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Weekly Update Mar 1: Project 30 Meeting on Land, Palooza

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Fr, Mar 5 Project 30 (Round 2) Working Group on Land & Construction Meeting #4

We, Mar 31 Young Professionals Palooza Party at Purple Jade, Intercontinental Asiana Saigon

We-Sa, Apr 14-17, APCAC Spring Conference – Beijing, China

Mo-Tu, Apr 19-20 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 – Los Angeles

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Fr, Mar 5 Project 30 (Round 2) Working Group on Land & Construction Meeting #4 will focus on Zoning Policy (Land Zoning, Construction Zoning, Economic – Social Master Plan…) at Central level and Local level, how it impacts to the implementation of concerning APs for businesses. Click the link for information and to register.

Su, Mar 7 Caravelle Hotel’s Champagne & Martini Brunch Back by popular demand, it’s Restaurant Nineteen’s Champagne, Margarita & Martini Brunch. Make a day of it at the Caravelle, as you enjoy all manner of buffet treats and we refill your glass with complimentary margaritas, martinis, Moet & Chandon champagne, and Italian and Chilean House Wines. You’ll want to make sure to visit the Grey Goose oyster bar, to sample the Nha Trang lobster, and to stop by the several carving stations, but there’s no reason to rush: We invented the occasion as a day to indulge and relax.

From Mar 9, Sheraton Saigon Hotel: Night Spot Level 23 welcomes brand New Band TRANSIT direct From US-Canada, who will be on stage from Mar 9, 2010.

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Weekly Update Feb 22: Breakfast with Tim Love, Price Controls?

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Tu, Feb 23 Breakfast with Tim Love, CEO Omnicom’s Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa

We-Sa, Apr 14-17, APCAC Spring Conference – Beijing, China

Mo-Tu, Apr 19-20 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 – Los Angeles

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

The newest addition to the Park Hyatt Saigon is the “2 Lam Son” bar. A stylishly designed bar by internationally renowned interior design firm Super Potato from Tokyo, 2 Lam Son is the city’s latest social venue, designed to appeal to those who live and enjoy a modern lifestyle.

Tu, Feb 23 Breakfast with Tim Love, CEO Omnicom’s Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa Omnicom is a leading worldwide marketing and communications services company. Tim is responsible for helping Omnicom and its clients be more collaborative and effective at global brand-building, areas in which his own background and expertise make him particularly well suited for the challenge. His experience is diverse and extensive, providing him with the unusual perspective of a true citizen of the world.

We-Sa, Apr 14-17, APCAC Spring Conference – Beijing, China Whether you live in Beijing or Bangladesh, Seoul or Singapore, what happens in China impacts your business. The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, China’s outbound FDI, and Internet phenomena such as Taobao and Baidu all greatly impact the Asia-Pacific economy. Every year, the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) hosts a meeting that highlights investment opportunities, macro-economic trends, political and social developments, and offers opportunities to engage with business and government leaders from the region.

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Weekly Update Feb 15: Breakfast with Tim Love, Price Controls? TET Lunar New Year Festival

Latest updates on H1N1/A Flu from U.S. Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State (Travel), and World Health Organization (WHO)

Tu, Feb 23 Breakfast with Tim Love, CEO Omnicom’s Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa

We-Sa, Apr 14-17, APCAC Spring Conference – Beijing, China

Mo-Tu, Apr 19-20 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 – Los Angeles

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Mo-Sa, Feb 15-20 Special Vietnamese TET Menu at Square One, Park Hyatt Saigon TET is an occasion to celebrate and a time for people to gather and enjoy traditional food with family and loved ones in a cosy atmosphere. To mark the Year of the Tiger, Square One restaurant is offering a special Sharing Set Menu available from Feb 15 to 20, 2010.

