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We should never forget that meetings and events are much more than one night or a few days of getting together. They create legacies. They promote collaboration. They make cherished memories that last a lifetime.
Let’s all start remembering how powerful meetings and events really are and why they will again.
Get Local co-owner Gary Bender’s day job is running incentive programs. They’ve been a bit thin on the ground for the past year but Gary had a client this month who JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING.
Getting the business events community back doing what it does best - connecting, engaging and meeting person-to-person has always been the top priority of the Get Local team, which is why the event has rescheduled to February 15 and 16, 2022.
The easing of travel restriction in the US, UK and Europe is boding well for the meetings sector and Australia and New Zealand should be buoyed by what is occurring internationally. A recent survey of 405 UK and US event planners by etc.venues has found that 72 per cent will hold their next face to face event this year, with 82 per cent of respondents agreeing that the value and importance of face to face events is higher now than pre-COVID.
There are so many great companies and product to meet at Get Local in October 2021. Read about them right here and meet them at Get Local.
Get Local’s Ambassadors aren’t just representatives of our event, they also have real lives and run real businesses. With the latest outbreaks around the country and corresponding lockdowns we asked a few of them how these had disrupted their businesses, what they were doing about the disruptions, and how the remainder of the year was looking.
2021 continues to be a very challenging landscape for events and conferences. So many events are either needing to switch from physical to virtual at the last minute or for those that do have live attendees like Get Local 2021, the importance of maintaining COVID safety is at the top of everyone's mind. Touchpoint have led the way in providing virtual event services, assisting their clients with everything from speaker rehearsals to virtual gamification through to options for live session delivery.
Get Local takes expert advice and moves to October. In light of the latest Government health advice, and with a fierce determination to run a person-to-person event, Get Local today announced new dates for the expo of October 18 and 19, 2021.
Destination NSW is proud to be showcasing 20 destinations from across regional NSW at Get Local. Whether you’re looking to host a team-building event, gala dinner or conference, regional NSW offers a range of unique, memorable and spectacular venues and suppliers. Enjoy the finest ocean views at venues across the North Coast, Hunter, Central and South Coast. Or travel inland to the Blue Mountains, Country or Outback NSW and appreciate the State’s spectacular wilderness in all its glory. This week, we are giving another sneak peek into five of the 20 incredible destinations! Visit their stand at Get Local to discuss your business event requirements.
When you see how many exhibitors are going to be at Get Local you can understand why the event is being held over two days. There is something for everyone – whether you’re after hard facts about serious meetings venues, or want some inspiration for product outside the meeting room, Get Local has you covered. Read the latest right here and catch up with them all at Get Local…
Get Local owners have taken the decision to move the expo in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreaks and various government-imposed lockdowns, the person-to-person event will now take place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 August 2021.
Donna Kessler and Gary Bender, 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’ve always had a soft spot for those hard working folk at the International Congress and Convention Association and now we love them even more following their latest survey which found that 84 per cent of us agree that virtual meetings have networking limitations and the value of in-person events is matchless. Read more....
Destination NSW is proud to be showcasing 20 destinations from across regional NSW at Get Local. Whether you're looking to host a team-building event, gala dinner or conference, regional NSW offers a range of unique, memorable and spectacular venues and suppliers. Click here for a sneak peek into five of the 20 incredible destinations that will be participating at Get Local.
Last month’s release of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux January 2021 International Business Events Forward Calendar is not only a sobering reminder of what impact COVID-19 has had on our sector but requires us, as an industry, to put our collective heads together to keep losses to a minimum.
Get Local has 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 accommodation delegates attending the Education Program featuring well known keynotes and panel discussions being held live on 29-30 July.
To help accelerate the recovery of the business events industry in Australia, PCMA will deliver an educational session for event planners at Get Local titled: The Future of Business Events - Beyond COVID-19. The session’s content is built on a joint white paper by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), PCMA and UFI on combined insights as well as voices from various global business event professionals.
Get Local welcomes Anna Cesarano from Doltone House as a Get Local Go Getter/Ambassador. We asked Anna a few questions to get to know her a little better.
Get Local would not be possible without the commitment of our exhibitors and we’re happy to say we have some incredible supporters in 2021 including Hamilton Island, The Royal International Convention Centre and Business Events Perth. Read what this trio has been up to and about their participation at Get Local.
Doltone House Darling Island Pyrmont has been chosen as the official venue for the “GET Together Welcome Event” on Thursday July 29. Doltone House is keeping plans for the evening under wraps but is promising something extra special for the event which will host the crème de la crème of the business events community from throughout Australia and the Pacific.
