BYU China Conference

Speakers • Networking • Mentoring Sessions • Luncheon

February 12, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: BYU Tanner Building 1st Floor Atrium

Conference Schedule



9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM

Daniel Hemmert & Miles Hansen

9:45 AM

Taowen Le

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Peter Chan

10:45 AM

Sean Stein

11:15 AM

Tim Stratford

12:00 PM

Lunch + Networking

1:15 PM

1st Breakout Session

1:45 PM

2nd Breakout Session

2:15 PM

Closing Remarks

This Year's Speakers

Executive Director Daniel Hemmert of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity


  • Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity Executive Director
  • Former Majority Whip of the Utah State Senate

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Professor Tao Wen Le of Weber State University


  • One of the first Chinese students to attend BYU.
  • Provincial representative in the U.S. for Liaoning Province 2003-2017.

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Timothy P. Stratford of Covington & Burling LLP


  • Managing partner in Beijing law firm.
  • Former U.S. Trade Representative

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Sean Stein of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai


  • Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
  • Former Consul General of the United States in Shanghai.

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Assistant Dean Michael Leonard of the David O. McKay School of Education at BYU


  • Leads the external relations team with responsibilities for outreach initiatives including donor, alumni, and public relations, recruitment, mentoring, and data/website development
  • Former Executive Director for the nonprofit Launching Leaders Worldwide

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President & CEO Miles Hansen of the World Trade Center Utah


  • Promoting prosperity across the state by attracting investment and increasing exports
  • Former Director for Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council in the White House

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Professor Peter Chan of Brigham Young University


  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology
  • Coordinator of China Projects at the BYU McKay School of Education

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Breakout Session Speakers

James Moore


  • First American to work for the Chinese Government in Zhejiang province.
  • CEO of a global firm in Salt Lake City.

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Cristal Moore


  • Lawyer and founder of women's organization in China.
  • Mother of 5 children, many raised and born in China.

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Joseph Andersen


  • Alibaba Group, Director of International Government Relations.
  • Previously led government affairs function for Brocade Communications Systems.

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Dan Stephenson


  • Executive Director/Co-founder of Economic Bridge International, a Salt Lake City & Shanghai-based strategic advisory/consulting firm.
  • Former COO for Chinese language learning company Mandarin Matrix.

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