Su-We, Feb 14-17 TET Lunar New Year – Year of the Tiger Click on the link to learn more about this holiday and TET customs in Vietnam, the Lunar Year calendar. Traditionally there are four main holidays: TET Eve (Sat, Feb 13), and The First (Sun, Feb 14), Second (Mon, Feb 15), and Third (Tue, Feb 16) Days of TET Nguyen Dan. Since Feb 14 is a Sun, offices will be closed officially for the four days: Mo-Th, Feb 15-18.

Tu, Feb 23 Breakfast with Tim Love, CEO Omnicom’s Asia Pacific India Middle East Africa Omnicom is a leading worldwide marketing and communications services company. Tim is responsible for helping Omnicom and its clients be more collaborative and effective at global brand-building, areas in which his own background and expertise make him particularly well suited for the challenge. His experience is diverse and extensive, providing him with the unusual perspective of a true citizen of the world.

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Weekly Update Jan 25: Counterfeit U.S. Currency, Business Barometer Survey, TET Lunar New Year

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Tu, Jan 26 US Importers Security Filing is Mandatory; Penalties for Failure to File

We, Jan 27 U.S. Currency and How to Detect Counterfeit

Th, Jan 28 Lunch: Vietnam Business Barometer Survey

Revised Labour Code, Draft 2, Nov 2009 (Vietnamese version, English translation).

Draft Circular on Price Registration and Stabilization for public comment.

Feb 15, 2010: Application Deadline – Intel Vietnam Study Abroad Program 2010-2012

Mo-Tu, Mar 22-23 Vietnam Infrastructure Development Summit 2010 – Hanoi

Mo-Tu, Apr 19-20 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 – Los Angeles


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Fr-Su, Jan 22-31 Authentic Sicilian Fare at the Opera Restaurant, Park Hyatt Saigon Although each region in Italy has its own features, food and wine are the main focus. When most people think of Italian food, pasta and pizza come to mind, but Sicilian cuisine and the Mediterranean diet transcend these culinary delights. Tiếng Việt.

Michelin Star Chef at the Caravelle Hotel, Jan 25-20 Be stunned by a beautiful union of gastronomic creations tailored by Michelin Star Chef Jean-Baptiste Natali. 4-11pm. Reservations highly recommended.

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Weekly Update Jan 4: New US Import Regulations, Dalat Winter Weekend, Business Barometer Survey

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Sa-Su, Jan 22-24 Dalat Winter Weekend and Roundtable Join other AmCham members and guests in a networking weekend, with Chairman’s Roundtable discussion of key issues in Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment and outlook for 2010.

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Project 30, Administrative Procedures Review (2nd Round) Project 30, the Prime Minister’s high profile campaign to simplify administrative procedures (“APs”) for businesses, is entering its final phase, when businesses will have one final opportunity to recommend abolishment for those APs which they find burdensome for their business operations. Having played an active role in Project 30 from the program’s inception in 2007, AmCham will continue to raise our members’ concerns during the second round of review. We would therefore appreciate your feedback and input as to which APs AmCham should recommend for revision or abolishment.

Fr, Jan 8 Semillon and Seafood Barbeque at the Park Hyatt Saigon Enjoy an authentic combination of the Hunter Valley’s best-loved wine, Semillon, and the freshest, premium quality local and imported seafood at the Park Hyatt poolside every Friday from 8 January 2010.

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Weekly Update Dec 28: New US Import Regulations, Dalat Winter Weekend, Business Barometer Survey

Latest updates on H1N1/A Flu from U.S. Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State (Travel), and World Health Organization (WHO)

Sa-Su, Jan 22-24 Dalat Winter Weekend and Roundtable Join other AmCham members and guests in a networking weekend, with Chairman’s Roundtable discussion of key issues in Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment and outlook for 2010.

