Hanoi Hosts AmChams of Asia Pacific Business Summit to Expand US-Asia Trade and Investment in the Region Coinciding with the start of President Biden’s first visit to Asia, AmCham leaders from around the region gathered in Hanoi on May 20 to discuss the critical issues facing American business in the Asia Pacific region. Almost 100 government officials, private sector executives, and industry-focused thought leaders from over a dozen countries participated in the AmChams of Asia Pacific 2022 Business Summit. A number of high-level private sector representatives addressed the group including Sir Michael A. Arthur, President of Boeing International, and Charles Freeman, Senior Vice President forRead More →

Congratulations to the 2021 AmCham Scholars Back in 2009, AmCham began a program to recognize outstanding final-year undergraduate students in Hanoi who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and possess good English-language skills. Hundreds of students from Hanoi’s best universities spent over three months competing to become AmCham Scholars. After submitting a profile video on YouTube, completing a 30-question written application, and taking an English-language exam, we then interviewed the top 60 candidates to choose the 2021 AmCham Scholars. We had a very difficult time choosing from the many qualified applicants and tough decisions had to be made. Congratulations to the 20Read More →

Prime Minister Chính Leads Business Summit to Advance US-Vietnam Trade & Investment In collaboration with VCCI and the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, AmCham hosted a forum on March 8 in Hanoi to discuss the future of the bilateral commercial relationship. The US-Vietnam Business Summit brought together government and industry leaders from both countries to discuss ways to expand trade and investment, and to promote resilient, sustainable growth in Vietnam. The event featured in-person and virtual participation by leaders and senior officials demonstrating the importance of the commercial relationship in helping the two countries strengthen their friendship and partnership. The business summit was ledRead More →

On February 24, AmCham welcomed U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry for a discussion on US private sector involvement to help Vietnam meet its energy security goals and its COP26 commitments. At the meeting, AmCham members explained that clean energy policy in Vietnam’s Power Development Plan 8 needs to reflect a whole of government approach and view energy growth from many angles: access to finance, tax policy, reducing use inefficiency, public education, carbon emissions, bankability, bridge fuels, need for transmission, storage and innovation. Click HERE to view images from this meeting.  Read More →

AmCham Welcomes New US Ambassador to Vietnam AmCham members gathered to welcome Marc and Suzuko Knapper to Vietnam at a dinner function on February 17. Ambassador Knapper recently arrived in Hanoi and this was his first event with the business community. AmCham Chair John Rockhold led the welcome for Ambassador Knapper and said that AmCham members look forward to working closely with the new Ambassador and his team to improve trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam. The Ambassador made remarks about the current state of the bilateral relationship and how he would like to see the relationship develop over the next fewRead More →

Today, the value of being a good corporate citizen goes beyond the pride and satisfaction of providing simple altruistic support for worthy goals. Strong and consistent CSR policies have become a cornerstone of the identity of many brands with customer bases that strongly identify with causes championed by businesses, from ethical sourcing to contractor working conditions to carbon footprints and a thousand other issues in between. Even in this challenging time of uncertainty and anxiety, AmCham members stepped up their CSR efforts to help address society’s needs during the Covid-19 crisis. AmCham is proud of what our member companies do to give back to Vietnam,Read More →

Over 150 members, friends, and government officials joined together to bid farewell to U.S. Ambassador Dan Kritenbrink on April 13 in Hanoi. The Ambassador has been a great friend to AmCham members, and a great friend to Vietnam – not only during his tenure as Ambassador, but also in his previous work in Washington. He has shown great respect for Vietnam’s culture and people and he has worked hard on the issues most important to our business community. The event closed with a presentation by the AmCham board and a surprise appearance by Vietnamese rapper Wowy! Click HERE to view images from the event andRead More →

Congratulations to the 2020 AmCham Scholars Eleven years ago, AmCham began a program to recognize outstanding final-year undergraduate students in Hanoi who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and possess good English-language skills. Hundreds of students from Hanoi’s best universities spent over three months competing to become AmCham Scholars. After submitting a profile video on YouTube, completing a 30-question written application, and taking an English-language exam, we then interviewed the top 55 candidates to choose the 2020 AmCham Scholars. We had a very difficult time choosing from the many qualified applicants and tough decisions had to be made. Congratulations to the 20Read More →

AmCham honored its members’ best corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs at a ceremony presided over by United States Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink on December 8. Thirty-two member firms received the CSR Recognition Award for understanding the linkages between business operations and society, and conducting business in a way that creates both long-term economic and social value. To qualify for AmCham’s CSR Recognition Award, a member company’s CSR program must receive high marks in four separate categories: (1) Attention to business objectives and societal needs; (2) Creation of long-term economic and social gains; (3) Communication and sharing of best practices; (4) Program sustainability. Click HERE to viewRead More →