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Events & ActivitiesWednesday, 11/08/2006, 11:32

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
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Wednesday, November 8 in HCM City

CANCHAM-ACNIELSEN MARKET RESEARCH SEMINAR AND LUNCHEON: "YOUR CONSUMER FROM HEAD TO TOE"

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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

- Topic: "Your Consumer from Head to Toe"

- Speakers: Stuart Tomlinson, Chief Representative and Country Manager, Visa International: Earnings, spending habits and attitudes towards banking and finance; 

Alexandre Lemoalie, General Manager, Sanofi-Aventis Vietnam: Health, medicine and the Vietnamese consumer; 

Mark Hely, General Manager, Mead Johnson Vietnam: From famine to fat: A new challenge to Vietnam�s development;

Chris Morley, Managing Director, ACNielsen Vietnam:  A detailed view of family life, leisure activity, and brand choice across many market sectors from motorbikes to male grooming.

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 hcmc@canchamvietnam.org, website www.canchamvietnam.org.

 

Thursday, November 9 in HCM City

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

AUSCHAM SUNDOWNERS

- Venue: Vasco's Bar & Restaurant, 16 Cao Ba Quat, Q. 1, HCM City, telephone 824 3149

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

- Sponsored by: Caravelle Hotel, Family Medical Practice, Foster's, Le Brian Hair Salon, Long Hai Security, Malaysia Airlines, New World Hotel Saigon, Vasco's Bar & Cafe, VINO.

This is one of HCM City's favorite and most successful business-social evenings -  it�s been a popular international event in Saigon for a very long time. Courtesy snack food (great pies!), cold Foster's, discounted drink prices, and raffle prizes for lucky folks. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

- Information: Contact the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham), tel (84.8) 824 3745; fax 824 3751, e-mail events@auschamvn.org, website www.auschamvn.org.

 

Thursday, November 9 in HCM City

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

EUROCHAM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON: "CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE NEW COMPETITIVE CHALLENGE TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN VIETNAM"

- Venue: Sofitel Plaza Saigon, 17 Le Duan, Q. 1, HCM CITY

- Organized by: EuroCham with BeluxCham, CCIFV, DBAV and GBA

- Co-Hosted by: BBGV, CanCham, HKBAV, NordCham

Guest Speakers: Soren Albertsen, Project Director, CRECEA A/S (Denmark) and Partner, CSR Vietnam;  Andrew Keenan, General Director, SGS Vietnam Ltd.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Why is it the new challenge for progressive companies in Vietnam? What can your company do to implement a CSR program and how can you ensure lasting improvement? Why can it give your company a competitive advantage?

- Cost: Members of EuroCham and Co-Host Members, USD25 (VND400.000);  Non-Members, USD30 (VND480.000).

- 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 845 5528, fax 845 5527, e-mail florence@eurochamvn.org, website www.eurochamvn.org/. 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.

 

Saturday, November 11 in HCM City

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ART AND HANDICRAFT BAZAAR AT SAIGON SOUTH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

- 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 mlower@ssischool.org or Carol Bradley at bradleyfamily4@hotmail.com or Bich Thuy at bichthuy@ssischool.org.

 

Saturday, November 11 in HCM City

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CONSULAR CLUB'S CHARITY ART AUCTION & COCKTAIL RECEPTION

- Venue: Sedona Town Club Restaurant, 3rd Floor, Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi Boulevard, District 1

- Organized by: Consular Club of HCM City

A Charity Art Auction whose proceeds will benefit the charities of the Consular Club of HCM City.

- Cost: Entry is by donation of VND100.000.

- Information: Contact Hilary Watson, e-mail to watson.healey@email.viettel.vn.

 

Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19 in HCM City

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

APEC TRADE FAIR VIET NAM 2006

- Venue: Tao Dan Cultural Park, 55C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, HCM City

- Managed by: CAT Fair Exhibition Company

To celebrate and support Vietnam's hosting of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) 2006 meetings being held in Hanoi this month, there will be 500 outdoor and 94 indoor booths from the 21 APEC member countries at this special exhibition, displaying goods and services while strengthening cooperation in technology transfer and trade promotion.

