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Weekly Update Nov 5: Legal Committee, Global Antitrust Enforcement, Members Night, Thanksgiving

Highlights

Seeking volunteers to interview AmCham Scholarship Candidates
Tu, Nov 6, Legal & VBF Liaison Committee Meeting
Vietnam Business Forum
Tu, Nov 6, U.S. General Elections Day • Polls, Predictions, and Results
Nov 11-17 Infrastructure Trade Mission: HCM City, Hanoi, Jakarta
Mo, Nov 12 Members Lunch: Global Antitrust Enforcement – More Authorities, Increased Coordination, Higher Stakes
Tu, Nov 13 Members Night and Meet the Candidates
We, Nov 14 U.S. – Myanmar Business Summit, Yangon
Th, Nov 22 AmCham’s Thanksgiving Golf Tournament and Dinner
Sa, Nov 24 Seeking volunteers to interview AmCham Scholarship Candidates
Sa, Dec 8 AmCham Governors’ Ball • Christmas in San Francisco
Tu Dec 11 Annual General Meeting and Members’ Night
U.S. Visa Procedures for Business Travel to the USA
State sector minimum wage increase reduced to 9.5% percent, delayed two months
Private sector minimum wage adjustment for 2013
ADB, Viet Nam to Improve Skills, Close Labor Gaps with Better Education
ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Vietnam, 2012 – 2015
No signs of recovery in the real estate sector: the mood is toxic
Vietnam Consumer Trends 2012: “We haven’t hit bottom yet”
Vietnam’s Economic Development Outlook Update, Oct 3, 2012 (ADB)
New AmCham Companies – 2012
Coca-Cola to invest $ 300 million more in Vietnam
Party Secretary Remarks at Closing of Party Central Committee 6th Plenum

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Access by Vehicles to the New World Hotel Saigon – Members Night, May 24

Traffic authorities have recently erected a fence in the middle of the Pham Hong Thai Street that blocks vehicles from making a left-turn into the New World Hotel Saigon front entryway. To avoid congestion, delay, and possible accidents, we recommend that vehicles coming from Le Loi Boulevard and the Ben Thanh market go past the New World Hotel on Le Lai Street (with the hotel on the right), take a right turn on Nguyen Thi Nghia Street at the back of the property, then take another right turn onto Pham Hong Thai Street, and then a right turn into the entryway to the New World Hotel.

Please see the google map below for your reference. We are looking forward to seeing you tonight.

AmCham Vietnam (HCMC) at New World Hotel Saigon

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Member Night Sponsors

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AmCham invites you to attend a Members Night, with networking cocktails and buffet reception. Members’ spouses and guests are not only invited but also encouraged to attend with you.

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Food & Beverage Highlights in March at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Dinner, Tu, Mar 27, 2012

One of the gastronomical events for the month of March is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Dinner at Signature Restaurant for one night only, on Tuesday the 27th of March 2012. Chateau Ste. Michelle is known as the oldest and most acclaimed vineyard in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines old world winemaking tradition with new world innovation. Enjoy a dinner at Signature with a selection of fine wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle and a perfectly matched degustation menu created by our Executive Chef Adam Tanner.

sheratonSignature, Level 23
Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Dinner
Tuesday, March 27
6pm to 10pm

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Taittinger Purple Night 2011 Hotel Poolside at Caravelle, Sep 15

Champagne-lovers have the chance to sip their favorite bubbly, sample fabulous finger-food and sway to the beats of one of the country’s hippest DJs at Caravelle Hotel during the Taittinger Purple Night Tour 2011.

House scion and Deputy Export Director of Taittinger Champagne, Mr. Clovis Taittinger, will be in the crowd at the event. Guests will enjoy vintages from the Taittinger Winery in Reims, France, paired with traditionally-served Vietnamese oysters, and a selection of canapés, including seafood ragout with lobster cream, puff pastry toque, cream cheese praline with pear compote in tartlet.

VND 1,280,000 net/ ticket including champagne, canapés & Culet Collection Fashion Show.

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Weekly Update May 31: Travel Warning: Thailand, Voter Registration, Members Night

U.S. State Department Travel Warning: Thailand – Update, May 27.

Th, Jun 3 AmCham Members Night and Networking Cocktail Reception

Th-Su, Jun 3-6 Meet U.S. Companies at Vietnam Architecture Conference & Exhibition

Su-Mo, Jun 6-7 World Economic Forum on East Asia: Rethinking Asia’s Leadership Agenda

Sa, Jul 3, 2010 American Independence Day Family Picnic

Th, Jul 8 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party at Hard Rock Cafe

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Mo, May 31 – Fr, Jun 4 Australian Wine & Food Show at the New World Hotel Saigon Enjoy an inspirational menu created by Guest Chef Peter Kuruvita, from the famous Flying Fish Restaurant in Sydney Harbour. Earlier, he was at Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and received a series of awards including TOURISM + LEISURE (US) MAGAZINE “Best Restaurant, Australia and South Pacific” World’s Best Awards 2002.

