Published on : Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Get Local Expo announces a major partner, Destination NSW, with 20 industry partners including Hunter Valley, Central Coast and the stunning Orange region, to be showcased at the inaugural event, at ICC Sydney on 29 and 30 July 2021.
Destination NSW, the Government’s tourism and major events agency will partner with the exhibition to provide event organisers with their latest offerings and news.
The NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said it was great to have the opportunity to showcase NSW at ICC Sydney this July, as the return of more face-to-face business events ramps up.
Stuart Ayres said that they knew that the recommencement of business events will be crucial in rebuilding and supporting the industry, and the NSW Government is focused on making sure event planners know about the many great locations and venues that regional NSW has to offer.
Minister Ayres said that it’s been fantastic to see the boost in confidence in NSW in getting back to business and attending events in-person, and we look forward to shining a bright light on our fantastic state at the inaugural Get Local Expo.
Get Local will provide event managers, PCOs, meeting planners and incentive organisers the opportunity to learn more about the domestic offerings across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Donna Kessler and Gary Bender, co-founders of Get Local, say that ‘uncertainty’ isn’t a word that comes up during Get Local planning sessions.
“The local domestic industry needs this event and it will go ahead. Get Local is a business events expo and a place to reconnect and do business which we need more than ever in 2021,” Mr Bender said.
“2020 was the year of hibernation, 2021 is the year of collaboration and Get Local is the vehicle to make that happen.
“The power of person-to-person events is a proven fact. A comprehensive survey, undertaken by Business Events Sydney and the University of Technology, of delegates attending five separate meetings found 91 per cent of delegates agreed that the face-to-face meeting exposed them to new and innovative ideas.”
“Businesses need ideas and to innovate, and it can’t continue to be done in isolation,” said Ms Kessler.
The open floor plan of Get Local will encourage visitors to plan their own day and connect with the suppliers they want to see. 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, re-build and re-engage as a collective and Get Local is where that’s going to happen,” Mr Bender said.