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Atlantic Group V managing director wins ISES Lifetime Achievement Award

On Friday 6 July at a glittering gala ball at Melbourne Town Hall, Atlantic Group of Companies managing director Hatem Saleh was awarded the 2012 ISES Michael Milburn Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding innovation and contribution to the restaurant, catering, venue and event management industry.

Atlantic Group of Companies managing director Hatem Saleh (center) with the team at the ISES event.

The Melbourne Town Hall played host to the 2012 International Special Events Society (ISES) Gala Ball where industry colleagues and friends of the Melbourne chapter joined to celebrate and reminisce over 25 years of rich history.

Taking honours as recipient of the coveted award, 39 year-old Hatem Saleh was recognised for his excellence demonstrated in restaurant, catering and events spanning almost two decades across Atlantic Group [v] at Central Pier Docklands, The Atlantic and Crown Entertainment Complex and Atlantic Group Catering.

Saleh was humbled to receive the esteemed accolade and paid tribute to industry great and inaugural winner Michael Milburn who passed away in 2009 following an extended illness, shortly after the award was named in his honour.

Saleh took the opportunity to thank some of his loyal staff who joined him on the night and later celebrated into the night in the shared success.

“I feel very privileged and know Atlantic Group [v]’s milestones couldn’t be achieved without the dedication and passion amongst a wonderful team, said  Saleh.

“I thank them for their loyalty and commitment and now look forward to sharing a brave and innovative future with you in the times ahead.”

Previous winners of the Michael Milburn Lifetime Achievement Award have included Lech Sobecki (Event Affairs), Peter Jones (Peter Jones Special Events) and Rick Jamieson (Harry the Hirer).