The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is organizing a business mission to Yangon and Naypyidaw, Myanmar. The delegation will seek meetings with the U.S. Embassy and Myanmar’s key government officials to assess the business climate in Myanmar and discuss the challenges to the full normalization of economic relations. For more information, please contact John Goyer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. If you have any questions, please call John at +1 (202) 463-5359.
When: Thu, Jan 24th 2013 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
Please click here to Register Online.
Innovation is the core of economic transformation and growth throughout world history. As Vietnam transitions from a manufacturing based economy to more of a technology and innovation based economy, and with more private enterprises emerging, it is calling for knowledge and expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation. Based on our research, we notice that Vietnamese government developed the Socio-Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) 2011-2020, which focuses on establishing a strong foundation for a modern, industrialized society by 2020.
Realizing the similarity between Pittsburgh city economic development history and the current stage of Vietnam’s economic landscape, Idea Foundry, a non-profit-organization founded in 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A would like to introduce our programs to Vietnamese entrepreneurs, which we strongly believe that the programs would assist Vietnam in her long-term development process.
At the Dec 3, 2012 Vietnam Business Forum, in response to AmCham’s request for clarification, Vice Minister Le Hong Son confirmed clearly that Vietnamese lawyers working at international law firms may continue to engage in the full range of consultancy services allowed under Article 28 of the Law on Lawyers, including drafting commercial contracts and business charters. This formal statement, made on the record in front of 300+ government leaders, official development assistance (ODA) donors, foreign government representatives, heads of chambers of commerce and the press, will be recorded in the minutes of the Forum and posted to the VBF’s website.
AmCham had requested in a letter to the Minister of Justice and others, Nov 30, 2012, that
“We urge the Government of Vietnam to officially confirm that Vietnamese lawyers can continue to write commercial contracts and business charters, even if they work for foreign firms.
Please join us for a U.S.-Myanmar Business Summit, a 1-day conference organized by AMCHAM Thailand and AmCham Singapore that will bring together AmCham members from around the region who are interested in doing business in Myanmar.
This will be an opportunity for companies to hear from the U.S. Embassy, gain insights from business operating in Myanmar, and network with the local business community.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 10:45 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Sedona Hotel, Yangon
For over a decade, AmCham has been a strong supporter of the Vietnam Business Forum, which was financed and managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
In February 2012, the IFC officially transferred the coordination function of the VBF Secretariat to a consortium of 14 foreign and Vietnamese business associations, led by AmCham, EuroCham and VCCI. The Consortium established a New VBF Secretariat to coordination all day – to – day activities of the Forum. The Management structure of the VBF Consortium consists of a Management Board with seven representatives (AmCham, EuroCham, VCCI, JBAV, KorCham, IFC, HYBA). This year’s co-chairmen of the Management Board are VCCI and EuroCham.
AmCham is working to make the forum more effective at addressing the advocacy needs of our members. You are invited to participate and have your issues heard. Become involved in a VBF working group. Click HERE for a list of the working groups and contact information for the working group leaders. Contact the AmCham office if you want more information about how AmCham’s involvement in the Vietnam Business Forum can help you.