Dalat Winter Weekend Round Table
Cezanne Room, Sofitel Dalat Palace Hotel
Saturday, January 27, 2007
08:00a – 12:00n

Agenda (Click on link to download presentation)

08:00 – 08:30amCoffee/Tea and Breakfast Pastries Available
08:30 – 09:00amWelcome and Introductory Remarks
.Welcome – Chris Muessel, Chairman
.Overview of U.S.-Vietnam Relations – Ambassador Michael Marine
.Perspectives from Southern Vietnam – Consul General Seth Winnick
.Discussion and Q&A

09:00 – 10:00amTrade & Investment Issues: BTA and WTO
.Vietnam’s WTO Accession and Trade & Investment Regime
.Fred Burke, Baker & McKenzie
.U.S. Vietnam Apparel Trade
.Alan Tousignant, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy
.Perspective from Vietnam on WTO Agreements and Implementation
.Steve Parker, STAR I Project Director
.Discussion and Q&A

10:00 – 10:10amCoffee / Tea Break

10:10 – 10:30amUSAID Programs in Vietnam
.Dennis Zvinakis, Director, USAID Vietnam

10:30 – 11:00amInfrastructure Projects and U.S. Public/Private Sector Support
.Bill Marshak and Dao Le, U.S. Commercial Service

11:00 – 11:45amInfrastructure Development in HCM City and SKEZ to 2020
.Infrastructure Development in HCM City
.Luong Van Ly, Deputy Director, HCM City DPI
.Development in SKEZ (Southern Key Economic Zone)
.Truong Trong Nghia, Vice President, HCM City ITPC
11:45amClosing Remarks
.Event Ends