RICHARD MARKEL     co-Founder of Association for Wedding Professionals International. Association Director Media Relations & Member Benefits  produced bridal shows every year for the last 16 years. The name of his show, Bridal Expo, is service marked in California. Over the last year, Richard has networked extensively with bridal show producers throughout the country. In so doing founded and for its first year directed the BSPI (Bridal Show Promoters International).  In August 1995, he formed the Association for Wedding Professionals to provide a marketing resource for people from all segments of the wedding industry.  He was a guest on two of CNBC-TV's business shows and featured on the New York Times Magazine

SIMONE SANT-GHURAN   Founder and Managing Director of, a wedding website which was established in July 2004 to provide free resources, advice and information to engaged couples and marketing support to wedding vendors.  She was the first female internet entrepreneur in Trinidad and Tobago; and the website was the first of its kind in the country. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Trinidad Weddings’ Wed-Zine  She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Business Management from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and a Diploma in Fashion Journalism from CTJT, United Kingdom. 


WESLEY KIRTON   from 1982-85 served as director of Public affairs and Information in the Ministry of foreign affairs where he introduced the concept of public diplomacy, often using public communication in support of developing sustained public understanding and support for Guyana’s foreign policy.  He migrated to the US in 1985 to serve as the Washington correspondent for the Caribbean News Agency (CANA),  he was accredited as a foreign correspondent to the White House, Capitol Hill, the international financial institutions and the OAS, among others. He is the founder  of the Florida Caribbean business expo,  Guyanese American cultural association of central Florida Guyanese American chamber of commerce, Inc. he is currently chair of the private sector council of the Washington, dc based institute of Caribbean studies ICS


GERALD GOUVEIA   CEO and Chairman of Roraima Airways and its divisional groups which includes Air Charters, Hotels, Nature Resort, Travel Agency, Aircraft Ground Handling Agency, Crew & Passenger Executive Lounges and Aviation Security Services and Airline Catering. He is a veteran airline transport rated jungle pilot with in excess of 38 years Experience flying in Guyana, South America and the Caribbean.  He is a former military officer and has served as Chief Pilot of the Guyanese Army Air Corps and holds the military rank of Major.He was elected by his peers in the Private Sector to serve as President of the Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana

2017 Love & Sunshine Destination Wedding Conference & Expo 

More Speakers to come!!!!.

will welcome some of the most philanthropic and influential community leaders and dedicated business professionals.​ 


April 1 - 2, 2017

Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel

Georgetown, Guyana

JOY AGNESS  CEO of Joy Agness Events. Her motto “The Royal Treatment” says it all.  An upmarket event planning firm which coordinates multiple domestic and international weddings and events.  Event designing and management in South Florida, the Caribbean and beyond Joy Agness is a certified Preston Bailey Wedding & Event Designer with accreditation from Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute. (LWPI) and holds a Wedding Planning Diploma.  Joy has over 25 years of experience in the Wedding & Event Planning industry.  She was called on to host the annual Reggae Carnival Fest, a multicultural music festival featuring international artists and promoters in South Florida.

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