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VMA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Sally Arch

VMA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Sally Arch
May 23, 2018

Sally Arch, General Manager of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Coopers Stadium for the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, has been presented with the inaugural Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) Limited [VMA] Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented yesterday evening at the close of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Venue Industry Congress in Auckland, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises exceptional individual contribution to the Association, the venue management profession and the industry.

Receiving her award, an emotional Arch, who is set to retire in August, expressed her gratitude at the recognition, thanking all who she had been associated with and been helped by in her 25 year venue management career.

She has also been an instructor at the Venue Management School.

The Venue Industry Congress Dinner also saw the presentation of the VMA Venue Industry Awards and the addition of recipients of the VMA's industry certification program.

VMA Accredited Venue Manager Recipients

Sam Buckley, Eventbrite
Michael Cox, AEG Ogden - Qudos Bank Arena
Glen Creighton, Regional Facilities Auckland
Jeni Donald, AEG Ogden - Perth Arena
Dave Humphreys, AEG Ogden - Perth Arena
Eddie Idik, Vital Protection Group
Luke Krohn, AEG Ogden - Perth Arena
Bob Mangan, Playbill Venues
Nick Sautner, The Eden Park Trust
Carly Whetham, Australian Institute of Sport
Alan Woo, AEG Ogden - Perth Arena
Mark Wrobel, Townsville City Council
Kathryn Zanetti, AEG Ogden - Perth Arena

Industry executive Dean Hassall was also welcomed as a Certified Venue Executive.

Image of Sally Arch after receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award courtesy of John Glenn/Facebook.

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