Weekly Update Dec 5: Membership Directory 2012; Governors Ball, Compensation, Annual General Meeting

Highlights

AmCham Membership Directory 2012: Company Listings and Announcements
Sa, Dec 10 16th Annual Governors’ Ball – “A Hawaiian Christmas”
Tu, Dec 13 Members Lunch: Compensation and Competitive Business Strategy in a High Inflation Environment
We, Dec 14 Annual General Meeting
Su, Dec 25 Christmas Day
Mo-Th, Jan 22-26 TET Lunar New Year (observed)
Fr-Su, Feb 24-26 Winter Weekend: Register Now
World Bank Economic Update: Vietnam, Nov 2011
World Bank: Vietnam Key Indicators, Nov 2011 (East Asia & Pacific Update)

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Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers

AmCham Membership Directory 2012 As you plan your marketing activities, be sure to consider the AmCham Membership Directory.

Th, Nov 24 – Sa, Dec 31 Turkey On The Run at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon Drop us your order for a traditional stuffed turkey and leave the fantastic cooking to us. Please order 24 hours in advance and collect your roast with your choice of 3 condiments, 2 sauces and a bottle of house wine. VND 2,205,000/turkey .

Caravelle Celebrates Spirit of Charity this Christmas Caravelle Hotel hopes to send a spark through more than just the fairy lights at its traditional Christmas kick-off party this December.

Festive Season Celebrations At Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers Enjoy the many festive celebrations at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers throughout the month of December: U.S Crab buffet at Saigon Café, Sunday Brunch at Saigon Café, Specialty dishes at Li Bai, giant Gingerbread house, Gift Certificates at the Festive Season Counter,…

Every Sunday, Taittinger Champagne Brunch at Caravelle Put a Fine Finish on your week. Refines and redefines your Sunday Mornings. The most succulent brunch in town. Indulge at the oyster bar and the lobster station. Choose from a selection of roast meats, caviar, and more than twenty desserts.

Th, Dec 1- Sa, Dec 31 (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve) Festive Season Buffet at Legend Hotel Saigon Celebrate this Festive Season with Saigon’s most spectacular international buffet added with traditional festive delicacies at the renowned Atrium Café of Legend Hotel Saigon.

We, Dec 7 (Hanoi) and Fr, Dec 9 (HCMC) USA Franchise Business Mission Looking for an investment opportunity? Want to start a business? 14 USA Franchise Companies will visit to meet with Vietnamese entrepreneurs. Proven franchise business concepts.

Fr, Dec 9 (Hanoi) 10th Anniversary BTA Conference

Sa, Dec 10 16th Annual Governors Ball – “A Hawaiian Christmas” The AmCham Board of Governors cordially invite you to the 16th Annual AmCham Governors’ Ball, to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Tickets sold out. – Register Online to be on the waiting list ! Events Team staff will contact you. A FORMAL Ball: attire is “black tie”/tuxedos for the gentlemen, and formal dresses for the ladies.

Tu, Dec 13 Members Lunch: Compensation and Competitive Business Strategy in a High Inflation Environment It is critical to utilize different aspects of talent management to align with the competitive strategy that will enable your company to succeed. Learn of flexible, responsive programs used by other companies to attract and retain different employee segments.

Tu, Dec 13 Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting

We, Dec 14 Annual General Meeting, with report of the Board of Governors, and election of members to the Board AmCham invites members, associates and their guests to attend the Annual General Meeting and cocktail reception. Spouses and partners are not only invited but encouraged to attend with you.

Th, Dec 15 Accelerate Your Business Growth With Virtualization TRG international will organize this event to deliver information about Citrix virtualization solution: Work anywhere, anytime, on any device; Reduce IT cost and complexity of branch and remote offices; Optimize centralized IT management; Secure web applications using data compression and minimize risk; Ensure successful recovery by bringing the datacenter and access back online quickly and seamlessly following an outage.

Th, Dec 15 Macroeconomic Outlook Topic: Will Vietnam Crack? and Visibility Creates Opportunities: Receivables Solutions that give you the visibility to unlock business opportunities, presentations by HSBC Head of Global Markets, Head of Payments and Cash Management.

Fr-Su, Feb 24-26 Da Lat Winter Weekend: Save the Date

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Stay informed about Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment with Weekly Updates (Past Issues).

News and Issues Updates

ISHCMC Celebrates Opening of New Wing and Launches HCMC’s only 1 to 1 computer tablet program ISHCMC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an Open House with nearly 300 students, teachers and parents on hand to join in the festivities.

Vietnam: a question of balance “Vietnam is replicating the southeast Asian model of inward-looking conglomerates profiting from speculation and government favours like Thailand and Indonesia in the 1980s.”

