What to Expect in Foreign Expert Travel (and Return) to Vietnam: a Nitty-Gritty Practical Guide (virtual)
|Virtual participation only. Please register to receive the Zoom link.|
Travel to Vietnam has become infinitely more complicated, due to Decree 152, stricter enforcement of existing regulations, changing interpretations, and new quarantine procedures. Join this discussion with a panel of experts to learn how to plan for travel (and return) of foreign experts and/or family members to Vietnam.
This session will cover everything from selecting an advisor or travel agent to DIY, booking flights, choosing a quarantine facility, maintaining your sanity in quarantine; and many other nitty gritty practical tips. Join this event if you are a compassionate, caring HR director or someone expecting to travel (or return) to Vietnam soon.
|9:45 AM||Check-in for virtual guests|
|10:00 AM||Welcome remarks|
|10:05 AM||Panel discussion and Q&A|
|11:15 AM||Event ends|
AmCham Members: VND 200,000 | Non-members: VND 350,000
|Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.|
|Jack Nguyen (CPA, CA Canada, CPA Vietnam)
Partner, Mazars in Vietnam
Jack has nearly 25 years of international executive accounting, finance and investments experience, having worked in Canada, the United States and Vietnam. Jack’s experience includes performing statutory audits in Vietnam, Canada and United States, accounting and payroll outsourcing, corporate secretarial, SOX 404 and internal audits, compliance, process improvements, investor relations, corporate finance, planning and forecasting, tax and cash management.
Jack started his career working for 12 years at Big 4 accounting firms in Canada, the United States and Vietnam. Jack has spent the last 8 years working in Vietnam. Prior to joining for Mazars, Jack was the Managing Director and Country Head for TMF Group, one of the biggest Business Process Outsourcing company in the world. Prior to that, Jack was the Fund CFO for VinaCapital, one of the leading investment firms in Vietnam with USD1.6 billion assets under management.
Jack obtained his (Honors) Bachelor of Arts, Chartered Accountancy Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He also holds Canadian CPA, CA and Vietnam CPA professional designations.
General Director, Future.Travel/ Industry Travel Asia
Director of a Ho Chi Minh City IATA Travel agency that provides airline ticketing worldwide and consultancy services for visa’s. Based in Vietnam for 12 years, David has been instrumental in the development of online travel services for Asia and pre Covid-19 was a featured speaker in the Asia region for Travel and Fintech Conferences. Today, Industry Travel Asia is one of HCMC’s leading consulting firms for individual and corporate travelers entering and departing Vietnam during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
|Vu Thi Thanh Huong (Wendy)
A/Country Manager Vietnam & Cambodia, Qatar Airlines
Acting Country Manager to Vietnam & Cambodia at Qatar Airways since January 2021.
Joined Qatar Airways since 2015 as Sales Manager.
Experienced manager & strong sales professional with a demonstrated history of more than 20 years working in the airlines industry.
Taking care of Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos sales territories.
Based in Ho Chi Minh City.
General Manager, Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport
Since graduating from her MBA in Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School in 2007, Catherine has worked in Singapore, Sydney and Hanoi with international branded hotels such as Shangri La, Sofitel and Nikko.
Catherine joined IHG in August 2015 in Singapore before taking a break to give birth to her son Killian in 2017. She joined back IHG in August 2018 as number 2 for the pre-opening of the Holiday Inn & Suites Saigon Airport. Catherine has been promoted to General Manager in January 2021. The hotel is now operating as a quarantine facility.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling with Killian (domestically at the moment!), cooking and watching comedies and crime shows.
Chairman of West Coast Healthcare/Dental, Administrator of Facebook Group “Post COVID Return to Vietnam”, and Frequent Traveler
Paul is the chairman of the Westcoast Healthcare Group and has been in Vietnam since 1996. Currently, he splits his time between Canada and Vietnam.
He has traveled back and forth between Vietnam and Canada four times already since the COVID pandemic and will be on his 5th trip back to Canada during this webinar. Paul is also the Administrator of a Facebook group, “Post COVID Return to Vietnam”, which provides information for those who want to return to Vietnam soon.
Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam
Mary Tarnowka joined AmCham Vietnam as Executive Director in August 2019. She continues to carry out AmCham’s long-term mission to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment partnership and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam, established when it was founded informally just after the trade embargo was lifted in 1994. Under her leadership, AmCham Vietnam has been revitalized. It is one of the largest, diverse, and inclusive foreign business associations in Vietnam. Its network of active committees and extensive range of events provide members valuable opportunities for professional networking, business intelligence, advocacy, and business promotion. AmCham strives to be the most strategic and influential business association in Vietnam – that drives innovation and sustainable growth and helps its members succeed. A community you want to join!
Mary is an international trade and economic expert with decades of experience managing organizations and policy advocacy in Asia. Prior to joining AmCham, Mary served as the U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. As a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mary has served throughout the Indo-Pacific region, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Before joining the State Department, Mary worked as a CPA and Tax Manager at KPMG’s San Francisco Office. Mary also serves as a Director on the Board of VinaCapital GS Energy.