Weekly Update Mar 1: Project 30 Meeting on Land, Palooza

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Fr, Mar 5 Project 30 (Round 2) Working Group on Land & Construction Meeting #4

We, Mar 31 Young Professionals Palooza Party at Purple Jade, Intercontinental Asiana Saigon

We-Sa, Apr 14-17, APCAC Spring Conference – Beijing, China

Mo-Tu, Apr 19-20 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 – Los Angeles

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Fr, Mar 5 Project 30 (Round 2) Working Group on Land & Construction Meeting #4 will focus on Zoning Policy (Land Zoning, Construction Zoning, Economic – Social Master Plan…) at Central level and Local level, how it impacts to the implementation of concerning APs for businesses. Click the link for information and to register.

Su, Mar 7 Caravelle Hotel’s Champagne & Martini Brunch Back by popular demand, it’s Restaurant Nineteen’s Champagne, Margarita & Martini Brunch. Make a day of it at the Caravelle, as you enjoy all manner of buffet treats and we refill your glass with complimentary margaritas, martinis, Moet & Chandon champagne, and Italian and Chilean House Wines. You’ll want to make sure to visit the Grey Goose oyster bar, to sample the Nha Trang lobster, and to stop by the several carving stations, but there’s no reason to rush: We invented the occasion as a day to indulge and relax.

From Mar 9, Sheraton Saigon Hotel: Night Spot Level 23 welcomes brand New Band TRANSIT direct From US-Canada, who will be on stage from Mar 9, 2010.

Intellectual property management practices in Vietnam: Thunderbird School of Global Management Researchers from the world’s leading international business school, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, are investigating intellectual property management practices in Vietnam. They are specifically seeking out managers at foreign multinational corporations to participate in a short survey that asks how intellectual property is protected, and what are the biggest IP challenges present today in Vietnam.

Th-Fr, Mar 18-19, Social Media Search & Digital Marketing You’ve used Google, YouTube, Linkedln, Zing, YuMe, CyVee etc. You search for information online and you socialise online. Indeed, these platforms are revolutionising the way customers interact with brands. You have heard stories about successful digital campaigns and have sensed the urgency to incorporate these digital elements into your marketing mix. But how do you get started? Brochure and registration form: click the link.

Pasta e Vino at the Opera Restaurant, Park Hyatt Opera has created a reputation among local and international guests for serving authentic Italian cuisine. Opera has also been voted among the best restaurants in Asia by the Miele Guide in 2009. Chef Michele Gulizzi once again brings Pasta e Vino (pasta and wine) back to Opera (3 – 14 March) offering a wide range of pasta freshly made by ingredients specially flown in from Italy.

We, Mar 31 Young Professionals Palooza Party at Purple Jade, Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Enjoy the Young Professionals Palooza Party, a platform to develop new friendships, networking opportunities and information exchange.

We-Sa, Apr 14-17, APCAC Spring Conference – Beijing, China Whether you live in Beijing or Bangladesh, Seoul or Singapore, what happens in China impacts your business. The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area, China’s outbound FDI, and Internet phenomena such as Taobao and Baidu all greatly impact the Asia-Pacific economy. Every year, the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) hosts a meeting that highlights investment opportunities, macro-economic trends, political and social developments, and offers opportunities to engage with business and government leaders from the region.

APBO 2010 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 Mo-Tu, Apr 19-20 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 in Los Angeles. Access 15 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 15 economies by choosing from 60 focused sessions and private one-on-one consultations. Get the latest information and connect with experts and insiders.

Project 30, Administrative Procedures Review (2nd Round) 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. Click the link to provide your feedback and input about which APs AmCham should recommend be revised or abolished.

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News and Issues Updates

Revised Labour Code, Draft 2, Nov 2009, including the Vietnamese version and an English translation, which is currently posted on the government website for public comment.

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Click the following link to download the The Consequences of Price Controls, Feb 9, 2010.

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