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Wed, Mar 4th, 2020

Industry pressures amidst COVID-19

Despite selling over half the show floor, Co-Owners Gary Bender & Donna Kessler have decided to postpone due to concerns over the implications COVID-19 will have on buyer's capacity to book and spend in the year ahead.  The success of the show's brand is based on very strong ROI for exhibitors, rather than risking a lower than normal return for exhibitors, we have taken the decision to postpone the show until 2021.  

Fri, Jan 17th, 2020

Calling all regional destinations and bureaux...

Get Global announces initiative to support regional areas affected by fire.  Although Get Global is an outbound show, as a one-off they are offering 5 regions a chance to be part of the show.  This will give direct access to leading event, meeting and conference organisers enabling them to provide updates on their region and to show that it's business as usual.  Get Global is confident this will help strengthen business tourism activity in the fire affected regions as they seek to redevelop their tourism base.

Wed, Nov 20th, 2019

Get Global 2020 sells half its show floor ahead of prospectus release

Get Global has already sold almost half of its floor plan for 2020; with confirmed returning exhibitors from Asia, Europe & UK, Hawaii, New Zealand, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Wed, Jul 31st, 2019

Get Global soars high after another successful year

Get Global delivered on its third year at ICC Sydney last week, with over 340 registered buyers and 120 exhibitors from all over the world. Additions such as the Saxton Speakers showcase, a refreshed floorplan and extended media engagement program helped deliver 40% new product to the buyers, representing a strong growth in exhibitors.

Tue, Jul 16th, 2019

Around the world in a day

Around the world in a day - Get Global exhibitors have it covered.  Next Friday, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler will open the doors of the third Get Global, welcoming industry from all corners of the globe, including 40% brand-new exhibitors to the show.

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019

World's best hotels GET global

World-class hotels from across the globe will have a strong presence at Get Global this year, with over 35% of all registered exhibitors coming from a hotel brand, and of those, nine are exhibiting for the first time.

Fri, May 10th, 2019

Shaken AND Stirred. Get Global announces celebrity speaker line-up.

Premier speaker bureau, Saxton, have partnered with award-winning tradeshow Get Global, to deliver an extraordinary line-up of celebrity speakers which include best-selling author & personal trainer Michelle Bridges, co-founder of Four Pillars Gin Matt Jones, paralympian and 'Sportsman of the Year' Curtis McGrath, entrepreneur Felicity Furey and leadership expert Janine Garner.  

Tue, Apr 16th, 2019

Celebrity trainer Michelle Bridges & branding expert Matt Jones confirmed as speakers for Get Global 2019

Partnering with Saxton Speakers Bureau for the first time, Get Global will bring two influential speakers to the award-winning MICE industry show in July; well-known trainer and author Michelle Bridges and co-founder of Four Pillars Gin Matt Jones will share their experiences and insights into branding, behaviour, lifestyle and balance.  More speakers to be announced soon.

Wed, Apr 3rd, 2019

Global show continues to disrupt meetings and events industry

Get Global has been awarded the highly distinguished 'Exhibition of the Year' title at the National MEA Awards for the second year running.  

Thu, Feb 28th, 2019

Get Global wins NSW MEA 'Exhibition of the Year' Award for second year in a row

Get Global was once again crowned the winner of the hotly contested category 'Exhibition of the Year' at the NSW Meetings & Events (MEA) 2018 Industry Awards.  Get Global took out the state win after demonstrating how the show is setting new benchmarks for the business events industry.

Thu, Jan 17th, 2019

Destinations on board for Get Global

Get Global has already attracted international exhibitors, including Hawaii, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Fiji, UK and USA, to the July event.

Fri, Nov 30th, 2018

GET in quick: Get Global launches 2019 Prospectus

Get Global, the one-day event exclusively showcasing international destinations for the Australian and New Zealand outbound business events market, launched its much anticipated 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus today, detailing new features of the event.

Thu, Nov 22nd, 2018

Get Global 2019 appoints ZADRO as communications partner

Now in its third year, Get Global, the outbound destination show for the meetings and events industry have appointed integrated communications agency Zadro as their communications partner, for their event to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, on Friday 26 July 2019.

Mon, May 21st, 2018

Learn the Fine Art of Presenting, Pitching and Promoting at Get Global 2018

The MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, Get Global, made the exciting announcement today that Pitching / Presentation Skills Speaker/Trainer and Professional MC, Andrew Klein will speak at the newly introduced Inspirational Corner, at the one day event.

Wed, May 9th, 2018

Inaugural MICE Trade Event Wins at National MEA Awards

Following their win at the Meetings & Events Australia 2017 NSW Industry Awards in April, Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, has been awarded the Exhibition of the Year at the MEA National Awards last night in Adelaide.

