Weekly Update May 17: Travel Warning: Thailand, Voter Registration, Palooza, Members Night

U.S. State Department Travel Warning: Thailand The Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Thailand of ongoing political demonstrations and unrest.

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

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

May 17 – 23 Come and enjoy Duck Liver menu at Reflections Restaurant, Caravelle Hotel This is a true indulgence, a range of specially created dishes designed to appeal to real food-lovers.

May 18 – 21 Park Hyatt Saigon welcomes Chef Pedro De Artagao from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Square One Restaurant, where he will present Brazilian specialties on lunch and dinner menus.

YKVN has been awarded “National Law Firm of the Year” for Vietnam for 2010 by International Finance Law Review (IFLR). This is the fourth time YKVN has received this distinguished award.

YKVN receives IFRL’s “Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year” & Asian Counsel’s “Deal of the Year” for their role in Vincom’s US$ 100 million convertible bond issue.

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 (HCMC) Vietnam Environmental Forum: A Conference of Solutions Backed by American Technology

Mo, May 31 – Fr, Jun 4 Australian Wine & Food Show at the New World Hotel Saigon Enjoy an inspirational menu created by Guest Chef Peter Kuruvita, from the famous Flying Fish Restaurant in Sydney Harbour. Earlier, he was at Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and received a series of awards including TOURISM + LEISURE (US) MAGAZINE “Best Restaurant, Australia and South Pacific” World’s Best Awards 2002.

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 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.

Tu, Jun 8 CSR Gala Dinner Party will bring about 50 top global executives (of 400 delegates attending the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2010) to enjoy music & fashion entertainment with 100 leaders of companies operating in Vietnam, and to learn about investment opportunities and challenges in Vietnam.

Su-Th, Jun 13-17 Washington Doorknock

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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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News and Issues Updates

U.S. State Department Travel Warning: Thailand The Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Thailand of ongoing political demonstrations and unrest.

Lockheed to build and launch 2nd telecoms satellite for Vietnam (VNPT)

UPS and P&T Express Establish Company to Expand Operations in Vietnam

Outgoing Philippines President Arroyo to attend 19th World Economic Forum in HCM City, Jun 6-7

Next generation iPhone (4G) found in Vietnam

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Recent Events and Information Resources on AmCham Web Site

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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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