Weekly Update May 10: U.S. Voter Registration, Environmental Forum, Palooza

U.S. Govt Web Site for Overseas Voters: Online Voter Registration & Ballot Delivery

Th, May 13 Registration Deadline: Washington Doorknock Jun 13-17

Mo, May 24 Registration Deadline for U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer Test

We, May 26 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party

Th, May 27 (HCMC) Vietnam Environmental Forum: A Conference of Solutions Backed by American Technology

Th, Jun 3 AmCham Members Night and Networking Cocktail Reception

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

Su-Th, Jun 13-17 Washington Doorknock

Sa, Jul 3, 2010 American Independence Day Family Picnic

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Mo-Tu, May 10 – 11 Fine dining with Culinary pioneer Chef Alex Gares at Caravelle’s Reflections Restaurant Let’s come and taste the menu emphasizing fresh and local ingredients. Three or five course menu or a la carte selections are available. Menus are from VND 692,000++ per person. Advance reservation is required.

We, May 12 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.

May 13 Registration Deadline: Washington Doorknock Jun 13-17 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.

Enjoy More Authentic Dim Sum for Less at Yu Chu Restaurant (Intercontinental) Come to our signature Chinese restaurant Yu Chu for a special lunchtime promotion, in April and May. Choose from our mouthwatering Dim Sum menu and get another with our compliments. Our Hong Kong Dim Sum Chef Wong Yung will delight your taste buds with his finest dim sum Saigon can offer with prices only from VND 81,000++.

Sheraton Saigon Hotel: Night Spot Level 23 welcomes Shades, the brand new party rock and dance band, on stage Tue to Sun, from 7:00pm till late. Get into the groove with the high energy mixture of musical genres. Sip on exotic cocktails while enjoying the beat from the new band direct from US-Canada.

Friday’s Martinis Thrill at Caravelle Hotel’s Martini Bar Every Friday, all night long, made to order premium brands only Martinis are 50% off. And if you love them as much as we think, you’ll get the fifth one for free.

Legend Hotel Saigon Weekend Getaway Package Available from Apr 23 until Jun 27, 2010 only 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.

Mo, May 24 Registration Deadline for U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer Test in Hanoi (Jun 5) and HCMC (Jun 7 and 11) Click the link for more information and to register online.

We, May 26 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party A platform to develop new friendships, networking opportunities and information exchange.

Th, May 27 Vietnam Environmental Forum: A Conference of Solutions Backed by American Technology Join a unique conference on Th, May 27 (HCMC). The Vietnam Environmental Forum is designed to provide a showcase of models, technologies and applications from the US environmental industry that can benefit Vietnam’s economic development goals.

Su-Th, Jun 13-17 Washington Doorknock

Mo-Th, Jun 21-24 The Vietnam Power Conference hosted with the cooperation of The World & Vietnam Report, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam, Asia Business Forum presents the themed of this conference “Securing Project Developments, Financing and Investment Opportunities in Vietnam Power”, will bring together more than 150 top industry leaders, financiers and key authorities to give the power sector an up-to-the-minute account of power generation developments and potentials in Vietnam. This conference addresses very topical and pressing issues that are critical to the understanding and meeting of the current market needs – from power generation, transmission and distribution.

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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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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.

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