AmCham Weekly Newsletter
March 14th, 2023
Upcoming Events
At The Reverie Saigon, 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard & 57-69F Dong Khoi Street, District 1

The AmCham Education and Training Committee will be hosting a conversation to help members understand major changes in Education Law no. 43/2019/QH14 (“Education Law 2019“) and Decree no. 152/2020/ND-CP (“Decree 152“). In addition, participants will explore impacts of these changes on recruitment and retention of foreign experts, while exchanging experiences and scenarios. Through this dialogue, the AmCham Education and Training Committee aims to empower members on this topic, and identify potential areas for further advocacy.
March 17 for Technical Session
March 19 for High-level Session
Annual Vietnam Business Forum (VBF)

At Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

AmCham members are strongly encouraged to attend this forum to gain valuable insights into the government’s priorities and plans, exchange ideas and perspectives with industry peers, and contribute to shaping the business environment and policies in Vietnam. Additionally, the 25th anniversary edition of VBF is an excellent opportunity to network and commemorate shared achievements by the business community and the government in creating a favorable investment environment in Vietnam.

Click HERE for agenda of Technical Session, and HERE for agenda of High-level Session.

***Registration is closed on March 15, 2023
March 22 - 6:00pm-8:30pm
AmCham Connect & Cocktails at The Reverie Saigon Poolside
At The Reverie Saigon, 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard & 57-69F Dong Khoi Street, District 1

Don’t miss AmCham’s next monthly informal networking event – Connect & Cocktails. This event provides an opportunity to meet AmCham members and other professionals in an informal after-work setting over a glass of wine, beer, or a cocktail.
Please plan to join for a great night of networking and our essential Lucky Draw!!
At Becamex Hotel New City, B2, Hung Vuong St., Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province
March 28 - 4:30pm-5:30pm
At AmCham Office, Room 323, New World Hotel Saigon and via Zoom

At this event for new and existing members, participants will learn more about AmCham Vietnam benefits, mission, and different programs from our Executive Director, Jim Ollen. Join us to make the most of your membership, and learn how to engage with our mission.
At Deloitte Coffee Lounge, 17th Floor, Times Square, 57-69F Dong Khoi Street, District 1

To commemorate International Women’s Day, AmCham Vietnam HCMC & Da Nang’s Women in Leadership Committee (WIL) will be hosting a special panel discussion this March. Featuring AmCham Board Members Madam Ha Thu Thanh, Chairperson, Deloitte Vietnam and Hang Nguyen, Partner, Baker McKenzie Vietnam; in addition to WIL co-Chairs Dr. Astrid Matarrita, Psychologist, and Minh Nguyen, Country Lead, Vietnam, Allianz Partner, the panel will cover topics relevant to members and young professionals alike:
  • Achieving success as a leader at work
  • Opportunities and challenges for women in leadership
  • Vision and mission for the 2023 Women in leadership and the impact on promoting women within the chamber
Participants will also learn about benefits and engagement opportunities as employees of our members.
March 30 - 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Know 2: Where is Learning (L&D) on Business Model? - Decode Learning & Development (L&D) in Balance Scorecard (BSC)
Language: Vietnamese
Venue TBA

THE KNOW 2, the second among 5 THE KNOW workshops featuring the following main contents:
1. Reaffirming the role of L&D - Learning & Development on Business Model:
  • Where is L&D located on Business Model?
  • Why is L&D is under prioritised?
  • Why need to align L&D with business priorities?
2. Sharing the brief results of L&D studies
  • Part No.1 The study results featuring the relationship between L&D & Business Priorities by RespectVN
 3. Searching for like-minded partners in L&D effort
  • Consult on the joint effort on L&D
  • Search for partners on L&D effort
Language: Vietnamese
At New World Saigon Hotel, 76 Le Lai St, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

The seminar will concentrate on sharing legal expertise and experience in:
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Tips for dealing with investigation agencies
  • Identifying the ambiguous factors constituting criminal behaviors
  • Minimizing the risk of being criminally prosecuted
At Riverside Apartments, 53 Vo Truong Toan St., Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City

Commemorate America’s independence at AmCham’s 28th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Community Picnic. Enjoy live music, savor classic American dishes and beverages, as well as local and international cuisine at this family-friendly outdoor event. Our Kids Corner will have many entertaining activities for children including face painting and a bouncy castle.

