Weekly Update May 24: Travel Warning: Thailand, Voter Registration, Palooza, Members Night

U.S. Embassy (Bangkok, Thailand) Update, May 24.

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

We, May 26 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party

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

Fr, May 28 Market Access for Goods and Services in Vietnam

Th, Jun 3 AmCham Members Night and Networking Cocktail Reception

Th-Su, Jun 3-6 Meet U.S. Companies at Vietnam Architecture Conference & Exhibition

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

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

Fr, May 28 Market Access for Goods and Services in Vietnam

Su, May 30 Celebrate Children’s Day at Saigon Pearl The International School Saigon Pearl will host Children’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 30 from 9:00am – 12:00 noon. Children are welcome to attend this fund day. Free entrance.

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 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 Towers Watson Talent Focus & Spring TRS Findings Seminar 2010 will provide you with insights in current human resource issues and the findings of labour market information on cash compensation.

Th, Jun 3 AmCham Members Night and Networking Cocktail Reception Meet other members, and especially new members. All members’ spouses and invited guests are welcome and encouraged to attend! Lucky Draw prizes.

Th, Jun 3 RMIT Vietnam’s MBA Executive program is designed to build your management skills and your networks, boost your earnings potential, and give you an international “edge.”

Th-Su, Jun 3-6 Meet U.S. Companies at the Vietnam Architecture Conference & Exhibition, organized by the HCM City Association of Architects as a professional forum for architects and design companies. The exhibition includes a wide array of participants within fields such as Architects, Master Planners, Contractors, Engineers, Interior Designers, Real Estate Developers, and Building Materials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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