Wedding & Events company more than 20 years ago. He is chosen for his dedication and work by great celebrities of his country.
He writes for graphic and digital media in his city about Etiquette, Weddings, Fashion and Events.
He was always linked to radio and TV, either as a panelist or as a host.
I work in large hotel chains. He hosted his own TV show for Fox Life Latin America, as well as for the Utilísima signal. It also developed with its activity on the TV channel in its own city.
He is a volunteer for non-governmental associations for solidarity purposes.




Owner & Creative Director of Event Architects Group Inc.

Seema discovered the event business when she was working behind the scenes in music, TV & film in Hollywood. She worked at all the major studios & attended as many parties as she could to look in amazement at NOT the celebrities, but at the dreamlike props and decor! Seema then went on to produce TV/film wrap parties, private celebrity events, and hundreds of corporate events all over California.

In the late 90s, wanting to get back to her roots, Seema sought out opportunities within her South Asian community. After an amazing experience volunteering for a South Asian diaspora festival in Los Angeles, she realized her deep appreciation for her culture and set out to be one of the first Indian Wedding Planners in the United States, before it was widely acceptable for an Indian family to allow a professional planner to plan the family wedding!

Seema has been in the event & wedding industry for 27 years - She has worked in USA, Canada, Mexico, UAE, India, Europe and China - with well-known brands such as HBO, MTV, Showtime, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, Rolls Royce, Marc Jacobs, Apple and the like. In addition to Hollywood & corporate events, she has also produced milestone birthday parties, exhibitions, festivals, activations…and of course, many South Asian weddings throughout the years.

She has purposely flown under the radar due to NDA agreements on most of her events, collaborating/consulting on projects, and has mentored a few successful planners to start their businesses.
Since her many moons in LA, Seema has lived extensively in India & Dubai, & currently in California - and hopefully starting in 2021, will again divide her time between Northern California & India.

She comes to us with a total of 15 years planning South Asian weddings specifically, and would like to share her experience and advice with you all.


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.

- 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.




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.


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.




Community Builder, Wedding Business Strategist

Country: Italy

Giovana Duailibe is a Public Relations specialist with more than a decade of experience in the wedding industry. After working as a wedding planner creating 200+ successful wedding events, she specialized in branding and business strategies for wedding planners and designers. Since
2015 Giovana is the CEO and community builder of Belief Wedding Creators, an international online platform with people from more than 30 countries that works daily to increase members'; brand exposure, connections, and results. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace and a collaborative environment, Giovana is regularly engaged with social
projects and empower movements that encourage people to take action and give back to the community. Giovana Duailibe was born in Brazil, started Belief in NY/USA and now lives in Italy.


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.




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.


Experts in Branding and Digital Marketing

Country: Spain


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.


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.


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.




Director, Global Accounts / Canada IADWP Chapter

Country: Canada

With global networks of professionals, access to unique destinations, and creative passion to define/deliver customer experiences, Lucy ensures her clients exceptional value and service. Eighteen plus years leading within NGOs, Media, Hospitality, Event & Entertainment Productions Industries, has Lucy’s diverse global client portfolio include Government, Corporations, Production companies, Associations and NGOs. Lucy drives precision and thoroughness to imprint excellence.


Timo Bolte Floraldesign, Luxury Event Designer

Country: England

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.




Regional Sales Manager at Bodas.com.mx

Country: Mexico

Laura is Regional Sales Manager at Bodas.com.mx, a leading digital platform in the wedding sector in Mexico. With more than 15 years in the Riviera Maya and a long professional career in the commercial area of ​​segments such as weddings, conventions and events, she knows very well the tools so that professionals in the bridal sector and destination weddings can better connect with couples who they begin to organize their wedding.
She has a degree in Tourism Administration from the Universidad Anáhuac de México and a master's degree in marketing and sales management from ESIC, Spain, as well as a diploma in digital marketing from Cornell University.


Master Wedding Planner

Country: Ecuador

She is the fairy godmother who makes the Perfect Weddings come true, she studied in the US to obtain the title of "wedding planner". She has planned more than 40 marriages in a year and a half.

She is a commercial engineer from the Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE).
For a year and a half, she studied the career of Bridal consultant at the Penn Foster Institute, in Pennsylvania (USA).
She has several florist titles, obtained in the US and Ecuador.
Carolina Muzo is the fairy godmother who frees the bride and groom from all the inconveniences that can occur at a wedding. From a mobile record that plays inappropriate music for the occasion or an old cake to a mother-in-law who wants everything to be done her way.

Muzo is the nation's first certified wedding planner and is a member of the Bridal Consultant Association. She studied at different institutes in that country (New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania).

Its objective is that both the couple and the relatives enjoy the big day, without worrying about the details and the unforeseen events that may arise.

In New York, where she studied Wedding Consulting, at the Botanical Garden, she met a renowned "Wedding planner" named Joshua Adams, who organizes Jewish weddings. The reason for her to become a reception consultant.

Upon his return to the country, a year and a half ago, Muzo founded the company Mi Boda Magica, which organizes weddings entirely from the wedding order or civil marriage to the ecclesiastical one. However, his history with brides is much longer.

