Following the success of Australia’s first, and only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, Get Global, the Co-Founders are preparing to launch the 2018 prospectus to unprecedented interest from the MICE industry.
Donna Kessler, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, “We could never have predicted the level of interest new and previous attendees have shown in being the first to receive the 2018 prospectus.”
“We knew our inaugural Get Global tradeshow in July had disrupted the MICE industry event norm, but we didn’t realise quite how hungry the industry would be across the board. They are literally knocking down our door to be the first to know about Get Global 2018!”
“I believe our unexpected format, the strength of the exhibitors and purchasing power of the buyers, has been key to establishing Get Global as a leading global tradeshow and attracting key MICE players from around the world.”
The unique format of Get Global has been praised by the 240 focused and business ready buyers and 120 exhibitors from around the world who attended the inaugural event.
Belinda Harvy, International Sales Manager, Australia and New Zealand – Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, “The fact we could schedule our own appointments via the app rather than on a set schedule was good as it allowed more time to talk to clients and understand what they are looking for.
For a global product, the standard 10 minute speed dating type appointments is just not enough time. It also meant that everyone that came to meet with me during the show had a genuine interest in the product, rather than a lot of appointments just to fill the schedule.
“The quality of buyers was very high and they were engaged and willing to discuss their business. I personally found that discussions I had here were better than other trade shows and the show was focused on global business, it was much more beneficial for a company such as ours,” Harvy concluded.
With Get Global allowing buyers to circulate through the event at their own pace and into designated geographical zones to meet exhibitors, plus the educational and networking opportunities, the event has set a new benchmark for those operating in the MICE tradeshow space.
Gary Bender, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, “Having been to most of the major MICE tradeshows around the world, I realised only a limited amount of business was actually written in 10 minute slots in 3×3 booths.
“Get Global gives both buyers and sellers the opportunity to meet at their own pace. Relevant questions can be asked and answered, rather than one-way generic elevator pitches delivered. We are looking to continue to disrupt the global MICE tradeshow industry with our 2018 and encourage both buyers and sellers alike to register early to avoid being disappointed.” he continued.
Jillian Balch, Incentive Travel Concierge – EVT Incentive Marketing “It was great not to have appointments – but rather to spot the various exhibitors and think ‘this would be good to pitch for a client’s trip or event’ and then have a chat with them.”
With over 1320 connections made at Get Global 2017, the 2018 event is set to really deliver on its promise – Where the World Meets and attract even more buyers and sellers from around the world.