IPR and Counterfeit Products Exhibition: A sub-event at the APEC Trade Fair will feature "Intellectual Property Rights and Counterfeit Products" in order to raise public awareness of this problem and emphasize the importance of IPR.

- Organized by: European Commission-ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Programme (ECAP II) in coordination with the Market Control Department (MCD) of the Vietnam Ministry of Trade.  Includes presentation of counterfeit materials seized by MCD officers from across Vietnam. 

- For information (rights-holders are invited to participate) contact ECAP II (Stephane Passeri, Programme Administrator), telephone +66 2 968 1835 or +66 2 547 4678, fax +66 2 547 4677, website www.ecap-project.org/.

 

Monday, November 13 to Monday, December 18 in HCM City

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MEN WANTED! EAST COAST SWING 1 (ECS 1)

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

Too many women! Not enough men! If you want to be in demand, gentlemen, show up for ECS 1 classes starting on Monday, November 13 and running till Monday, December 18 - and oh, by the way, you'll also, (a) learn how to swing dance, and, (b) have a lot of fun!

No prior dance experience is necessary. There's even a 50% discount for those who've already completed ECS 1 classes previously.

- Registration and Information: Contact Michel and Catherine at info@saigonswing.com, register on the website at www.saigonswing.com/classes.html.

 

Tuesday, November 14 in HCM City

8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

ICT INDUSTRY FUNDING PROGRAM

- Venue: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Du Street, District 1

- Organized by: TUV Rheinland and German Development Finance Institute (DEG)

TUV and DEG are holding a free CEO Forum over breakfast to provide program information for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) companies regarding funding for consultancy services on the implementation of:

- CMMA Level 3 - Capability Maturity Model Integration

- ISO27001 - Information Security Management Systems

- ISO9001 - Quality Management System

- Cost: Free, but please register in advance! Seats are limited.

- Registration and Information: Contact Ms. Diem Phuc e-mail phuc.nguyen@vn.tuv.com.

 

Tuesday, November 14 in HCM City

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CANADIAN HAPPY HOUR

- Special Venue: At the Canadian APEC Trade Fair Booth in Tao Dan Cultural Park, 55C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1

- Organized by: Consulate General of Canada

For this special occasion, in honor of the APEC Trade Fair Vietnam 2006 in HCM City, the Canadian Happy Hour will be held in Tao Dan Park at the Canadian Booth.

- Invitations and Cost: Free admission but an Invitation is required! For this special occasion the Canadian Consulate General is also inviting the HCM City People's Committee, HCM City Foreign Affairs Office, HCM City Union of Friendship Organizations and HCM City media representatives, so the number of invitees is limited. To request an Invitation please contact Mr. Loc at the Canadian Consulate General by e-mail with your mailing address. "First come, first served."

- For Advance Invitations (limited number) and Information: Canadian Consulate General, telephone: 827 9899, fax: 827 9935, e-mail: TanLoc.Dang@international.gc.ca .

Note: The APEC Trade Fair Vietnam 2006 will take place at Tao Dan Cultural Park from November 11 to 19, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Consulate General of Canada, in cooperation with Manulife Vietnam, Canadian Education Center, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham), Talisman Energy, and Dan - D Foods, will participate to highlight Canada's presence at this event.

 

Wednesday, November 15 to Sunday, November 19 in HCM City

15TH ANNUAL JEWELRY FAIR �06

- Venue: Nguyen Du Sport Center, 116 Nguyen Du, Q. 1, HCM CITY

- Organized by: Saigon Jewelry Holding Company (SJC)

Vietnam's biggest annual jewelry fair: 120 exhibitors from India, Hong Kong, Germany, Israel, Italy, Australia, Malaysia and other countries will display and sell their jewelry. Last year more than 20,000 visitors bought more than VND4.000.000.000 of various items. Including two contests, the Jewelry Design Contest and the Jewelry Craft Contest - Integration and Identity" are the key words.

