Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business will bring together international experts and the business community for a one-day conference May 10 developed to provide an educational and networking resource for those interested in conducting business in Asian Pacific. The second annual “Doing Business with China” conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center and the new Science Building.
“The Woodbury School of Business is sponsoring this second in a series of ‘Doing Business in China’ conferences to create an annual forum for local business men and women to learn about current issues in China from prominent and experienced professionals with years of experience of doing business in China,” explained Norman Wright, dean of the Woodbury School of Business. “Utah Valley University welcomes the local and international business community to campus for this outstanding event.”
The conference will cover a wide variety of international business topics including financial logistics, supply chain management, import/export and setting up business, freight forwarding, bringing Chinese investment to Utah, cross-cultural management, technology drivers for global business development and international negotiating.
The morning keynote address will feature Manuel “Manny” Menendez III, a veteran international businessman, entrepreneur, humanitarian and founder of MCM Group Holdings, Ltd. MCM is an organization specializing in international business and trade, and whose activities are focused on the Asian Pacific region with special emphasis on the People’s Republic of China. Manny will address “How to Make Money in China and How to Attract Money from China.”
Joining Menendez on the conference program are keynote speakers Jack Buchanan and Andrew Hupert as well as session presenters Roscoe Allen of Scoe Sourcing; Lisa Cheng of First Utah Bank and Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce; Nick Stewart of Tai Pan Trading; Bill Waterbury of Freightlink; Chuck Churchill of Expeditors; Marianne Sorensen, Tim Anderson and Rachel Naegeli of Jones Waldo; Corey Lindley of doTerra; Nathan Seifert of US Commercial Services; Mike Hoer of Continental Grain; Bryce Higbee of Higbee Law; and Mindy Fung of Mountain Land Reality.
Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
Conference co-sponsors include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, World Trade Center Utah, KSL NewsRadio and the Daily Herald.