Weekly Update Apr 13: Lunch: Education for Industry, Asia Corp Conference, U Hawaii Info Session

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We, Apr 15 Lunch: Science and Technology Education Support for Industry The VEF has established relationships with over 100 leading U.S. research univesities to support the programs, and has placed 267 VEF Fellows in graduate programs in 68 U.S. universities. Learn how your company can benefit from the VEF education programs.

White asparagus delicacies at the Park Hyatt’s Square One Chef Takeuchi of Square One has created a selection of special white asparagus dishes, from steamed to grilled and from sautéed to wok-fried, that will satisfy your taste buds. Available from 18 to 30 April 2009.

We, Apr 22 University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Executive MBA in HCMC – Information Session Vietnam citizens or foreign nationals living in Vietnam, with an average of 5 to 10 years work experience, are invited to attend a free-of-charge information session.

Eat All You Can Drink at Caravelle’s Saigon Saigon Bar Guests may delight in the unique tastes of food ingredients incorporated into cocktails. Enjoy Apple-Vanilla, Pina Colada, and more. During April 2009.

Factory for sale Located approximately 5 Km (15 minutes) from the center of Ho Chi Minh City in the Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone (TTZ), a duty-free EPZ, centrally located, well maintained with good infrastructure, and with independent power supply from the Hiep Phuoc Power Plant, the same owners of the TTZ. Click the link for more details and contact information.

FACTORY FOR SALE Linh Trung 1 EPZ, Thu Duc District, HCMC (30 mins from the Central Business District). Land 33,720 sqm, GFA 77,192 sqm. To be sold as a whole or in parts. Sold on behalf of Theodore Alexander by Colliers International. Click on the link above for more information, or Call Jake Sanders or Tram Do on 84 8 3821 8777.

Apr 22-24 Asia Society Corporate Conference in Ho Chi Minh City How is the Asia-Pacific region addressing the challenges of the financial crisis and how will Vietnam weather the impact of the current global economic dislocation? Join government leaders, key decision-makers and industry experts from the international business community to discuss the impact of the global financial crisis on Asian economies, especially Vietnam.

Apr 24-30 Hotel Equatorial’s Nordic Week is featuring three celebrated Chefs from Sweden: Be part of a unique event and explore the culinary sensations prepared by three award-winning and celebrated Chefs from Sweden. To see these master chefs all together in Vietnam in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, that you should not miss out.

We, Apr 29 Young Professionals Palooza Party Come meet others in Ho Chi Minh City with free food and drink specials.

We, May 7 Business Networking Night: Real Estate and Construction. Join colleagues from the Real Estate, and Construction industries in an informal business networking night with a focus on Real Estate Development Projects in the Ho Chi Minh City area.

Fr, May 15 Panel Discussion and Business Networking: Direct Selling. Join colleagues from the Direct Selling industry in an informative roundtable discussion of the industry in the Asia-Pacific region in general and Vietnam in particular, followed by business networking night with key industry, government, and media representatives.

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News and Issues Updates

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ADB projects 4.5% growth for Vietnam The ADB annual Asian Development Outlook said growth in Asia’s developing economies would fall to 3.4 percent this year, with Southeast Asia as a whole almost stagnant with a 0.7 percent rise. However, “when it comes to Vietnam, actually we should not use the word ‘downturn’ or ‘recession.’ It’s just a slowdown,” ADB’s country economist for Vietnam said, projecting the growth to rebound to 6.5 percent in 2010.

Prime Minister requests harmonious labor relations, stable investment environment, social order Action Plan for the implementation of Directive No. 22-CT/TW dated 05 June 2008 of the Secretariat of the Central Committee on enhancing leadership, providing direction for the development of harmonious, stable and progressive labor relations within enterprises.

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