Wed, May 2nd, 2018

Esteemed Health & Wellbeing Guru Joins Get Global as Buyer Registrations Open

In conjunction with the launch of buyer registrations for Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, the founders made one of their most exciting speaker announcements today.

Tue, Apr 17th, 2018

Global Travel Entrepreneur Joins Get Global

Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, continued to add to its roster of globally renowned speakers today, with the announcement that Contiki Holidays veteran, Mark Carter will speak at the event.

Thu, Apr 5th, 2018

Get Global Wins in Its Inaugural Year!

In a sign of strong industry confidence, Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, has been awarded the Exhibition of the Year at the Meetings & Events Australia 2017 NSW Industry Awards in Sydney.

Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018

Get Global Partners with ICMI to Educate and Inspire Announcing Transformational Business Leaders

As part of a host of enhancements to Get Global 2018, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated exclusively to outbound product has announced a partnership with ICMI Speakers & Entertainers and the introduction of an educational Inspiration Corner on the exhibition floor.

Tue, Dec 12th, 2017

The Early Bird Grabs Get Globals Savings

With just two weeks until the early bird offer ends, Get Global, is encouraging exhibitors who are considering attending the unique one-day MICE trade event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, to register soon.
Get Global Directors and Founders, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, "There are several packages exhibitors can choose from, all with great early bird discounts. But only until Friday 29th December. There will be no deadline extension! We also have a 'buy and save' offer, and encourage companies to book together and save."

Wed, Nov 8th, 2017

Get Global Launches its Eagerly Awaited 2018 Prospectus

After months of working through the feedback of buyers, exhibitors and suppliers alike, Get Global, Australia's only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, has today launched its much awaited 2018 Prospectus. The 2018 event will see improvements and additions made directly from the attendee comments.

After a highly successful inaugural event in July 2017, where 240 buyers and 120 exhibitors came together in an intensive one day exhibition with 100% international product, the team behind Get Global are ready to announce the improvements to the 2018 program.

Wed, Nov 1st, 2017

Get Global Reappoints Leading Communications Agency for 2018

As Get Global, Australia's only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, prepares to launch its 2018 prospectus, the Co-Founders have confirmed leading tourism and travel communications agency, LCA Communications Group, will once again manage the public relations and communications activity for the trade event.

Led by global tourism expert, Lindy Andrews, the LCA team brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to Get Global. Having taken Australian luxury and experiential exhibition, Luxperience, to success in 2013 and 2014, Lindy is perfectly placed once again to drive the communications activities for Get Global.

Thu, Oct 18th, 2018

Unprecedented Global MICE Interest in Get Global 2018 Before Prospectus is Launched

Following the success of Australia's first, and only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, Get Global, the Co-Founders are preparing to launch the 2018 prospectus to unprecedented interest from the MICE industry.

Donna Kessler, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, "We could never have predicted the level of interest new and previous attendees have shown in being the first to receive the 2018 prospectus. We knew our inaugural Get Global tradeshow in July had disrupted the MICE industry event norm, but we didn't realise quite how hungry the industry would be across the board. They are literally knocking down our door to be the first to know about Get Global 2018!

Wed, Aug 9th, 2017

Inaugural GET Global Hailed a Triumph

The inaugural GET Global outbound MICE tradeshow held at the ICC Sydney on 28 July has been hailed a triumph as 120 exhibitors showcased a diverse range of products, destinations and experiences from 20 countries to 240 buyers. Over the course of the one day event the 2200 sqm show floor was abuzz with conversations as 1320 connections were made between buyers and exhibitors.

GET Global's fresh new format was based on the organizers active involvement in the MICE industry combining their unique insights and personal experience with industry consultation to set Get Global apart from the traditional trade show model.

Co-founders Gary Bender and Donna Kessler said their goal for GET Global was to assist international companies and suppliers in achieving sales results while building outbound MICE travel opportunities.

They were delighted with the support and feedback received from the industry thanking their partners, the buyers and exhibitors for contributing to the success of the inaugural event.

Tue, Jul 11th, 2017

Buyers Attending Get Global Given Chance to Win Luxury Holidays

In just over two weeks, the inaugural outbound MICE industry tradeshow, Get Global, begins at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. By just attending the event and visiting exhibitors, buyers will be in the running to win a plethora of luxury travel, stay and experience prizes.
Get Global has partnered with Touchpoint to assist with buyer registration, delegate management and prize entry system.

Donna Kessler, Director and founder of Get Global, "We wanted to provide buyers with a unique 'pass' rather than a traditional name badge. The Touchpoint check-in process, where buyers receive their pass, will be quick, efficient and unique to Get Global. Sellers will scan a buyer's pass to give them a single entry into the prize draw in place of a business card exchange."