Tu, Jun 1 Work Permits and Visas Seminar Santa Fe and AusCham will present recent changes and practices of the immigration and labor departments that affect foreign employees and companies that employ them. Entry visas, types, what has changed. Common challenges that foreigners and companies face when trying to comply with labor regulations. Details regarding “legalization” of required documents, etc.

Tu, Jun 1 Enjoy Havana Night with the famous Cuban band Warapo at the well-known open-air rooftop Saigon Saigon Bar with free entrance. The night will be an extraordinary event where at the same time you can taste Cuban cocktails, Cuban cigars in the excitement of Cuban music. Moreover, the award-winning bar will offer FREE mojito specials for all ladies on the night.

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Weekly Update May 24: Travel Warning: Thailand, Voter Registration, Palooza, Members Night

U.S. Embassy (Bangkok, Thailand) Update, May 24.

U.S. Govt Web Site for Overseas Voters: Online Voter Registration & Ballot Delivery

We, May 26 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party

Th, May 27 (HCMC) Vietnam Environmental Forum: A Conference of Solutions Backed by American Technology

Fr, May 28 Market Access for Goods and Services in Vietnam

Th, Jun 3 AmCham Members Night and Networking Cocktail Reception

Th-Su, Jun 3-6 Meet U.S. Companies at Vietnam Architecture Conference & Exhibition

Su-Mo, Jun 6-7 World Economic Forum on East Asia: Rethinking Asia’s Leadership Agenda

Su-Th, Jun 13-17 Washington Doorknock

Sa, Jul 3, 2010 American Independence Day Family Picnic

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

We, May 26 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party A platform to develop new friendships, networking opportunities and information exchange.

Fr, May 28 Market Access for Goods and Services in Vietnam

Su, May 30 Celebrate Children’s Day at Saigon Pearl The International School Saigon Pearl will host Children’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 30 from 9:00am – 12:00 noon. Children are welcome to attend this fund day. Free entrance.

Legend Hotel Saigon Weekend Getaway Package Available from Apr 23 until Jun 27, 2010 only for Vietnamese people and expatriates residing in Vietnam, the package is priced at only VND 1,881,000++ (US$ 99++) for single or double occupancy in a Deluxe Room for the first night, VND 1,661,000++ per night for following nights and VND 1,661,000++ per night for an additional room with several special benefits.

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Weekly Update Sep 01: Holidays, Members Night, Consumer Product Safety

Keep up-to-date about U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment with Weekly Updates.

Weather in Vietnam and Western Pacific: satellite photos, typhoon forecasts, etc. Aug-Sep-Oct are the main months of the “West Pacific Typhoon Season.” Click the link for an update. No tropical storms approaching Vietnam as of Sa-Su, Aug 30-31.

Hurricane Gustaf predicted track eye of hurricane to pass south of New Orleana on Mon, Sep 1 at 1300 local time.

New Members Nearly 20 companies have joined AmCham in the last three months, from legal services, real estate, engineering/design, as well as investment banking and equipment sales. Click the link to learn about the new companies.

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Weekly Update Nov 26: Membership Directory, Business Mentoring Program, Minimum Wage Increase

Keep up-to-date about U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment with Weekly Updates.

Tropical Storm Hagibis has altered course and is forecast as of Sun, Nov 25 7am VNT to go EAST, back toward the Philippines. Forecast storm tracks can and do frequently change. Click the link for a map of the forecast track and additional weather information.

Upcoming Events and Activities (next two weeks)

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Vietnam Business Forum: Annual Business Sentiment Survey Are conditions better for your business? Take this short survey and help improve the business environment.

Fri, Nov 30: Business Mentoring Program Launch The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supported by AmCham, EuroCham, and the 2030 Business Club, will launch a Business Mentoring Program to help young Vietnamese entrepreneurs learn the the best experiences from successful entrepreneurs and international managers so as to overcome challenges.

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Weekly Update Nov 19: Membership Directory, Thanksgiving Golf, Prison Terms for Corrupt Executives

Keep up-to-date about U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment with Weekly Updates.

Upcoming Events, Committee Meetings, and Other Activities

Plan ahead. Click here to see all upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

Vietnam Business Forum: Annual Business Sentiment Survey Are conditions better for your business? Take this short survey and help improve the business environment.

Thu, Nov 22: Thanksgiving (U.S. Holiday) Few American holidays have a history as steeped in myth and legend as Thanksgiving Day, which reaches back to the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in the Fall of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts. Click the link to read more about this American holiday.

Thu, Nov 22: 9th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot (Friendly Golf) Register now for this fun golf outing on Thanksgiving morning, held annually since 1999. Enjoy a round of golf, followed by cameraderie and lunch at the club house.

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