Weekly Update Jun 7: Travel Warning for Thailand Cancelled, Voter Registration

U.S. State Department Travel Warning for Thailand Canceled Jun 3, State of Emergency Remains

Su-Mo, Jun 6-7 World Economic Forum on East Asia: Rethinking Asia’s Leadership Agenda

We, Jun 16 U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg

Sa, Jul 3, 2010 American Independence Day Family Picnic

Th, Jul 8 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party at Hard Rock Cafe

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Su-Mo, Jun 6-7 World Economic Forum on East Asia: Rethinking Asia’s Leadership Agenda As the chair of ASEAN in 2010, Vietnam is the ideal location to discuss how leaders across East Asia will collaborate to achieve a sustainable economic recovery and ensure the region’s future competitiveness.

Jun 7-20 Japanese Highlights at Restaurant Nineteen of Caravelle Hotel Along with a variety of fresh sushi and sashimi, a range of other dishes will appear on a rotating basis. VND 808,000++ per person including Red, Rose and white wines.

We, Jun 9 University of Hawaii Executive MBA in Ho Chi Minh City – 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: University of Hawaii and its international recognition; UH Shidler College of Business and its AACSB accreditation; program curriculum and our distinguished teaching faculty; admissions requirements and application procedures.

We, Jun 9 Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Marantis (in Hanoi) Ambassador Marantis will speak about the Administration’s trade policy goals including the plan to double US exports in five years. He will also talk about progress in negotiating the US-Vietnam Bilateral Investment Treaty, plus ongoing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Jun 10-12 VIREC 2010 – Vietnam International Real Estate Conference & Exhibition with the main theme “SOLUTIONS FOR THEME PARKS INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT” will be presented in HCM City. This will be the first and unique event of its kind in Vietnam offering investors, suppliers and experts in Vietnam’s entertainment industry the opportunity to become aware of the latest market trends in this sector. 10% discount on ticket price is offered to AmCham Members.

Jun 11 – Jul 12 World Cup 2010 at Legend Hotel Saigon Watch World Cup 2010 live at the hotel’s Oggi Steak & Bar, and order South African wines to get 20% off.

Legend Hotel Saigon’s Weekend Getaway Package Available until Jun 27, 2010 for Vietnamese people and expatriates residing in Vietnam, the package is priced at only VND 1,881,000++ (US$ 99++) for single or double occupancy in a Deluxe Room for the first night, VND 1,661,000++ per night for following nights and VND 1,661,000++ per night for an additional room with several special benefits.

Su-Th, Jun 13-17 Washington Doorknock Annual meeting in Washington DC with leaders of the U.S. Government Executive Branch (White House, State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, U.S. Trade Representative, etc.) and Legislative Branch, both the Senate and the House of Representatives, to discuss issues in U.S. relations with the Asia Pacific region and countries.

We, Jun 16 U.S. Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg Learn how the U.S. Export-Import Bank can support your sales of U.S. exports to Vietnam.

Sa-Su, Jun 26-27 New World Hotel Saigon Wedding Fair 2010 is a must for all who are planning their perfect wedding. With over 30 exhibitors covering hundreds of inspirational ideas, the Wedding Fair is guaranteed to have exactly what you are looking for. An elegant wedding venue, and photographers, florists, honeymoon destinations, and great wedding dress collections. The fair combines it all under one roof. The ultimate wedding shopping experience.

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Limited to 650 AmCham Members and their Guests. Click the banner for details and to register on line now to reserve your tickets. Then come to AmCham office to pay and receive tickets (and official AmCham Independence Day shirts and other gift items) starting Mon, Jun 14.

Th, Jul 8 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party at Hard Rock Cafe AmCham Vietnam in HCMC and the Hard Rock Café want to maintain a standard of excellence for the events that we provide, which is why we have scheduled a special summer Palooza Party on July 8 at 6pm, once again at the Hard Rock Café, to make up for the “power blackout” at the May 26 event. Please join us on July 8 for an extra special Palooza.

Project 30 Update, Administrative Procedures Review The Prime Minister’s high profile campaign to simplify administrative procedures (“APs”) for businesses, is entering its final phase, when businesses will have one final opportunity to recommend burdensome APs be abolished.

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News and Issues Updates

U.S. State Department Travel Warning for Thailand Canceled Jun 3, State of Emergency Remains The Department of State has canceled the May 27, 2010 Travel Warning for Thailand due to improvements in safety and security conditions throughout the country. The Thai government ended the nightly curfew May 29, 2010. However, a State of Emergency remains in effect in a number of provinces.

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Recent Events and Information Resources on AmCham Web Site

Event Presentations and PHOTO ALBUMS Did you miss an AmCham event? Were you there but wanted to have a copy of the presentation? Didn’t get the business card of the person you were talking with? Now you can download the presentations by clicking on the above link. Also, you can see a list of people that attended the event, with links to their company contact information.

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Project 30 Updates: Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Procedures Reform, Apr 2, 2010.

“China Plus One = Vietnam and ASEAN Presentation at Asia-Pacific Business Outlook, Apr 19, 2010.

Real Estate Market Update Presentation by CBRE Vietnam at Real Estate Networking Night, Apr 21, 2010.

Bitexco Financial Tower in HCM City Presentation by Turner International at Real Estate Networking Night, Apr 21, 2010.

Online Membership Directory Looking for information on AmCham companies? Click here to browse the Online Membership Directory for information about and contact points for nearly 500 AmCham companies, and over 1,000 representatives. Members can contact other members by email via the AmCham web site. Also, links to company web sites for even more information about AmCham companies in Ho Chi Minh City.

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