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Get Local, a New Business Event Expo, Announced for 2021

Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, owners of Get Global, announced on Wednesday the launch of their inaugural domestic business events show called Get Local, which will take place July 31, 2021 at ICC Sydney.

Celebrating Australasian destinations and suppliers, Get Local will take inspiration, ideas and show format knowledge from their award-winning international destination show Get Global, to create an affordable and dynamic event experience for local buyers and suppliers. 

Co-founders Gary Bender and Donna Kessler believe the power of relationships and connecting with each other face-to-face is the essence of our industry. “We, like our entire industry, have felt the impact of COVID-19 in our day-to-day businesses, so we want to do something concrete to help the industry kick-start again,” said Bender in a press statement. “Get Local gives us a chance to reconnect and inspire the business events industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.”

While Bender believes by July 2021 “we will be well and truly ready to see our friends and colleagues and get back to business,” he added that Get Local will be a COVID-19-safe event adhering to all state and federal requirements in place at that time.

Kessler said that the purpose of the Get Local event will be networking and learning opportunities. “There has been industry pressure for some time for a local show and now is the right time to push ahead with our plans,” she said. “There is so much incredible product available and conferencing is a key driver of our economy, it’s time to focus on what we have in our own backyard.”

Get Local will showcase metro and regional suppliers and activities, giving direct access to leading event, meeting and conference organizers with a view to support the MICE industry in 2021 and beyond. 

To register and for more information, visit www.getlocalexpo.com.au.

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