5 reasons for every MICE and Wedding planner to attend IMWF 2018, the largest global congregation of its kind

Preparation is in full swing for Inventum Global, the organizers of International Mice and Wedding Forum (IMWF), as a grand global congregation of MICE and Wedding industry professionals prepares to convene at the luxurious Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek hotel on the breathtaking shores of Antalya in Turkey from 28 May – 1 June 2018.


Over 500 delegates are scheduled to attend IMWF 2018, with an astounding 102 attendees from India itself, a lucrative market that has displayed a rising demand for hosting MICE events and weddings in the stunning coastal city of Antalya.

Owing to its close proximity to India and Europe, wedding organizers across the world are increasingly looking towards Turkey and its beautiful resort towns like Antalya and Bodrum to host events that are both luxurious yet remarkably economical.

Here are 5 compelling reasons for every MICE or Wedding Planner to attend IMWF 2018:

1. Network & forge partnerships

70 countries are participating in IMWF this year, represented by buyers collectively responsible for hosting approximately 120,000 events each year. That’s a whopping 38 Billion USD of revenue! Sure enough the demand for new partnerships and innovative ideas is not only welcome but also a huge requirement.

2. Be part of exclusive & intimate experiences

IMWF is a unique opportunity for MICE and Wedding professionals to connect with global industry leaders and experts from the region through great parties, lunches and dinners. The 4-day program is rich with thematic events and gala cocktail evenings for kicking back and wrapping up power-packed days in informal settings. One such event is an exclusive experience at Aspendos Antique Amphitheatre, an 1800 year old ancient theatre that exhibits Antalya's rich historical and cultural heritage. 

3. Plan a wedding or MICE Event in Antalya

Ditch the keyboard and meet in-person the ambitious and dynamic trio- Necip Fuat Ersoy, managing director of IMWF and Bünyat Özpak and Asil Akar, co-founders of Inventum Global, Turkey’s largest MICE operator. Face-to-face interactions build trust, understanding, and a real sense of a shared mission. Who knows maybe your next client’s wedding or MICE event could be in partnership with this great local team in one of Antalya’s many plush resorts.

4. Learn from the best and upgrade your domain knowledge 

Learn about best practices and trends in MICE and Weddings from the best in the world through sharply curated panel discussions, and avail the unique chance to communicate with experts one-to-one during the 4-day convention. Meet the likes of Sabbas Joseph, founder of India’s largest experiential agency Wizcraft International who is the guest of honour and keynote speaker at IMWF; Irina Karnaukhova, director of MICE Development at DEMlink, one of Russia’s largest travel companies; Vikram Paul, sales & marketing head of Emirates India; and others.

5. Earn the title of a local tour guide

The IMWF delegation will also get a chance to sightsee the famed beauty of Antalya. Explore remnants from the Roman regime, waterfalls, beaches, mosques, museums, harbours, amusement parks, and let local experts indulge you in an immersive and holistic experience of the city so you are equipped to plan a well-rounded itinerary for your clients.

Do you even need a 6th reason? See you at IMWF 2018! Watch this space for more updates.

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