The Who’s Who of Weddings Converge
WV Connect is one of the biggest platforms for the wedding industry to come together, meet and network with industry peers to share knowledge and exchange ideas.
We want to bring together the fraternity to address the evolving challenges faced by the industry, the latest trends that we will be seeing coming up, the expectations of the consumers,
and much more during speaker sessions, round table
conferences, and think tank-like talks.
With the who's who of the industry making an appearance and speaking to us, this is an event you do not want to miss.
President, Preston Bailey Entertainment
International celebrity event planner and floral decorator, Preston Bailey is known for his latest ideas in masterpiece floral design, from centrepieces to environments. Be it a dazzling floor of orchids underfoot or a renaissance painting adorned with fresh blooms. At the heart of Preston Bailey's spectacles are the flowers-verdant, lavish, unforgettable. His designs are lush, heart-stoppingly romantic, and one-of-a-kind. We're privileged to have the globally acclaimed event planner as our advisory board member.
We're happy to announce Mrs. Sarswathi Krishnakumar & Mrs. Lakshmi Ravichander as our esteemed advisory board members. It's been a wonderful journey with the duo who have enchanted everyone with their one of a kind wedding decor & weaved many beautiful wedding stories. With 15 years of industry experience, many signature style weddings along with cultural concerts, their team Event Art stole the show every time and received commendable pinnacles. We at WV Connect are indeed grateful & proud to have them on board with us. Thank you to the dashing duo!
CEO, Q Events by Geeta Samuel
Meet the event planner expert who can create castles for your big day at WV Connect 2019. We are delighted to have Mr. Rituraj Khanna as our advisory board member. His passion for exploring the latest trends and creating unimaginable standards of luxury weddings and events makes him the go-to person. Rituraj Khanna is also called the 'King of Weddings' flourishes with the mantras of creativity, hard work, patience, and perseverance. Begun his journey from the roots, he has ascended as a maker and a tutor to the wedding business.
Director, Events by Nadia
Events by Nadia has been the premier source for designing special events. Ms. Nadia Duran and her team have created some of the world's most exquisite events. Years of experience and education allow Nadia Duran to execute seamless, one-of-a-kind productions. She is one of the most highly sought after and awarded event designers globally, creating inspired events in exotic locations. She has turned her passion for creating memorable events into a profitable niche. We are delighted to have her on board as our advisory board member.
CEO, Motwane Entertainment and Weddings
Mr. Aditya Motwane with more than 17 years of experience in the field of event planning and event decoration, has made a mark in the industry. Having planned weddings for celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Arpita Khan and many more, he’s known for destination wedding planning and decor. We are privileged to have him onboard as part of our advisory board
CEO, Q Events by Geeta Samuel
Equipped with a strong base in visualizing, planning and executing mega corporate events. Ms. Rakhi Kankaria is the brainchild behind many mega corporate events. Her imagination brings in plenty of youthful exuberance to the work and she excels in the creative conceptualization of concerts and events. We're truly excited to have her on board as our advisory member.
Founder, Silk Festive Inspire /Silk Photos
Mr. Sephi Bergerson, is the one to revolutionise wedding photography by shooting an entire wedding on his iPhone! He has travelled across the world, but set up his base in India in 2002. He creates a unique photographic identity that combines his studio discipline with his photojournalistic experience and integrity. It's a pleasure to have him as an eminent advisory board member & speaker at the WV CONNECT 2019. We look forward to understanding more about the magic of the lens, how to better the photography experience at a wedding & marry the vision of the guests with his expertise to create magical captures and memories for a lifetime!
GITIKA GANJU DHAR
Curator, Talk The Stage
A Television anchor, Curator, Moderator and with many more talents. This award winning celebrity, has been praised and honored by many. She is known to be the 'Queen of the Indian Stage’. She not only Talks the stage, but OWNS it. Whether a corporate event, government or social event she always raises the bar and takes the event to different level. It gives us immense pleasure to welcome Ms. Gitikka Ganju Dhar on board for WV Connect as part of our advisory board member.
