Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Bring Indian Destination Wedding Expo to Sri Lanka

This March, Shangri-La Colombo and Shangri-La Hambantota welcome India International Wedding Connections (IIWC), a premier expo promoting destination weddings to the global Indian wedding community. The event will be held for the first time in Sri Lanka with a view to enhancing the country’s potential as a preferred location for destination weddings. 

IIWC Experience 2023 will take place from 3 – 6 March 2023, kicking off with the conference at Shangri-La Hambantota, packed with two days of forecasting trends, masterclasses and peer-to-peer learning on wedding industry insights and best practices amongst Indian and Sri Lankan wedding vendors. The evenings will see all the vendors gather for community retreat events. The conference will wrap up with a gala night at Shangri-La Colombo with a focus on networking and strengthening business relations amongst wedding industry professionals from Sri Lanka and India. 

“Shangri-La is pleased to host IIWC for the first time here in Sri Lanka. This is an incredible opportunity for Sri Lankan vendors and event planners to hear firsthand the requirements of niche wedding clients. Previously, the most favoured destinations have been Bali, Thailand and Dubai, and this is Sri Lanka’s time to reposition our island as a luxurious setting for destination weddings and compete with other leading luxury lifestyle destinations in the region” said Refhan Razeen, General Manager of Shangri-La Hambantota.

Held exclusively at Shangri-La Hambantota and Colombo, this expo is an excellent opportunity for pioneers and trendsetters in the destination wedding community of India to connect with Sri Lanka-based suppliers and experience the true potential of Sri Lanka as a preferred location for destination weddings. 

“We are pleased to host IIWC Experience 2023 in Sri Lanka together with Shangri-La Colombo and Shangri-La Hambantota. This will be one of the largest gatherings of the Indian wedding industry under one roof and is the perfect opportunity for wedding service providers in Sri Lanka to learn more about the Indian wedding market, exchange ideas and establish key industry networks to drive their business. Sri Lanka is well-poised to comeback post-pandemic as the next big luxury destination wedding location for the Indian market and we are thrilled to be facilitating this in our own way” said Pramod Lunawat, Founder and CEO of Millenium Events and India International Wedding Connections (IIWC). 

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