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CELEBRATIONS CEO JO ANNE BROWN TO SPEAK AT THE DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNERS CONGRESS IN THAILAND

We’re so excited we’re shouting it from the rooftops. Lookout for our very own Jo Anne V. Brown speaking at the Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Phuket, Thailand. Check out below for a complete list of speakers at the exclusive Congress.

Get to Know the DWP 2017 Speakers!

Preston Bailey, President, Preston Bailey Designs Recognized as one of the best wedding designers in the world by Vogue magazine, Preston’s fabulous client roster includes celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Catherine Zeta Jones, Donna Karan, amongst others.


Koby Bar Yehuda, Co-Founder, KBY Designs From Israel to Mexico, New York and Italy – this design guru Koby, has been crafting events all over the globe leading him to become one of the biggest names in the wedding business!


Marcy Blum, President & Owner, Marcy Blum Associates Tagged as one of the top wedding planners in the world by several publications for the amazing creations she’s been producing over the years – Marcy’s client list boasts the names of some of the biggest celebrities & influential families in the world!


Kevin Lee, Founder & Director, Kevin Lee Productions Ranked as one of the top 10 wedding planners in the world, he is tagged as the wedding planner of the stars & has designed weddings for A-list celebrities like Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, and Tom Cruise amongst many others.


Evelyn Mills, Founder, Marriage Maestros An expert in modern Chinese weddings, she is recognized as Asia’s premier luxury wedding specialist having created exquisite fusion weddings throughout Hong Kong, Bali, China and all over South East Asia!


Alison Rinderknecht, Creative Director, Alison Events Having produced over 400 events, this destination wedding guru has made her mark with larger than life weddings she’s been crafting around the world like in Italy, France, Spain, Japan, to name a few!


Joe Blackman, CEO, Collection 26 A specialist when it comes to international weddings and events, he’s the man behind some of the most magical weddings created for the world’s top celebrities, royal families and high profile individuals in destinations all around the world!


Bryan Rafanelli, President & Chief Creative Officer, Rafanelli Events Having produced more than 2,000 events in 50 cities, Bryan is well known for his exquisite style and high profile celebrations! He recently worked with Michelle Obama to decorate the White House, and has worked with numerous celebrities & high profile clients over the years!


Matthew Oliver, Founder, Matthew Oliver Weddings Having organized weddings in destinations around the world like Morocco, Maldives, France, Italy, UK and other parts of Europe, Matthew truly is a destination wedding expert & a real globe trotter!


Michelle Rago, Founder, Michelle Rago Destinations Michelle is known as one of the foremost experts on international weddings and entertaining, she has organized fabulous weddings for her extremely high profile clients in all 4 corners of the world such as the United States of America, Antigua, India, Italy, France and more!


Innayat Khubchandani, CEO, Innaz Communique A trendsetter in the South East Asian wedding industry, Innayat has designed spectacular weddings in Hawaii, Macau, Vietnam, Bali, Thailand, Italy, and brought his clients’ dream weddings to life!


Christina Holt, Founder, Wedding Concepts Christina is regarded as one of Africa’s leading luxury wedding experts and is the face behind some of the largest and most high profile & exclusive African weddings.


JoAnne Brown, CEO, Celebrations Group Ltd A real expert across various fields of luxury planning, production, visual arts and more, the magical weddings she has planned has led JoAnne to be named as one of the top 25 most influential wedding planners in the world!


Janine Closs, CEO, J Closs Events A Brazilian destination wedding expert, Janine specializes in offering the art of exclusive and personalized Concierge services to high-end Brazilian clients and organizes Destination Weddings and events worldwide; including Italy, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil and United States.


Sumant Jayakrishnan, Owner, Scenografia Sumant The Indian Wedding Decor King Sumant has designed weddings and conceptual events in Italy, Hungary, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and has been recognized as one of the biggest designers in India!


Aleit Henri Swanepoel, Founder & Chairman, The Aleit Group Known for his exquisite taste and quintessential style, Aleit is one of the most sought-after wedding planners in the world & is considered as the doyen of the South African wedding industry!


Katherine Apostolidis, Creator & Director, Events by Nightingale Katherine was behind the weddings of David Warner and Candice Falzon (International cricketer), David Campbell and Lisa Hewitt (UK Actress and Producer), Katherine has been recognized as one of the top wedding planners in Australia for the magnificent weddings she’s organized internationally!


JoAnn Gregoli, Owner, Elegant Occasions JoAnn has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential wedding planners in the world. Her client roster boasts names like Todd Eldridge (Olympic Skater), Howard Cross (NY Giant), Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Matt Lauer, amongst so many others!


Bhavnesh Sawhney, Director, Wedniksha Wedding Planners Pvt. Ltd. Wedniksha, has been responsible for organizing some of the most extravagant big fat Indian weddings in Barcelona, Turkey, Dubai, South Africa, and the United States of America, leading Bhavnesh to be named as one of the biggest wedding planners in India!


Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, MD/CEO, Zapphaire Events Group Funke is named as one of the 100 most inspirational and influential women for 2016 by BBC and is the woman behind some of the most glamorous weddings in Nigeria and her creativity is recognized internationally!


Mohomed Morani, Director, Cineyug Entertainment International Pvt. Ltd. A trailblazer in the entertainment sector, Mohomed continues to be one of the biggest names in the Indian wedding industry and is globally recognized for his fabulous creations!


Wendy El-Khoury, Director, Wedded Wonderland The Founder of Australia’s largest digital brand, this social media guru knows how to capitalize on the power of social media & constantly being at the top of your game!

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