Official Launch of the Commemorative book – “Celebrating Diversity”

In an evening celebrating success against the odds and the rich diversity of Australia’s business landscape, the Ethnic Business Awards launched the limited edition of their 25th Anniversary publication “Celebrating Diversity”

The book was officially launched on 18th March 2014, by Mrs Margie Abbott in the presence of the Ethnic Business Awards founder and Chairman Mr Joseph Assaf, and the sponsors, judges and winners and finalists of the Awards from the past 25 years.

“What we are really celebrating here tonight is the enterprise, the commitment and sheer hard work that has created the success story that is the Ethnic Business Awards and more particularly the men and women who are at the heart of this book.” Mrs Abbott said.

Major sponsor and founding partner NAB was represented by Mr Joseph Healy, Group Executive, Business Banking, He outlined the strength of the ongoing partnership ” For us business is all about relationships and the Ethnic Business Awards epitomises the importance of building cultural bridges and relationships. Our association with the Ethnic Business Awards is a strong example of a relationship that dates back to the very beginning 25 years ago and one which we hope will endure into the future.”

SBS , a supporter and media sponsor of the Awards since its inception, acknowledged the Awards and all that they represent. Michael Ebeid, CEO and Managing Director of SBS congratulated Joseph Assaf, “on his dedication in recognising and also celebrating the achievements of migrants in Australia.”

The founder concluded the evening thanking all those involved. “This book would not have been achieved if it wasn’t for all you that have been involved.” He added, “This book is a recorded testimony of the great success of the migrants and Indigenous in the development of our country.”

Master of Ceremonies for the evening was none other than Tracey Spicer who has also compèred the Ethnic Business Awards Gala Dinners for the last few years.

The book is now available to purchase – please contact Maria at or call 0295685022 to order your copy now.

Recommended retail price, payable in AUD, (including GST within Australia) available direct from the publisher, is as follows:

1 copy … $69.95 + postage and handling

2-10 copies … $64.95 each + postage and handling

For larger orders please contact us.

Books are also available for pick up.