Weekly Update Nov 16: Climate Change, Real Estate Networking, Hotel Info-Technology, Great Wines

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Th, Nov 26 10th AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner

Sa, Nov 28 Seeking volunteers from AmCham companies to interview applicants for AmCham Scholarship

Mo, Nov 30: Deadline to update your listing in the print Membership Directory

Tu, Dec 08 Annual General Meeting

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Tu, Nov 17 Members Lunch: Climate Change – What Intel Has Done and Is Doing About It Climate change, or “global warming,” increasingly is a front-line environmental policy issue worldwide. Intel believes that climate change is a serious economic, social and environmental challenge that warrants a serious societal response, and this belief is reflected in our own stewardship actions.

Mo-Su, Nov 16-22 Balik Smoked Salmon & Grey Goose Vodka at the Caravelle Lobby Lounge The succulent, thin-sliced Balik smoked salmon will be served with the full complement of accompaniments and favorite condiments.

Tu, Nov 17 Real Estate Development in HCM City and Networking Night Update on market developments in HCMC by Marc Townsend, CBRE; “Green” and “Smart” City-Scale Developments in Korea, China and Boston, (and HCMC?) by Gale International/POSCO E&C; and Raising Expectations in Saigon South.

Celebrations at the Park Hyatt in the Festive Season Planning to celebrate the Festive Season? Park Hyatt Saigon offers a premium venue and value! Choose from a variety of special menus and we can customize to your preference.

Th, Nov 19 Integrating Hotel Technologies : Breaking down the walls and closing the customer loop. Afternoon Seminar and Business Networking Night. Online Distribution, Revenue Management and CRM are all converging and impact Hotels’ operations and profits. How these different technologies relate to each other, how they fit together, and why it’s so important that they all should integrate with each other.

Vacancy Announcement: Country Director, Vietnam. Institute of International Education An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education, one of the world’s largest and most experienced global higher education and professional exchange organization, is seeking candidates to fill the following vacancy: Country Director, Vietnam.

Th, Nov 19 Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé – Caravelle Hotel. Each November, from little villages and towns in France like Romanèche-Thorins, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! “The New Beaujolais has arrived!

Caravelle Hotel’s Martini Bar – 50% off Martini menu during November Sometimes a bar at a hotel restaurant is just that; other times it becomes a household name, a destination in itself. Such is the case with Martini Bar, which will be the new name of the bar adjoining Reflections Restaurant at the Caravelle Hotel. … and 50% off martini menu during November.

Su, Nov 22 Château Angélus St. Émilion Wines with a Gourmet Dinner Enjoy one of the world’s greatest wines in an evening with Mr. Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, winemaker and owner of Château Angélus. Discover the legendary Château Angélus wines paired with an exquisite 5 course gourmet menu. Recognized around the globe as one of St. Émilion’s flagship wines, Château Angélus combines a colorful history with the fantastic vintages of Bordeaux and St Émilion.

Institute of Leadership and Management in Vietnam is the market leader in leadership and management qualifications. It trains over 85,000 leaders annually in leadership qualifications around the world. Learn how Corporate Training Solutions (Vietnam) can design an ILM training program to meet your organization’s specific requirements.

Th, Nov 26 9th Annual Thanksgiving “Turkey Shoot” Golf Tournament

Th, Nov 26 10th AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner

Sa, Nov 28 Seeking volunteers from AmCham companies to interview applicants for the AmCham Scholarship. After 269 students/applicants from top universities in HCM City took the English language test, 136 were invited to the next stage: the on-line Assessment sponsored by Profiles International. Based on the assessment results, 50 students will be selected for interviews in English by AmCham companies’ HR and business professionals on Sat, Nov 28 to select the winners of the AmCham Scholarship.

Mo, Nov 30: Deadline to update your listing in the print Membership Directory 2010 Be sure to include the Membership Directory in your ad plans.

Sa, Dec 5: 14th Annual Governors Ball Complete your planning this week: invite your guests early. And do some Christmas shopping early, too. Click this link for a list of Door Prize, Raffle Prizes, and Silent Auction Items at the Governors Ball.

Tu, Dec 08 Annual General Meeting, with report of the Board of Governors, and election of members to the Board AmCham invites members, associates and their guests to attend the Annual General Meeting and cocktail reception. Spouses and partners are not only invited but encouraged to attend with you.

Sa, Dec 12 AmCham Scholarship 2009 Award Ceremony

Th, Dec 17 Financial Consolidation: Challenges and Solutions for VAS, IFRS, and Various Stock Exchanges For CEOs, CFOs, and key finance staff. Details to be provided

Sa-Su, Jan 22-24 Dalat Winter Weekend and Roundtable Join other AmCham members and guests in a networking weekend, with Chairman’s Roundtable discussion of key issues in Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment and outlook for 2010.

Su-We, Feb 14-17 TET Lunar New Year – Year of the Tiger

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