AmCham eNewsletter
January 18th, 2022
AmCham Vietnam’s Vision:

We strive to continue to be the most influential, strategic, and dynamic business association in Vietnam.
AmCham welcomes American, Vietnamese, and international companies that share our interest in enabling a fair, transparent, predictable, and efficient regulatory environment that values innovation.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as environment, social, and governance values and aim to be a community you want to join.
Happy Lunar New Year from your AmCham team—we wish all our members and friends a peaceful New Year filled with health, happiness, success, and prosperity!
 
It is an honor to have been elected Chairman of AmCham’s Board of Governors in HCMC for the year 2023. I appreciate the confidence and support of my fellow Governors and AmCham members. The year 2023 will bring great opportunities, and inevitably some challenges, for the economies of both the U.S. and Vietnam. AmCham will reinforce its close collaboration with the U.S. business community in Vietnam, with the U.S. Mission, and with the Vietnamese government to continue to strengthen the important trade relationship between the two countries. We look forward to contributing to the sustainable growth of that commerce in the interest of AmCham’s members.
 
I would like to congratulate my colleagues who have been elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the year 2023:
I would like to express appreciation to my fellow Board members who served AmCham so diligently in 2022, especially to Winnie Wong, whose stable leadership as Chair for the year 2022 guided AmCham through a successful period of post-Covid recovery.
2023 AmCham Vietnam HCMC & Da Nang Board of Governors Strategy Session. AmCham’s new Boards of Governors for HCMC and Da Nang met for a spirited afternoon of brainstorming at our annual offsite strategy session on January 14, facilitated by Astrid Matarrita-Chinchilla, Clinical Psychologist and Couples Counselor at Saigon Psychology. The sunset view at the evening reception at The Cloud on the 48th Floor of Vinpearl Landmark 81 was a welcome reward after an afternoon of hard work and collaboration.
 
Many thanks to all the talented business leaders on our Boards for finding the time to help make AmCham Vietnam an even more effective organization in service to our members. With your support, we look forward to a busy and successful Year of the Cat in 2023.
The Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) has scheduled its technical session on February 10, and its high-level plenary session on February 13. See links for current agendas (Feb 10 and Feb 13). The VBF is a forum for structured dialogue between the Vietnamese government, local and foreign businesses, and the donor community to improve the business environment in Vietnam. Stay tuned for more details.
AAP Informational Pre-Brief on Annual Meeting at Tradewinds on January 31 from 1-2PM. We will have an informational session for any who want to join on the coming AAP (AmChams of Asia Pacific) annual meeting from March 13-15 in Bangkok as part of Tradewinds. All AmCham members who are interested in learning more are welcome to join. Zoom link to follow.
U.S. Chamber CEO Calls for U.S. Leadership on Trade. In her annual State of American Business address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark called for U.S. leadership on international trade. “We have to boost trade. When we trade and invest with other countries, we are not only supporting jobs and creating opportunities here in the U.S., we are deepening strategic partnerships and advancing free enterprise both here and abroad,” she said, adding that “Today we have trade deals with 20 countries, and it has been 10 years since we’ve added a single new partner to that list. Meanwhile, other countries have inked 100 new trade deals without us. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If you are standing still, you are falling behind.” Further, she said that the Biden Administration should “Aim higher on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. We applaud the administration for launching IPEF, but we need an ambitious outcome—with strong rules on digital trade and, crucially, market access.” Her remarks as delivered are available here, and the video is available here. Click here for additional interviews and related materials. 
Committee Meetings. Members are invited to join our Education & Training Committee Meeting on Wednesday, February 1 at 9AM. LINK
 
Leadership Opportunities. Many committees are now soliciting interest from potential candidates interested in serving in leadership positions. Elections for most committees will take place in February or March, if they haven’t already. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, please contact existing Committee leaders, Board Liaisons, or Events and Committees Manager Lily Nguyen at lily.nguyen@amchamvietnam.com
Welcome New Members. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to all the new members who joined us in January 2023. Greetings to all our new members!
It's time to renew your membership for 2022 and continue your involvement in AmCham, with 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 all will renew promptly and that many will consider upgrading to become Premium Members! If you haven’t yet received your renewal notice, please contact Membership Manager Sam Hoang
AmCham Premium membership offers the opportunity for qualified companies to highlight your status as business leaders and your strategic support for AmCham Vietnam’s mission and programs. Premium Membership offers a range of benefits, and exclusive VIP access. Customized packages are available. To learn more, see LINK or contact Office Manager Cindy Tran.
We wish you a healthy and productive final few days of the Year of the Tiger! Best wishes for good health, happiness, and success in the Year of the Cat! Our AmCham offices will be closed from January 20 to January 26 for the Tet holidays. We will be back to serve you on January 27. Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
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76 Le Lai Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: +84 28 3824 3562