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.

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.

Caravelle lights up 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 New Year.

Sheraton Saigon Sensational Year-end Festivities Sheraton Saigon has created something special in each of its bars and restaurants to provide you with options and ideas this season.

Hotel Equatorial Festive Season 2009 Celebrate the Festive Season at the Hotel Equatorial with scrumptious dinner buffets and brunches.

Tu, Jan 12 KPMG International Chairman Tim Flynn Ethics and integrity are critical element of leadership at KPMG, according to International Chairm Tim Flynn. “Groups often ask what it takes to succeed. I used to say hard work, a little patience, a little bit of luck and taking advantage of breaks along the way. Now I add, and I used to take this for granted, operating at the highest level of integrity.”

Fr, Jan 15 Lunch: How to Meet Key Regulatory Challenges Facing Your U.S. Importer Customers Compliance is Critical. The USGovernment is implementing or expanding programs that place greater responsibilities on importers and their foreign suppliers. Failure to comply could have a serious negative effect on your bottom line. Learn how to succeed in exporting to U.S. customers by knowing and implementing these programs.

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.

Mo-Th, Jan 25-28 3rd Annual Anti-Corruption Asia Congress Commercially focused strategies to manage bribery risks and mitigate individual and corporate liability under the U.S. FCPA and regional anti-corruption provisions. While you retain a competitive edge in Asia.

Th, Jan 28 Lunch: Vietnam Business Barometer Survey Nielsen Vietnam has recently released a study called Business Barometer (2nd wave) – a business leader’s sentiment survey. This is very exciting to see as most studies surrounding Vietnam are on the consumer side, but just as important, is what business leaders think, as they are the key decision makers.

New World Hotel’s Turkey to Fly.Too busy to cook? Then place your order 24 hours in advance and pick up your traditional stuffed turkey with cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a bottle of South African red wine from the New World Hotel Saigon.

Su-We, Feb 14-17 TET Lunar New Year – Year of the Tiger

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