COO, GRT Hotels & Resort
Suave and sophisticated, meet the legendary hotelier who has shaped the landscape of hospitality over the last 3 decades as COO of GRT Hotels and Resorts. Here's your chance to bask in hospitality, as we welcome Mr. Vikram Cotah into our esteemed Advisory board for WV Connect this April.
Author, The Soul Seeker
Known to be an advertising and hospitality professional, Punam Chaddha - Joseph, has received much acclaim for her poems. She is a lover of the arts and has also tried her hand at a successful business of artefacts, called ‘Artifactors’. Her poems reflect the thoughts and emotions that are universal in nature and can appeal to readers across the globe. We're proud to have her on board as our advisory member.
GM, Radisson Blu Temple Bay
Meet Mr. Elango Rajendran, GM of Radisson Blu Temple Bay at WV Connect 2019! Being an expert in all departments of hospitality and an avid interest in sales and marketing. He enjoys visiting sites of historical and scenic significance. With a record spike in offering a courteous combination of old world charm with modern luxuries, He has been carving a niche in the hospitality market with his larger vision. We are elated to have him on board as our panel member.
Director, The Kitchen Art Company
Recognized for his opulent gourmet artistry, Puneet Sikand is an influencer of haute cuisine, With his scrumptious treats by playfully molding local cuisine with an international zing. He reshapes the cuisine with an ultimate sensorial experience and gives a new taste never tasted before. We are truly excited to have him as our advisory board member at WV Connect 2019.
Director & CEO, Aura Integrated Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
We're happy to announce Mrs. Lakshmi Ravichander & Mrs.Saraswathi Krishnakumar as our esteemed advisory board members. It's been a wonderful journey with the duo who have enchanted everyone with their one of a kind wedding decor & weaved many beautiful wedding stories. With 15 years of industry experience, many signature style weddings along with cultural concerts, their team Event Art India, stole the show every time and received commendable pinnacles. We at WV Connect are indeed grateful & proud to have them on board with us. Thank you to the dashing duo!
Director & CEO, Aura Integrated Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Fondly known as the Event Industry Stalwart, Mr. Siddharth Ganeriwala is surely an icon in the event and experiential marketing. He has the esoteric skill to handle even the most difficult business situations with utmost ease to make events flawless. His intuitive thought, along with the ability for crisis management & overcome last-minute challenges has over the years, held him in good stead. A hands-on approach with sound technical knowledge with an astute blend of business mind has been his forte. He has always been the silent and thoughtful operator.
Founder, Photriya Photography
No introduction required for this legend! An icon in the field of wedding photography, Venky is known for his fantastic photo shoots and legendary images. Here's your chance to meet him at WV Connect, as he joins our Advisory board for Asia's biggest wedding extravaganza this April. Get your tickets for WV Connect and meet the stars of the wedding fraternity!
Founder & Creative Director, Studio Neelabh Luxury Weddings & Entertainment
Mr. Neelabh Kapoor defines ‘The Winning Streak’. He is most definitely the fearless king of space transformations! With his larger than life creative vision & a focussed approach towards conquering new markets globally with his aesthetic magic, he is surely an Icon in the wedding industry. We are elated to have him as an eminent speaker at the WV Connect 2019. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about his recipe of grandeur & conquering his wedding territories.
Director, Akhil Paul Weddings
Akhil Paul is the creative mind behind many surreal weddings with his eye-catching space transformations. He has pioneered in creating exotic flower decorations for weddings across the globe. We are really overwhelmed to have him on board as our eminent speaker at WV Connect 2019. Never miss an opportunity to make a big mark! Let's meet, connect & network!
Managing Director/Owner, Dubrovnik Event
Last year’s winner of the WIWA destination wedding planner, Ms. Ines Nanic is running a family business and organising big fat Indian weddings all the way in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Here company Dubrovnik Event has been number one choice for the Indian clients from all over the world, marrying in this magnificent European gem. We welcome her on as our panelist.
