Message From The Chair – March 2019

Dear AmCham Members,

Firstly I would like to share that I am honored and grateful for the privilege to serve as this year’s Chairwoman of AmCham Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Chapter and National Chair for AmCham Vietnam. AmCham has long been a staple in the business community in Vietnam, and we are very excited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year along with continuing our focus on our 3 pillars of value creation for our members – Networking, Information Sharing & Advocacy.

2019 is off to a busy start! We have already held many events with active participation from our members and have many more planned upcoming. Below are a few key highlights.

On Mar 7, 2019, AmCham was very pleased to host the “Members Night and Meet the U.S. Consulate” evening for more than 100 participants. Besides welcoming new members and networking with U.S. Consulate officers, we also had an outstanding presentation regarding our Committees delivered by our BOG members. The Committees are a driving force of AmCham especially with respect to advocacy across several industries. We heavily encourage our members to join to share and exchange information, concerns or issues they are currently facing. To learn more about our Committees, please click this link: https://www.amchamvietnam.com/amcham-committees/

On Mar 14, 2019, with the support from Lexcomm, AmCham successfully organized the business lunch entitled “Liquefied Natural Gas: Financing Vietnam’s Large-scale Multibillion-dollar Greenfield LNG Projects”. The event attracted more than 60 AmCham members and guests. The presentation from Mr. Pham Ba Linh, Managing Partner of Lexcomm, highlighted the critical points of Vietnam’s energy security, exploration and production capacity and trends.

We also had some fun – in connection with International Women’s Day on May 8th, the AmCham HR Committee hosted a special event on May 5th, “Beauty Tips for Professional Women”. The speaker from John Robert Powers, Ms. Sylvia Pengson, shared some exciting topics like style tips for empowered professionals, power dressing essentials and elements of personal branding. Likewise AmCham announced its new Committee “Women in Leadership” on the eve of International Women’s Day, for more information, please click this link: https://www.amchamvietnam.com/women-in-leadership-committee/

Please also remember to join us at the March Palooza at Q Bar on March 27th in District 2, please follow this link to register: https://www.amchamvietnam.com/events/190327-amcham-palooza-party/. We are looking forward to seeing you all there for another exciting networking evening and the first time we hold the event in D2. Please join us!

Last but never least, we are very excited to welcome our new and recently joined members; Corporate Members: Boustead Projects Land; Caleres Inc (Leeway International); Connect Company; Dan On Foods Corporation; Dentsply Sirona Vietnam Co. Ltd.; Ecolab Vietnam; Enterline & Partners Company Limited; Evolve Mobility; FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage (Vietnam) Company Limited; Gaw NP Industrial JSC; Hotel Majestic Saigon; Institute of American Education; International School Ho Chi Minh City – American Academy; Kelsey Consulting M&A JSC; Legal House & Partners; Minor Hotels – Vietnam; Nexif Energy Management Pte.; Pillow Kingdom Inc.; RSM Vietnam; SCE Project Asia; The St.Nicholas International School; Viet International Company; Vinpearl JSC; Ms. Tram Bao Ngoc Ho – Young Professional Member.

As we close towards the end of the first quarter of the year, please don’t forget to maximize your benefits as an AmCham member such as:

– 3 free announcements in the AmCham Weekly Update Email per year, and member rates for advertising online

– Company profile updated on AmCham website for convenient referral

– Enhanced number of representatives per company member, each company can register 5 representatives instead of 2 as in previous years

As always, the Board and Staff at AmCham are always ready to hear your comments, suggestions, and ideas to strengthen the Chamber. Please get involved and we hope to see you at our events soon!

With Best Regards,

Amanda Rasmussen
Chairwoman

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