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IADWP Eurasia Chapter Event

Sept. 6 - 9, 2021
  • Created with Sketch. Istanbul, Turkey
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Join the first IADWP Eurasia Chapter Event: Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry Conference and Networking Event



IADWP EURASIA CHAPTER EVENT

As International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals, we hereby present our traditional Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry Conference and Networking Event in corporation with Workshop TravelShop to take place by 06-09 September 2021.

Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry that is steadily growing over the world will be gathering in one of the most unique destinations of the world, that is Istanbul Turkey the only city that resides on two continents of Asia and Europe at the same time.

Turkey with the best Aegean and Mediterranean resorts, also welcomes you for further educational Fam Trips giving you broader options for your organization’s consideration on Destination Weddings and Romance Travel destinations.

REGISTER HERE

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Schedule

September 6

Arrival Day

07:00 am - 10:00 pm

Today is your arrival date to Turkey via Istanbul International Airport. We will provide your Airport Transfer to the Hotel between 07: 00 and 22:00. 

Welcome Dinner

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner at host hotel. 

September 7

Breakfast

07:00 am - 09:00 am
Breakfast at host hotel

Welcome Ceremony

10:00 - 10:30 am
Welcome Ceremony by IADWP 

Educational Program

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Educational sessions by international speakers. 

Lunch

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch break

Educational Program

01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
Educational sessions with international speakers. 

Break

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm
Coffee break. 

Educational Program

03:45 pm - 05:00 pm
Educational sessions with international speakers. 

Dinner

07:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dinner at a magic place from Istanbul. 

September 8

Breakfast

7:00 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast at host hotel

Networking

10:15 - 11:30 am

B2B Meeting Appointments. 

Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:45 am

Coffee Break

Networking

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

B2B Meetings Resumed. 

Lunch

12:45 - 02:00 pm
Lunch Break

Networking

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

B2B Meetings Appointments. 

Coffee Break

03:30 - 03:45 pm

Coffee Break

Networking

03:45 pm - 05:30 pm

B2B Meetings Appointments

Gala Dinner

07:00 - 11:30 pm
Gala Dinner outside the host hotel. Entertainment included. 

September 9

Transfers

All day

Transfers to Istanbul International Airport

“Istanbul City” Tour applicable for only those with late departure flights after 05:00 pm.

The ones willing to attend to IADWP AWARDS and Fam Trips of their choosing shall join the City Tours.

PRE & POST PROGRAM

ISTANBUL, CAPPADOCIA, KONYA AND ANTALYA


$ 0.00 USD

AVAILABLE

We will get to visit Istanbul that sits right in the middle of Europe and Asia, authentic Cave hotels, Hot Air Ballon trips, biggest Open air Musems of Cappadocia like none other on earth which is also known as the capital of proposals with a breathtaking scenery every step of the way. We will have a Fam Trip to the world’s most beautiful destination of famous Cappadocia that contains historical and natural aspects where we will also be accommodated in Cave-like hotels only to be followed by Antalya Trip that hosts luxury wedding receptions and ceremonies throughout its world class venues at all inclusive service level.

Main program: September 6 - 9

Fam trip: September 9 - 13

*PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE AT: https://www.workshoptravelshop.com/events/destination-weddings-and-romance-industry-conference-and-networking-event-2021 


ISTANBUL, KUSADASI, EPHESUS, PAMUKKALE AND ANTALYA


$ 0.00 USD

AVAILABLE

Fam Trip to Istanbul that is the cultural capital of Europe that connects Europe and Asia, Aegean Region with welcoming habitats, Virgin Mary’s late residence on the path of Pilgrimage as on Bible not to mention the historical monuments od Ephesus. Furthermore, you will witness the UNESCO Heritage site of Pamukkale with marvelous snow white travertines, have a dazzling sightseeing trip and accommodation ultimately at the Pearl of Mediterranean; Antalya that hosts many luxurious destination weddings that you will treated with all-inclusive concept.

Main program: September 6 - 9

Fam Trip: September 9 - 13

*PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE AT:   https://www.workshoptravelshop.com/events/destination-weddings-and-romance-industry-conference-and-networking-event-2021


ISTANBUL & ANTALYA


$ 0.00 USD

AVAILABLE

Fam Trip to Istanbul and Antalya. This program is scheduled to visit 2 special wedding destinations and exclusive Romance Travel venues that you will get to enjoy to the maximum while having an all-inclusive accommodation in Antalya. 

We will get to visit Istanbul that sits right in the middle of Europe and Asia, continue on through the pearl of Mediterranean; Antalya, suggesting all-inclusive concept in high-end venues all around.

