IMWF 2023: World Class Networking, Business Meetings & Entertainment!


The 7th edition of the International MICE & Wedding Forum (IMWF) 2023 took place with great enthusiasm and participation in the tourism hub of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from December 18 to 21.

The event concluded with a magnificent closing ceremony. It provided participants with unforgettable experiences, not only for industry stakeholders but also contributing significantly to Egyptian tourism, imparting substantial positive momentum to the sector.

During the conference opening, a tribute was paid to the late Selen Çalışkan, the mother of Bünyat Özpak, the Founder Partner of Inventum Global and IMWF, who passed away in the previous weeks. All participants observed a moment of silence in her memory.

Following that, daytime sessions were held. IMWF 2023 transformed into a comprehensive knowledge-sharing platform with in-depth speeches and B2B meetings by industry experts.

In the evenings, all participants came together in meticulously prepared themed events, providing an opportunity for entertainment, interaction, and continued communication. They shared current industry developments and seized the chance to establish new business connections.

The event gained prestige with the participation of prominent figures in the industry, including Amr El-Kady, CEO of the Egyptian Tourism Authority; Ramah Hashim, Governor of South Sinai; Neşet Koçkar, President of ANEX Tourism Group; and Erkan Yıldırım, CEO of Rixos Egypt hotels.

IMWF 2023 attracted great interest by bringing together MICE and wedding planners, hoteliers, airline representatives, and suppliers from 35 different countries. With over 300 invited guests and participants, the event stood out with a rich program offering opportunities to share industry developments, establish new business connections, and exchange experiences.

The program was closely followed by press organizations from Turkey, Egypt, India, various Middle Eastern, and European countries.

At the award ceremony during the closing ceremony, the Egyptian Tourism Authority, Rixos Premium Seagate, Inventum Global, and other sponsors and partners were presented with gratitude plaques and special awards. These awards were considered an expression of gratitude for the companies’ contributions to the industry.

IMWF 2023 brought together leading figures in the industry, providing new perspectives and strengthening collaborations. The event crowned Sharm El-Sheikh as a significant destination for international MICE and wedding organizations. The heart of the global events sector beat at Rixos Premium Seagate for three days.

The night concluded in an atmosphere filled with live music, stage performances, and delightful moments for participants.

International MICE & Wedding Forum – IMWF 2023 was realized with the support of the Egyptian Tourism Authority, hosted by Rixos Premium Seagate, and powered by Inventum Global.


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