This year taking place in the stunning Italian city of Sicily, the 2018 Annual Belief Retreat will be hosted by Belief Wedding Planners from the 12th to the 14th of November, offering wedding planners from all over the world the chance to learn, network and gain experience at an unique conference. Bringing together the brightest minds working in the bridal planning industry for one engaging mastermind event, the Belief Retreat creates an international community where experts and novices can all learn together. The ultimate aim of the event for Belief Wedding Planners is to give back to the Bridal Wedding Planning community, as their CEO Giovana Duailibe said.
The Belief Retreat is 3 days of deep business talking, aiming to create a transformational experience for all of those in attendance. The conference will cover a variety of useful topics and themes, including (but not limited to): personal branding, international press and brand exposure, accountability, client experience, social responsibility and project concepts. The host of the event is Sandra Santoro, from the company Getting Married in Italy – with many years of experience, not only with wedding planning, but specific expertise in the Italian sector of the industry, she is the perfect choice.
However, this is not your typical conference. Belief Wedding Planners organized the event as a retreat instead of a traditional congress – the motivation behind this was to keep a cozy and intimate environment where long-lasting and meaningful industry connections can be made. As Giovana explains “we don’t invite famous speakers, the people who will be sharing knowledge are members of the community” – this way, the advice and tips being shared are far more relevant, and networking is more comfortably done.
The first edition of the Belief Retreat took place last year in Mexico. The host here was Ilse Diamant, who praised the conference as “3 days of inspiration, peace and learning from colleagues“. An important aspect of the retreat is to give wedding planners the time to think about their businesses whilst not being in the midst of paperwork, projects and fielding clients. Attendees at the event described this opportunity as absolutely priceless, helping wedding planners to stay focused and achieve tangible results, despite the pressures of their job.
On the last day of this year’s Retreat, all wedding planners will have the chance to work together on the Two + Us Weddings project – a social enterprise that consists of organizing an entire wedding for a couple in need. This opportunity is also open to other bridal service providers, who can contact the team to be involved here. Belief Wedding Planners think that this is vital in giving back to brides all over the world – and in changing a couples’ life too!
To be able to attend the Belief Retreat, all you need to do is register with Belief Wedding Planners before November. This is a wonderful opportunity that should not be missed – Belief Wedding Planners has members in 30 countries around the world, and so is a truly international organization. Chances to network with people from such diverse places – including Panama, Mexico, Norway and Portugal – come around rarely, so sign up today!