The buzz was evident as industry exhibitors and buyers got together over two days at ICC Sydney for Get Local last week.
Exhibitors came from every state and territory of Australia plus New Zealand and it was pleasing to so many regional areas represented.
We covered the welcome function at Doltone House Darling Island last week. This week we look at teh expo itself.
Then on the second day of the expo we spoke to the organisers, an exhibitor, a buyer and the CEO of BE Sydney to get their reactions (these interviews are approx. 2 mins each)
First up Gary Bender and Donna Kessler who persevered through postponements to deliver a safe show to kick off with the first Business Events event of the year.
Shari Carr gave us a buyer’s perspective.
Oliver Sheer has been undaunted by lockdowns delivering online experiences – but he is glad to be back face to face.
BE Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith is not only upbeat about Business Events resuming but is excited about public events coming back – Mardi Gras, the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Vivid Sydney.
And for those who couldn’t make it – here is a 1 min walkthrough (Yes, walk. No drone, no gimbal.)
I’ve been attending business events expos and showcases in Sydney for over 30 years – from Sydney Destination One to Sydney on Sale, RSVP and more. The buzz at Get Local this year was something quite different. Our industry has taken quite a beating but is ready to jump back in and make this year one to remember – for the right reasons.
As Andrew Klein says in this video – get on social media and tell our clients and the rest of the industry we are back and ready to embrace the new opportunities available in 2022.