Get Local Expo has announced Destination NSW as a major partner, with 20 industry partners including Hunter Valley, Central Coast and the Orange region to be showcased at the inaugural event in July.
NSW Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said it was great to have the opportunity to showcase NSW 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,” he said.
“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.”
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,” 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.
“It’s time to re-connect, re-build and re-engage as a collective and Get Local is where that’s going to happen.”
Registrations are now open for Get Local, which will be held at ICC Sydney on July 29-30.