Ho Chi Minh City

ILV is a social group of approximately 200 women from over 40 countries who live in Ho Chi Minh City. We meet every Thursday morning for coffee at 10:00AM at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel. Our members find this to be an excellent time to meet new people, make new friends, and learn about life in hectic yet fascinating Ho Chi Minh City. ILV meetings also often include speakers who tell us about a variety of interesting topics.

We have weekly activities, special outings and evening events. Browse our website to learn about all the fun in store at ILV!

Whether you have yet to move, are newly arrived, or have been here awhile, we would love to have you join us at a coffee morning or other activity to learn more about ILV and the many member benefits. Membership is available to ladies of all nationalities and is renewable annually.

Please contact us by clicking here if you have plans to move to Ho Chi Minh City or have questions about ILV. And if you are viewing this page on your phone, scroll to the bottom to find out more information on our Coffee Mornings. We can’t wait to meet you!

Hẹn Gặp Lại or See YOU Soon,

Carys McKane, ILV President

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Upcoming Coffee Mornings

14 November, 2019

Time: 10.00-12.00

**Please note change of venue – 2/F Intercontinental Residences Lounge**

A social Coffee Morning to catch up with old friends and new, with a short Vietnamese language lesson from ILV Member Binh.

21 November, 2019

Time: 10.00-12.00

Rei Nguyen from Note – The Scent Lab will share the secrets of Scents and Perfumes, having learned the art of perfume design and aromatherapy in Japan.

28 November, 2019

Time: 10.00-12.00

ILV Member, Cynthia Houdoin will talk about how she created an artistic cooperation between Vietnamese lacquer and Lebanese art, with design objects from Lebanon for sale on the day.

Last minute changes in speakers are posted on our Facebook page:

International Ladies in Vietnam

Upcoming Outings and Events

You can read more about ILV activities on the Activities page. Upcoming:

20 November 2019

Time: 1900-2030

The ILV Night Owls are planning an evening tasting wine and… chocolates! There will be wine pairing with 3 different types of wine and various chocolates. If you would like to join in, please register with Piu, ILV Activities Coordinator ilvactivities@gmail.com. Details will be emailed separately.

5 December, 2019

Join us for ILV’s annual Christmas Lunch at The Caravelle Hotel! Members and non-members are all welcome. Buy your tickets for this sell-out event from: 

  • the ILV table at the Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, 7 November;
  • every Coffee Morning thereafter; and
  • at Chula Fashion at Snap Café in Thao Dien, D2

Lunch for New Members

You can read more about this lunch on the Activities page. The next New Member lunch will be held:

Thursday, 21 November, 2019
Market 39, Intercontinental Hotel, D1
Lunch starts at 12:15pm, after Coffee Morning