Media Contact: Lori LaDu
September 22, 2006
& Associates Third Annual
“An Autumn Evening in Shanghai with Very Special Friends”
Bund Center Shanghai
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
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.