This Year's Speakers

Mr. Greg Fox

VP of Marketing at Huawei Technologies. Greg leads Huawei Technologies corporate marketing and brand strategy, which has propelled the $92 billion company to the leading ICT solutions provider in the world, and now the number 2 global smartphone leader globally. For the previous two years, Greg led Huawei Partner and Alliances, growing partnering capabilities, and revenue from $100 million to nearly $1 billion annually. He has been instrumental in promoting the value and the role that ICT and enabling technologies such as broadband, data center, cloud, IoT, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence, play, in driving country digital transformation and country GDP. He received his MBA from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Jenny Sheng

Author of "Chinese Workers in the Construction of the Central Pacific Railway" and "Golden Road Passing". Ph.D., Associate Professor. In July 1985, Dr. Sheng graduated from Shanghai Normal University and stayed on as a professor. In 1998, she served as the deputy dean of the Sino-US Cooperation Utah Institute of Science and Technology at Shanghai Normal University. She was a pioneer in educational cooperation projects between Shanghai and Utah. From 2000 to 2001, she was a visiting scholar at Weber State University in Utah and visited Brigham Young University many times. She had supervised multiple charity projects between LDS Charities and the city of Shanghai. Previous appointments include: the deputy director of the Shanghai Oriental Forum Office, and the director, the chairman of the labor union, and the secretary general of the Shanghai Social Science Federation. She currently serves as Deputy Director of Shanghai Local Records Office and President of Shanghai Yearbook Association.

Dr. Dale Cox

VP of Asia Pacific, International School Services. Dr. Cox received his doctorate in educational leadership from Lehigh University, his M.Ed. in educational administration from Arizona State University, and his B.A. in history from Brigham Young University. He worked for 25 years in public education in the United States before becoming an international school administrator in Beijing in 2006. He has served as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools and has presented and trained on teacher recruitment, school improvement, learning innovation, board governance, and school leadership. Having lived in Asia in his youth, he is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. He and his wife Rhoda are the parents of six children and the grandparents of thirteen grandchildren.

Prof. John Lewis

Associate Advancement Vice President and Publisher of BYU Magazine at Brigham Young University. As associate advancement vice president since July 1998, John C. Lewis oversees BYU’s alumni and external relations efforts. His career has included service with Mountain Bell and WordPerfect Corporation, where he became executive vice president and a member of the board of directors. After WordPerfect’s merger with Novell, Inc., he became a senior vice president responsible for customer service worldwide. He left Novell in 1995 to become vice president of corporate development at Nu Skin Enterprises. He holds a BA in English and an MBA from Brigham Young University as well as an MA in English from the University of Virginia.

Rep. Eric Hutchings

Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives representing District 38 and CEO and founder of Regeneris Group Renewable Energy. Eric Hutchings main professional career revolves around Renewable Energy and Financial Services. He is affiliated with Utah Reads Alliance Community as co-chair; Kearns Drug Free Communities Advisory Board; Kearns Planning and Zoning Commission; Taste of Kearns as chair; Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice; Salt Lake County Commission on Youth; West Jordan Rotary; Community Liaison to Utah Olympic Oval. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Josh Steimle

Author, speaker, entrepreneur, and executive coach. Josh is the founder of MWI, a digital marketing agency with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, the UK, and the US. He is also the founder and CEO of Influencer Inc, a publishing, training, and events company that provides personal branding and thought leadership services to CEOs and other executives. He is also a TEDx speaker, has presented to audiences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and North America, and has been interviewed on local, national, and international radio and TV programs and on more than 50 podcasts on topics related to technology, marketing, personal influence, and entrepreneurship.

What is BYU China Conference?

BYU China Conference is a necessary stop for students interested in China, just as China is a necessary stop for individuals and companies engaged in businesses, technology, science, and more. BYU China Conference directs attention to the growing global influence of China by inviting speakers with exceptional interactions with China and it's people to come share their knowledge, advice, and experiences. Past speakers have included lawyers, film directors, doctors, artists, professors, entrepreneurs and more. Topics range from building Disneyland to choreographing dances for the Beijing Dance Academy.

BYU China Conference's mission is to help attendees discover their own path that leads to China. It aims to provide attendees with an educational, engaging atmosphere where they can listen to informative talks, interact with each other, and discover new opportunities to experience all that China has to offer.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 16th
9:00am-12:00pm Keynote Speakers
12:00-2:00pm Opportunity Fair and Lunch
2:00-5:00pm Workshop Series Breakout Session

Conference Archive

Thank You to Our Sponsors

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
BYU David O. McKay School of Education
BYU Career Services
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BYUCC Committee

We're always looking for students to help plan next year's China Conference. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, send your resume and a brief description of what skills you would bring and why you are interested in planning China Conference to byuchinaconf@gmail.com

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(Top Left to Bottom Right) Ryder Seamons (Public Relations), Simon Li (Public Relations), Nathan Brown (Marketing), Oscar Ivan Cordon (Opportunity Specialist), Leo Liang (Operations and Finances), Dr. Peter Chan (BYUCC Advisor & BYU Professor of Instructional Science), Hannah Wang (Public Relations), Kitty Zhou Weakley (Opportunity Specialist), Michelle Wu (Public Relations), Megan Chan (Co President), Rachel Tam (Marketing), Phillip Ng (Co President) Not Pictured: Chelsia Liu (Operations and Finances), Hanqing Zhao (Opportunity Specialist) View Bios