Media Contact: Lori LaDu
9 April, 2002

FTA First Annual Spring Evening in Singapore with Special Friends

Is A Huge International Success

Singapore - Twenty-four top people (including the following: ambassadors; owners, CEO’s, and operational directors of world-renowned hotels; industry press; and FTA wine partners) assembled for a black-tie evening, at the Pan Pacific Singapore on 9 April. This was the First Annual Fred Tibbitts & Associates Spring Evening in Singapore with Special Friends.

The reception was sponsored by Moet-Hennessy Asia, and featured Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial. Guests were ceremonially announced by a traditional Chinese Royal Court Mandarin with appropriate gong.

The four-course dinner was preceded by Buddhist and Christian prayers, followed by a dozen Loyalty Toasts. These toasts were led by the Ambassador of Chile, His Excellency Juan Martabit. Dinner was prepared by Pan Pacific Singapore Executive Chef George Hayashi, Italian Cuisine Chef Marco Piggiato, Banquet Chef Nelson Yip, and Pastry Chef Victor Foo. Each course was paired by wines, which were personally chosen by Fred Tibbitts, representing labels from Australia, Chile, and South Africa.

Fred Tibbitts announced that the 2002 FTA Hospitality Award for Excellence as a Humanitarian will be presented at the FTA Fall Dinner in Hong Kong to Ambrose Cheung. Cheung is Executive Vice President of Sino Land Company Limited, and a scholarship in his name will be given to the University of his choice.

Fred Tibbitts & Associates, founded by its President and CEO Fred Tibbitts Jr, is the pre-eminent consultant and facilitator on wines and spirits to some of the world’s leading hotel groups. The company is based in New York .

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