Weekly Bullet Points from the Executive Director, Phil Johns [19 May 2016]
Dear Members and Friends
  • In just two weeks, AusCham will be delighted to welcome a high profile South Australian business delegation with the following two breakfast briefings:
    • Hanoi, 1 June – The South Australian Governor, Hieu Van Le AO (who was born in Vietnam) and South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill. Click here.
    • HCMC, 3 June – Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, the South Australian Minister for Investment and Trade / Defence Industries / Small Business / Veterans’ Affairs and Sir Angus Houston, South Australia’s Special Envoy Trade and Investment (and former Chief of the Australian Defence Forces). Click here.
  • Last Friday in HCMC, Australia’s Pactum Dairy Group (AusCham Member) announced that it will begin supplying fresh Australian milk under the brand name, LiF, in Vietnam through its local partner, International Dairy Products (IDP). The CEO of IDP is Mr Tran Bao Minh, an Australian Alumnus from Western Sydney University and UTS (AusCham Members). When asked if it was more special selling Australian product, Mr Minh replied, “Of course it does! Australia is my second home!” Click here.
  • For details about how to vote in the Australian Federal Election on 2 July, click here.
  • Upcoming seminars in HCMC on Agribusiness (28 May), Cyber Security (28 May) – and on a lighter note, the Whiskey & Cigar Night (30 May).
  • Special thanks to the following advertisers: Banyan Tree Lang Co, Royal Brunei Airlines and Australian International School.
Below is an edited version of this week’s email newsletter.

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