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Th-Fr, Dec 31 – Jan 1 Legendary New Year at Legend Hotel Saigon Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Gala Dinner buffet, novelties, free flow of beverages, variety entertainment, and live performance by the Gipsy Nation Band at the hotel’s spacious ballroom. The six-member band will take things up a notch, playing a medley of Latino rhythms, popular hits, and festive favorites to herald in the New Year. Join a mid-night toast with a glass of Sparkling at the New Year’s Eve countdown with a balloon drop…

New Year’s 2009 at the Park Hyatt Saigon. The year-end holiday season always brings cosy and joyful feelings to both guests and hosts. Make this year’s holidays a time to remember with special events at Park Hyatt Saigon, where our team of culinary professionals will prepare a variety of festive seasonal favorites and authentic cuisines.

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Weekly Update Dec 21: New US Import Regulations, Dalat Winter Weekend, Business Barometer Survey

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Final Notice: update your listing in the print Membership Directory

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Th-Fr, Dec 24-25 Christmas Eve – Christmas Day Click the link to learn more about Christmas, including an online tracking of Santa’s sleigh-ride around the world on Christmas Eve, A Visit from St. Nicholas, A Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and The Nativity Story. Includes Christmas Music links.

Christmas and New Year’s 2009 at the Park Hyatt Saigon. The year-end holiday season always brings cosy and joyful feelings to both guests and hosts. Make this year’s holidays a time to remember with special events at Park Hyatt Saigon, where our team of culinary professionals will prepare a variety of festive seasonal favorites and authentic cuisines.

Caravelle lights up Christmas and New Year’s with festivities galore. There may be no place like home for the holidays, but there’s no home like the Caravelle Hotel when it comes to celebrating Christmas and New Year.

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Weekly Update Nov 9: Palooza, Vietnamese Consumers, Real Estate Networking, Thanksgiving

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Update your free company listing in the print version of the Membership Directory 2010 If you have new or changed contact information, please contact Ms. Huong at the AmCham office (3824 3562). And, as you plan your advertising, be sure to include the AmCham Membership Directory.

Th, Nov 26 10th AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner

Door Prize, Raffle Prizes, and Silent Auction Items at the Governors Ball, Sa, Dec 5

Tu, Dec 08 Annual General Meeting AmCham invites members, associates and their guests to attend the Annual General Meeting and Members Night Networking Reception. Spouses and partners are not only invited but encouraged to attend with you.

AmCham Scholarship Program 2009 After 269 students/applicants from top universities in HCM City took the English language test Oct 31, 136 qualified for the next stage of the AmCham Scholarship 2009 Selection Process, the on-line Assessment sponsored by Profiles International, the global leader in development/provision of recruitment and performance management tools.

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Weekly Update Oct 26: Deepwater Ports, Palooza, Vietnamese Consumers, Real Estate Networking

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AmCham Scholarship Program 2009 281student applicants from top universities in HCM City qualified for the next stage of the AmCham Scholarship Progam 2009 – English Language Test sponsored by Bright Language. For over 20 years Bright Language has been helping companies to assess and score the foreign language proficiency of staff members.

Sa, Dec 05 14th Annual Governors Ball Please make your reservation request this week to avoid disappointment.

Update your free company listing in the print version of the Membership Directory 2010 If you have new or changed contact information, please contact Ms. Huong at the AmCham office (3824 3562). And, as you plan your advertising, be sure to include the AmCham Membership Directory.

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Weekly Update Oct 19: Deepwater Ports, Real Estate Networking

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AmCham Scholarship Program 2009 Over 400 students from top universities in HCM City submitted applications for the AmCham Scholarship 2009. Click the link for details.

Update your free company listing in the print version of the Membership Directory 2010 If you have new or changed contact information, please contact Ms. Huong at the AmCham office (3824 3562). And, as you plan your advertising, be sure to include the AmCham Membership Directory.

Lupit as of 7am VN time, Oct 19, 2009Oct-Nov are “storm season” months. At left is the past and forecast track of Tropical Storm LUPIT as of Mon, Oct 19, 2009, 7am VN time. It is a powerful Category 4 typhoon as it starts across the Eastern Sea. Note that the track of the long-lived storm has varied, and that storm tracks can and do change frequently. Click on the image for an updated forecast during the week.

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