- Information: Contact Saigon Jewelry Holding Company (SJC), telephone 822 2484/ 914 4056/ 914 4062, fax 914 4057, e-mail sjc@hcm.vnn.vn, website for this event (in Vietnamese) www.sjc.com.vn/Hoicho-TLNTVN2006.asp.

 

Wednesday, November 15 in HCM City

BBGV'S "SPANISH NIGHT AT MEKONG MERCHANT"

- Venue: Mekong Merchant, HCM City

- Organized by: British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)

Cost:  BBGV Members, USD22 each; Non-Members, USD26 each. Includes food, Spanish wine, beer and soft drinks.

- Information: Contact BBGV, telephone 829 8430, e-mail (Ms. Uyen) membership@bbgv.org, website www.bbgv.org/.

 

Thursday, November 16 in HCM City

7:30 a.m.

CANCHAM "PANCAKES 'N' MAPLE SYRUP" BREAKFAST: "VACCINATIONS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE"

- Venue: Jaspas, 33 Dong Khoi Street, District 1

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

- Guest Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Halevy, HCM City Family Medical Practice

Dr. Halevy from Family Medical Practice will discuss �Vaccinations, Past, Current & Future�. He will give an overview of the importance and safety of vaccinations. He will also preview the vaccinations that have been newly approved by the FDA.

Jonathan has extensive experience of Neo-natal and Pediatric Intensive Care medicine, at the Pediatric Department of the Wolfson Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. He speaks fluent English and Hebrew.

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

- Cost: CanCham Members, USD10 per person; Non-Members, USD12 includes all-you-can-eat full breakfast buffet with (of course!) pancakes and real Maple Syrup!

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

 

Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, November 19 in Hanoi

APEC CEO SUMMIT 2006:  �TOWARDS ONE COMMUNITY: CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHARED DEVELOPMENT�

- 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: Asia Inc

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: www.apecceosummit2006.org/default.asp.

 

Friday, November 17 in HCM City

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

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

"SALSA ON THE CRUISE"

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

- Sponsored by: Bacardi

- 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 www.eventsvietnam.com ail madlen@bonsaicruise.com.vn.

 

Thursday-Friday-Saturday, November 23-24-25 in HCM City

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, November 27-28-29 in Hanoi

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EUROCHAM-JUPITER BUSINESS SEMINARS: "COST REDUCTION THROUGH 5S" (1 DAY) AND "ESSENTIALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT" (2 DAYS)

- Venue: Omni Saigon Hotel, 253 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Phu Nhuan District, HCM City and Fortuna Hotel Hanoi, 6B Lang Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

- Organized by: EuroCham and Jupiter Systems, Inc.

- Guest Speaker: Kamsani Palali, Consultant, PSB Corporation

Special discount "Two Course Package" rate.

- Reservations and Information: Contact Ms. Luan at Jupiter Systems, telephone (08) 810 9972, e-mail vnsales@jupitersystems.com.ph.

 

Thursday, November 23 in HCM City

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

SMARTHR AND WATSON WYATT LABOUR MARKET AND H.R. MANAGEMENT SEMINAR: "CATCHING UP WITH MARKET TRENDS"

- Venue: Legend Hotel, 2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCM City

" . . . At this event, you will:

- get the briefing on Vietnam labour market trends, common human resource management policies and compensation and benefits practices in foreign-invested companies in Vietnam (newly released findings from Watson Wyatt's 2006 Vietnam Total Rewards Survey).

- study practical remuneration related legal cases to understand the essential labour requirements

- acknowledge the new trends from Watson Wyatt's ASEAN Managing Director on "Rewarding Performance - Regional Trends" . . . "

ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE IN ENGLISH.

- Cost: USD150 per person.

- Registration and Information: Contact Ms. My Linh, telephone 821 9488-Extension 128, e-mail wwassistant1@smart-hr.com.vn or Ms. Hoai Vy, telephone 821 9488, ext. 138, e-mail hoai.vy@smart-hr.com.vn.