Executive Assistant Manager, W Goa
Tanveer Kwatra keeps Innovation as his ethos as he rapidly grows in the culinary world. Winner of the national award for “The Most Innovative Chef” of the year 2018, he works with a vision to revolutionise food. The current Executive Assistant Manager at W Goa brings with him a delicious platter of creativity, state of the art flavours and a vision extraordinaire. Let’s hear his innovative take on the evolution of food with reference to weddings only at the WV Connect 2019. Welcome Tanveer.
Founder, The A3 Project
Ms. Ambika Aggarwal Is the Gen Next in the business of weddings. The creative mind behind the A Cube Project. A luxe event designer and space visualiser, who loves to create exciting plans for weddings and various social events. Her uncanny knack of building relationships with clients tends to last forever. She has been providing unique, practical and bespoke solutions when it comes to solving all planning and organizing related problems for weddings and other important events. Let’s hear her talk about the new age weddings at WV Connect 2019.
Chairperson, Momentum Group
Meet Aarti Mattoo, The expert wedding planner accredited with the title of ‘Mother of all Weddings of 2010’ and a perfectionist in planning weddings; Being the chairperson of Momentum Group, with her versatility and competence, she has carved herself a niche as a wedding planner. With her stupendous vision, she has organized big fat weddings for industrialists, diamond merchants, realty giants, and Bollywood stars. We're glad that she is a part of our panel.
Founder, Studio A Weddings
Began as a photo journey of the temples of India, by happenstance became wedding photography. Amar Ramesh's USP is tasteful and his stylish premium photographs and videos are perfect for matrimony of traditional and contemporary. He continues to create brands like Stones and Stories, document temples which are of Indian heritage architectural marvels, that infuse the viewer with positivity and humane energy and discover Tamil Nadu with short video journeys that inspire viewers to explore lesser known towns and experiences in interior South India. We're truly excited to have him as our panel member.
General Manager, Conrad Bengaluru
Meet the hospitality expert at WV Connect 2019! As a driven and passionate hotelier, Mr. Srijan Vadhera comes with nearly two decades of experience with expertise in all departments of hospitality and an avid interest in sales and marketing. He has been a part of many hospitality brands such as Shangri-La, Marriott International, Radisson and Hyatt in different capacities. He enjoys visiting sites of historical and scenic significance. His warm personality and energy always make him a class apart. We're truly delighted to have him as our panel member.
Founder/ Partner, Vivahhika
Styling spaces into beautiful oasis is what the Vivahhika dream thrives on. Mr. Murali Vivahhika has to his credit unique decors with vivid colors inspired by history and culture. He combines his passion for art with florals using techniques such as the ancient ‘Sangam Literature’, to bring alive sets that depict rainforests, temples and flower gardens as their signature wedding styles. Here’s extending a warm welcome to you at the WV Connect 2019.
Founder, Wedding Photographer's Association of India (WPAI) Partner, Twogether Studios
Meet the award-winning wedding specialist who believes in capturing moments and memories of the happy day that last a lifetime. Arjun Kartha photography journey begun during an initial career in advertising, where he worked on various shoots which sparked his latent interest in making pictures. Now with over a decade of experience in photography, his main interests lie in nature, portraits and people photography. he also shoots various subjects that inspire him. We feel proud to have him on board as our panel member.
Founder and Director, Wizcraft International
Mr. Sabbas Joseph is the epitome of inspiration & a larger than life vision! We are honoured to have hm as our keynote speaker for the inaugural address as part of the WV Connect 2019. He brings with him a plethora of strategic inputs and communication expertise. He is an active member of renowned bodies like CII, FICCI and has been the best leader for the live events governing body EEMA. Be there to raise your bar at the WVConnect to be mentored by the man at the helm of the events business & one who brings alive iconic live experiences globally Wizcraft international.