Utah USA to Host US-China 2011 Conference

Registration for the US-China 2011 Conference takes place on the morning of July 14, with a Pre-conference Seminar presented by the President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Jeff Edwards. Between 10:00am and 12:00 noon, the keynote speaker will be Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the State of Utah, and following lunch the program focuses on US-China Track Sessions. The Opening Social on Thursday evening will be hosted by the mayors of Salt Lake City, West Valley City and the city of Provo – Ralph Becker, Mike Winder and John Curtis respectively.

Friday’s sessions will take place at the Utah State University, with a presentation by keynote speaker former Senator Robert Bennett, followed by Wuhan‘s Vice Mayor Yue Yong in the morning session. The American & Chinese Friendship Promotion Society (AC-FPS) will be hosting a barbeque for delegates at the American West Heritage Center. Activities on Saturday include a tour of Salt Lake City and the Utah State Capitol Building. Following lunch, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, delegates will have the opportunity to conduct one-on-one business meetings.

Other keynote speakers at the US-China 2011 Conference include the Governor of Qinhai Province, Luo Huining; Party Secretary of Zhejiang Province, Zhao Hongzhu; Governor of Anhui Province, Wang Sanyun; Governor of Yunnan Province, Qin Guangrong; and Executive Director of USTAR (Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative) Ted McAleer. Topics covered in key-note presentations and other sessions will include renewable energy and green technologies; information technologies; life sciences and bio-science; and manufacturing and mining technologies.