The show will now be hosted in both The Gallery and Parkside Ballroom to accommodate delegates attending the Education Program featuring well known keynotes and panel discussions being held live on 29-30 July.
Co-owners Donna Kessler and Gary Bender say 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 Program lined-up,” says Bender.
“Event delegates wanting inspiration and the latest industry news will hear from industry leaders as they provide important updates for the sector,” said Ms Kessler.
“Tourism Australia Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison will kick off The Presentation Zone where she will 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 Ms Kessler.
The Education Program 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 program 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,” said Ms Kessler.
For complete details on the two-day program visit: www.getlocalexpo.com.au.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Thursday, July 29, 2021
1:00PM: Welcome from adventurer, television presenter and master storyteller, and Get Local emcee, Caroline Pemberton (courtesy of Saxton).
1:00PM: Tourism Australia Managing Director Phillipa Harrison on TA’s ongoing strategy and initiatives to support the business events community.
1:20PM: Rex Airlines Deputy Chairman The Hon John Sharp AM on Rex’s growth plans for the future and the domestic aviation landscape.
3:00PM: Arinex CEO Nicole Walker with some top tips to consider when turning your event face-to-face.
4:30PM: Executive PA Media will present survey findings into how businesses and their teams have adapted to working during COVID-19 and the return of events in our new world.
5:30PM: GET Together Welcome Event presented by Doltone House
Friday, July 30, 2021
9:30AM: Keynote – Dr Norman Swan who will share his insights into the latest on the virus and what the future may hold for meetings and events (courtesy of Saxton).
10.30AM: Risky Business – three high profile presenters will discuss how for-purpose organisations manage risk, move forward and deliver value to their members. Presenters include Sydney Showground COO, Darryl Jeffrey, AACB Chief Executive Andrew Hiebl and Alexi Boyd, Interim CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (session presented by The Association Specialists).
11:30AM: The business case for incentive programs – presented by SITE ANZ
12:30PM: GET Networking Lunch
2:00PM: Keynote – Lisa Messenger will talk about cultivating killer self-belief, finding passion and purpose, thinking big and going global, strategic partnerships, building a brand and investing in yourself (courtesy of Saxton).
2:40PM: Managing Director APAC PCMA, Karen Bolinger – Reimagining the MICE Industry in a COVID World white paper.
4:00PM: GET Happy Cocktail Party
Full Program: https://www.getlocalexpo.com.au/getlocal_event.php