Why you should ignore the crowd and buy Vietnam Once viewed as the next Asian Tiger, sentiment on Vietnam is now pretty glum, but

Dentsu to Establish Dentsu Media Vietnam to leverage Dentsu Inc.’s media services expertise (planning methods, analysis tools, digital business expertise, and sports and entertainment content resources).

How to restructure Vietnam’s economy Economic restructuring means different things to different people.

World Bank Economic Update: Vietnam, Nov 2011 Stabilization gains remain fragile and any premature loosening of policy will risk repeating the recent pattern of recurring instability. Vigorous implementation of fiscal consolidation and structural elements of Resolution 11, including restructuring and reform of the state enterprise sector and the financial sector should help Vietnam return to a more sustainable macroeconomic environment while laying the foundations for greater efficiency and productivity to drive medium and longer term growth. But undertaking these deep, structural reforms will require strong leadership, careful implementation, support from development partners and foreign investors, and some short-term pains.

World Bank: Vietnam Key Indicators, Nov 2011 (East Asia & Pacific Update) Domestic credit expansion … ; inflation … ; other key indicators.

An Analysis of State-owned Enterprises and State Capitalism in China, 2011 The Chinese government and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) remain potent economic forces. Indeed, some of China’s SOEs are among the largest firms in China and the world. They are major investors in foreign countries. They have been involved in some of the largest initial public offerings in recent years and remain the controlling owners of many major firms listed on Chinese and foreign stock exchanges.

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment News for the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), prepared by the BGR Group.

U.S. Chamber Asia Weekly Update, Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2011.

Click this link to read News Highlights: Business, Trade, and Investment in Vietnam and Asia.

Last week’s most popular links to events and articles

AmCham Membership Directory 2012: Company Listing and Announcements
Do you have the right KPIs? – Balanced Scorecard Approach
World Bank Economic Update: Vietnam, Nov 2011
Breakfast Briefing: Build a Superstar Team Today!
16th Annual Governors’ Ball 2011 • A Hawaiian Christmas • Sold Out !
World Bank: Vietnam Key Indicators, Nov 2011 (East Asia & Pacific Update)

Recent Events and Information Resources

Event Presentations and PHOTO ALBUMS Did you miss an AmCham event? Were you there but wanted to have a copy of the presentation? Didn’t get the business card of the person you were talking with? Now you can download the presentations by clicking on the above link. Also, you can see a list of people that attended the event, with links to their company contact information.

Click the following links for recent event information and to download presentations and view photos.

Members Lunch: Do you have the right KPIs? – Balanced Scorecard approach
Presentation by Adrian Gardiner
Breakfast Briefing: Making Arbitration Work for You
Presentation by Nguyen Manh Dzung
Networking Night: How do Companies React to High Inflation in 2011?
Presentation by Hoa Nguyen

Other popular information downloads

Southern Key Economic Region: Ports, Industrial Parks, Roads
Developing a 21st Century Workforce in Vietnam
AmCham Letter to Prime Minister re Decree 46 and U.S.-Vietnam BTA
Project 30: PM’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform
Labour Code and National Conference on Industrial Relations
About AmCham : New Members Welcome Briefing, Sep 20, 2011
Industrial Real Estate in Vietnam, Sep 2011
Vietnam Competitiveness Report, 2010 – Michael Porter, et. al.
Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index, 2010
Asia Development Bank (ADB) and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Road Network in 2015
ADB to Mobilize $ 10 billion for Vietnam projects over 2011 – 2015
Connecting Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Railways: A Strategic Framework
Asian Development Bank: VN Economic Fact Sheet
World Bank: Vietnam Economic Data and Statistics
World Bank: East Asia & Pacific Economic Update, Nov 2011: Vietnam Report
2011 Total Remuneration Survey: Mercer & Talentnet. 329 Firms, 90,282 employees
Ho Chi Minh City Metro Rail System Project Map
Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Responsible Tourism
About AmCham : Support for Education in Vietnam
Consumer Trends in Vietnam, 2005 – 2011
BRIBELine: Report a Bribe (anonymously)
TRACE International: Anti-bribery compliance solutions
An Analysis of State-owned Enterprises and State Capitalism in China, 2011
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Ministers’ Report (Summary), Nov 2011
Outlines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (Details), Nov 2011
Sr Official: Background Briefing: ASEAN, East Asia Summits, Nov 2011
White House Fact Sheet: ASEAN-United States Leaders Meeting, Nov 2011

Online Membership Directory Looking for information on AmCham companies? Click here to browse the Online Membership Directory for information about and contact points for nearly 500 AmCham companies, and over 1,000 representatives. Members can contact other members by email via the AmCham web site. Also, links to company web sites for even more information about AmCham companies in Ho Chi Minh City.

Benefits and Services Review AmCham benefits and services and learn how you can benefit from Networking Online, with over 250,000+ visitors and 350,000+ page-views per month to amchamvietnam.com.

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