Get Local expands footprint at ICC Sydney and launches education programme

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Get Local expands footprint at ICC Sydney and launches education programme

Business tourism expo, Get Local has expanded its show floor footprint at ICC Sydney to meet the 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 programme being held live on 29-30 July.

Co-owners of the event, Donna Kessler and Gary Bender (pictured), said the support for the show has been overwhelming.

“The support we have received from the industry has been truly outstanding. Donna and I are pleased to say we have sold out of the NSW, QLD and National Zone exhibition areas, but we still have some availability in other zones. 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 programme lined-up,” said Bender.

“Event delegates wanting inspiration and the latest industry news will hear from industry leaders as they provide important updates for the sector,” Kessler reported, adding that Tourism Australia managing director, Phillipa Harrison would kick off The Presentation Zone and share Tourism Australia’s current activities and the latest initiatives being undertaken for the business events community.

“This will be directly followed by The Hon John Sharp AM, Deputy Chairman, Rex Airlines, who will share Rex’s strategy and future plans for domestic aviation in Australia,” said Kessler.

The education programme includes a Saxton Showcase with serial entrepreneur, Lisa Messenger; award-winning producer and presenter of the Health Report, Dr Norman Swan; and adventurer, traveller and master storyteller, Caroline Pemberton.

The programme 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. 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,” Kessler added.

For complete details on the two-day program visit:


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