500+ wedding planners converge to promote Mahabalipuram as a wedding destination aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision
Vikram Cotah,CEO, GRT Hotels & Resorts Group, Aditya Motwane-Director, Motwane & Co, Baisakhi Ghosh- Founder,Baisakhi Flower, Rakhi Kantaria-Founder, Rachoutsav Events, N. DakshinaaMurthi, CEO WV connect & NandiniyVijay, director of WV Connect announced The upcoming WV Connect 2023- Asia’s Largest B2B Wedding Summit at GRT Grand Hotels, Chennai.
In his post budget webinar, PM Shri Narendra Modi expressed that “These days even the middle-class and upper-middle class are opting for destination weddings. Special packages can be announced for such destinations. This will encourage people to hold their wedding ceremony in different states, people from Gujarat will be excited to hold their rituals in Tamilnadu style”
The upcoming WV Connect 2023- Asia’s Largest B2B Wedding Summit promises to promote destinations in India for weddings, with Mahabalipuram in the spotlight this season.
Around 50+ hotels and resorts along its coast including the luxurious Radisson Blu Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram serves as a dream destination for traditional charm with a contemporary flair.
This wedding fraternity convention on April 3,4,5 will host top names from the Indian wedding fraternity like Abhinav Bhagat, Parthip Thyagrarajan, Rajnish Rathi, Rituraj Khanna, Vijay Arora, Sima Taparia (Netflix fame) and more!
Not just that, the summit is also attracting top International wedding planners from around the world to showcase India as a wedding destination and what it can offer. To name a few, Meltem Bayazit Tepeler (Turkey), Gabriele Rizzi (Italy), Sakul Intakul (Thailand), Gideon Hermosa (Philippines), Hemant Dadlani (Sri Lanka).
In the 3 days of the summit, members of the extended wedding fraternity will meet the game-changers, hobnob with the best in the business and experience an occasion like no other. It is a splendid opportunity to explore destination wedding properties in Mahabalipuram, engage with over 600 + wedding industry veterans, and numerous brands on display, where participants can attend over 18 hours of masterclasses and be inspired by fashion trends from top designers.
The Panel discussion will revolve around topics like Navigating the Post Covid Wedding Shift, the landscape of destination weddings, latest trends in photography, food & more!
The grand finale awards night will be hosted in collaboration with EY ( Ernst & Young) as the official tabulators, and will honor the brightest minds of the wedding industry.
For a Noble Cause:” Our Social Initiative 101 Weddings spearheads our beloved PM’s vision to grow the tourism sector. This will serve India and its culturally diverse states on a world platter as a preferred destination for weddings. 101 couples, including the economically backward & differently abled, will be married free of cost, amounting to around 1 crore rupees. This auspicious ceremony will set the cornerstone for making destination weddings accessible and not just a dream for millions of Indians. It will no longer be just for celebrities and the upper class but also cater to the other side of the spectrum. There’s always a pricey connotation attached to destination weddings and the majority only think of Udaipur or Lake Como. Just like Mahabalipuram, there are several other undiscovered gems that can offer a variety, be it for the luxurious or the budget segment”’ says N Dakshnamurthi, CEO of Wedding Vows.
Nandini Vijay, Director of Wedding Vows, said it was Dakshina Murthy’s dream to get 101 couples married for free.
In the end, The Highlight of the event was 4 couples were introduced out of 101 couples who are going to get married at Mahabalipuram.
WV Connect 2023 is happening at Radisson Blu Temple Bay Mahabalipuram on April 3,4,5. You can attend the summit by visiting www.wvconnect.in or write to [email protected]