Main program: September 6 - 9

Fam Trip: September 9 - 13 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE AT: https://www.workshoptravelshop.com/events/destination-weddings-and-romance-industry-conference-and-networking-event-2021 


ISTANBUL, BODRUM AND ANTALYA


$ 0.00 USD

AVAILABLE

We will visit the world cultural capital Istanbul, situated right in the epicenter of Asia and Europe then onto Bodrum where globally renowned wedding events take place on regular basis at most elite venues along with luxurious yachts on crystal clear waters of Aegean but do not just stop there, continue on through the pearl of Mediterranean; Antalya, suggesting all-inclusive concept in high-end venues all around.

Main program: September 6 - 9 


Fam Trip: September 9 - 13

*PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE AT: https://www.workshoptravelshop.com/events/destination-weddings-and-romance-industry-conference-and-networking-event-2021  


Faculty

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ADRIAN PAVIA

Celebrity Wedding Planner

Country: Argentina

IADWP Chapter Head for South America and Caribbean Region. Running his own Weddings and Events Company, writing for local media about social behaviour, etiquette, and fashion. Mr. Pavia worked as a conductor and panellist on TV programs for producers such as Utilísima, Fox Life Latinoamérica and Canal 3 de Rosario. Today, he has been teaching for 20 years as Professor, lecturing on Hotel Management, Protocol and Ceremonials, Service, Food and Beverages and Organization of Events along with dictating training courses and advises companies related to the service.


NUUR HIDAYAH KUNJALI KUTTY

Maganing director at The Wedding Company Asia

Country: Malaysia

Nuur has been in the event planning industry for more than a decade with experience in planning both private and corporate events. Her passion to establish beautiful and memorable event started when she plans and manage her own destination wedding. Nuur has successfully carried-out various multi-cultural wedding. With her high imaginative and creative mind, she manages to tap into clients dream and professionally realize it. Her firm; Theweddingcompanyasia is a leading global travel company that specializes in helping clients to plan and manage their destination weddings. Established more than a decade ago, team of wedding managers and travel experts have a wide experience of managing numerous destination weddings across a range of cultures and ethnicities with branch offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, and UAE.

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VARUN UDAY

Director of Global Wedding Network

Country: India 

Varun Uday is a talented & successful entrepreneur and the Chairman & Managing Director of Cevex Business Solutions Pvt Ltd; a one-stop solution for all corporate and social events. Through his vision, Global Wedding Network LLP (GWN) has been evolving with the intention of correcting this trend in the wedding industry to the last mile of its existence. With Internet now reaching the remotest region, we understand that technology along with the right education promoting Quality is the way forward in bringing the change. While at it he also intends to spread the practice of Colla-petition ("Collaborative Completion") in the Wedding Fraternity, thus ensuring a healthy business environment enabling a win-win scenario for all stakeholders involved!


WILL MEDINA

Founder at Destination Wedding Playbook & Destination Weddings Expert

Country: USA & Dominican Republic 

A boutique travel agency owner that focuses primarily on Destination Weddings to Mexico and the Caribbean. Based in South Florida, Will serves his clients around the world while mentoring dozens of agents around the US in growing their romance travel businesses. Destination Weddings are not only the core of his business but a real passion he gets to share with others as an International Industry Speaker.

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NANCY BARKLEY

Owner & Founder at Honeymoons & Get-A-Ways

Country: USA

Owner and Founder at Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways Internationally respected travel expert and speaker, owner of a reputable travel agency based in Philadelphia, PA with love and hard work, passion for learning, traveling to new destinations, as well as staying up-to-date with the latest travel trends. She has been dedicated to the hospitality industry for 25 years and is much sought after for her advice and insights. She has been featured in many high-profile publications such as The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Money Matters, HuffPost, to name a few.


WAYNE GURNICK

Founder & Creative Director at Moments by Wayne

Country: USA

Celebrated LA-based wedding and event planner Wayne Gurnick provides services across the United States and worldwide. As a full service event planner, the company assists clients with every aspect of their event or celebration—from concept to coordination and production. Wayne has been recognized as an A-List planner by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine and was voted Best Wedding Planner in California, and Top 10 Wedding Planner Worldwide. Wayne is a frequent speaker at industry events, presenting on trends and emerging industry topics.

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NADIA SPARKLE

Founder at Travel with Sparkle

Country: USA 

Travel with Sparkle, is a lifestyle travel agency focusing on international group travel. Founder and owner Nadia Sparkle curates off-the-beaten path group excursions to various international destinations. Each travel itinerary and journey is trademarked by an immersive, cultural, and enriching experience. Coupled with these lavish trips is Sparkle’s hospitable personality and her commitment to serve. She believes that travel is invaluable. Therefore, it is her mission to design excursions that are equally convenient as they are luxurious. Because of Travel with Sparkle, clients of all backgrounds can venture around the world, creating cherishable memories along the way.


MICHELINE DIAB

Founder of Giritaly Wedding & Events

Country: Lebanon

After having spent many years travelling around the world working on planning, designing and organizing events and conferences, Micheline Diab, Lebanese born, pursued her dreams of organizing weddings in Europe and the Middle East by founding Giritaly. A wide international exposure, an outgoing personality and a strong ability to communicate helped Micheline build the best international team of skillful providers, ensuring that the dreams of her international clientele come to life. A devoted team of creative wedding planners, engineers, skillful florists and coordinators built by her make sure to create and complete special and different weddings for every couple.

