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

Time Block
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:15 AM Daniel Hemmert & Miles Hansen
9:45 AM Taowen Le
10:15 AM Break
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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