Let’s get engaged!
That’s the theme starting today with engage!11.
Engaging Concepts, The Department of Tourism and Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman have partnered once again to host the third luxury wedding summit in the Cayman Islands. The event takes place 14-17 November at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. It sold out shortly after the dates were announced and includes 250 attendees from 28 US states and eight countries, which include Ireland, England, Canada and Mexico.
This year’s event boasts a speaker roster packed with the wedding industry’s “A-listers”, including Darcy Miller, editorial director, Martha Stewart Weddings; wedding cake diva Sylvia Weinstock; and Bryan Rafanelli, Celebrity Event designer, founder and CEO of Rafanelli Events.
Guests will attend interactive presentations and discussions with editors of major bridal magazines, top destination planners, bloggers and tastemakers such as Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts; Carley Roney, founder and editor of ‘The Knot’; Millie Bratten, editor-in-chief, BRIDES Magazine; and Celebrity Eventiste Marcy Blum.
Attendees – particularly locally based photographers, wedding and event planners and wedding venue owners – will also have the opportunity to maximise their own public relations and promotional efforts through a free seminar conducted by Siri Eklund, CEO of Two Bright Lights. This additional free session takes place today from 10-11am at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Goldfield Ballroom.
engage!11 :: Cayman islands will focus on the Cayman Islands as a destination wedding and honeymoon market, bringing together celebrity guest speakers and local businesses in the industry
“This will be our largest Cayman event to date and our esteemed roster of speakers was carefully chosen, said Ms Grinnals of Engaging Concepts.
“Each of them is considered to be at the top of their field within the wedding market, so it really is an A-list group. Through their extensive experience, they bring unique perspectives and insights into the many issues and opportunities facing those serving the wedding industry today. This truly is an unprecedented opportunity for Cayman Islands wedding professionals to connect with wedding industry leaders right on their own shores, all while showing these key industry influencers how sophisticated and talented the services and locations are on island.”
During the wedding summit, guests of engage!11 :: Cayman Islands will also have an opportunity to experience some of the Island’s finest restaurants during an intimate dine-around experience hosted by VIP speakers.
“Statistics show that the destination wedding and honeymoon market continues to grow at a rapid pace, and the Cayman Islands are dedicated to establishing a strong share in this market,” said Premier McKeeva Bush.
“Hosting engage!11 for the third year is an incredible opportunity for local business with a vested interested in the wedding market to mingle with top-notch influential and celebrity professionals who can share their vast experience and knowledge – not to mention the positive impact hosting this seminar has on our local economy.
“Many of the attendees are repeat Engage! guests but there will also be some first-time visitors who will be extending their stay through to the weekend and are bringing their families with them. This is a tremendous benefit to the local tourism market.”
To learn more about engage!11 :: Cayman islands, please visit www.caymanislands.engage11.com or phone 949-0623.