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Events & ActivitiesTuesday, 07/18/2006, 04:02

Upcoming Events

Here are a list of events that foreign communities, business associations and companies will organize in HCM City and nearby cities and provinces in the coming time

Monday through Friday - June, July and August in HCMC

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


- Venue: Saigon Town & Country Club (at the Country Club), 628A An Binh at Hanoi Highway (beside Parkland Apartments), An Phu Ward, District 2, HCM City

- Organized by: SaigonTown & Country Club

- Co-Hosted by:The Country Club Sports Field

"Fun under the sun! Summer activities include football, basketball, tennis, and other various games, as well as language training and art classes, etc. Class times are TBA.  Classes are scheduled as half and full days and according to age groups."

- Cost: To be announced - please call for information. Non-STCC Membership participation is limited..

- Advance registration and information: Contact Mr. Dat, telephone (84.8) 898 9788, e-mail, website


Every Sunday

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


- Venue: Restaurant Tell, 5 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1 (near the zoo), HCM City

Hot on the heels of his Weekly Lunch Specials Thilo Kruger now offers his Weekly Sunday "Music" Brunch with more than 50 items for only VND99,000! Thilo explains that the reason why it�s a �Music� Brunch is because you can see good �old� bands like Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Eric Clapton, Genesis, and others on the Big Screen.

The Brunch menu is extensive [not expensive] and includes "soup station", "hamburger station", full hot buffet (including bangers, Vienna and Cervalat sausages), full cold buffet, herring and pickled herring, cheeses, Paulaner pepper salami, Black Forest ham, German Liver Pate, eggs with Curry Cream; lots of different sauces, jams/peanut butter/honey,  pretzels, various breads, baguettes, potato chips, desserts, fruits et cetera. Free flow of coffee or tea. Happy hour drink prices from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Cost: VND99,000 per person.

- Information: Contact Thilo Kruger, telephone (84.8) 829 8869, e-mail


Tuesday, June 20 to Saturday, July 29 in HCMC

8 a.m. to 12 a.m.


- Venue: Park Hyatt Saigon, Park Lounge, 2 Cong truong Lam Son, District 1, HCM City

Jean Paul Nadeau will play special performances at the Park Lounge of the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel. From New Brunswick, Canada, Jean Paul is a well-seasoned entertainer (vocalist and pianist) in both French and English. He will perform popular covers featuring rhythm and blues, classic standards, ballads, soul, jazz, and country tunes.

- Cost: Wine costs US$6-10 per glass and French pastries are US$8 per person (including your choice of coffee, tea, or herbal infusion).

- Information: Contact Park Hyatt Saigon, telephone (84.8) 520 2329.


Wednesday, July 19 in HCM City

7:30 a.m.


"In Search of Canucks in Saigon: A New Program"

- Venue: New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham)

CanCham 2006 Corporate Sponsors : ACNielsen Vietnam, Canadian Consulate General, CitySmart Vietnam, D.A.N Jewelry, DHL Express, HCM City Family Medical Practice, Hernder Estate Wines, HSBC, New World Hotel Saigon, Pacific International Insurance, Pepsi, Sofitel Plaza Saigon, SunRise Design & Printing, VinaCapital

- Guest Speaker: Chris Zobrist, CanCham Special Project Intern

Topic: "In Search of Canucks in Saigon: A New Program"

As part of its monthly program of business/social breakfasts, CanCham has invited Chris Zobrist, its CET Academic Programs intern to introduce the very new CanCham initiative he's working on � a Canadian networking plan/database for business in Vietnam.  Everyone is welcome to discuss this new concept and offer their input. We're hoping that Chris can give us some initial information about what he's learning about the Canuck community in HCM City and its business activities and interests. He's "equipped" with an MBA from the Graduate School of Management, University of California (Davis) and a BS in Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California (Berkeley). Chris wants to meet you and ask you questions, too, while he learns more about Vietnam!

*Special Last Minute, Last Chance Guest*:  Robert Coleman, the Canadian Consulate General's Senior Trade Commissioner in HCM City for the past three years, will leave Vietnam for his new posting (responsible for UK and Ireland trade development) in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 20. Robert will make his final "public" appearance in Vietnam at this Breakfast. You can say farewell to him in person!

- Registration and Buffet Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker begins at 8:15 a.m.

- Cost: CanCham Members, US$10 per person; Non-Members, US$12 includes all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with pancakes and real Maple Syrup! Everyone is welcome!

