Australia’s industry tradeshow AIME, will offer up an Asia Pacific Street Food Festival backdrop (along with the Yarra River) for its main networking evening, 19 February, for hosted buyers, local attendees and suppliers.
The networking night will be held along South Wharf Promenade and AIME attendees will be able to walk off the show floor and into a private networking event.
The event, it is hoped, will facilitate what most suppliers were missing in previous years, a way to keep the networking going from the first day of the expo, according to organisers.
Showtime Event Group will host and cater the event across the South Wharf promenade, combining Showtime Event Centre, Common Man and the outdoor lawn area. The space will be converted with pop up food stalls and container bars, serving cuisine inspired by famous street food markets from across Asia Pacific. Such as Wangfujing Street in China, Bui Ven Walking Street in Vietnam and Koreas’ Namdaemun Market.
Showtime Event Group General Manager Brad Dabbs said: “In the past, Tuesday night was reserved for selected hosted buyers to be whisked away to various locations. So, we were pleased when Talk2Media approached us about creating a relaxed, chilled event that could facilitate networking to continue.”
AIME runs at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 18-20 February.