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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 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

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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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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 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 05: Maximize your Brand Strategy, Deepwater Ports in Southern Key Economic Region

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China – H1N1/A Quarantine Measures. The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the quarantine measures imposed by the Government of China that may affect travel to China.

Deadline Extended: Oct 15 is the extended and final deadline for U.S. taxpayers to file Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report U.S. Taxpayers who reported and paid tax on all their 2008 taxable income but only recently learned of their FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report) filing obligation and have insufficient time to gather the necessary information to complete the FBAR, should file the delinquent FBAR report according to the instructions and attach a statement explaining why the report is filed late.

AmCham Scholarship Program 2009 In partnership with Vietnam National University, – Ho Chi Minh City, and the Foreign Trade University in HCM City, AmCham will grant scholarships to top students after a three-step selection process. In addition to the scholarship, the process introduces students to AmCham member firms and prepares them for the world of work after university.

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Weekly Update Sep 14: Project 30, HR Succession Planning, Real Estate, Income Taxes

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China – H1N1 Quarantine Measures. The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the quarantine measures imposed by the Government of China that may affect travel to China. Click the link to read more.

Special Notice: Sep 23 Deadline for U.S. taxpayers to file Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report U.S. Taxpayers who reported and paid tax on all their 2008 taxable income but only recently learned of their FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report) filing obligation and have insufficient time to gather the necessary information to complete the FBAR, should file the delinquent FBAR report according to the instructions and attach a statement explaining why the report is filed late. Click the link for details.

AmCham Scholarship Program 2009 In partnership with Vietnam National University, – Ho Chi Minh City, and the Foreign Trade University in HCM City, AmCham will grant scholarships to top students after a three-step selection process. In addition to the scholarship, the process introduces students to AmCham member firms and prepares them for the world of work after university. Click the link for more information and an on-line application form.

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Weekly Update Sep 07: Income Taxes, Binh Duong, Vietcombank Tower/Pelli Clarke Pelli, Coca-Cola

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

China – H1N1 Quarantine Measures. The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the quarantine measures imposed by the Government of China that may affect travel to China. Click the link to read more.

Special Notice: Sep 23 Deadline for U.S. taxpayers to file Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report U.S. Taxpayers who reported and paid tax on all their 2008 taxable income but only recently learned of their FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report) filing obligation and have insufficient time to gather the necessary information to complete the FBAR, should file the delinquent FBAR report according to the instructions and attach a statement explaining why the report is filed late. Click the link for details.

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Mo, Sep 7 U.S. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. U.S. Government offices closed. Click the link to learn more about this holiday. Click here for a list of Vietnamese and U.S. holidays.

We, Sep 9 8:30am Project 30 Tax Working Group meeting in Hanoi. Discussion about the working group organization and plan to fill in review form on tax administrative procedures that need to be simplified and improved.

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Weekly Update Aug 10: Deepwater Port Visit, Palooza, VN Listed Companies

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Th, Aug 20, Southern Key Economic Region Deepwater Ports Tour, organized for all AmCham companies by Logistics/Supply Chain Management Committee. Space is limited, so please register asap (as soon as possible). Deepwater ports allow shipments direct to the USA, saving time and money.

We-We, Aug 5-12, California Dreamin’ at the New World Hotel Saigon From San Jose, California, Chef Daniel Patino showcases his signature recipes from the award-winning modern American Steakhouse “Arcadia.” Chef Patino and Arcadia were recently named Best American Restaurant and one of the Best Chefs in Metro Active’s 2008 list of Best of Silicon Valley.

Dine & Spa at the Park until Sep 30 In order to reward its valued customers, Park Hyatt Saigon is introducing the “Dine & Spa at the Park” programme once again for its restaurants Opera, Square One and Park Lounge, as well as Xuan Spa, until Sep 30, 2009.

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Weekly Update Jul 27: Networking in Danang, Montgomerie Links Preview

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Lucky Draw Prize Winners, USA Independence Day Celebration & Family BBQ, July 4th, 2009. Click the link to see if you have a winning ticket number, and details about how to pick up your prize.

Events, Meetings, and Activities

Fr, Jul 31 Business Roundtable and Networking Night in Da Nang Enjoy a fabulous weekend at the Furama Resort, one of the best resorts in Asia, while you learn about the Central Key Economic Region at the Business Roundtable, followed by a networking cocktail reception with business and political leaders on Friday evening. On Saturday, participants may enjoy optional sightseeing or golf. Return is on Sunday afternoon.

Furama - one of the best resorts in Asia

Sa, Aug 01 Montgomerie Links Vietnam Sneak Preview for AmCham members to play the actual full 18 holes that don’t in fact open officially until August 17, 2009. The Montgomerie Links offer preferred rates to all AmCham members on this special occasion.

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