Media Contact: Lori LaDu
September 22, 2006

Fred Tibbitts & Associates Third Annual
“An Autumn Evening in Shanghai with Very Special Friends”

The Westin Bund Center Shanghai

September 21, 2006

Shanghai, PRC – The Third Annual “Fred Tibbitts & Associates (FTA) “An Autumn Evening in Shanghai with Very Special Friends” proved a memorable event for the fortunate few invited to this FTA spectacular.

All guests at the reception, held at The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, were formally introduced and chimed upon arrival.  The reception and the dinner boasted a literal “who’s who” from the Shanghai National Account hotel and restaurant community.

The four-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Karlheinz Ritter and his culinary team was preceded by Loyalty Toasts by: Peter Alatsas, General Manager, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai; Manfred Weber, Hotel Manager, The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai; David Travers, Regional General Manager, InterContinental Pudong Shanghai; Robert Murray, Senior Vice President China, ACCOR; Bijan Dorri, Managing Director, GE Technology Center; Joseph West, Dean, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Cameron Bai, Publisher, LifeStyle and Brian Deeson, Senior Vice President & CEO Greater China, ACCOR.

The sponsors for the dinner included IBM, Beverage Metrics, Maxxium, Camus La Grande Marque, Calama Winery, Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery and Nestle Waters.

Media correspondents from LifeStyle, Shanghai Talk, Modern Weekly, the Shanghai Evening Post and Time Out Shanghai.

Fred Tibbitts & Associates is the foremost, global wine & spirits consulting agency to some of the world’s leading hotel and restaurant groups.  The company is based in New York State.