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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 HCM CITY

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



Wednesday, November 1 in HCM City

12 noon to 2 p.m.


Venue: Caravelle Hotel, 19 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCM City

Organized by: British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)

Guest Speaker: Nigel Griffiths, M.P., Edinburgh South and Deputy Leader of the U.K. House of Commons

Cost: BBGV and Co-Host Members, USD22 each; Non-Members, USD25 each; includes luncheon and presentation.

Advance Reservations, Tickets and Information: BBGV Secretariat, Ground Floor, 25 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City; tel (84.8) 829 8430, fax (84.8) 822 5172 

e-mail (Ms. Uyen) or register online at


Wednesday, November 1 in HCM City

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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

"Saigon Players is a gathering of theatre lovers.  Whether you want to be involved on stage, backstage, in stage fights or in stage frights - this is a place to meet. You can use Saigon Players to promote any theatrical event in our area. Explore your own hidden talents and when it's showtime, please join to watch and support us.  This is a great place to start your thespian career or theatre pastime and is held on  the first Wednesday evening of every month."

Forget your stage fright! Beginners are welcome and there's no commitment required! There are roles with front of house, stage design and construction, stage management, costumes, marketing, sound, loghting and music, too!

Cost: VND50,000 each includes 1 beer or soft drink.

Information: About Theatre Club Night, contact Joe Springermiller, e-mail, mobile 0903 887 904; about Membership, contact Emily Huckson, e-mail


Saturday, November 4 in HCM City

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Venue: Legend Hotel Saigon, 4A-5A Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCM City

Organized by: Consular Club of HCM City

One of HCM City's most famous annual charity events! This is THE place for all your annual pre-Holiday gift buying! Stuff - wonderful, unique stuff! - from all around the globe! Auctions and raffle prizes, too, with lucky dips! Goods, presents, novelty gifts and food from at least 20 countries - for your friends, your family, your staff or yourself! All proceeds from the Bazaar will be distributed to charitable organizations to help disadvantaged people in southern Vietnam.

Cost: From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., entry costs VND100,000 per person (children accompanied by parents are Free); after 12:30 p.m., Free entry for all.

Information: Contact Hilary Watson, e-mail


Wednesday, November 8 in HCM City


Venue: Sofitel Plaza Saigon, 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City

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

Topic: "Your Consumer from Head to Toe"

Speakers:Chris Morley, Managing Director, ACNielsen Vietnam;   Stuart Tomlinson, Chief Representative and Country Manager, Visa International;  Alexandre Lemoalie, General Manager, Sanofi-Aventis Vietnam;  Mark Hely, General Manager, Mead Johnson Vietnam

4 guest speakers from various business sectors will examine changes in Vietnamese income, lifestyles, consumer goods expenditures, and current trends in leisure, fashion, housing, travel, food, etc. What drives Vietnamese consumers today? Attendees will also receive the "Vietnamese Consumer Fact Pack" and CD-ROM too.

Cost: CanCham and Co-Host Business Groups, USD30 each; Non-Members, USD35. Includes seminar, lunch, Q&A and "Vietnamese Consumer Fact Pack" and CD-ROM.

Tickets, Reservations and Information: Contact the CanCham office, tel (84.8) 824 3754 or 822 8888, extension 7305, fax (84.8) 824 3751, e-mail, website


Saturday, November 11 in HCM City

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Venue: Saigon South International School (SSIS), Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, HCM City

Sponsored by: The SSIS P.T.A. to support the arts in the community

Over 40 vendors will be selling traditional handicrafts, sea grass and silk weaving, stone carvings, original paintings, quilting, embroidery, candles, jewelry, pottery, Christmas ornaments, handbags, soap, cards, children's clothing, scarves and plants. The White Elephant sale will feature used clothing, toys and household items.  Something for everyone!  

Food Court with coffee, bagels, pho, pizza, sandwiches and more.

Children's activity program (including face painting), and many lucky draw prizes.

Cost: Entrance tickets USD5 (VND80,000) per person, includes lucky draws. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children free but must be supervised by adults. High school students who are not from SSIS: VND30,000 each. 

Advance Tickets:  from SSIS parents, and from the SSIS office.

Booths and Displays: "By Invitation Only".

