Get Local expands footprint at ICC Sydney to meet demand

Get Local has already expanded its show floor footprint at ICC Sydney to meet the huge interest it has received from exhibitors and buyers.

The show will now be hosted in both The Gallery and Parkside Ballroom to accommodate delegates attending the Education Program featuring well-known keynotes and panel discussions being held live on 29 and 30 July.

Get Local co-owners Gary Bender and Donna Kessler (pictured above) said the support for the show has been overwhelming.

“Donna and I are pleased to say we have sold out of the NSW, Queensland and National Zone exhibition areas, but we still have some availability in other zones,” Bender said.

“We never expected we would need to expand the show footprint at this stage.

“Not only will we have the industry suppliers, but we now have a great Education Program lined up.”

Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison will kick off The Presentation Zone, where she will share Tourism Australia’s current activities and the latest initiatives being undertaken for the business events community.

This will be followed by Rex’s deputy chairman, John Sharp, who will share the airline’s strategy and future plans for domestic aviation in Australia.

The Education Program includes a Saxton Showcase with serial entrepreneur Lisa Messenger; award-winning producer and presenter of ABC RN’s Health Report, Dr Norman Swan; and adventurer, traveller and master storyteller Caroline Pemberton.

The program continues with presentations from Arinex with tips on turning events from virtual to face-to-face, a panel discussion from The Association Specialists on how for-purpose organisations manage risk and deliver value for members, and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence ANZ will deliver a session on the power of incentives.

“While we have expanded, we are still capped on the amount of people able to attend,” Kessler said.

“We expect places for the education showcases, the Get Together Welcome Event at Doltone House Darling Island, the networking lunch and cocktail party to be popular, and we urge attendees to reserve a place now, so they don’t miss out.”