August 25, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Australasian business events exhibition Get Local has been rescheduled for a third time due to the lockdown of Greater Sydney. The event will now take place February 15 and 16, 2022, at ICC Sydney.

Co-owners of Get Local, Donna Kessler and Gary Bender, have indicated their confidence that by February, the necessary vaccination targets will have been met and domestic travel will have restarted.

The current pace of Australia’s vaccination rollout – and a significant increase in vaccine supply in October and November – supports this. According to the ABC’s vaccine rollout tracker, all Australians over 16 will have been offered the two vaccinations necessary to be protected against COVID-19 by sometime in December.

“Get Local in February 2022 will be the perfect place to connect with Sydney event planners – Australia’s largest market – many of whom you have probably only spoken to or emailed over the last two years,” said Kessler.

“Conversely, it will also be the place for practitioners who are expected to ramp up their event activity in 2022 after such a long hiatus to meet with Get Local exhibitors.”

“The journey this year has been a rocky one for all of us, but we are staying firm in our desire to make Get Local happen at the most appropriate time,” said Bender.

“You are part of this great community and with your ongoing support we will all make this happen. Stick with us.”

The pair are encouraging the industry to get vaccinated and “prepare for an incredibly busy year ahead” said Kessler.