Hatem Saleh of Atlandtic Group VWhen
: 7pm, July 27th 2010Where:
The Order of Melbourne, 401 Swanston Street, MelbourneRSVP: [address removed]
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A restaurateur-turned-businessman with true entrepreneurial flair, Managing Director of the Atlantic Group [v], Hatem Saleh?s drive to succeed was evident even during his teenage years.
Hatem soon went into his business venture opening a seafood restaurant called Atlantic in St Kilda.
At around about the same time Hatem noticed there was a gap in the market for event spaces catering for 500+ people. With the then derelict Shed 7 becoming available at South Wharf, Atlantic (the event space) was born in 1999 followed by Sumac (a smaller intimate event space) and Alumbra (a waterside bar and nightclub) in Shed 6 2002.
In July 2006, the State Government announced plans to redevelop South Wharf. At the same time, Hatem's Atlantic Group won a highly competitive tender to redevelop Central Pier and as such the Atlantic Group [v] relocated existing businesses Atlantic, Sumac and Alumbra plus introduced Peninsula and Sketch as new venues.
In 2008 Hatem was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Since Atlantic Group [v] won 9 prestigious awards- the City of Melbourne's Melbourne Awards, Restaurant and Catering Associations' Best Overall National Caterer and Telstra's State and National Business awards.
Today Hatem?s entrepreneurial vision has seen Atlantic Group [v] extend its brand, launching an outside catering arm Atlantic On Site plus has successfully developed a new restaurant brand- The Atlantic- which will see the company?s return to the superlative restaurant game when the seafood restaurant opens at Crown Entertainment precinct in January 2011.The Hive Melbourne + Brisbane + Sydney is networking for entrepreneurs. We get together to share advice, talk and hang out. Membership is free and easy, and everyone's invited. If you have an idea and want to launch a venture or already have a venture then jump on board today.
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