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In 2015, the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam will lock in the successes of last year, our event’s foundation year, and continue to build a major annual event that:
The Melbourne Cup meets the above criteria:
And so, in our launch year of 2014, the Year of the Horse, AusCham gave the Melbourne Cup a ‘Saigon Spin’ and we launched the Saigon Cup. This year, with the full blessing of the Victorian Racing Club, we introduce the Saigon Melbourne Cup Carnival Dinner. This year, we shift from the afternoon time slot to the evening.
The Saigon Melbourne Cup Carnival Dinner 2015 will also bring together Australians and people with a business interest in Australia – which will encourage the development of business opportunities and support.
The Melbourne Cup will be raced on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 – and this event is on Saturday, 24 October??
Correct. Unfortunately, with the Tuesday being a work day over here in Vietnam, it is not viable to host a major event on this day. So, the Saigon Melbourne Cup Carnival Dinner 2015 on Saturday, 24 October 2015. (The Saturday immediately prior to the Melbourne Cup is Halloween (massive day in Vietnam) and the final of the Rugby World Cup).