Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers
Sa-Sa, Jan 14-21 Choux & Eclairs Promotion at the Lobby Lounge Chefs at Caravelle Hotel are whipping up much-loved light French pastries with classic cream fillings and decadent toppings to delight guests in the Lobby Lounge.
Su-Mo, Jan 22-23 Nineteen Restaurant lays out full-course feast for TET 2012 Bring the whole family together with a delicious banquet to welcome Vietnam’s favorite traditional holiday. Caravelle Hotel is putting on a mouthwatering Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner of Asian, Western and traditional Tet delicacies at Nineteen Restaurant on Jan. 22 and 23.
Su-We, Jan 22–25 Legend Hotel Saigon’s Tet Celebration Celebrate Tet in style by savoring Saigon’s most spectacular international buffet added with Vietnamese delicacies at Legend Hotel Saigon’s renowned Atrium Café.
Celebrate a Cozy Lunar New Year at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon at the Riverside Cafe, Kabin, or Poolside Terrace, including countdown party fare, free flow of sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer and soft drinks.
Vietnam’s Most Productive Companies 2011 Profiles International Vietnam has released the report “Vietnam’s Most Productive Companies 2011,” presenting findings of their study on the productivity of over 600 publicly traded companies in Vietnam. The “Vietnam’s Most Productive Companies 2011” study focuses specifically on labour productivity, defined as revenue produced per full-time employee or full-time employee equivalent of Vietnam-based companies.
Tu, Feb 7 “The Year Ahead: Executive Summary and Outlook” (co-hosted CanCham event Well-known speakers from a variety of business sectors will present their outlooks, and identify challenges and likelihoods for the Year of the Dragon.
Fr, Feb 17 Vietnam’s Tertiary Education: Preparing Graduates for Work? (co-hosted BBGV event) Leaders in Vietnam’s tertiary education sector and business leaders will explore how universities and business could cooperate to bring the very large numbers of Vietnamese graduates into the work place more efficiently.
Fr-Su, Feb 24-26 Winter Weekend: Register Now 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 2012. Three days/two nights including room with American breakfast, Fri: Welcome Wine & Cheese reception; Sat: Morning Chairman’s Roundtable, Evening Cocktails, Gala Dinner. Plus optional outings, golf, or just relax in the brisk mountain air.
Th-Fr, Mar 1-2 APCAC 2012 U.S. – Asia Business Summit (Tokyo) Over 300 senior leaders from business and government. Ambassadors from around the region. High-level American government trade policy and investment promotion officials from Washington. Business executives based in the region and from head offices in America. Japanese political and business leaders.
Mo-Tu, Mar 26-27 Asia Pacific Business Outlook 2012 (Los Angeles) Access 17 Asia/Pacific Markets in 2 days! If you are doing business in the Asia/Pacific region, this is the one conference you can’t afford to miss. Find answers to your questions on 17 economies by choosing from 60 focused sessions and private one-on-one consultations. Get the latest information and connect with expert and insiders. APBO’s 25th Anniversary: since 1987, APBO has been the premier business conference focused on trade and investment in Asian markets.
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News and Issues Updates
ISHCMC Celebrates Opening of New Wing and Launches HCMC’s only 1 to 1 computer tablet program ISHCMC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an Open House with nearly 300 students, teachers and parents on hand to join in the festivities.
Vietnam deputy PM orders better labor policies given soaring strikes 857 wildcat strikes during the first 11 months of 2011, more than 4,100 since 1995. 75.4 percent, occurred at businesses invested in by Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
Illegal foreigners in Vietnam labor market MOLISA said 40 percent of the 78,440 foreign workers are “illegal.” Most are manual laborers performing simple tasks, for example, a bauxite mining project in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong Province, is using around 1,200 foreign workers.
World Bank Vietnam development report 2012 : market economy for a middle-income Vietnam, Dec 6, 2011 Factors that have contributed to Vietnam’s success and explores the emerging challenges: restructuring state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the public investment program and how to raise its effectiveness, transparency needed to support Vietnam’s middle income status, a critical issue that needs to be tackled if Vietnam is to achieve its socioeconomic aspirations.
World Bank Update on Vietnam’s Economic Development, Dec 6, 2011 Vietnam’s ambition to maintain high growth into the next decade will require as bold a set of reforms as the one adopted with Doi Moi.
World Bank: Vietnam Key Indicators (East Asia & Pacific Update) Domestic credit expansion … ; inflation … ; other key indicators.
Apple Nagivates China Maze Under pressure from activists in the U.S. and abroad, the company released a 27-page report detailing working conditions throughout its supply chain, which sprawls throughout Asia, but especially China.
Hot Money’s Chinese Exit All of the normal arguments for investors to keep their money in China no longer apply.
Ten little things to secure your online presence Basic advice on the tools and tricks you can implement immediately to secure your identity and online presence.
An Analysis of State-owned Enterprises and State Capitalism in China, 2011 The Chinese government and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) remain potent economic forces. Indeed, some of China’s SOEs are among the largest firms in China and the world. They are major investors in foreign countries. They have been involved in some of the largest initial public offerings in recent years and remain the controlling owners of many major firms listed on Chinese and foreign stock exchanges.
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment News for the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), prepared by the BGR Group.
U.S. Chamber Asia Weekly Update, Jan 9-17, 2012. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents 3,000,000 businesses, 2,800 state and local chambers, 830 business associations, and 115 American Chambers of Commerce in 102 economies.
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