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IADWP Eurasia Chapter Event

October 20th - 23rd 2021
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Join the first IADWP Eurasia Chapter Event: Destination Weddings and Romance Travel Industry Conference and Networking 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, October 20-23rd 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.


Do you want to become an exhibitor? MORE INFORMATION HERE



October 20

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. 

September 6

Welcome Dinner

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

September 7


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. 


12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch break

Educational Program

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


03:30 pm - 03:45 pm
Coffee break. 

Educational Program

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


07:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dinner at a magic place from Istanbul. 

September 8


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


10:15 - 11:30 am

B2B Meeting Appointments. 

Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:45 am

Coffee Break


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

B2B Meetings Resumed. 


12:45 - 02:00 pm
Lunch Break


02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

B2B Meetings Appointments. 

Coffee Break

03:30 - 03:45 pm

Coffee Break


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


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.



$ 0.00 USD


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 


$ 0.00 USD


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


$ 0.00 USD


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 


$ 0.00 USD


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  




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.


Co-Founder IADWP

Country: Mexico

Co-founder IADWP at In 2008 she started her own company, MexicoWed, now IADWP, with her associate Kitzia Morales, targeting the romance and weddings destinations organizing their main event, Love Mexico, in different cities in the United States and Mexico.

Minty Castilla is an entrepreneur in the touristic industry in Mexico. Her experience begun living, studying and working on different places out of Mexico.

She continued increasing her professional skills working at the Yucatan Secretary of Tourism for the European Market.

Following, she worked at the Board of Touristic Promotion of Mexico as the Conventions and Incentives Manager.




Honorary Consul of the Republic of Paraguay at Istanbul

Chairman and CEO of Honest Holding and its multiple companies: Honest Travel Group, Exodus, Honest Bus Company, Signature Hotels & Spa, Goreme Hot Air Ballon, Deluxe Hot Air Ballon and Honest Kahve. He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Paraguay in Istanbul too.


Creative Director and Principal Planner at Percy Sales Events

Percy Sales, is recognized as one of the top wedding planners and designers in the world, creating luxury weddings and events for the both the celebrated and the everyday.

He is known for his modern, romantic and timeless event designs with just enough quirk to make it truly memorable. Percy has been featured on numerous TV shows including Fox’s MasterChef and his clients’ events have graced such magazines as Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, and People. He enjoys giving back to the community and often volunteers for charities that are important to him. Percy enjoys connecting people and creating partnerships around the globe.




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.


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!




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.


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.




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.


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.




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.


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.