Weekly Update Mar 8: Project 30 Meetings on Telecoms & IP, Land & Construction, Palooza Party

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Th, Mar 11 Project 30 (Round 2) Telecoms & Intellectual Property Working Group Meeting

Fr, Mar 12 Project 30 (Round 2) Land & Construction Working Group Meeting

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

Mar 8-9 Mo-Tu, Celebrate International Women’s Day at Lam Son Bar and receive a complimentary drink with any order from our special offer of the night.

Th, Mar 11 Project 30 (Round 2) Telecoms & Intellectual Property Working Group Meeting At this meeting, we will concentrate our discussion on two draft recommendations (called “Form 3s”) regarding Intellectual Property. We will also continue to discuss administrative and policy issues pertaining to IP and telecoms APs . All AmCham members in the telecoms and IP field are encouraged to attend as this will provide a unique opportunity for you to continue to shape the regulatory landscape with respect to procedures critical to your businesses and investments in Vietnam.

Fr, Mar 12 Project 30 (Round 2) Working Group on Land & Construction Meeting AmCham will host a discussion about administrative and policy issues concerning land and construction in Vietnam. We strongly encourage all AmCham companies that have had experience with real estate, land clearance, and other administrative issues involving land and construction to attend.

Mo-Su, Mar 8-21 Exquisite Wine Menu with a Difference at the Caravelle Hotel Wine aficionados can look forward to enjoying one of the largest wine-by-the-glass offerings in town, from a choice of over 30 labels from a myriad of wine producing regions around the world: Australia, Argentina, California, Chile, France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand and Spain

Thu, Mar 18 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.

A New Look in Historic Hue – Mercure Hue Gerbera A stylish new hotel in a destination renowned for its architectural treasures, Mercure Hue Gerbera offers guests an opportunity to explore the former Imperial City of Vietnam, certified as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Thu, Mar 25 Landon Carter Schmitt Memorial Fund Inauguration Friends and family of Landon Carter Schmitt and the Global Community Service Foundation will celebrate Landon’s life and compassionate spirit with the HCMC launch of the Landon Carter Schmitt Memorial Fund

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

Court backs EU anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Vietnamese shoes

Vietnam flags FX flexibility to tackle trade deficit

Vietnam feels the heat of a “once in a 100-years” drought

U.S. agribusiness company Bunge builds $ 100 million soybean processing plant

Vietnam presides over ASEAN Economic Ministerial Meeting

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.

Click this link to read News Highlights: Business, Trade, and Investment in Vietnam and Asia.

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.

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

Benefits and Services Review AmCham benefits and services and learn how you can benefit from Networking Online, with over 100,000 visitors and 260,000 page-views per month to www.amchamvietnam.com.

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