The owners of Get Local have decided to postpone the expo in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreaks and various government-imposed lockdowns.
The in-person event, which was due to take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney at the end of the month, will now take place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 August 2021.
Donna Kessler and Gary Bender (pictured above), co-owners of Get Local, believe the new dates in August are in the best health and safety interests of all involved, and will give attendees from around the country and New Zealand the ability and confidence to attend.
“We have always maintained that Get Local would be an in-person event and, by moving it to August, we are confident that will happen,” Kessler said.
“Moving the expo allows both exhibitors and visitors time to do what they have to do in their own businesses right now.
“Over the past few days, many companies have made the decision to reschedule their own events and that takes work for event planners and venue operators – our attendees – to manage.”
Bender said the revised dates are all about being agile in the current environment.
“Unfortunately, the global pandemic has brought with it a new reality for all of us where we have to be agile in every single area of our business,” he said.
“Moving Get Local to August is simply a demonstration of this.
“Our overriding desire is for the entire business event sector to come together safely and to help kick-start this great industry of ours. We hope all our industry colleagues stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in August.
According to Kessler and Bender, Get Local has already exceeded exhibitor participation levels and is almost at capacity with strategic partnerships.