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 3rd Regional Hotel General Managers Forum Returns
to HOFEX 2007, 13-14 May, Hong Kong
March 30, 2007 - Organised by the Hong Kong Hotels Association and Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd, and endorsed by the China Hotel National Tourism Administration, Hong Kong Tourism Board and ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association – the purpose of the Regional Hotel General Managers Forum is to keep those in the industry on top of the latest issues and solutions. Apart from this, it is an exclusive networking event among hotel general managers and hotel vice presidents in the Asia Pacific region.

Scheduled for 13-14 May and held in Hong Kong, a city ranked by international travellers as one of the leaders in the world of hospitality, this Forum will be celebrating its third edition amid a booming tourism and hotel industry. In its previous edition, attendance figures stood at 180, but with numerous new developments in Macau, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – plus at a time when the whole world has eyes on Asia – this edition expects over 200 regional industry heads to attend.

Growing from strength to strength and from numbers to numbers – this event has a strong network of supporters that reads China Tourist Hotels Association, Guangzhou Hotels Association, Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association, Japan Hotel Association, Korea Hotel Association, Macau Hotel Association, Malaysian Association of Hotels, Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Shanghai Hotel Association, Singapore Hotel Association, and Thai Hotels Association.

2007 Programme – Indeed very Sizzling!

Sponsored by hospitality technology industry leaders SoftBrands and Hotel Information Systems, over the course of 2-days, sizzling topics includes a Regional Hotel Report, IT Applications for the 21st century Hotel, Resorts and Gaming Developments in Macau, Regional Manpower Issues and the way Forward, Hotel Executive Training; and China boom - Beijing and Dongguan, a Tale of Two Cities.

Distinguished speakers include 

  • David Chan, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Dongguan, 
  • Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, CEO of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals; 
  • Grant Bowie, President & General Manager of Wynn Macau; 
  • Harbans Singh, President of SoftBrands, Hospitality, Asia Pacific; 
  • Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office; 
  • Mark Lettenbichler, Chairman of Hong Kong Hotels Association, 
  • Mohd. Ilyas Z. Abidin, Vice President of ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association, 
  • Stephen C.T. Hsu, Vice President of China Tourist Hotels Association; 
  • Steven Hicks, Senior Vice President of Cotai Hotel Operations, Venetian Macau
What’s more..?

This by invitation only event is held within an industry tradeshow HOFEX 2007 which offers the ultimate turnkey shopping experience at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre – making it exceptionally convenient to hunt down the latest solutions and products to give any hotel a competitive edge or just simply to find out what others in the industry are focusing efforts on.

For newcomers – HOFEX 2007 is the 12th Asian International Exhibition of Food & Drink, Hotel, Restaurant & Foodservice Equipment, Supplies and Services. With 1,800+ exhibiting companies from 42+ countries and regions, this tradeshow attracts 35,000+ buyers from around the world. Come and experience first hand why this show is deemed as Simply the BEST International Business Platform ever!

Want to Attend the Regional General Managers Forum?

If you are a hotel general manager or a hotel vice president that hasn’t already been invited – the entire Forum programme including the Opening Ceremony of HOFEX, tour of the exhibition, plus the Forum’s Welcome Cocktail & Luncheon is complimentary.

For more information on the Forum Programme or for applications, please email or log onto Alternatively you may contact your local hotel association or the organiser: Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd A Member of Allworld Exhibitions Tel: +852 2804 1500 Fax: +852 2528 3103 Email:


Wendy Jim
Project Executive
Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd
A Member of Allworld Exhibitions
Unit 2010, 20/F, China Resources Building
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Hong Kong
Direct:  +852 2876 5116
Tel:  +852 2804 1500


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