 

Thursday, November 23 in HCM City

AMCHAM'S 6TH ANNUAL "THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT GOLF TOURNAMENT AND DINNER"

An AmCham tradition on an American traditional holiday - Thanksgiving! Morning friendly golf tournament followed by an Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Day Dinner with roasted turkey and all the trimmings!

- Reservations, Tickets and Information: Contact AmCham's office, Room 323, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone 824 3562, fax 824 3572, e-mail contact@amchamvietnam.com, website www.amchamvietnam.com/.

 

Thursday, November 23 in HCM City

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WAYNE'S WEIGH IN CONTEST (AND TEXAS BARBQ'S 3RD ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BUFFET DINNER)

- Venue: Texas BarBQ Restaurant, 206 Pasteur Street, District 3, HCM City

Here's a novel event for fans of self-stuffing!  I'll allow the organizers to explain in their own words:

"Wayne's Weigh In Contest -

Where else can you be rewarded for overeating?  In the gluttonous spirit of American Thanksgiving, Texas BarBQ is having a contest to see who can eat the most. We'll weigh you when you come in and before you leave. Whoever gains the most weight wins an IPOD! Wayne the Texan will be checking for cheats - so don't try adding coins to your pockets!"

This event is part of the restaurant's 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner, which is a true "Turkey Time"!  It's a good deal, for the whole family. For full details and to make reservations telephone 825 1142 or 823 1459 or e-mail TexasBBQ@hcm.fpt.vn.

 

Saturday, November 25 in HCM City

15 MAY SCHOOL PRESENTS "SOCCER FOR THE STREETS 2006" CHARITY TOURNAMENT

- 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 info@15mayschool.org. 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!

 

Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 in HCM City

SAIGON 6'S ROCK & GOAL FOR A CAUSE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT INCLUDING STCC CHRISTMAS BAZAAR (IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION SMILE)

- 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: Saigon Town & Country Club (STCC) 

The atmosphere will be pure carnival with festivities for the whole family!

SAIGON 6�s TOURNAMENT (12-16 teams representing Australia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Scandinavia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the USA, Thailand and Vietnam!) + CHARITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR + CHARITY SALE OF SAIGON 6�s COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS + CELEBRITY TEAM VS. SAIGON 6�s FUN MATCH + CELEBRITY FOOTBALL CLINIC (2-hour Clinic with celebrity football players) + CHEERING COMPETITION AMONG STCC KIDS + ROCK �N' ROLL BANDS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND + BARBECUE FUNDRAISER WITH THE POP STARS + SILENT AUCTION GALLERY (a "Date" Auction to win your favorite Saigon 6's man! and one-on-one Football Coaching with your favorite celebrity football player!) + CARNIVAL FARE (food stalls) + OPEN BOOTH ACTIVITIES (games galore).

This is a fund raising event to benefit Operation Smile Vietnam.

- Cost: Free admission to the public.

- Note: Sponsors are invited to support this worthy weekend!

- Information: Contact Mr. Saw Leng Cheang, STCC Country Club Manager, telephone 898 9788, fax 898 9790, mobile 0903727790, e-mail lcsaw@parklandvn.com.

 

Sunday, November 26 in HCM City

2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY: "DEVELOP VIETNAM, DEVELOP YOURSELF!"

- Venue: Children's House, 36 Le Quy Don Street, District 3, HCM City

- Organized by: RMIT Vietnam, EFD (Education for Development); 15 May School, UNDP HCM City; Youth Union, GIPA/UNV, Sozo and others.

This is the first event of its kind organized in HCM City. The purpose of the event is to promote, showcase and celebrate volunteerism in Vietnam/ HCM City. The United Nations Volunteers is for Peace and Development and is the UN organization that supports sustainable human development globally through the promotion of volunteerism, including the mobilization of volunteers. It is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

International Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on December 17, 1985.

