Weekly Update Jun 25. Sat: Independence Day Family Picnic, Fri: Business After-hours

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Upcoming Events, Committee Meetings, and Other Activities

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Fri, Jun 29, Business After-Hours: VIR Friday Review
The VIR Friday Review is a monthly “business after-hours” networking cocktail reception for Vietnamese and international business men/women. This is really a meeting of Saigon’s business leaders, who make things happen. It has been done for over 10 years now. Click the link for information and to register on-line.

We, Jun 27 Seminar: Increasing Productivity & Competitiveness with Enterprise Asset Management External market forces, Lean manufacturing strategies, and ever lower tolerances for late deliveries are putting pressure on manufacturers to ensure that facilities and equipment are not only available, but also operating at peak performance. Click the link for more information and to register online.

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, ice-cold genuine all-American BUDWEISER beer, fun and games for children and parents, great door prizes, and great live music by The Curtis King Band. Limited to 600 AmCham Members and their Guests.

REMUNERATION: Are you offering the right pay package? To get an insight into the latest compensation market trends in Vietnam, look up the most recently updated survey reports data (March 31, 2007). To purchase reports or for information, please click this link to send an email to Ms. Hanh.

Sat, Jul 14, Cargill Cares Annual Fundraising Event 2007 Cargill Cares raises funds every year to support education in Vietnam by building schools in the countryside and providing equipment and facilities to support selected universities. Customers, suppliers, partners, and employees have supported this program, which has raised US$ 700,000 over the past years. Click on the link for more information and to register.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat, Dec 1 Governors Ball
The AmCham Board of Governors cordially invite you to the 12th Annual AmCham Governors’ Ball, to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Tables are limited, so please make your reservations early to avoid disappointment.

Issues Updates and AmCham – related News

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President Bush welcomes Vietnam’s President Triet to White House
The two presidents discussed measures to advance further relations in a wide range of areas, be it political, economic, trade, investment, education, or training, humanitarian, etc. They also had a direct and open exchange of views on matters related to religion and human rights.

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Event Presentations and Downloads
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  • May 30 Vietnam Business Forum Presentations, and more

Online Membership Directory
Looking for information on AmCham members? Click here to browse the Online Membership Directory for information about and contact points for our 400 member and associate companies, and about 800 representatives. Also with links to their company web sites for even more information about American and international businesses in Ho Chi Minh City.

Benefits and Services
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Computing Tips: My Virtual Life
… is big business. At least 10 million people pay US$ 15 and up a month to play these games, and maybe 20 million more log in once in a while. Some players call World of Warcraft “the new golf,” as young colleagues and business partners gather online to slay orcs instead of gathering on the green to hack away at little white balls. Says eBay Inc. founder and Chairman: “This generation that grew up on video games is blurring the lines between games and real life.” Can you do this from Vietnam?

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