The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-25T22:30:00Z Outstanding line up of speakers confirmed for Get Local 2021-04-25T22:30:00Z outstanding-line-up-of-speakers-confirmed-for-get-local 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.Confirmed speakers include game-changing entrepreneur Lisa Messenger; host of the Health Report and the daily ABC podcast Coronacast, Dr Norman Swan; and adventurer, presenter and master storyteller, Caroline Pemberton.Get Local, being held at ICC Sydney 29-30 July 2021, will provide corporate end-users, in-house meeting planners, association meeting planners, EAs, PAs, and training companies, the opportunity to hear and learn from these presenters, as well as discover the very latest domestic offerings for meetings and events across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Anne Jamieson, CEO, Saxton Speakers Bureau, commented on the partnership. “We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Get Local. The event embodies what we at Saxton have always been about: driving positive change through the power of stories and experience. “Get Local is a key event to ensuring the industry and its people focus on opportunity, recovery and growth. We have carefully curated speakers for Get Local who will share stories to inspire, motivate and encourage,” said Ms Jamieson.The education program will feature: Author and game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub, Lisa Messenger, released her 28th book – Work from Wherever - How to Set Yourself Free (and Still Achieve) – detailing, in her classically candid style, how the big-thinking founder of the Collective Hub has rebounded and rebranded after breaking and remaking the business of her dreams. Lisa’s session will be about cultivating killer self-belief, finding passion and purpose, thinking big and going global, strategic partnerships, building a brand and investing in yourself.Dr Norman Swan is regarded as Australia’s most respected health journalist, broadcaster and commentator, and one of the most trusted voices in the country on coronavirus. His session will share the latest on the virus and what the future may hold.Television presenter and producer, Caroline Pemberton, has made a mark for herself capturing audiences on the small screen, specialising in travel, lifestyle, adventure and wellness. Caroline will emcee the education program and provide insights into her session titled ‘The Power of Storytelling & Why Your Content Marketing Sux.’Seats for these presentations are strictly limited, for more information visit: www.getlocalexpo.com.au-ENDS-Notes to Editors: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler are available for comment via media contacts at Zadro: Jessica Kauffman, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | +61 400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.auFelicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | felicity@zadroagency.com.auVideo: https://youtu.be/_KseSWjC1VIImages: High Res images can be downloaded from here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9comqnzncoox9xf/AAAuNXsofig1DVOAeWThQ4Zka?dl=0Lisa Messenger 2. Dr Norman Swan 3. Caroline Pemberton Get Local 2021 bannerABOUT GET LOCAL – Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July 2021www.getlocalexpo.com.au For many years Gary Bender and Donna Kessler have received strong support and encouragement from the industry to replicate the successful formula of Get Global for a local show. Get Local is a meeting and events exhibition focused exclusively on Australasia's MICE market. This event draws the industry together to give buyers and exhibitors the opportunity to meet with the right contacts and build their network. There's so much on our doorstep and Get Local is excited to showcase our beautiful local destinations. GET ACQUAINTEDGary Bender, Managing Director, World Corporate Travel. Gary has had 38 years' experience creating global corporate conferences, meetings and experiences for some of Australia's leading corporations. Beginning his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook, he has been in the business ever since. Gary is the owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT) based in Sydney; a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences in Australia and all over the world. Donna Kessler, Founder and Director, Tourism Portfolio. Since Tourism Portfolio’s inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. With almost three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism and the corporate industry, Donna has held positions at the InterContinental Sydney and Hilton International Australia, has won the acclaimed Meetings & Events Australia State and National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award in 2005 and 2008 and now supports these awards in a judging capacity. NSW on show at Get Local 2021-03-23T00:30:31Z nsw-on-show-at-get-local Today, 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. 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. “We know 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.“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,” Minister Ayres said. 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. Registrations are now open for Get Local.Click here to register – www.getlocalexpo.com.au -ENDS-Notes to Editors: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler are available for comment via media contacts at Zadro: Jessica Kauffman, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | +61 400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.auFelicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | felicity@zadroagency.com.au Video: https://www.getlocalexpo.com.au/video/GetLocal2021.mov or https://youtu.be/_KseSWjC1VIImages: Photo credit @oneillphotographicsMore images can be found in this folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9comqnzncoox9xf/AAAuNXsofig1DVOAeWThQ4Zka?dl=0 Get Local 2021 banner ABOUT GET LOCAL – Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July 2021www.getlocalexpo.com.au For many years Gary Bender and Donna Kessler have received strong support and encouragement from the industry to replicate the successful formula of Get Global for a local show. Get Local is a meeting and events exhibition focused exclusively on Australasia's MICE market. This event draws the industry together to give buyers and exhibitors the opportunity to meet with the right contacts and build their network. There's so much on our doorstep and Get Local is excited to showcase our beautiful local destinations.GET ACQUAINTED Gary Bender, Managing Director, World Corporate Travel. Gary has had 38 years' experience creating global corporate conferences, meetings and experiences for some of Australia's leading corporations. Beginning his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook, he has been in the business ever since. Gary is the owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT) based in Sydney; a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences in Australia and all over the world.Donna Kessler, Founder and Director, Tourism Portfolio. Since Tourism Portfolio’s inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. With almost three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism and the corporate industry, Donna has held positions at the InterContinental Sydney and Hilton International Australia, has won the acclaimed Meetings & Events Australia State and National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award in 2005 and 2008 and now supports these awards in a judging capacity. Get Local launches Exhibitor Prospectus for brand new face-to-face event for the industry 2020-12-14T00:30:00Z get-local-launches-exhibitor-prospectus-for-brand-new-face-to-face-event-for-the-industry Forget hybrid, online and Zoom, Get Local – the face-to-face event for the business events sector – has launched its Exhibitor Prospectus for the 29-30 July 2021 Sydney event.Organised by the people behind the hugely successful and award-winning Get Global exhibition series, founders Donna Kessler and Gary Bender said after a tumultuous 2020 the time was right to launch an Australasian business events exhibition designed to kick-start the industry, with pricing in line with the challenging year.The open floor plan encourages visitors to plan their own day and connect with the suppliers they want to.