HFTP Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student Chapter
May 12-13, 2008
HFTP Student Chapters from Singapore and Hong Kong meet for joint events
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The delegation of UNLV Undergraduate Students form Singapore was welcomed by 12 HFTP PolyU Student Chapter Ambassadors

The HFTP PolyU Student Chapter welcomed its sister chapter from Singapore during May 12-13, as part of the Singaporean chapter's overseas educational trip to Hong Kong and Macao.

On Monday, May 12, the 32 Singaporean delegates were welcomed by the CEO of Ocean Park,
Mr. Tom Mehrmann who delivered a presentation on "The re-development of Ocean Park".

On Tuesday, May 13, thanks to the generous support of PolyU's School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), the HFTP PolyU Student Chapter was able to hold a welcome reception for its Singaporean friends at SHTM's Millennium Training Restaurant. HFTP PolyU Student Ambassadors welcomed their guests, among them
Professor Kaye Chon (Director and Chair Professor of SHTM), Mr. James Lu (Executive Director, Hong Kong Hotels Association), Mr. Clarence Shun Wah (Assistant Director, Marco Polo Hotels), and Mr. Mark David Kendall (Vice-President HFTP Asia).

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March 2008
Alex in Berlin (Germany) at the Int'l Hotel Investment Forum

"The Hotel Leaders 2028", student panelists from right to left: Mr. Jens Stuercken (Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne), Ms. Kelsy Marie Norman (Michigan State University), and HFTP PolyU's Student Chapter President Mr. Alexander Grunewald

Following HFTP PolyU's Student Chapter's engagement during the Hotel Investment Forum Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, held in October 2007, the chapter's president was invited to speak on a student panel titled "The Hotel Leaders 2028", representing our student chapter, as well as SHTM. Due to the kind sponsorship of the conference organizers and SHTM Alex could partake in this high-profile industry event, featuring over 1,800 delegates from the global hotel investment and development community.

November 2007
Field trip to J W Marriott (Hong Kong Island)

SHTM students in front of the J W Marriott on Hong Kong Island

Under the leadership of the HFTP PolyU Student Chapter founding members
Miss Daisy Shi and Miss Carol Cui, 16 SHTM students visited the J W Marriott on Hong Kong Island in November 2007.
J W Marriott kindly supported this excursion and students were able to increase their understanding of technology applications in hotel operations, customer relationship management, internal communication systems, as well as contingency planning during times of crisis, such as SARS - the latter being a great challenge to Hong Kong hotel sector.

September 2007
Anna in Jacksonville (Florida) at HFTP Annual Convention

Student chapter representatives (left to right) from University of Houston, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Pennsylvania State University, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Ms. Anna Chu Kiu Yeun

HFTP's Annual Convention is the largest annual event of the organization. It provides a platform for updating oneself with the latest industry knowledge and meeting colleagues working or studying in the hospitality sector. It offers various education sections to choose from, according to personal interest. The education sections are informative and inspiring. For our members the HFTP scholarship offered for attending this event is a great opportunity to get industry exposure and learn how industry people think, as listening to their innovative ideas and solutions to current problems in the sector.