By Brad Foster

With a good line-up of speakers, a relaxed format, and end-of-show drinks, Get Global saw more visitors in 2019, the show dedicated to the outbound business events market.

In 2019 there were more than 340 registered buyers and 120 exhibitors attending.

Additions such as the Saxton Speakers showcase including fitness and health powerhouse Michelle Bridges and gin sensation Matt Jones, a refreshed floorplan and extended media engagement program, helped deliver 40 per cent new product to the buyers, representing a strong growth in exhibitors.

First-time buyer at Get Global, Conference Resources BDM, Rosie Buckley, said: “I liked the casual feel of the show. You could meet with whomever you pleased.”

Motivforce sales director, John Kovacevic, said: “I enjoyed the layout and the fact buyers weren’t speed dating, which meant the conversations weren’t limited by time.”

Amway Australia event consultant, Jennette Kam, said: “The exhibitor flow was easy to navigate. They were well placed throughout the venue, and the whole show had a great vibe.”

Regional associate director of sales at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Rohani De Beger, sang the praises of Get Global.

“If you didn’t make it to Get Global 2019, you missed a great show… pure international MICE suppliers and buyers, inspirational speakers, fantastic layout and format.”

Co-founder of Clockwise Consulting, Nicole Tingey, said: “For a one day show, Get Global delivered. We were in front of the right buyers, networked with colleagues and met new connections for our international clients. We’ll be back.”

Co-founders Gary Bender and Donna Kessler were thrilled with quality and commitment shown by the industry.

“We’ve grown drastically in the last three years and are immensely proud of our show and the amount of support we’ve received from the meetings and events industry; we want to thank everyone for their continued support and feedback,” Mr Bender said.

“I know when I attend a tradeshow I like to learn (not always about work), meet great people and have the opportunity to network. Which is exactly what we delivered this year,” Ms Kessler added.

“We are in constant discussions with our exhibitors and buyers and are always going to tweak our format to stay current and relevant to our dynamic industry.

“However, first and foremost, Get Global is about delivering on expectations and ROI, for both exhibitors and buyers. This is where our focus lies.We look forward to speaking to those who attended Get Global over the next weeks and months and incorporating their feedback to further enhance next year’s show,” said Ms Kessler.

Get Global will host its fourth show on Friday July 10, 2020.