Photo credit: ICC Sydney

The 2018 event sold out its exhibition space with 120 exhibitors and attracted 300 highly qualified buyers; 80% of which had over $200,000 to spend in the following financial year. Over 80% of exhibitors said they met 20-50 new buyers at Get Global 2018, and the quality of buyers exceeded their expectations.

Co-Founders and Directors, Gary Bender and Donna Kessler, said the continued success of Get Global is due to the event being designed and managed by people who buy outbound events.

They both have been buyers and sellers in this industry for a long time; and they know what people want, need and expect. They have specifically made Get Global easy to engage with, and a great place to network, buy and sell.

With Get Global, exhibitors don’t need to spend weeks preparing their teams, don’t need to invest in an elaborate stand, don’t need to worry about appointments, and don’t need to adhere to conversation time limits set by others.

Mr Bender said they’re all about building and growing international relationships – and every aspect of the event has that laser focus in mind.

Donna Kessler said working with their buyers and sellers closely is vital to the Get Global team. She added they take all feedback seriously, have conducted extensive consultations, and made some additions to the event for both exhibitors and buyers.

Photo credit: Get Global

Listening to feedback from the exhibitors and buyers, changes to the show in 2019 include:

  • A brand new exhibitor package that GETS you more exposure
  • The buyer list will be shared with exhibitors BEFORE the show, so teams can prepare their sales pitches, ensuring targeted and valuable interactions
  • Insurance is now included in all packages which makes exhibiting even easier. All you need is your favourite presentation device, Get Global do the rest
  • Brand new floor plan
  • New discounted price for additional exhibitor passes
  • Updated sponsor opportunities


  • More presentations in the GET Smart Corner
  • More in-zone catering to connect buyers and sellers
  • More opportunities to network
Photo credit: Get Global

Every year the market is different, and so this show will evolve to reflect the needs and desires of people wanting to sell and buy international events, Ms Kessler explained.

It’s a fine balance to connect exhibitors with genuine buyers and also provide the right amount of networking and educational incentives, however, they feel they have a great format that will drive substantial ROI for all involved, said Ms Kessler.

Virginia McCarthy, Business Development Manager, Conference Venues and Booking Services, and Get Global Buyer said; the exhibitors at Get Global were relevant to the business. She also learned about new destinations who provided information and contacts for when the time comes for them to place a business there. It was a very enjoyable and educational day, she concluded.

With the launch of the 2019 Prospectus, Get Global demonstrates their ability to live their tagline and truly be ‘where the world meets’. View the full 2019 Prospectus here: http://www.getglobal.com.au/Prospectus2019F.pdf

Get Global 2019 will be held on Friday 26 July 2019 at THE GALLERY, International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

Photo credit: Get Global

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