BESydney has been named the Host City Partner for national business events exhibition, Get Local 2021, the first major business events trade show in NSW since the pandemic and a key initiative to rebuild and grow business events across the region.
SITE Australia and New Zealand is thrilled to announce a partnership with Get Local 2021, with SITE ANZ members giving a live presentation at the expo on The Business Case for Incentive Programs. A key focus of the presentation will be on the justification of using incentive travel to achieve business goals and why incentive travel works.
The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) and Get Local unite for the future of business events. "Get Local is a great example of the initiative needed to get the business events industry back on track" said Dr Findlay.
Get Local has partnered with Saxton Speakers Bureau to secure an exceptional line up of speakers for the 2021 expo education program, with a particular focus on self-belief, resilience and the latest information on health and wellbeing as we continue to navigate through the covid pandemic.
With Australian borders likely to remain open, convention bureaux around the country are doing their darnedest to entice meetings business their way. Many are offering cash on a per delegate basis while others are making offers on a case by case basis. We've rounded up a few of the best deals for you.
Get Local is shaping up to have the cream of the crop of product providers in the Pacific, with a range of operators to suit all budgets, styles and tastes. We asked a few of them to talk a little about themselves and here's what we got.
If you've ever watched the Channel 9 TV show Travel Guides, you've seen Kevin & Janetta, AKA 'the travel snobs'. Many people wouldn't be aware that for many years they both worked in the business events sector, so who better to ask whether Australian product is good enough for a high-end corporate meeting or incentive?
Get Local welcomes Nell Harrison, Managing Director The Association Specialists, as a 2021 Ambassador/Go Getter. We asked Nell a few questions to get to know her better.
Get Local welcomes Stephen Turner from Face to Face Event Management and Medical Meetings as a 2021 Get Local Ambassador. The Go Getters! We asked Stephen a few questions to get to know him better.
The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is excited to announce a new partnership with Get Local and support the success of their inaugural domestic business events showcase in July which will reconnect Australian destinations and industry suppliers with new business opportunities.
Get Local welcomes Felicity Zadro from Zadro Agency as a 2021 Ambassador/Go Getter. We asked Felicity a few questions to get to know her a little better.
Announcing a major partnership with Destination NSW, with over 20 industry partners including Hunter Valley, Central Coast and the stunning Orange region, to be showcase at Get Local expo at ICC Sydney on 29 and 30 July 2021.
Get Local welcomes Nicole Walker, Chief Executive Officer from Arinex, as a 2021 Get Local Ambassador - The Go Getters! We asked Nicole a few questions to get to know her a little better.
'Zoom Fatigue' is an actual thing. We've all through it, felt it, and dreaded more of the same but have we really understood that Zoom Fatigue is an actual thing and why it exists.
Get Local welcomes Andrew Klein as s 2021 Ambassador/Go Getter. We asked Andrew a few questions to get to know him a little better.
Return to face-to-face imperative for associations. 2020 was all about loyalty from members and clarity of purpose for associations, but what of 2021 and beyond? We asked Francis Child from The Association Specialists can associations survive without face-to-face events in the long term.
Is asking 'how' more important than 'what if'? We talk to Nigel Collin, conference speaker and creativity expert, about using the questions 'how' and 'what if' and which question is going to be more important over the next 12 months.
Get Local welcomes Polly Nampetch from Events with Moore as a 2021 Get Local Ambassador - The Go Getters. We asked Polly a few questions to get to know her a little better.
The Australian Government has announced changes to its Business Events Grants program, with a key change being a reduction of grants to $5,000 to allow small business to participate in Approved Business Events. Get Local is on the list of Approved Business Events meaning that those considering exhibiting can now apply to do so at a reduced cost. Applications close 30 June 2021.
Get Local has been listed as an Approved Business Event with Austrade. This means Exhibitors & Sponsors can apply for funding under the Business Events Grant Program for up to 50% of the costs of participating in Get Local. Applications close 30 March.
Get Local launches Exhibitor Prospectus for brand new person-to-person event for 2021. Organised by the people behind the hugely successful and award-winning Get Global expo. Get Local will showcase venues, hotels, bureaux, AV, technology and all other suppliers to the business events sector across Australasia.
It's time to RE-connect. Face to face is back! Announcing Get Local expo which will showcase suppliers, destinations & product for meetings, events, conferences, incentives & group business travel across Australasia. Get Local is based on the award-winning format of Get Global. It will be held on Friday 30 July 2021 at ICC Sydney.
