Weekly Bullet Points from the Executive Director, Phil Johns [08 Oct 2015]
Dear Members and Friends
- DFAT, Austrade and AusCham expect to hold seminars on TPP and “Why ASEAN, Why Now?” in Hanoi, Danang and HCMC on 8, 9, 10 December respectively. Details to be advised. To read DFAT’s media release on TPP following its successful conclusion, click onto Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia.
- AusCham’s Grand Final Scrambles last week in HCMC, Hanoi and Danang are being hailed as a great success. The provisional amount raised for our beneficiary, Water Safety Vietnam was VND 156,879,000 (approx. USD7,004) (Last year the Scramble raised VND 44,203,000 (approx. USD2,064). This comprises $5,780 from HCMC, $837 from Hanoi and $387 from Danang. Special thanks to all the sponsors, particularly the Australian Consulate General which donated $3,000 in lieu of sponsoring tournament t-shirts. (Also, AusCham does not charge any fee for the significant work it does to organise and hold the event.) Save the Date for 2016! Grand Final Eve, Friday, 23 September.
- Complimentary Official Melbourne Cup pins will be given to the first 140 guests to purchase their tickets for the Saigon Melbourne Cup Carnival Dinner. Early Bird Special closes tomorrow at 5pm. Book now.
- AusCham welcomes Ms Erin Leggat to our Monthly Board meetings as an ex officio (non voting) member. Ms Leggat is the Consul (Economic/Political) at the Australian Consulate General in HCMC. The Board will next meet on Tuesday, 13 October.
- The Vietnam Tennis Open will be held from 9-18 October in HCMC and includes a number of Australian tennis players. Click here.
- Welcome to renewed Corporate and Alumni members The Al Fresco’s Group and Phong Pham.
- This week’s advertisers below are Banyan Tree Lang Co, CBRE, Nhip Cau Dau Tu and Hung Phat Happy Residence.
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