Multiple sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Please contact our Events Team for more information. Additional details to follow.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
AmCham members are welcome to join, in-person or virtually:

ESG Committee Meeting, Thursday, March 16, 4:00PM

Welcome New Members
We would like to extend our warmest welcome to all new members who joined us in February 2023. Thank you for joining us!
AmCham Danang Update
Greetings from Danang! Children of Vietnam (COV) hosted their 25th Anniversary Gala at Hoiana Resort & Golf in Quang Nam on 9 March 2023. COV and its co-organizing partners, AmCham and Hoiana, hold the event to celebrate the impact the organization has had in central Vietnam. The gala was attended by the Acting Deputy Consul General, Graham Harlow; the Director of Danang Department of Foreign Affairs, Huynh Duc Truong, and more than 30 AmCham members in Danang. Since its establishment in 1998, COV has served tens of thousands of children in Danang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai by providing access to education, health, clean water, nutrition, and housing.

Chris Vanloon, AmCham Danang Chair
Message to U.S. Citizens:
Consular Services Events in Danang, March 24, 2023

Residents of Danang, save yourself the trip to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi! Representatives from the American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be in Danang at Six on Six Café, 64 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Bac My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Danang on Friday, March 24th from 9:30am to 11:00am for an Acceptance Event. We will accept passport applications and perform notarial services.

Please note that these services are by appointment only and customers must pay with exact change. We will only be accepting passport applications and providing notarial services during this event. If you are eligible for the Passport Renewal by Mail program, you can also drop off your application at the event. Consular Report of Birth Abroad applicants should make an appointment in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi here (
News & Information
Trade Winds delegation visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Trade Winds is the largest U.S. government-led Trade Mission and business development forum. The current Trade Winds Forum, which is organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, is being held in Bangkok on March 13-15. In the run-up to the Bangkok Forum, the Trade Winds team visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges for U.S. businesses in Vietnam. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago met with AmCham members in Hanoi. U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Susan Burns hosted a reception for the Trade Winds delegation to meet AmCham members and other key stakeholders.
Under Secretary Lago's comments in Bangkok at Trade Winds ASEAN

During her visit, Under Secretary Lago highlighted supply chain resiliency, and clean energy and climate technology, as the Department of Commerce’s areas of focus as part of the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific Strategy launched in early 2022. More specifically, she acknowledged the need for improved communications as part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), emphasizing that “IPEF is about U.S. reengagement with the region." Under Secretary Lago also said Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) is central to the Department of Commerce’s actions, citing the Women’s Global Trade Empowerment program as an example.
What Women Want @ Work

Key Findings: ManpowerGroup global B2C study, U.S, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Nordics 
Participants/Respondents: 4,000 workers

Click HERE for Key Findings
Skill Gap Survey 2023 - Fulbright University Vietnam in partnership with AmCham Vietnam

We seek your contribution to a survey that includes questions to learn more about the current skills gap in the workforce in Vietnam. We encourage you to participate in this survey and are committed to openly sharing the results with you and the public.

Estimated time to complete: 13-17 minutes 
Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

Please direct any questions related to this survey to
Renew your AmCham membership, stay engaged, and maintain your benefitsincluding opportunities for professional networking, business intelligence, advocacy to improve the business environment, and promotion of your business. We have been sending out 2023 Membership Renewal notices via email We hope you will renew promptly, and that many will consider upgrading to a Premium Membership! If you haven’t yet received your renewal notice, please contact Membership Manager Sam Hoang.
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City & Danang
New World Hotel Suite 323
76 Le Lai Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: +84 28 3824 3562