Great Guam Opportunities: Vietnam Outbound FDI, Travel & Hospitality, Education

Date(s) - 21/03/2013
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Business Opportunities on Guam (ENG | VN)
Guam – Where America’s Day Begins (ENG | VN)
University of Guam (ENG | VN)
Business Travel to the United States (ENG | VN)

Event Description

guamOnly eight hours away from HCM City via convenient daily flights, Guam is an ideal destination for Vietnamese entrepreneurs and their families. It’s “Where America’s Day Begins.”

 Guam is a great investment, travel, and education destination. AmCham companies, partner organizations, and invited guests should join this seminar to learn details !

For outbound Vietnamese FDI, Guam offers special EB5 FDI investor visas for Vietnamese entrepreneurs. Many U.S. states and territories offer similar opportunities, and Vietnamese entrepreneurs interested in outbound FDI to the USA will want to compare. The basic paperwork procedures are the same, but Guam’s convenient location in Asia — “Where America’s Day Starts,” favorable tax and incentive environment, similar climate, and proximity to Ho Chi Minh City make Guam an unrivaled destination for Vietnamese outbound FDI. The Guam Economic Development Authority will provide you with detailed information. To maximize your learning opportunities, visit the Guam Economic Development Authority web site ( in advance to review and prepare your questions.

For travel, tourism and hospitality, Guam offers vacationers, travel and tour operators, and hotel owners,  a close and inexpensive alternative to other USA destinations, only eight hours flight time compared with 24 hours or more to mainland USA or other Pacific Island destinations. Blue skies and ocean, white sand beaches, many golf courses, ocean sports, inexpensive and duty-free shopping malls, 5-star hotels to family-oriented accommodations, Guam has it all. Travel and tour operators, as well as hotel owners, will have an opportunity to learn how Guam attracts millions of visitors, especially from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, not just for one visit, but for many return trips over the years as they come to think of Guam as “a second, vacation home.” Guam is an outstanding “benchmark” for Vietnam’s travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. To maximize your learning opportunities, visit the Guam Visitors’ Bureau web site ( to review and prepare your questions.

For education, Guam offers education in English at reasonable costs, close to Vietnam in terms of travel time, a climate that is easy to adapt to, and a friendly, safe, and family-like, but international environment. The University of Guam’s (UOG) is a “land-grant” and “sea-grant” institution and is the major institution of higher education in the Western Pacific. At UOG, students and faculty work and learn in a multicultural atmosphere. UOG’s 3600 students come from Guam, the U.S. Mainland, Micronesia, and 35 foreign countries. The UOG Marine Laboratory has become a world-class research and teaching facility specializing in tropical marine biology. To all we offer the hospitality, helpfulness, and warm “hafa adai” (hello) spirit for which our Island is famous. Because Guam is located in the tropical zone, the climate is pleasant with an average temperature of 82 degrees F (28 degrees C). Its population of 155,000 enjoys the sun, clean air, beautiful sunsets, and miles of quiet sandy beaches. Recreational activities include hiking, boonie stomping, golfing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, surfing,jet skiing, and wind surfing. It may be very similar to Vietnam, in a way. To maximize your learning opportunities, visit the University of Guam ( web site in advance to review and prepare your questions. Also, for students: Check out the Summer School 2013 Schedule online. Three sessions: Jun 3 – July 5, Jun 10 – Jul 26, Jul 8 – Aug 10. Explore for a few weeks and see if it fits.


9:00 am Registration
9:30 am Welcoming delegates – Herb Cochran
10:00 am Welcome Remarks by Governor Calvo
10:15 am Guam Economic Update by Henry Taitano, Administrator
Guam Economic Development Authority
10:45 am Guam Visitors Bureau Presentation by Mr. Mark Baldyga, Chairman
Board of Directors, Guam Visitor’s Bureau
11:15 am University of Guam Presentation by David O’Brien
University of Guam
11:45 am Visa Officer
12:00 pm Q&A, Networking Session
1:00 pm Luncheon
2:00pm Event ends

 Background Information

Guam: Where America’s Day Begins (video)

Guam: Pacific Daily News – Responsible Tourism