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17 October 2008


FTA Eighth Annual Evening in Hong Kong

With Very Special Friends


Another Success


Grant Hyatt Hong Kong, OCTOBER 16 2008 Hong Kong S.A.R. – The Eighth Annual Fred Tibbitts & Associates (FTA) “An Autumn Evening in Hong Kong with Very Special Friends” proved a memorable evening for the fortunate eighty guests who attended this annual FTA spectacular.


The elegant four-course dinner, prepared by Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Executive Chef, Marco Avitabile; Chef de Cuisine Gardemanger Tommy Fung; and Chef de Cuisine Banquets, Sam Lau was preceded by International Loyalty Toasts by fifteen of those most illustrious.


Paul Alex White, Senior International & Retail Banking Manager, Personal Financial Services, Asia Pacific for HSBC presented a bank draft in the amount of US $500.00 for the China Tibetan Childrens Health and Education Fund to Andrew Jones, Guardian, Sanctuary Resorts who was representing Madame Annie Suk-ching Wu, Honorary Chairperson.


The Ricky Xu, Editor-in-chief, LifeStyle (China) Magazine was recognized for having been presented the 2008 FTA Hospitality Award for Literary Excellence at the 2008 FTA Summer Dinner at Beijing, which included a $5,000.00 USD scholarship in the name of LifeStyle for worthy students at the Florida International Hospitality Management Program at the Tianjin University of Commerce.


Gordon Fuller, Area Vice President and General Manager, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong then Summoned the Brigade to the great satisfaction of all the assembled guests.  Fuller praised Executive Chef Avitabile and Sous Chefs as well as the Service staff, led by  Danny Chan, Banqueting Manager.


The Sponsors for the dinner included IBM, Agilysys, Ecolab, Phillips Foods Asia, Equip Asia, Stolzle-Lausitz, Trinchero Family Estates, S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna,

Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Diageo.


Fred Tibbitts & Associates is a leading, global beverage and technology consulting agency to some of the world’s leading hotel and restaurant groups.  The company has offices in

New York State and Bangkok.