Get Local 2023 returns for an encore

The second edition will be held at ICC Sydney from June 22 to 23 in 2023.

The first edition of Get Local featured a free-roaming format with no scheduled appointments required.
The first edition of Get Local featured a free-roaming format with no scheduled appointments required. Photo Credit: Get Local

Following the successful inaugural edition of Get Local this year, the show is set to return to ICC Sydney from June 22 to 23 in 2023.

Get Local in 2022 – the first in-person international business event exhibition held in Australia for two years – saw more than 500 buyers, 150 exhibiting companies and a distinguished line-up of speakers participating. In total there were 1,038 attendees.

Recognising the high volume of business meetings that incentive and event planners and product suppliers were currently experiencing, co-founders Donna Kessler and Gary Bender said the move to mid-year should allow everyone to recharge before the next big push.

“By June 2023, we anticipate the next wave of new product offerings will be at their peak and it will be timely for suppliers to share with planners what is available,” says Kessler.

“We also anticipate that by this time, business event planners will be looking for new and exciting products.”

Gary Bender said Get Local 2023 will follow a similar format to this year’s event with an open layout, no pre-scheduled appointments, talks that both inspire and educate, and plenty of opportunities for networking.

“Get Local allows exhibitors and buyers to network freely and to enjoy quality food and fare. The freedom to roam when and where it suits throughout the show is the result of feedback from attendees,” says Bender.

“We have always recognised that planners are busy and don’t want to be locked into meetings with suppliers they simply don’t have business for, which is why we won’t be having hosted buyers and pre-scheduled appointments. What we will have is an event that is conducive to good quality business.”



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