Weekly Bullet Points from the Executive Director, Phil Johns [17 Mar 2016]

Dear Members and Friends

  • Voting Members will have now received their unique link to vote in the 2016/17 elections. To view the candidate profiles, click here. AGMs in Hanoi and HCMC on Tuesday next week. Registration: events@auschamvn.org
  • Full details on the Australian Supermarket Shelf (for importers and distributors of Australian F&B) during Taste of Australia are now available. Click here.
  • This morning I toured our Platinum Sponsor, Fantastic Manufacturing Vietnam’s new, purpose-built, 10,000sqm factory in Binh Duong (just outside HCMC). The factory is still being set up and management is forecasting some very impressive growth. AusCham looks forward to offering members a tour of this exciting company’s factory in Q3.
  • Half a dozen AusCham members are now dealing directly with the University of South Australia (AusCham Member) re its Career Expo in Adelaide on 21 March. Start cherry picking the best Vietnamese graduates in Australia! Click here.
  • Bloomberg BNA has reported on last week’s AusCham Briefing with visiting NT Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries. Click here.
  • Australia became the largest supplier of coal to Vietnam in February with 563,348 mt, surging 538.8% year on year. Click here.
  • Vietnam Airlines will introduce the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its Sydney / Melbourne routes from 29 October. Click here.
  • Good luck to Peter Carey who will compete in the Fraser Coast Regional Council elections on Saturday. Peter, who visited Vietnam in January with Ted Sorensen (Queensland State Member for Hervey Bay), is very keen to “further the relationship between the region and Vietnam”. He also hopes to return to Vietnam in August for the 50th Anniversary of Long Tan.
  • For a report on golfing legend, Sir Nick Faldo’s recent trip to Laguna Golf Lang Co and Banyan Tree Lang Co (AusCham Member), Central Vietnam, click here. View their advertisement below.
  • Thank you to renewing Corporate Members: KPMG Limited (Titanium Sponsor), Hoang Ha Label Co, EY Vietnam, Australian Trade Commission and new Individual Member, Jason Turnbull.​

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

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