AHK Event Report: Vivid Networking Night, Sydney 7 June 2018

Overlooking the vivid lightshow in Darling Harbour this year, the Vivid Networking event was an evening to remember.

More than 90 Guests filed into the Blackbird Café and Bar, overlooking the picturesque and brightly lit Darling Harbour, which was illuminated with all the colours in the spectrum for the Sydney Vivid Festival. A better backdrop for the event could not have been chosen.

The first speech was given by Alex Baneres, representing La Camara, the Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce. Thanking the traditional custodians of the land, he also thanked the sponsor for the evening Berlitz, who now have offices across Australia. He also thanked other representatives of the La Camara who were in attendance, before introducing the Executive Director of the German-Australian Chamber, Alexandra Voss.

Alexandra spoke on behalf of the German-Australian Chamber – she thanked the sponsors and the co-organiser of the event, The Spanish-Australian Chamber. She extended a special welcome to Klaus Steitz – the Deputy Consul-General of Germany in Sydney, before introducing the Sebastian Saule, Managing Director of Brandenburg Invest.

Sebastian spoke on its behalf gave and a small overview of the Brandenburg delegation’s role whilst in Australia, before handing back to Alexandra who concluded the official part of the evening.

Guests continued on to network into the evening, backlit by the lightshow in the harbour.

Overall, with the numbers in attendance, the event was a great success not just for the German-Australian Chamber, but also for La Camara, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with the Spanish-Australian Chamber for the second time. We would like to thank our main sponsors for the evening – Berlitz, and to all who came to make the evening a great success.

We look forward to having many more events in the future, and hope to see you all there.