Despite selling over half the show floor, Co-Owners Gary Bender & Donna Kessler have decided to postpone due to concerns over the implications COVID-19 will have on buyer's capacity to book and spend in the year ahead. The success of the show's brand is based on very strong ROI for exhibitors, rather than risking a lower than normal return for exhibitors, we have taken the decision to postpone the show.
Get Global announces initiative to support regional areas affected by fire. Although Get Global is an outbound show, as a one-off they are offering 5 regions a chance to be part of the show. This will give direct access to leading event, meeting and conference organisers enabling them to provide updates on their region and to show that it's business as usual. Get Global is confident this will help strengthen business tourism activity in the fire affected regions as they seek to redevelop their tourism base.
Get Global has already sold almost half of its floor plan for 2020; with confirmed returning exhibitors from Asia, Europe & UK, Hawaii, New Zealand, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Get Global delivered on its third year at ICC Sydney last week, with over 340 registered buyers and 120 exhibitors from all over the world. Additions such as the Saxton Speakers showcase, a refreshed floorplan and extended media engagement program helped deliver 40% new product to the buyers, representing a strong growth in exhibitors.
Around the world in a day - Get Global exhibitors have it covered. Next Friday, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler will open the doors of the third Get Global, welcoming industry from all corners of the globe, including 40% brand-new exhibitors to the show.
World-class hotels from across the globe will have a strong presence at Get Global this year, with over 35% of all registered exhibitors coming from a hotel brand, and of those, nine are exhibiting for the first time.
Premier speaker bureau, Saxton, have partnered with award-winning tradeshow Get Global, to deliver an extraordinary line-up of celebrity speakers which include best-selling author & personal trainer Michelle Bridges, co-founder of Four Pillars Gin Matt Jones, paralympian and 'Sportsman of the Year' Curtis McGrath, entrepreneur Felicity Furey and leadership expert Janine Garner.
Partnering with Saxton Speakers Bureau for the first time, Get Global will bring two influential speakers to the award-winning MICE industry show in July; well-known trainer and author Michelle Bridges and co-founder of Four Pillars Gin Matt Jones will share their experiences and insights into branding, behaviour, lifestyle and balance. More speakers to be announced soon.
Get Global has been awarded the highly distinguished 'Exhibition of the Year' title at the National MEA Awards for the second year running.
Get Global was once again crowned the winner of the hotly contested category 'Exhibition of the Year' at the NSW Meetings & Events (MEA) 2018 Industry Awards. Get Global took out the state win after demonstrating how the show is setting new benchmarks for the business events industry.
Get Global has already attracted international exhibitors, including Hawaii, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Fiji, UK and USA, to the July event.
Get Global, the one-day event exclusively showcasing international destinations for the Australian and New Zealand outbound business events market, launched its much anticipated 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus today, detailing new features of the event.
Now in its third year, Get Global, the outbound destination show for the meetings and events industry have appointed integrated communications agency Zadro as their communications partner, for their event to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, on Friday 26 July 2019.
The MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, Get Global, made the exciting announcement today that Pitching / Presentation Skills Speaker/Trainer and Professional MC, Andrew Klein will speak at the newly introduced Inspirational Corner, at the one day event.
Following their win at the Meetings & Events Australia 2017 NSW Industry Awards in April, Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, has been awarded the Exhibition of the Year at the MEA National Awards last night in Adelaide.
In conjunction with the launch of buyer registrations for Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, the founders made one of their most exciting speaker announcements today.
Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, continued to add to its roster of globally renowned speakers today, with the announcement that Contiki Holidays veteran, Mark Carter will speak at the event.
In a sign of strong industry confidence, Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, has been awarded the Exhibition of the Year at the Meetings & Events Australia 2017 NSW Industry Awards in Sydney.
As part of a host of enhancements to Get Global 2018, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated exclusively to outbound product has announced a partnership with ICMI Speakers & Entertainers and the introduction of an educational Inspiration Corner on the exhibition floor.
With just two weeks until the early bird offer ends, Get Global, is encouraging exhibitors who are considering attending the unique one-day MICE trade event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, to register soon.
Get Global Directors and Founders, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, "There are several packages exhibitors can choose from, all with great early bird discounts. But only until Friday 29th December. There will be no deadline extension! We also have a 'buy and save' offer, and encourage companies to book together and save."
