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 – 08:30am Coffee/Tea and Breakfast Pastries Available
08:30 – 09:00am Welcome 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 – 10:00am Trade & 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 – 10:10am Coffee / Tea Break

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

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

11:00 – 11:45am Infrastructure 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
11:45am Closing Remarks
. Event Ends