Weekly Bullet Points from the Executive Director, Phil Johns

Dear Members and Friends

  • On Tuesday, it was announced that Ms Karen Lanyon will be Australia’s next Consul-General in HCMC. For official media release, click here.
  • Next month in HCMC, Sundowners will be held on Australia Day, Tuesday, 26 January. Details to follow.
  • Jobs for Aussie Alumni with the Consulate-General in HCMC including Office Manager, IT Manager and Economic Trade Officer. Click here.
  • Last Friday, Heart Reach Australia launched its Water Ambulance in Ben Tre province. Click here.
  • Last week, successful luncheons were organised in Hanoi and HCMC for Why ASEAN and why now? To view Austrade’s media release, click here.
  • With the Round the World Clipper Race arriving in Sydney, the City of Danang (which has the “Danang” entry in that race) will host a tourism expo in Sydney from 18-20 December. Companies related to AusCham’s travel members have been invited to attend.
  • In 2015, various AusCham events raised a total of (approx.) $13,732 for charity: $12,284 for Water Safety Vietnam and $1,448 for Loreto Kids Charity.
  • Please note Banyan Tree Lang Co’s special deal below.
  • Welcome to new members A&B Concepts Company (Sorae), Huhtamaki Vietnam and Sebnat Holdings. Thank you to renewing members Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DEK Technologies, Insurance Australia Group (IAG),  Jardine Matheson, Linfox Logistics (Vietnam), Novotel Saigon Centre, SSESteel and Windsor Property Management Group (WMC Group).

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