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Weekly Update Apr 23: Incentive Compensation Seminar, WTO Implementation, Coldwell Banker

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Tue, Apr 24 Designing an Incentive Scheme: SmartHR Seminar
Learn to design incentive schemes that will give you a competitive edge and help you attract, motivate, and retain frontrunners.

Tue, Apr 24 WTO Implementation Committee
Review Committee work plan and upcoming events.

Thu-Sat, Apr 26-28 COLDWELL BANKER® International Realty Master Franchise Meetings
Membership in the Coldwell Banker International Realty franchise system is offered to select real estate companies and successful business entrepreneurs through an exclusive master franchise program. Coldwell Banker has recently started pursuing a very well structured and aggressive expansion plan for the Vietnam market, and Al Mendoza, Vice President for International Deve

Thu, Apr 26 Hung Kings’ Festival Day (VN Holiday) – THIS IS A NEW HOLIDAY
The 10th day of the third lunar month is dedicated to commemorating the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Vietnamese nation—the first Hung King. The Hung kings ruled the country from 2879 to 258 BC, over 2,000 years.

Fri, Mojito Friday Night BBQ at New World Hotel Splash Bar, 6-9pm
Enjoy a refreshing Mojito as a welcome drink, then start with a fresh seafood combination platter followed by juicy meat specialties, chef’s catch of the day and a variety of side dishes. Free flow of draft beer, Frontera Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon and soft drinks. Join the monthly rafle with a chance to win a weekend in the George Bush Presidential Suite.

Thu-Sat, May 2-5 Workshops in Logistics and Operations
Workshops in HCM City and Hanoi on Logistics and Operations. Transforming world knowledge into Vietnamese reality.

Sat, Jun 30, USA Independence Day Celebration and Family Picnic
Join AmCham members, friends and family to enjoy our traditional American holiday and cultural event that is celebrated all across the USA, in big cities and small towns. An old-fashioned picnic, celebration with scrumptuous food, fun and games for children and parents, great door prizes, and good music. Limited to 600 AmCham Members and their Guests.

President Nguyễn Minh Triết Visit to USA – dates to be confirmed
“The two leaders noted the importance of high-level visits between the two countries to the development of Vietnam-U.S. relations in the future. President Bush invited President Triet to visit the United States in 2007 to continue these discussions; President Triet thanked President Bush and accepted the invitation with pleasure.” Joint Statement between the SRV and the USA, 17 Nov 06.

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World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Update – includes special section on Vietnam
East Asian economies are growing strong, but as they climb steadily to higher income levels, the next challenge is to avoid the “middle-income trap,” says World Bank’s semi-annual analysis of the region, published in April 2007.

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  • Mar 26 Antidumping Tutorial by U.S. Department of Commerce Experts
  • Mar 23 Seminar on APEC and ASEAN Integration: Opportunities for Global and Local Firms
  • Feb 01 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Committee by Mark Ketelaar, Managing Director, DHL Exel Supply Chain Vietnam.

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