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Get Local to launch in Sydney in 2021

New business events expo will offer 'affordable options' to help industry in Australasia re-connect.

Industry stalwarts, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler have announced a new domestic show following the success of their one-day event, Get Global.
Industry stalwarts, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler have announced a new domestic show following the success of their one-day event, Get Global.

Dynamic events duo, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, have announced the launch of Get Local, a domestic business events show, which will take place on Friday 30 July 2021 at ICC Sydney.  

Celebrating Australasian destinations and suppliers, Get Local will replicate the format of the duo's award-winning show, Get Global, to create "an affordable and dynamic event experience for local buyers and suppliers".

Veterans of Australia's business events scene, 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.  

“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,” said Bender.

Get Local 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. 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,” said Kessler.