In HCM City the event organizers have a message:

DO YOU? Like to help less fortunate people but don�t know how? Like to spend free time in a more meaningful way but don�t know where? Like to contribute to help the community around you but don�t know what to do

THEN: Join our event and see how VOLUNTEERISM can contribute to development and how YOU can make the difference.

OR: Have you been a volunteer? CONGRATULATIONS! Join us to celebrate your work and share your experiences with more than 30 organizations represented at the event.

- Cost: Free entry!

- Information: Contact Ms. Tran Phuong Lan , Marketing Manager, RMIT International University Vietnam, mobile 0909220868, e-mail Lan.Tran@rmit.edu.vn.

 

Tuesday, November 28 in HCM City

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BBGV NETWORKING & DRINKS NIGHT

- Venue: Qing Wine Bar, 31 Dong Du Street, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)

- Sponsored by: Flight Center Vietnam

Special! 100 free beers (first come, first served!) courtesy of Interdean International Relocation!

Relax after work with a cold Foster's beer or fine wine at BBGV's regular and informal evening of friendly chat. Discounted beer (Foster's, VND15,000 each; other selected beers, VND20,000 each), and complimentary canapes! Everyone is welcome to attend!

- Cost: Free entry!  No ticket required!

- Information: BBGV, telephone 829 8430, e-mail (Ms. Uyen) membership@bbgv.org, website www.bbgv.org/.

 

Thursday, November 30 in HCM City  

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ILV ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY LUNCHEON: "TRIM THE TREE TOGETHER"

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

- Organized by: International Ladies in Vietnam (ILV)

ILV is holding its annual charity Christmas Luncheon, with Champagne Cocktail Reception, holiday menu (vegetarian available), free flow wine and soft drinks, Music by "Juram", door prizes, raffle and more!!!  Special guest from the North Pole - bring your camera for photos! Dress in a holiday theme!!! Prizes for table with the best outfits!

- Cost: ILV Members, VND500.000 each; Guests, VND600.000 each. Table bookings are available.

- Tickets: Tickets are sold at ILV Coffee Mornings (see below).

- Information: Go to ILV's Website at www.ilvietnam.info/newsEvents/events.php for more details.

Note: Venue for ILV Coffee Mornings: ILV Coffee Mornings are held every Thursday (except during local holidays and special ILV events) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The venue is Saigon Town and Country Club (Town Club), 17th Floor, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City.

 

Thursday, November 30 in HCM City

From 6 p.m.

FINAL NIGHT OF 2006! "SAIGONPAR3CLUB CHARITY GOLF NIGHT"

- Venue: Saigon South Golf Course, (next to FV Hospital) Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCM City

- Organized by: SaigonPar3Club (SP3Club). An Indochine Golf Experience (IGE) event.

9-hole Strokeplay Under Floodlights! Play golf and do something worthwhile at the same time! A portion of the proceeds are donated to the CanCham Children with Cancer Project. This is a regular monthly event held on the last Thursday of each month, with prizes, relaxation and fun.

- Cost: USD25 per player includes 9 Hole Green Fee, Caddy Fee, Chance at Prizes, and Charity Donation. USD1 beer and soft drinks all night

- Further Information and Pre-Registration (please!): Contact Craig Brogan at mobile 0909273997, e-mail craig@igeasia.com or saigonpar3club@igeasia.com.

 

Friday, December 1 in HCM City

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

EVENTS PRESENTS KPMG 1ST FRIDAY

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

Just like old times, back On Board for Christmas! HCM City'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!

Sponsored by: Colliers, Crestcom, Events, KPMG, La Cave, Life Resorts, Long Hai Security, Mainstream IT Solutions, Nike Golf, Vasco's Bar and Restaurant

The Theme This Time: "Sinbad's Adventures in the Orient"  [the Eighth Voyage of Martin?]

- 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 events@hcm.vnn.vn or martin@eventsvietnam.com, website: www.eventsvietnam.com.

