Co-located platform for Exotic Wedding Planning Conference and APEX Awards, MICE Conclave and ACT Awards!

March 13th – 14th – 15th 2019

Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center

There has been enough buzz around Exito’s co-located conference for the wedding planning and MICE industries. It’s two biggest flagship conferences, the Exotic Wedding Planning Conference, and the MICE Conclave are being hosted together at one platform and the expectations are high in terms of audience and business generated.

With an impressive forecast, it’s in time that these two industries will contribute extensively to the Indian economy. The evolving trends in Indian Weddings are opening doors for new players, both Indian and international. Sebnem Mardini, the Owner/ Managing Director at Sebnem Event and Designs (Turkey) says, “As the world internationalizes, Indian Weddings are more and more international while fitting the traditional Indian frameworks as well. This means that weddings organized in India will have more international aspects, entertainment, and guests. Also, we already see more Indian couples impressing their guests with celebrations in international settings. Starting with the very wealthy Indian Weddings, we now also see more affordable versions of international weddings starting to take place.”

Also, commenting on the optimistic MICE scenario in India, Major Nitesh Kala, Associate Vice President & Head – Facilities & Corporate Services Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. says, “In India, the major existing MICE destinations are New Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Agra. The budding destinations with great scope for MICE are Cochin, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai & Bhubaneswar. The globally favored MICE destinations, which are also India’s favorite outbound destinations, are Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, and Dubai. The budding destinations with the great scope for outbound MICE are Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Auckland, and South Korea.”

The co-located platform would also honor top wedding planners and wedding properties with APEX Awards, and the top corporates in MICE and MICE properties with ACT Awards. These prestigious awards are a feather in the hat of successful professionals and properties in the wedding and MICE business. Each group of awardees can nominate themselves under specific categories as mentioned below.

APEX Awards for wedding planners:

  • Design and Concept
  • Entertainment and Execution
  • Eco-friendly and recycled materials used
  • Best usage of technology
  • Best Destination wedding – India and international
  • Most offbeat wedding location
  • Creative wedding invitation and guest RSVP used

APEX Awards for properties:

  • The most scenic venue for weddings
  • Best destination wedding venue
  • Best venue for a beach wedding
  • Best venue for an indoor wedding with great ambiance
  • Best venue for large scale wedding with more than 1000 pax
  • Best venue for an intimate wedding
  • Best reception venue

ACT Awards for corporate MICE buyers:

  • Best Incentive program within India
  • The best Incentive program in an international destination
  • Corporate Travel Manager of the year
  • Biggest Corporate Event of the year
  • The most buzzworthy event of the year

ACT Awards for properties:

  • Best Infrastructure for MICE
  • Best incentive packages and facilities provided
  • Most eco-friendly resort/ hotel
  • Most tech-savvy event space
  • Most creative meeting space
  • Largest and most numbers of MICE events hosted

The conference also holds exclusive learning sessions for wedding planners and corporate MICE buyers with the industry experts through keynote sessions, panel discussions, and masterclass. The speakers confirmed for EWPC are Innayat Haresh Khubchandani (Director, Innaz Communique, ), Sebnem Mardini (Owner/ Managing Director Sebnem Event & Design, Turkey), Bibi Hayat (Creative Director & Founder, Bibi Hayat Events & Design), Elisa Mocci (CEO & Wedding Designer, Elissa Mocci Events), Ankit Bhargava (Founder, Regal Weddings), Ambika Agarwal (Founder, The A-Cube Project), Neha Mehrotra (Founder, Foreign Wedding Planners), Rakhee Jain (Multi-disciplinary Stylist, Rakhee Jain Design Studio), Kunal Rai (Head of Weddings & Events, Tamarind Global), Jasleen Kochar (Founder & CEO, Bougainvilla Design Pvt. Ltd), Trishant Sidhwani (Director, DreamzKraft), Mushtaq Ali (CEO, Celebrations). The Advisory Board consist of Rituraj Khanna, (CEO, Q Events Pvt. Ltd.), Mohomed Morani (Director, Cineyug International Entertainment), Bhavnesh Sawhney (Director, Wedniksha), Sumant Jayakrishnan (Owner, Scenografia Sumant, India), and again Mushtaq Ali (CEO, Celebrations).

The speakers confirmed for MICE Conclave are Bansari Vyas (Business Head, Travel, Banking & Financial Services, Facebook), Rajdev Bhattacharya (Global Travel & Hospitality Procurement and operation, Wipro), Rajesh Puttaswamaiah (Associate Director, Global Mobility Services, PWC), Saurabh Das (Sr. Director – Travel and Hospitality Business unit, Cognizant), Sangitha Shetty (General Manager Global Travel & Mobility, Tata Communications), Amarnath Lal Das (General Manager, India Travel, Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd.), Amit Arora (Managing Director, Egencia), Major Nitesh Kala (Associate Vice President & Head – Facilities & Corporate Services, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.), Mohit Vyas (Head of HR Operations, Global Mobility, Nokia), Vikas Khanduri (Advisor to NIMA, Chairman, TAFI), Satya Prakash (Head Global Mobility, L&T InfoTech Ltd.), Ashish Kuckreja (Global Mobility Manager, India & South Asia, Siemens Technology India)

Apart from the learning aspect, numerous networking activities and windows will be kept open for connecting with the fraternity and solution providers. The conference is planned to prove to be the ultimate platform to establish business associations and harness growth!

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