Our Team

Because experience counts

The Team

Get Global is a joint venture between two passionate industry professionals who saw a gap in the market for an outbound industry tradeshow.

Each bring over 20 years’ experience working within the international MICE industry and still remain key players in the market.

The team are dedicated to creating new buyer and exhibitor experiences. Building an effective, convenient and sustainable platform for valuable business connections to be made. Meet the team:

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Gary Bender


Gary began his career in travel back in 1982 in the UK for Thomas Cook and has been in the game ever since. Now owner and Managing Director of World Corporate Travel (WCT); a successful PCO and Corporate Travel Agency that has delivered incentive programs and conferences all over the world. Gary has a passion for doing things differently and his key strengths are engaging staff, managing relationships with clients and suppliers and creating powerful concepts.

Favourite event destination:

London – the Brits know how to put an event on!

Never leave home without:

Golf Clubs

3 words to best describe you:

Passionate and loves life

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Donna Kessler


Donna Kessler is the founder and Director of Tourism Portfolio. Since the company's inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. Donna understands the process of driving sales through professional credible representation and her personal commitment to her clients and the events she supports is undeniable. Donna has more than three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism.

Favourite event destination:

Definitely a hard one. I ‘ll have to say all the destinations in my portfolio for different reasons.

Never leave home without:

My lucky charm, given to me by a dear friend… (I’’m quite superstitious)

Window or aisle seat?

Definitely window…

FRIDAY, 26 JULY 2019

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