Further Information: Contact Saigon South International School (SSIS), telephone (84.8) 413 0901, fax (84.8) 413 0902, e-mail Mary Lower at or Carol Bradley at or Bich Thuy at


Thursday, November 16 in Hanoi


Organized by: Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Co-Organizers: Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Hanoi People's Committee, VinaCapital

Major Sponsor: BP

Associate Sponsors: Saigon Invest Group, Oracle

"This forum will be an unprecedented opportunity for Vietnamese government officials, chief executives and managers from various business giants, and the Vietnamese business community.  The forum will present not only the Vietnamese Government's strategies during the post-WTO period and beyond but also foreign investors' experiences in Vietnam and Vietnamese businesses' preparations for future changes in the community."

Information, Program and Registration: [some pages of this new Website are still "under construction" but the introduction is in place]


Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, November 19 in Hanoi


Venue: National Convention Center, Hanoi

Organized by: Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Major Sponsor: GM, Microsoft, FedEx, Citigroup, AIG

International Media Sponsors: CNN, Fortune, Time

Asian Media Sponsor: AsiaInc

Associate Sponsors: DHL, HSBC, Qualcomm, at&t

Local Sponsors: Vietnam Airlines,  Petrovietnam, Saigon Invest Group, Vietcombank, Furama Resort Danang

"Held in conjunction with the APEC Leaders Summit comprising the heads of the 21 APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) member countries, the annual APEC CEO Summit is the most important meeting of economic and business leaders whose decisions shape the future of the Asia Pacific and beyond. Since its inception in Manila in 1996, it has greatly contributed to promoting the exchanges of views on the issues of common interest amongst region�s economic and business leaders. On the occasion of the eleventh APEC CEO Summit in Hanoi, the organizers hope that the Summit will continue to be a great meeting of minds of the business world linking business across the Asia Pacific. The issues that will be covered in the program include: Promoting Innovation for Economic Development; Challenges of Sustaining Economic Reform;  Promoting the Development of Information and Communication Technology; Facilitating the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises; Good Corporate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges;  Attracting FDI: Lessons from APEC Member Economies; Vietnam: An Investment Destination. More than 500 APEC Economic Leaders, corporate heads, economists, policy makers and other business leaders are expected to participate."

Attendance is by Invitation Only.

Website with Program and other details:


Friday, November 17 in HCM City

Boarding: 9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cruise: 10 p.m. to 12 p.m.


Venue: On Board the Bonsai Dragon Boat, Saigon River (Bach Dang Pier), HCM City

Sponsored by: Bacardi

Click here to see flyer and full information!

Cost: VND50,000. Includes Salsa workshop and 1 bacardi cocktail!

Information: Contact Ms Madlen Ernst at Bonsai River Cruise, telephone/fax (84.8) 9105095, e-mail ail


Saturday, November 25 in HCM City


Venue: Tao Dan Sports Stadium, District 1, HCM City

Jessica Perrin has kindly provided some info about this famous charity's annual fun money-raiser: 

It's back! 15 May School's annual 'Soccer for the Streets' charity tournament is back and better than ever!  To be held on Saturday, November 25th, 2006 at Tao Dan Sports Stadium in District 1, it's a chance to get out your soccer boots and have a kick for an excellent cause!  20 teams will play in a round-robin tournament with entertainment, music, food and drinks - so come along, it promises to be an enjoyable and exciting day for all!

To register a team or be a sponsor please contact Jessica Perrin at 15 May School at mobile 0912133051 or e-mail her at Team registration must be completed by November 3rd and the sponsorship deadline is October 20th.

Come have a kick for an excellent cause!  We hope to see you there!


Friday, December 1 in HCM City

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


Venue: On Board the Bonsai Dragon Boat, Saigon River, HCM City.

Just like old times, back On Board for Christmas! HCMC's well-known "themed and lighthearted" client get-together. A popular bi-monthly networking event for business persons to meet and discuss deals while enjoying free food, drinks and entertainment!

The Theme This Time: TBA

Cost and Tickets: Entry by sponsors' advance invitation only.

Note: Invitations are not transferable! Invitations are for one person only!

Note: Business dress code is enforced: no blue jeans, no shorts, etc.