“A lot has changed because of COVID-19, but what we’ve seen is that people continue to want to connect. Get Local will give event professionals the opportunity to do so in a live face-to-face environment and at the same time, see which Australasian venues and suppliers are now most suited to their needs,” said Ms Kessler.“Domestic meetings remain the strongest option for the foreseeable future which is why we’ve launched Get Local.“We’re following the same principles we used for Get Global, a solid focus on facilitating our visitors in making deep connections between suppliers and end-users. It will be the perfect opportunity for operators to highlight what upgrades or changes they have made to their business over the past 12-months,” said Mr Bender.Get Local will showcase venues, hotels, bureaux, AV, technology and suppliers to the business events sector across Australasia. Organisers expect strong attendance from buyers (including event managers, PCO’s, meeting planners and incentive organisers). Click here for the Prospectus https://worldcorptravel.eventsair.com/get-global-database/getlocal-exhibitor-enquiry-ENDS-Notes to Editors: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler are available for comment via media contacts at Zadro: Jessica Kauffman, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | +61 400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.auFelicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | felicity@zadroagency.com.auImages: More images can be found in this folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l25mzhlirzsmqdz/AACRd53iOPhBcMsUvo5XN1XMa?dl=01. Aoraki, Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, New Zealand. Photo credit: Rob Suited 2. Mount Warning Tours, Tumbulgum, NSW, Australia. Photo credit: Destination NSW 3. Get Local 2021 ABOUT GET LOCAL - Friday 29-30 July 2021www.getlocalexpo.com.au For many years Gary Bender and Donna Kessler have received strong support and encouragement from the industry to replicate the successful formula of Get Global for a local show. Get Local is a meeting and events exhibition focused exclusively on Australia's MICE market. This event draws the industry together to give buyers and exhibitors the opportunity to meet with the right contacts and build their network. There's so much on our doorstep and Get Local is excited to showcase our beautiful country.GET ACQUAINTED Gary Bender, Managing Director, World Corporate Travel. Gary has had 38 years' experience creating global corporate conferences, meetings and experiences for some of Australia's leading corporations. Beginning his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook, he has been in the business ever since. Gary is the owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT) based in Sydney; a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences in Australia and all over the world. Donna Kessler, Founder and Director, Tourism Portfolio. Since Tourism Portfolio’s inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. With almost three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism and the corporate industry, Donna has held positions at the InterContinental Sydney and Hilton International Australia, has won the acclaimed Meetings & Events Australia State and National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award in 2005 and 2008 and now supports these awards in a judging capacity. New business event expo announced for 2021. It’s time to meet face-to-face. 2020-09-08T23:00:38Z new-business-event-expo-announced-for-2021-its-time-to-meet-face-to-face Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, owners of Get Global, today announced the launch of their inaugural domestic business events show called Get Local, which will take place on Friday 30 July 2021 at ICC Sydney. Celebrating Australasian destinations and suppliers, Get Local will take inspiration, ideas and show format knowledge from their multiple award-winning international destination show Get Global, to create an affordable and dynamic event experience for local buyers and suppliers. Co-founders Gary Bender and Donna 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 Mr 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 Ms Kessler.Get Local will showcase metro and regional suppliers and activities, giving direct access to leading event, meeting and conference organisers with a view to support the MICE industry in 2021 and beyond. Save the date: Get Local, Friday 30 July 2021, ICC Sydney.To register your interest and for more information: www.getlocalexpo.com.au -ENDS-Notes to Editors: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler are available for comment via media contacts at Zadro: Jessica Kauffman, Senior Account Manager, Zadro | +61 400 433 182 | jessica@zadroagency.com.auFelicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | felicity@zadroagency.com.auImage: Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, owners of Get Global and Get LocalGet Local bannerABOUT GET LOCAL - Friday 30 July 2021www.getlocalexpo.com.au For many years Gary Bender and Donna Kessler have received strong support and encouragement from the industry to replicate the successful formula of Get Global for a local show. Get Local is a meeting and events exhibition focused exclusively on Australia's MICE market. This one-day event draws the industry together to give buyers and exhibitors the opportunity to meet with the right contacts and build their network. There's so much on our doorstep and Get Local is excited to showcase our beautiful country.GET ACQUAINTED Gary Bender, Managing Director, World Corporate Travel. Gary has had 38 years' experience creating global corporate conferences, meetings and experiences for some of Australia's leading corporations. Beginning his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook, he has been in the business ever since. Gary is the owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT) based in Sydney; a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences in Australia and all over the world. Donna Kessler, Founder and Director, Tourism Portfolio. Since Tourism Portfolio’s inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. With almost three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism and the corporate industry, Donna has held positions at the InterContinental Sydney and Hilton International Australia, has won the acclaimed Meetings & Events Australia State and National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award in 2005 and 2008 and now supports these awards in a judging capacity.