Weekly Bullet Points from the Executive Director, Phil Johns [07 Apr 2016]

Dear Members and Friends
  • The Australian business groups across ASEAN are jointly conducting a regional survey of our members. The survey was emailed to AusCham’s Corporate and SME Members yesterday.
  • Members are invited to provide final feedback on the Investment and Enterprise Laws before 14 April.
  • Sundowners is on tonight at 6pm, Sorae. Reminder: all staff of all Member Companies receive free entry.
  • Thank you to Interflour Vietnam for yesterday’s AusCham business tour. Interflour is the single biggest importer of Australian wheat and the leading flour miller in southern Vietnam. A malt processing plant is currently being built and when completed, it will be the only producer of malt in Vietnam. See photos.
  • All staff of AusCham’s Member Companies are invited to apply for the AusCham-RMIT Executive MBA Scholarship 2016. Information Sessions in HCMC and Hanoi on 21 & 27 April respectively.
  • An RMIT MBA Syndicate is investigating how AusCham can provide better service to our members. If you would like to speak to the MBA Syndicate, please email.
  • Next Tuesday, 12 April, will be the first meeting of the new Board (under President Chau Ta), since being elected at the 2016/17 AGM.
  • For information on Austrade’s Taste of Australia, 15-24 April, visit the dedicated website.
  • AustCham Lao is co hosting the ASEAN Women’s Private Sector (Tourism) Forum in Lao. Australia Aid is providing some funding for women in the region to attend.
  • Congratulations to the Vietnam Swans who will travel to Kuala Lumpur this weekend to play the Malaysian Warriors – with four Vietnamese players.
  • Thank you to new Corporate Members: ITM Management, People Solutions and Vingoat Company. Renewing Corporate Members: Alchemy Asia, Deloitte Vietnam and Grant Thornton (Vietnam). Renewing NGO: Children’s Hope in Action. Renewing Individual: Barry Morgan.
  • Thank you to our members below, Banyan Tree Lang Co, RMIT University, Taste of Australia. Also Vietnam Airlines with great deals to Australia from Hanoi.

Below is an edited version of this week’s email newsletter.

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