 

Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 in HCM City

7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (two shows)

SAIGON PLAYERS PRESENTS CABARET: "MISS-ED SAIGON, AGAIN!"

- Venue: Lotus Room/Bar, Saigon Town & Country Club (STCC), 17th Floor, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCM City.

Presented by: SaiGon Players

It's back! Last year's hit is back! In the words of the perpetrators themselves, "SaiGon Players are excited to announce the new Miss-ed SaiGon, Again! cabaret show which will feature a series of sketches that "take the piss" out of ex-pats living in HCM City. (The original show, 'Miss-ed SaiGon' was presented to sold out audiences, last year). This new show has a few of the original sketches and a lot of new ones, too!"  4 shows, at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday nights.

Note: This is an Adult show, recommended for ages 21 years and up.

- Cost: Suggested donation, VND50.000 per person.

- Tickets: Available at STCC's Reception, 18th Floor, Saigon Tower; or, at Dynotots Pre-School, Villa 3 - Lotus Road, APSC ("BP") Compound, 36 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2.

- Information: Contact Emily Huckson, e-mail SaigonPlayersvn@hotmail.com.

 

Friday, December 1 in HCM City

AUSCHAM'S 4TH ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS VIETNAM 2006

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

- Organized by: Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham).

This if the fourth year that this valuable event will honor outstanding efforts and contributions, this year in seven categories: Community Service Award; Linfox Business Innovation Award; BlueScope Steel Vietnam Ltd. Manufacturing Excellence Award; Austrade Importer Award; Foster�s Vietnam Ltd. Hospitality & Tourism Award; ANZ Bank Business Excellence Award; and, AusCham Young Starters Business Grant (Giai Khoi Nghiep).

Dress: Black Tie.

- Awards Dinner Tickets and Information: Contact AusCham's office, Room 306, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone 824 3745 or 822 8888, ext. 7306, fax 824 3751, new e-mail events@auschamvn.org, website: www.auschamvn.org/.

 

Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 in Phan Thiet 

Bus departs at 6:30 a.m. Saturday Registration 10 a.m. at Ocean Dunes

5TH ANNUAL NO. 5 BAR GOLF TOURNAMENT

- Venue: Ocean Dunes Golf Club & Resort and Novotel Ocean Dunes, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province

This is a golfing tradition - the end-of-season No. 5 Bar Tournament!  

Saturday: Team Competition - 2-ball Texas Scramble - Shotgun Start

Sunday: Individual Competition - Stableford Scoring System - Shotgun Start

- Cost: Package Price of USD245/person; includes one night with breakfast at Novotel (twin accommodation), round trip bus transportation ("hostess with drinks on board"), two 18-hole rounds of golf including green and caddie fees; drinks on the bus and at the golf course, and, Saturday night Dinner Party and Sunday Buffet Lunch with Awards Celebration. (Note: Minus USD35 for the new The Palms Hotel accommodation option, beside the green at Hole No. 10. Special discounts for participants.  Direct booking at telephone 062 810224, e-mail palmsvietnam@gmail.com)  Other available options: Hotel room upgrades, 2 nights' hotel accommodation, non-golfer participant package, 18-hole practice round on Friday, own transportation. Contact Heinz.

- Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 15

- Registration and Information: Contact Heinz at No.5 Bar & Restaurant, 5 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone 825 6300 or 512 4812, mobile 0903801676; e-mail HEINZ@hcm.fpt.vn.

 

Saturday, December 2 in HCM City

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

EUROCHAM'S "2ND EUROPEAN FOOD FESTIVAL 2006"

- Venue: EuroVilla Gardens, 257 Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, HCM City

- Organized by: European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham)

International Food and Drinks, Fashion Shows, Live Music Bands, Lucky Draws - a fun "evening in the garden" for family and friends! Warm dishes, cold dishes, wines, beer, ice cream, breads, crepes and many more kinds of other tasty calories, too! Lucky draw prizes.

