Weekly Bullet Points from the Executive Director, Phil Johns [13 Aug 2015]

Dear Members & friends,

  • Applications for AusCham’s Charity Program 2015 close on Friday 21 August. Click here for details.
  • Sponsorships for the AusCham Scramble (HCMC, DAD, HN) available from tomorrow. The Australian Consulate-General in HCMC is already confirmed for HCMC and Danang.
  • Danang Sundowers: Friday, 28 August.
  • Interested in doing business in Lao? The President of AustCham Lao and the Australian Ambassador to Lao will provide a briefing immediately prior to September’s Sundowners in HCMC. Thanks to new SME Member, Polycom, we will provide a video feed for Hanoi. Details to follow.
  • Special welcome to new SMEs, SUDA (Strategically Unique Design & AD) & Polycom and renewing, Red Apron Fine Wines and Spirits. Welcome to Alumni members Lim Chor Ghee and Trang Nguyen.
  • Please check the special messages below from AusCham Members Banyan Tree Lang Co and Western Australian Primary and High School. Also check Vietnam Airlines (northern region) and Salinda Premium Resort and Spa.
  • On Tuesday, 18 August, the Australian Consulate-General will conduct a Vietnam Veterans’ Day Service at the Long Tan Cross. This will be the 49th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Please note, continued approval by local authorities for ceremonies of this nature at the Long Tan Cross is on condition that no medals or uniforms are worn.
  • Good luck to the Vietnam Swans playing against 4 other countries in the 9th Annual Indochina Cup on Saturday in Luang Prabang, Lao.

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