Since she was a little girl, she has worked with her father, Carlos Muzo, owner of the La Orquídea flower shop. At the age of 20, she was already in charge of the flowers for weddings and has to her credit the decoration of some 300 wedding receptions. "I was the one who had the most patience with girlfriends, who changed their minds easily."

In her years as a decorator, she put together a comprehensive directory of providers of all kinds of services: from ornamental butterflies to companies that deliver invitations to an original. For example, if the bride and groom request it, the messenger can disguise himself as an emissary of a king and deliver the invitation to the wedding with much ceremony.




Marketing Vice Presicent Encore-PSAV

Country: México

As an industry leader with more than 24 years of experience, she has held different key roles and positions through her long career, which have given her a unique perspective over the growing industry, becoming an important part of two large company mergers (Merger Acquisitions) in the expansion of the Mexico and Latin American market, the first in charge of the Commercial Management of AVI-SPL and the second as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ENCORE Event Technologies, where she has managed to implement different marketing and commercial strategies for the development of the different business divisions, effective sales coaching, development of new products and the contribution to the strengthening of relationships with clients and hotels.
Among her main achievements within Encore, is the implementation and development of new products, as well as the exponential evolution in the Destination Weddings area. And being part of the executive committee, her contribution has been a key piece in the development and positioning of the encore brand as a leader in the market.


Founder of Destination Wedding University


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.




Wedding Planner + Dream Producer

Country: Mexico

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.


Wedding & Event Planner

Country: Mexico

Lorena is originally from Papantla Veracruz where she lived with her family until she finished high school.
She has a degree in Tourism from the Universidad Hispano Mexicana in Mexico City.
Her professional career began at the end of University at Hyatt Regency Villahermosa just for the opening of this property and where she served for 5 consecutive years in various positions such as Sales Executive, Public Relations, Group and Convention Manager, Sales Director.
Then she was promoted to Acapulco to the flagship hotel at that time for Hyatt International in Mexico as Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing and a year and a half later to the Sales and Marketing Department of the Hyatt Continental Acapulco Hotel.
From 1991 to 1993 she directed the Sales and Marketing Department of the Hotel Hyatt Regency Cancún.
Later, she was invited by the Meliá Hotels chain to work at the Grand Meliá Cancún (now Paradisus) as Sales and Marketing Director where she worked for 5 consecutive years and from 1998 to 2000 Hyatt International invited her again to work and was reinstated at the Hyatt Cancún Caribe as Director of Sales and Marketing.
In the year 2000, the Celebration began, just last October, 20 years of continuous work, achieving during this time an important and successful path in the segment of social groups, mostly Weddings.
She participated in a series of Seminars and Diplomas during her hotel career and as Director of the Celebration Agency, she participated by teaching the Sales modules in the Diploma at the Universidad Anáhuac Cancún for several years. As well as participating in Diplomas of the ABC, Weddings of South Asia, Certification in LGBT Weddings and very especially in the certification in Jewish Weddings where he has specialized.
In 2016 she made the decision to design and invest (after searching and not finding a digital platform tailored to the segment of groups and Weddings) in the development of a platform that would help him carry out a monitoring system of prospects and effective clients as well as optimizing response times, improving the image and presentation of proposals to clients and, especially, managing to carry out reports on sales, income, expenses and internal and client closings. In 2019, the decision was made together with its partners to strengthen the platform and make it a very useful tool for all the people who work in the world of Events and Weddings, being today the only CRM specialized in this segment market.




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.


Co-Founder Creative & Commercial Director of ESCENICA Events

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.




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.


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.




CEO and Co Founder Plataforma Digital de Planeación

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.


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.
Being in contact with nature allows you to continue creating and developing projects that generate a positive impact on our Industry.




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.


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.




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.


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, her 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!




South Asian Weddings Master Planner

Country: Mexico

Master Planner South Asian Weddings, Founder and Director for Cancun Unique Weddings & Events for 12 years, her beginnings in the Tourism sector began as a Destination Manager for MLT Vacations Inc. a United States Wholesale Agency where she managed to manage around Delaware
50 thousand tourists a year for 10 years, I participate in Hotels, DMC and tourism companies where they worked in different Management and Managerial positions in the Groups, Conventions, Incentives and Weddings sectors.

Since she started with Cancun Unique Weddings & Events, she decided to focus on the consolidation of Destination Weddings for which she took a certification with the ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants).
The destinations where he has had his weddings have since expanded to the following points: Cancun, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, Los Cabos, Miami.
During these 12 years, and growing in the diversification of destinations and markets, little by little, 10 years ago she specialized in the South Asian Wedding sector. She was the first Wedding Planner in Cancun to perform South Asian weddings, of which she is currently a Master.

Her commitment to the Wedding Destination in Mexico has made her participate and be part of projects to promote good practices of Romance Tourism in Cancun such as:
- CPTQ Wedding Club (Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council) where she has held several positions and is currently the Vice President of the 2020-2021 board of directors.
- Unconditional support in the operation of Bridal Show for several years
- I participated as a speaker in Love México in 2014 before more than 200 travel agents to share general information about Cancun


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.




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.


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.




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.


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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