Despite selling over half of their show floor five months out from the event, the co-owners of Get Global 2020, Gary Bender and 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.
Mr Bender said: “The success of our show’s brand is based on very strong ROI for exhibitors.
“We know, as we work every day in the industry, that the impact of Coronavirus on international business travel has been severe and our exhibitors who sell international destinations are particularly impacted.”
Ms Kessler added: “Therefore, rather than risking a lower than normal return for exhibitors, we have taken the decision to postpone the show until 2021.
“We want the best for our exhibitors and buyers and this decision, while hard to make, is the best decision for all involved.
“Exhibitors will be offered full refunds, or secured spots in our 2021 show.
“We look forward to a great Get Global 2021 and the industry coming together post this unfortunate global incident.”
Get Global will return to the Sydney International Convention Centre on Friday 30 July 2021.