Celebrating Contributions to the Steel Industry

Joe Calleja – Recognising 50 Years of Service


26 July, 2023
Bromley & Co Art, Melbourne

Past Event Overview

We are delighted to announce a new annual event recognising Members and their long-standing service to the steel industry. This series is a testament to the strength of the ASA member base and the remarkable contributions made by many in shaping the sector in Australia.

In 2023 we celebrate the career of Joe Calleja as he marks 50 years of service. From his humble beginnings on the warehouse floor as a forklift driver, to his current position as the Chairman of the Apex Group.

ASA Members joined us on 26th July in Melbourne as we recognised Joe’s achievements. This prestigious, Member only event was an evening of networking, recognition and celebration at one of Melbourne’s most iconic locations, Bromley & Co Art in South Yarra.



Date:            Wednesday, July 26th 2023
Time:            5.00pm for a 5.30pm start
Venue:         Bromley & Co Art, Shop 11, Capitol Grand 243 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
Dress:          Cocktail / After 5

🎹 An Evening of Networking and Celebration

Join us for an unforgettable night of networking and camaraderie among industry leaders, experts, and visionaries. Take this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, exchange ideas, and strengthen professional relationships in an elegant and welcoming environment. The event is stand up cocktail style.

📅 An Event to Mark on Your Calendar

This Annual Event is set to become a highlight on the industry calendar, taking place in June each year. By attending, you become part of a tradition of celebrating and honouring the invaluable contributions that professionals like you make to the steel industry.

🍽 Secure Your Spot Today

As this event is highly anticipated, we encourage you to secure your spot early. We look forward to welcoming you to this prestigious Annual Event, where we will honour the outstanding contributions to the steel industry and forge new connections that drive our industry forward.

    Tickets & Pricing

    Book an individual ticket or come with colleagues in a Package of Ten.

    This event is for ASA Members only.



    Price includes GST




    Price includes GST


    About Our Guest of Honor

    Joe Calleja

    Joe Calleja

    Chairman, Apex Group

    Joe Calleja’s passion for the steel industry, and his relentless pursuit of success, have left an indelible mark on the steel sector. His transformation of Apex Steel from a struggling company to a thriving enterprise is a testament to his resilience and leadership skills. As the Chairman of Apex Steel, Joe oversees the large workforce across Australia, solidifying the company’s position as a major player in the industry. Joe Calleja is also known for his love of cars and motorbikes. In his spare time, he indulges in his passion for historic racing, often seen on racetracks with his 1974 Corvette, Mustang, and various open-wheelers. As a former President of the ASA, he played a pivotal role in launching the Calcutta – one of the industry’s most renowned events. Joe also remains an ardent supporter of the racing community. His resilience, determination, and passion serve as an inspiration to all who aspire to overcome challenges and leave a lasting impact in their chosen field.