Weekly Update Nov 30: Governors Ball, Annual General Meeting, AmCham Scholarship Awards

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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

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 Plan some Christmas shopping early. Click this link for a list of Door Prize, Raffle Prizes, and Silent Auction Items at the Governors Ball.

New World Hotel’s Turkey to Fly.Too busy to cook? Then place your order 24 hours in advance and pick up your traditional stuffed turkey with cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a bottle of South African red wine from the New World Hotel Saigon.

FACTORY FOR SALE Linh Trung 1 EPZ, Thu Duc District, HCM City (30 mins from the Central Business District). Land 33,720 sqm, GFA 77,192 sqm. To be sold as a whole or in parts. Sold on behalf of Theodore Alexander by Colliers International. Click on the link above for more information, or Call Jake Sanders or Ms Ha on 0908 365 626.

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.

Christmas and New Year’s 2009 at the Park Hyatt Saigon. The year-end holiday season always brings cosy and joyful feelings to both guests and hosts. Make this year’s holidays a time to remember with special events at Park Hyatt Saigon, where our team of culinary professionals will prepare a variety of festive seasonal favorites and authentic cuisines.

Caravelle lights up Christmas and New Year’s with festivities galore. There may be no place like home for the holidays, but there’s no home like the Caravelle Hotel when it comes to celebrating Christmas and New Year.

Fr, Jan 15 How to Meet Key Regulatory Challenges Facing Your U.S. Importer Customers Compliance is Critical. The USGovernment is implementing or expanding programs that place greater responsibilities on importers and their foreign suppliers. Failure to comply could have a serious negative effect on your bottom line. Learn how to succeed in exporting to U.S. customers by knowing and implementing these programs.

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

Plan ahead. Click here to see all upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

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News and Issues Updates

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

TRACE launches compenium of global bribery investigations and enforcement actions (FCPA)

Vietnam to help Australia investigate Securency International banknote supply contracts

Top Five Compliance Risks for Life Sciences Companies – FCPA is #2

Vietnam Devalues Currency and Raises Interest Rates

Black market signals VND slump just starting

Mobius says VND, stocks to decline on “surge of fear”

Vietnam’s devaluation alarms rival exporters

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 HCMC v Hanoi: Understanding Consumer Differences, Oct 09, 2009

Online Membership Directory Looking for information on AmCham companies? Click here to browse the Online Membership Directory for information about and contact points for over 450 AmCham companies, and over 900 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 about 100,000 visitors and 250,000 page-views per month to www.amchamvietnam.com.

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