Australian Citizens & Vaccines is an on-line briefing open to AusCham and non-AusCham members alike to discuss issues around vaccine availability in Vietnam.

AusCham has seen an impact on its members relative to vaccine scarcity with some members potentially losing the economic benefits of the past couple of years, their strategic staff and not being able to travel to other sites or projects. The affects on business is palpable and so is the need for AusCham to advocate for policy change.

AusCham will discuss the following topics to ensure there is clarity on the subject of Australian Citizens & Vaccines;

What We Can’t Do – We cannot purchase vaccines – AusCham will share an overview on the worldwide agreement of vaccines being distributed government to government or vaccine manufacturer to government or via the COVAX program – With this in mind it is equally important to discuss the fraudulent vaccine schemes and why you should not engage with them.

What We Shouldn’t Be Doing – We should not expect other Australian agencies to deliver on individual needs when they cannot. We will share what is the current policy chain and how this works. AusCham will share the current policy on vaccines set by the Australian Federal Government.

What We Can Do – We have the ability to advocate on behalf of our members and business leaders which includes families and employees. AusCham will share the best approach and how to grow a combined voice to affect change.

AusCham is not a political organisation – AusCham is a business chamber and we will advocate on behalf of our members for a change to policy.

Event details: 

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Time: 5.00 pm – 6.00pm


Public Event. Free Entrance



Simon Pugh
President, AusCham Vietnam

Simon Pugh is the CEO and majority shareholder of QLM Label Makers, one of Asia-Pacific’s largest label and packaging companies. QLM began in 1974 as a small family business and in 2002 Simon took over the management and ownership. The company has since embarked on a continued growth strategy which now sees it operating two manufacturing facilities in Australia with sales offices in every mainland state, as well as manufacturing in 5 countries including Malaysia, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. The QLM Group employs over 500 team members utilising 80+ manufacturing platforms to serve a diverse client base from Multinationals to local heroes, across a broad range of industries. QLM’s focus on providing solutions for ‘what clients what to achieve’ and the use of innovative technology has garnered numerous industry awards and QLM is seen as a leader in the industry. Simon is passionate about the importance of values underpinning the engagement of its team and company stakeholders. Read more about what they have created here: Simon moved to Vietnam with his husband in 2012 to oversee the acquisition of the QLM Group’s investment and co-ordinate its presence throughout Asia-Pacific.

Simon Fraser Simon Fraser
Executive Director, AusCham Vietnam

Simon Fraser is the current Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam and is located in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam. Simon has been living and working in Vietnam for 13 years in General and Operations Management across media, BPO, RPO and Recruitment industries. He has spent almost 18 years working across the Asia Pacific region and has a deep cultural understanding of living and doing business in one of the most populated regions on the globe. Originally from Melbourne Australia, Simon was educated at University of Melbourne and holds a Degree in Business Management & Marketing. He commenced with AusCham Vietnam in May 2019 with a focus on sponsorship, memberships, engagement with local and Australian business by open dialogue and communication.