- Advance Reservations and Tickets: CanCham office, Room 305, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1; telephone Ms. Diem at (84.8) 824 3754 or 822 8888, ext. 7305; fax (84.8) 824 3751; mobile 0908668912 (Ms. Diem); e-mail


Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20 in HCM City

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


- Venue: Equatorial Hotel, 242 Tran Binh Trong Street, District 5, HCM City

- Jointly Organized by: ITD Vietnam, ARTDO International, UEH 1976.

Partner Hotel: Equatorial Hotel

- Official Sponsors: Johnson & Johnson, 388 group, Shell, PMPC, VSIP

- Topic: Synergising the Application of Talent Management, Competency & Values Modelling - Power for Greatness

- Guest Speaker: Professor William J. Rothwell, Pennsylvania State University

Profit from most important work of professor William J. Rothwell for over 25 years and learn how to combine TALENT, COMPENTENCY and VALUES into a strategic action plan (toolkit included) to help your organization with the 'talent war' and gain a perpetual competitive edge.

"Meet William J. Rothwell, Head of the #1 rank US graduate HRD program and be inspired by his superb delivery, cutting edge content and application!"

- Information: Contact No.7, Tu Xuong Street, District 3, HCM City, telephone (84.8) 9320 600, 9325 365, fax 9320 681, e-mail, website


Wednesday, July 19 to Monday, July 24 in HCM City

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


- Venue: HCMC International Exhibition and Convention Center (HIECC), 446 Hoang Van Thu, Tan Binh District, HCM City

- Organized by: China Promotion Limited

Event Profile: "Vietnam Fashion Fair brings quality and variety to the runway. It's one big affair where business does mix with pleasure and diversity with refinement."

Exhibitor's Profile: "Representative companies from Women's Wear, Men's Wear, Children's Wear, Maternity Wear, Fashion Accessories, Ready To Wear, Casual Wear, Lingerie, Sports Wear, Beach Wear, Evening Wear, Leather Wear, Specialty Wear, Handbags, Footwear, Costume Jewelry, Brand Manufacturers."

Visitor's Profile: "Boutiques, chain stores, department store buyers, fashion licensees, distributors, importers, wholesalers, fashion professionals, brand name manufacturers, merchandisers, retailers, corporate buyers, media and other related professionals and general public."

- Information: Contact China Promotion Limited, Room 1703, Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China, telephone +(85)-(2)-25117427.


Thursday, July 20 in HCM City

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


- Venue: New World Hotel, 76, Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City

- Speaker: Richard Bowie, U.S. Secret Service Attache, U.S. Embassy

- Cost: Members: US$20 with reservation Non-Member/Walk-in: US$25

- Information: AmCham office, Room 323, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone (84.8) 824 3562, fax 824 3572, e-mail, website:


Friday, July 28 in HCM City

8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. First-timers Class (free)

9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dancing


- Venue: La Habana Restaurant, 6 Cao Ba Quat Street, District 1, HCM City

- Organized and Sponsored by:

The first-ever Swing Dancing Night ever in Saigon was a great success! And now that it's becoming even more popular, they have added a new hosting location at La Habana! Bring all your friends! All details about the event, the dancing, the music, the worldwide swing dance scene and other events � the everything you want to know � can be found at the updated Website

- Cost: Free because of the first grand opening at La Habana!

- Information: New website, e-mail, telephone Michel at 0908057002. 


Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6 in HCM City


- Venue: HCM City International Exhibition and Convention Center (HIECC), 446 Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, HCM City

- Organised by: F.A.S.T. System and Management Services

Event Profile: "Autro Petro presents a world throbbing with power - the world of oil and gas.  A world teeming with millions of investment plans, new inventions, product innovations and technology.  The most established annual automotive show in Southern Vietnam, featuring the latest models from car-manufacturers based in Vietnam, as well as the widest range of auto-spares and accessories (after-market products)."

Exhibitor's Profile: "Exhibitors include Refineries, Distribution, Station Equipments, Station Automation, Convenience Stores, Upstream, Natural Gas Market, Alternative and Renewable Energy Resources."

Visitor's Profile: "Trade Visitors only - manufacturers, importers, and exporters of fuel, oil and LPG, Petrol station equipment, services and care products, Petrol station construction equipment, gas transformation systems, convenience stores, products, banking/leasing, and insurance policies."

- Information: Contact F.A.S.T. System and Management Services, No. 18, Richard's Avenue, Singapore, telephone +(65)-9 738 0246, fax +(65)-6 858 4490.


Thursday, July 20 in HCMC

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


- Venue: New World Hotel, 76, Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City

- Speaker: TBA

On May 31 in HCM City, the WTO Bilateral Market Access Agreement between Vietnam and the United States was signed. On June 13, Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) legislation was submitted to the U.S. Congress for approval. In mid-July, Vietnam will participate in another (hopefully final) round of multilateral negotiations with the WTO Accession Working Party.