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SANDRA SANTORO

Founder & Creative Director at Getting Married in Italy

Country: Italy

Offering 25 years of diversified and multi-cultural experience within the event industry and professional business services, known as a passionate, creative and resourceful who can successfully plan, organize and manage international events, able to perform and cope when working under pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of attention to details, superior communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with clients, suppliers and colleagues from all backgrounds, but specifically specialized in luxury environments, that’s how you would describe Ms. Santoro of Getting Married in Italy that she is a proud founder of.


KITZIA MORALES

IADWP Founder

Country: Mexico

With a degree in Marketing from ITESM, Kitzia founded Kgroup Wellbeing Meetings in 2006, a company that provides full PCO services, freeing clients from all organizational, administrative, and operational tasks and including a consulting and marketing area focused on the Meetings Industry. Among its clients, there are government agencies from Mexico, Argentina, and China, as well as associations and companies from different national and international sectors. Kitzia is widely known within the MICE industry, with over 20 years of experience, founder of IADWP that proves to be the most recognized association in Romance Travel Industry, globally. Kitzia is a passionate pioneer of the Romance Travel Industry. In 2008, she launched the first edition of Love Mexico in New York and from this day on, she has focused on developing a series of marketing resources to bring the community of destination weddings closer.

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MICHAEL CHONG

Managing Director at Global Events Management and Travel

Country: Singapore 

Global Events Management and Travel Pte Ltd is well - established company and developing into a full-fledged events & destination management company with excellent support from its industry partners, to tailor each fully-integrated program specifically to our client’s objectives. Mr. Chong is specialized in inbound and outbound and offering wide range of products and services for Individual travelers; Family; Groups; Events; MICE; Educational; Medical and Sports for many years, professionally. Believing in treating customers with respect and faith, growing through creativity, invention and innovation, integrating honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of his business Mr. Chong is surely a true industry leader.


JENNIFER DONCSECZ

President at VIP Vacations Inc.

Country: USA

Jennifer Doncsecz, CTIE, is a nationally recognized travel expert, specializing in Caribbean vacations, destination weddings and honeymoons. As owner and president of VIP Vacations Inc., Jennifer has distinguished herself as one of the top travel agents in the world. Having received numerous industry awards, Jennifer uses her position to educate consumers on how to create amazing memories through travel.

Jennifer has had a long term media presence. She has appeared as Fox Philadelphia’s travel expert since 2006 and is a frequent expert on Fox National News. In 2009, Jennifer hosted the Travel Channel’s series, “Great Cruises”, which ran for 3 seasons and continually airs in syndication. In 2010, Martha Stewart named Jennifer as her expert for honeymoons and destination weddings and she has been routinely featured in Martha Stewart’s Weddings Magazine and her online site. Jennifer has also been featured in dozens of other publications including The New York Times, Elite Destination Weddings, Brides, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide and is a USA Today 10 Best contributor for travel. Most recently, Cosmopolitan Magazine featured Jennifer in an article on Destination Weddings. In 2015, Bridal Guide dubbed Jennifer the expert for South Asian Weddings and focused a 4 page article highlighting her expertise.

Under her direction, VIP Vacations has received over 200 world renowned awards including Top Selling Beaches Resort Agency, Top Sandals and Beaches Wedding Agency, Top Karisma Resorts Wedding agency, top selling agency for Palace Resorts, and top selling agency for RIU Resorts. VIP Vacations has also received numerous awards from Hard Rock Resorts including top 5 Wedding Agents.

Among bridal websites, Jennifer is a prominent fixture. Theknot.com recognized Jennifer's niche market in the destination wedding arena and filmed her own wedding at Beaches Turks/Caicos, which continues to play on Beaches.com and Theknot.com

In 2018, Vacation Agent Magazine presented Jennifer with a Travvy Award for her contribution to the Destination Wedding Industry. This coveted travel industry award was 1 of only 4 awards bestowed to a travel agent in the 5 year history of this prestigious event and the only award ever given for destination weddings.

Jennifer believes that providing amazing customer service and continually striving towards excellence is what truly differentiates VIP Vacations.

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FAQs



To which airport should I arrive?

To the International Airport of Istanbul (IATA- IST)

Entrance Fee and Fam Trips cost

The cost on IADWP.com webpage is show in USD (English) and Pesos Mexicanos (Spanish), as soon as you register the cost will be in Euros. 

If I'm member of IADWP will I have a special price?

Yes, IADWP members have special price 

Do I need a visa for Turkey?

We recommend you to check the countries that must request a Visa. The US and Canada will need to apply for a visa. 

Local currency

The Turkish lira is the accepted currency in Turkey, and although you can pay with euros in some places, you’ll always get a better deal paying in the local currency.