Sabbas Joseph

IMWF, the International MICE and Wedding Forum, is all set for a big bang 4th edition in 2019 following the roaring success of the last edition in 2018, IMWF is all set for a big bang this 2019.  IMWF, an annual platform powered by Inventum Global,will be held from 12th to 16th May  2019 in Antalya at the Rixos Premium Belek– which is one of the most sought after properties in Antalya for MICE & Weddings.

On 13th Feb 2019, IMWF announced renowned industry visionary, Wiz Sabbas JosephCo-founder and Director of Wizcraft International as the only India member of the Global Advisory Board of IMWF, which comprises visionaries and leaders from across key global geographies.

IMWF is a prestigious platform where leaders meet, a forum wherein aficionados of the MICE and the Wedding industry come together bringing in their expert knowledge. With the IMWF Global Advisory Board bringing together key industry leaders, IMWF is only set to be bigger and better.

About IMWF: 

International MICE & Wedding Forum-IMWF has been conceptualized as a platform that brings together the world’s most prominent leaders and influencers to network and explore possibilities of working together for their mutual benefit.  IMWF, purposefully cements innovative ideas into joint ventures bringing together experts and opinion leaders from the industry.

Participants, hotels, tour operators of the MICE, wedding and events industry are given access for one on one contact to engage with the Royals of the MICE & Wedding kingdom. They are encouraged to create a network of long-lasting friendships with the business drivers of the industry from all around the globe. The participants are cherry-picked from among the brightest agencies for being the most efficient outbound players in their source markets. Agencies are represented by owners and executive decision makers such as CEOs, directors, etc. In other words, this forum presents exceptional grounds to invigorate thriving businesses.  Three editions of the forum have mesmerized the industry leaders with finely curated content brought to you by top-notch keynote speakers. Connecting participants with the best hotels, corporate brands, international hotels, chain-hotels and airlines. IMWF 2019, will provide an impetus for excellence in the MICE and wedding business.  Throughout the forum, there will be a special focus on B2B meetings which will be a place for efficient communication via pre-scheduled appointments to promote businesses. IMWF 2019, with the delicate balance of meetings and events, enables to strengthen the valuable connections made in a stylishly curated social setting.  Special themed parties, events, historic backdrops, new discoveries, technology and mobile applications, will give participants a chance to experience vibrant synergies and explore new trends.

About Wiz Sabbas Joseph, Co-Founder & Director, Wizcraft International

Sabbas Joseph is recognized as one of the foremost thinkers of the experiential and entertainment industry. He brings strategic thought and global expertise, stemming from his wealth of experience gained from representing the experiential industry’s interests on global platforms.

Sabbas is the Co-Founder and Director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, the 30-year old pioneering agency which is one of the world’s most influential companies working across Brand Activation, MICE, Weddings and Content creation. Wizcraft are also the creators and producers of the IIFA Awards, India’s largest entertainment event held in different countries annually over the last two decades.

He is the General Secretary of India’s Media and Entertainment Skills Council. He was a member of the core team of the FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee that set up the FICCI FRAMES Convention, which is APAC’s largest convention for the M&E industry.

He has served on the national committees of FICCI and CII for two decades. He is a founder-patron of the Event and Entertainment Management Association of India (EEMA) and served as its President from 2014-18, driving the transformation wherein EEMA actively worked with policy makers and grew in prominence on the global stage.

Sabbas in his earlier career was a journalist and led several editorial teams.

He is now focused on developing the next generation of event industry specialists driving education and skills development for the industry. Along with his co-founders Andre Timmins and Viraf Sarkari, Wizcraft’s leadership is now driving forward this vision through the Wizcraft Management Institute for Media and Entertainment and the Global Wedding Academy.