Our Team

Because experience counts


The Team


Get Global is a joint venture between two passionate industry professionals who saw a gap in the market for an outbound industry tradeshow.

Each bring over 20 years’ experience working within the international MICE industry and still remain key players in the market.

The team are dedicated to creating new buyer and exhibitor experiences. Building an effective, convenient and sustainable platform for valuable business connections to be made. Meet the team:


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Gary Bender

Director

Gary began his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook and has been in the game ever since. Now owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT); a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences all over the world. Gary has a passion for doing things differently and his key strengths are engaging staff, managing relationships with clients and suppliers and creating powerful concepts.

Favourite event destination:

London – the Brits know how to put an event on!

Never leave home without:

Golf Clubs

3 words to best describe you:

Passionate and loves life

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Donna Kessler

Director

Donna Kessler is the founder and Director of Tourism Portfolio. Since the company's inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. Donna understands the process of driving sales through professional credible representation and her personal commitment to her clients and the events she supports is undeniable. Donna has more than three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism.

Favourite event destination:

Definitely a hard one. I ‘ll have to say all the destinations in my portfolio for different reasons.

Never leave home without:

My lucky charm, given to me by a dear friend… (I’’m quite superstitious)

Window or aisle seat?

Definitely window…

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Brooke McClune

Event Manager

Brooke joined the World Corporate Travel (WCT) team in 2011 after graduating from UTS with a Bachelor of Management in Events and Leisure. Since joining the team, Brooke has worked on numerous international events and enjoys any opportunity to build her network of global contacts. Brooke is an experienced event manager who prides herself on excellent customer service and her attention to detail.

Favourite event destination:

Hong Kong – just can’t beat that hustle and bustle!

Top airport tip:

If you’re in a rush I’d suggest walking through security behind me as I always get picked for the additional security checks!

3 words to best describe you:

Caring, social and a control freak

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Lauren Coombes

Event Manager

Lauren is Sales Coordinator at Tourism Portfolio and Event Manager with Get Global. She joins us from Flight Centre Australia, where she had been polishing her expertise as a travel consultant. Prior to this Lauren interned at Tourism Australia where she worked closely with the Consumer Marketing and the Business Events teams. Lauren has a Bachelor of Business (International Tourism Management) and Certificate II in Tourism and Events providing her with the foundations to excel in the tourism and travel sector.

Favourite event destination:

Italy, what’s not to love?

3 words to best describe you:

Compassionate, friendly and a multi-tasker

Window or aisle seat?

Aisle

FRIDAY, 28 JULY 2017

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