Information: Contact Events Co., Ltd. at telephone (84.8) 827 9434, fax 827 9435, e-mail or, website:


Sunday, December 3 in HCM City at Saigon South

Registration 6:45 a.m. Run begins 8 a.m.


Venue: Start and Finish Point (courtesy of Phu My Hung Corp.): "San Patin" Roller Skating Rink, Saigon South, Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, District 7, HCM City.

Organized by: Canadian Consulate General in HCM City

Supported by: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham)

Has your company formed its team yet?

Be part of a worldwide effort to find a cure for cancer! Every year thousands of volunteers organize Terry Fox Runs at over 5,000 Run sites in Canada and in more than 50 countries around the world. Over one million participants walk, jog and bike in memory of Terry to raise funds for cancer research. The first annual Terry Fox Run in Vietnam was held in HCM City in 1996 and the first in Hanoi was in 2000. Tens of thousands of people have participated in the Terry Fox Runs in Vietnam and have raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research in Vietnam.

In Canada, the annual Terry Fox Run is held every September. In countries outside Canada, the Run is organized at a time that is convenient for local organizers and participants (in Vietnam, the rainy season, school terms and the expat community's vacation habits must be considered).

The Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families and groups to raise money in Terry�s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry�s legacy and helping to keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive.

There is no entry fee (but there is a minimum suggested pledge amount of USD5) and no prizes are awarded, although a certificate of appreciation is given when participants complete their journey.

The Terry Fox Foundation's mission is to maintain the principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run, memoriam donations, and planned gifts. More info at

Individual runners, walkers, bicyclists, handicapped participants and others - and corporate teams - are all welcome to join! 

Terry Fox died of cancer in 1981. At the age of 22 and knowing he was dying, Terry attempted to run across Canada to create awareness of the need for cancer research, managing to run 5,373 km in 143 days with one leg amputated. Terry Fox Runs have so far raised well over USD300,000,000 worldwide.

The minimum suggested pledge is only USD5 and you can sign up supporters to contribute on your behalf!

AND! There will be lucky draws and free food and beverages after the event (and free water during the event, of course), for all participants!

AND! Free Entertainment too! The popular Saint O Band (famous at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Level 23 Wine Bar & Nightspot) will perform two sets, from 7:15-7:45 a.m. and at 9:50 a.m. And well-known comedian Thanh Loc and his friends will perform at 9 a.m.

For Further Information: Regarding Advance Registration, Pledge Forms, Participants' Guides, and t-shirts contact the Canadian Consulate General, 10th Floor, The Metropolitan, 235 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone (84.8) 827 9899, fax 827 9935, e-mail

Regarding Prize Donations and Company Team opportunities contact Alisa Greenwood or the CanCham office at, telephone (84.8) 824 3754.  

Company and other Teams are encouraged to Pre-Register as soon as possible to save time at Registration on the morning of the event!


Wednesday, December 6 in HCM City

11:30 a.m.


Venue:  Sofitel Plaza Saigon, 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City

Presented and Hosted by:  EuroCham with BeluxCham, CCIFV, DBAV and GBA

Guest Speakers: Oliver Massmann, Partner and International Attorney at Law, Baker & McKenzie LLP;  Le Dang Doanh, Senior Economist and Advisor, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

Advance Reservations, Tickets and Information: Register in advance with EuroCham's offices at Euro Villa, 257 Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, HCM City; telephone (84.8) 845 5528, fax 845 5527, e-mail, website Fees may be paid on entrance; however, "no shows" and cancellations made less than 24 hours before the event will be charged due to the organizers' obligations with the hotel.


Wednesday, December 6 in HCM City

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


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

Organized by: Asian Ladies of Vietnam (ALV)

Food! Entertainment! Raffle Prizes!

This is a very multicultural event and ladies who wish to present and perform their traditional national dances are welcome to participate! - Please contact the organizers (below) ASAP!

Cost: Tickets are VND400.000 per person; Raffle Tickets (at the Front Desk), VND50.000 each.

Tickets and Information: Contact Ms. Kim Le at 0903003920 or Ms. Mau Wolfe at 0903807760.


Saturday, March 10, 2007 in HCM City


Mark your calendar now! You KNOW it always sells out!

Information: Contact Warrick Cleine at or Peter Healey at


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, 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 favourite 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 0919694250, 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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