- Information and Advance Tickets: Contact Ms. Florence Decker at EuroCham, telephone 845 5528, fax 845 5527

 

Saturday, December 2 in HCM City

6:30 p.m.

16TH ANNUAL SAIGON ST. ANDREW�S SOCIETY CHARITY BALL 2006

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

- Organized by: Saigon St. Andrew's Society.

"Much more social than serious!" - enjoyment is the rule, and NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! 

The leading event of HCM City's social calendar, every year! An excuse to wear your kilt and enjoy a Pipe Band, Scottish dancing, Scottish food and raffle! But this isn't only a fun-filled night of gourmet food and highland flings till the wee hours.  Hoot mon! - take a table!

All profits are donated to worthwhile charity projects in Vietnam (many different worthwhile causes are supported by the Saigon St. Andrew's Society). Dress Code: Black Tie

- Tickets and Information: Contact Allanda McConnell, telephone 824 5252, e-mail allanda.mcconnell@vn.ey.com, or Mary Matheson, mobile 0903831359, e-mail maryematheson@hcm.vnn.vn.


Sunday, December 3 in HCM City at Saigon South

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

11TH ANNUAL TERRY FOX RUN FOR CANCER RESEARCH IN HCM CITY

- 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 www.terryfoxrun.org/english/home/default.asp?s=1

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 TanLoc.Dang@international.gc.ca.

Regarding Prize Donations and Company Team opportunities contact Alisa Greenwood or the CanCham office at hcmc@canchamvietnam.org, 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.

EUROCHAM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON:  "VIETNAM AND THE WTO"

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 florence@eurochamvn.org, website www.eurochamvn.org/. 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.

EUROCHAM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON: "VIETNAM AND THE WTO"

- 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 845 5528, fax 845 5527, e-mail florence@eurochamvn.org, website www.eurochamvn.org/. 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.

THE ASIAN LADIES' ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

- 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, December 9 in HCM City

7 p.m.

AMCHAM'S 11TH ANNUAL GOVERNORS' BALL: "CHRISTMAS IN SAIGON"

- Venue: Park Hyatt Saigon, 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCM City

- Organized by: American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham HCM City)

A formal but festive celebration for which tickets always sell out fast! Holiday cheer, gourmet cuisine, fine wine and first class musical entertainment! Raffle prizes! All to raise funds for community support charity initiatives funded by and through the AmCham-United Way partnership - this year, in particular, the AmCham Scholarship Program.

- Tickets and Information: Contact AmCham's office, Room 323, 3rd Floor, New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, HCM City; telephone 824 3562, fax 824 3572, e-mail contact@amchamvietnam.com, website www.amchamvietnam.com/.

 

Thursday, December 14 in HCM City

7:30 a.m.

CANCHAM "PANCAKES 'N' MAPLE SYRUP" BREAKFAST

- Venue: Jaspas, 33 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCM City

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

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

- Cost: CanCham Members, USD12 per person; Non-Members, USD15 includes all-you-can-eat full breakfast buffet with (of course!) pancakes and real Maple Syrup!

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

 

Friday, December 15 in HCM City

BBGV'S CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY & DISCO

- Organized by: British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV)

- Information: Contact BBGV, telephone 829 8430, e-mail (Ms. Uyen) membership@bbgv.org, website www.bbgv.org/.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2007

("Tet" 'eve' is Saturday, February 17)

"Tet" (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) begins

This will be the Year of the Pig. (Oink!  It's the end of the 12-year cycle, too.)

 

Saturday, March 10, 2007 in HCM City

NEW ZEALAND WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

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

Information: Contact Warrick Cleine at WarrickCleine@kpmg.com.vn or Peter Healey at Peter.Healy@nzte.govt.nz.

 

Saturday, March 17, 2007 in HCM City

SAIGON CYCLO CHALLENGE 2007

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 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 0919694250, telephone (84.8) 930 3502, fax 930 3503, e-mail cyclo@saigonchildren.com, website: www.saigonchildren.com/cyclo.

 

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


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