Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, the masterminds behind Get Global, have launched a new domestic business events show called Get Local, which will take place at ICC Sydney in 2021.
Celebrating Australasian destinations and suppliers, Get Local will take inspiration, ideas and show format from the pairs international destination show Get Global, to create an affordable and dynamic event experience for local buyers and suppliers.
The announcement came after Get Global 2020 was cancelled earlier this year.
Bender and 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,” Bender said.
“Get Local gives us a chance to re-connect and inspire the business events industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
“By July 2021, we will be well and truly ready to see our friends and colleagues and get back to business.”
Get Local will take place on 30 July 2021 and will be a COVID-safe event adhering to all state and federal requirements in place at that time.
“We create a fun day out of the office where the focus is networking and learning opportunities,” Kessler said.
“There has been industry pressure for some time for a local show, and now is the right time to push ahead with our plans.
“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.
“We welcome the industry to get behind this new initiative and take part in what will be a new and exciting platform. Unique sponsorship and partnership opportunities will be available.”
According to its founders, Get Local will showcase metro and regional suppliers and activities, giving direct access to leading event, meeting and conference organisers with a view to support the MICE industry in 2021 and beyond.
To register your interest and for more information, go here.