Thu, Jun 29th, 2017

Exceptional Confidence Shown in New MICE Trade Platform, Get Global

Outbound MICE industry tradeshow, Get Global is pleased to announce its growing exhibitor list for the inaugural event being held in July. With over 90 exhibitors confirmed including a number of high-profile brands using Get Global to return to MICE exhibitions, companies exhibiting for the first time and new products which are due to be launched later this year.

Mon, May 22nd, 2017

MICE trade event, Get Global is proud to announce Executive PA Magazine as an Official Media Partner

As the leading Australian business management media outlet for senior administration professionals as well as heir leading training and professional development resource Get Global Co-Directors, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler are enthusiastic about the partnership.

"We are thrilled to have Executive PA Media as an official media partner, they provide a platform for our exhibitors to speak directly to these corporate decision makers and influencers for meetings, incentives, conferences and events. It will also help us reach buyers who are looking for international product for their MICE needs to attend the event."

Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Leading MICE Association and Education Provider Joins GET GLOBAL

Get Global, Australia's first one-day MICE business event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, today made the exciting announcement that The Incentive Conference and Event Society Asia-Pacific (ICESAP) will join Get Global as Exclusive Association & Education Partner.

ICESAP is the new peak body for the Incentive, Conference & Event industry across Asia-Pacific. Their aim is to bring corporates, industry professionals and suppliers together in one industry body. Members will benefit from professional development and education networking events, new product launches, idea sharing and an annual conference and excellence awards held across the Asia-Pacific region.

ICESAP will deliver the educational element of Get Global via a seminar and networking followed by a cocktail party on Thursday 27th July, the day before the event.

Wed, Mar 8th, 2017

Get Global Supports Next Gen of Event Profs

Further supporting its position as the leading MICE trade
event in Australia, Get Global has announced it will assist the growth and career of first year
students from the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).

The Event Management students will gain first hand knowledge of working on the inaugural
outbound trade event at the International Convention Centre this July. They will assist with not
only on-ground operations during the event but also project planning, management, marketing
and execution. All ICMS degrees include an industry training component, so this industry
agreement is a great fit for both Get Global and ICMS.

Mon, Jan 16th, 2017

Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand GET GLOBAL

MICE trade event, Get Global, has confirmed a strong New Zealand exhibitor contingent for the event, being held in Sydney this July. The one-day event is the first MICE business platform in Australia dedicated exclusively to outbound product.

Prestigious and innovative NTO, Tourism New Zealand, will be joined by Air New Zealand, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand, Hamilton/Waikato Tourism, Heritage Hotels NZ and Millennium Hotels NZ.

Wed, Dec 7th, 2016

Get Global locks in the gamut of International MICE Product

Trade exhibition, Get Global, has confirmed a host of prestigious international suppliers, from every MICE segment, for its event next July, ensuring buyers have a wide range of exhibitors to liaise with and inspire their overseas events and conferences.

Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

Format of Innovative GET GLOBAL Event is Supported by New Global Research

Recently released research, looking into the opinions of global tradeshow and exhibition attendees, supports the need for innovation and business focus in the MICE trade event market.

The research, commissioned by UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry through event research specialists Explori, has found visitors to exhibitions around the world want to see innovation, in the content and on the exhibition floor, over educational sessions and even networking.

Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

GET GLOBAL appoints LCA Communications as interest for the new exhibition concept grows.

SYDNEY 9 November 2016: To keep up with the growing interest in their innovative event, which will connect the global MICE industry with Australian buyers, GET GLOBAL has appointed LCA Communications Group to coordinate public relations and communication efforts.

Mon, Oct 10th, 2016

Get Global website launches with exclusive opportunities for early-bird ‘Go Getters’

Get Global has today announced the launch of its website, providing information on how to register for this much anticipated event, and exclusive opportunities for early birds.

Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Announcing a new Exhibition for the outbound MICE industry

Get ready for a new exhibition concept for the Meetings Incentives, Conference and Exhibition industry. The new GET GLOBAL conference and exhibition will focus exclusively on Australia’s outbound market. A joint venture between two passionate industry professionals, Donna Kessler from Tourism Portfolio and Gary Bender from World Corporate Travel, who have identified a gap in the market for an outbound show. One that is cost effective and only for international product.

Wed, Aug 10th, 2016

Get Global website launches with exclusive opportunities for early-bird ‘Go Getters’

Sydney: Monday 10th October 2016. Get Global has today announced the launch of its website, providing information on how to register for this much anticipated event, and exclusive opportunities for early birds.

"Get Globals' innovative format comes as a result of planning and communication with the trade. Having the event on a Friday enables international exhibitors – or Go Getters – a full working week to network and build connections with Australian buyers, finishing their week with the Get Global event. 

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