After months of working through the feedback of buyers, exhibitors and suppliers alike, Get Global, Australia's only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, has today launched its much awaited 2018 Prospectus. The 2018 event will see improvements and additions made directly from the attendee comments.
After a highly successful inaugural event in July 2017, where 240 buyers and 120 exhibitors came together in an intensive one day exhibition with 100% international product, the team behind Get Global are ready to announce the improvements to the 2018 program.
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!
The inaugural GET Global outbound MICE tradeshow held at the ICC Sydney on 28 July has been hailed a triumph as 120 exhibitors showcased a diverse range of products, destinations and experiences from 20 countries to 240 buyers. Over the course of the one day event the 2200 sqm show floor was abuzz with conversations as 1320 connections were made between buyers and exhibitors.
GET Global's fresh new format was based on the organizers active involvement in the MICE industry combining their unique insights and personal experience with industry consultation to set Get Global apart from the traditional trade show model.
Co-founders Gary Bender and Donna Kessler said their goal for GET Global was to assist international companies and suppliers in achieving sales results while building outbound MICE travel opportunities.
They were delighted with the support and feedback received from the industry thanking their partners, the buyers and exhibitors for contributing to the success of the inaugural event.
In just over two weeks, the inaugural outbound MICE industry tradeshow, Get Global, begins at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. By just attending the event and visiting exhibitors, buyers will be in the running to win a plethora of luxury travel, stay and experience prizes. Get Global has partnered with Touchpoint to assist with buyer registration, delegate management and prize entry system.
Donna Kessler, Director and founder of Get Global, "We wanted to provide buyers with a unique 'pass' rather than a traditional name badge. The Touchpoint check-in process, where buyers receive their pass, will be quick, efficient and unique to Get Global. Sellers will scan a buyer's pass to give them a single entry into the prize draw in place of a business card exchange."
Outbound MICE industry tradeshow, Get Global is pleased to announce its growing exhibitor list for the inaugural event being held in July. With over 90 exhibitors confirmed including a number of high-profile brands using Get Global to return to MICE exhibitions, companies exhibiting for the first time and new products which are due to be launched later this year.
Get Global, Australia's first one-day MICE business event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, today made the exciting announcement that The Incentive Conference and Event Society Asia-Pacific (ICESAP) will join Get Global as Exclusive Association & Education Partner.
ICESAP is the new peak body for the Incentive, Conference & Event industry across Asia-Pacific. Their aim is to bring corporates, industry professionals and suppliers together in one industry body. Members will benefit from professional development and education networking events, new product launches, idea sharing and an annual conference and excellence awards held across the Asia-Pacific region.
ICESAP will deliver the educational element of Get Global via a seminar and networking followed by a cocktail party on Thursday 27th July, the day before the event.
Further supporting its position as the leading MICE trade event in Australia, Get Global has announced it will assist the growth and career of first year students from the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).
The Event Management students will gain first hand knowledge of working on the inaugural outbound trade event at the International Convention Centre this July. They will assist with not only on-ground operations during the event but also project planning, management, marketing and execution. All ICMS degrees include an industry training component, so this industry agreement is a great fit for both Get Global and ICMS.
MICE trade event, Get Global, has confirmed a strong New Zealand exhibitor contingent for the event, being held in Sydney this July. The one-day event is the first MICE business platform in Australia dedicated exclusively to outbound product.
Prestigious and innovative NTO, Tourism New Zealand, will be joined by Air New Zealand, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand, Hamilton/Waikato Tourism, Heritage Hotels NZ and Millennium Hotels NZ.
Trade exhibition, Get Global, has confirmed a host of prestigious international suppliers, from every MICE segment, for its event next July, ensuring buyers have a wide range of exhibitors to liaise with and inspire their overseas events and conferences.
Recently released research, looking into the opinions of global tradeshow and exhibition attendees, supports the need for innovation and business focus in the MICE trade event market.
The research, commissioned by UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry through event research specialists Explori, has found visitors to exhibitions around the world want to see innovation, in the content and on the exhibition floor, over educational sessions and even networking.
Get Global has today announced the launch of its website, providing information on how to register for this much anticipated event, and exclusive opportunities for early birds.
Get ready for a new exhibition concept for the Meetings Incentives, Conference and Exhibition industry. The new Get Global exhibition will focus exclusively on Australia’s outbound market. A joint venture between two passionate industry professionals, Donna Kessler from Tourism Portfolio and Gary Bender from World Corporate Travel, who have identified a gap in the market for an outbound show. One that is cost effective and only for international product.