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APAO East Meets West Gala

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Ophthalmologists from around the world were bedazzled by an incredible gala event hosted by the organisers of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter last night.

The theme was ‘East Meets West’ and the APAO Congress organisers went to extraordinary lengths to celebrate the colours, flavours, aromas, styles and cultural differences of Australia and countries from South East Asia.

In a superbly luxurious take on the hawker markets of Asia, chefs prepared sensational meals using fresh produce collected from ‘on site’ gardens. Guests could choose from Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian cuisines, to name just a few, and were entertained by traditional dance groups.

…the perfect way to give ophthalmologists from around the world a taste of life ‘down under’

Over in the Australian quarter, delegates could view an authentic homestead, listen to the sounds of a bush band, visit a mini petting zoo and savour the flavours of a typical Aussie BBQ.

Bars were manned by outrageous fire breathing bar tenders and a five-piece band filled the entire Industry Trade Hall with fantastic live music late into the evening.

This was not an evening for formalities, it was all about fun – the perfect way to give ophthalmologists from around the world a taste of life ‘down under’.