By early September, the outlines of Vietnam�s bilateral and multilateral market accession agreement should be clear, so this will be a timely opportunity to learn when Vietnam may become a WTO member, what the agreements contain, and what the impact on your business will be. (Source: AmCham Website)

- Cost: TBA

- Information: AmCham office, Room 323, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone (84.8) 824 3562, fax 824 3572, e-mail, website:


Saturday, September 16 in HCM City


- Venue: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham) � HCM City Chapter

- Sponsored by: Your company name could be here!

One of the annual entertainment highlights of the HCM City social calendar! Planning to buy tickets? Reserve your tables or seats now � this event always sells out early!  Last year 500 folks made this event a charity success, raising US$22,000 for AusCham's venerable charity program which has funded sustainable educational, vocational and medical projects for the past six years. "Old-timers" remember with fondness not only last year's Intergalactic Ball but the riotous Moulin Rouge, Bond and Beyond, Chicago and Dreams events before it. This year's "trip" will journey back to the 60s and 70s � with music, dancing, wild fashions and scandalous plots! Such is this event's reputation that every year people return from overseas just to be part of the fun and to support one of Vietnam's most important charities.

- Cost: AusCham Members, Free entry; Non-Members, VND50,000 per person entry fee;  open to everyone.

- Sponsor Information and Table and Ticket Reservations: Contact Paula Knudsen or Suzanne Ardagh at the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham), telephone (84.8) 824 3745; fax 824 3751, e-mail:, website


Wednesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 8 in HCM City

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


- Venue: HCM City International Exhibition and Convention Center (HIECC), 446 Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, HCM City

- Organized by: HCM City Service of Trade, Ministry of Trade-Trade Promotion Agency, HCM City Handicrafts and Wood Association (HAWA)

An estimated 1000 booths will be on display including outdoor furniture, interior decorating, traditional handicrafts, bamboo, rattan, materials, machines, wood, timber, equipment, and design techniques. Also, on the occasion of APEC 2006, the Fair is selected as the official trade event. The Fair will include an area called "APEC House" that showcases the economic achievements of the 21 members of APEC.

Note: Starting Monday, June 26, look for articles about the wood processing industry in The Saigon Times Daily.

Note to Exhibitors: Application for exhibit space available online.

- Information: Contact HCM City Service of Trade-Trade Promotion Division, 59-61 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCM City, telephone (84.8) 823 9572 or 823 3231, fax 827 7124 or 822 4536, e-mail, website


Saturday, October 28 in HCM City


- Venue: Caravelle Hotel, 19 Cong truong Lam Son, HCM City

- Organized by: Caravelle Hotel

WARNING! For the past 5 years this group has always performed to sell-out audiences in HCM City! Their professionalism and excellence are apparent � they have performed at the 1,000 Voices concert in London's Royal Albert Hall!

Funds raised will aid Victims of Agent Orange.

- Cost: TBA. Includes dinner and concert.

- Advance Tickets and Further Information: Contact Martyn Davies at the Caravelle Hotel, e-mail


Saturday, March 17, 2007 in HCM City


- Venue: Start and Finish Point (courtesy of Phu My Hung Corp.): San Truot Patin (Roller Skating Rink), Saigon South, Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard (formerly known as Saigon South Parkway/Dai Lo Nam Sai Gon), District 7, HCM City.

More than 2,000 people have gathered during each of the past 7 years to watch these environmentally-friendly, non-polluting, FUN races � look for your favorite company team! (it should be YOUR company's team!) � at this highly unique family event.  PLAN FOR IT NOW!

�  Look out for the Grand Sponsor Parade � and for the �Best Dressed Cyclo�, �Best   Cheerleader Team" and �Innovative Banner Design� contests judged by guest celebrities!

�  Superb raffle prizes and a chance to bid for the coveted Grand Challenge Trophy!

�  Music! Entertainment!

As always, all profits will go towards the education of disadvantaged Vietnamese children under the auspices of Saigon Children's Charity.

- Sponsor Opportunities, Team Registrations and Information: Contact the Cyclo Challenge Secretariat at Saigon Children's Charity, 59 Tran Quoc Thao Street, District 3, HCM City; mobile 0919 694 250, telephone (84.8) 930 3502, fax 930 3503, e-mail, website:


This information is provided by Graham Potter of Events Co., Ltd., website, and Long Hai Security Services Co. Ltd., website


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