WTC 400x56World Trade Center Utah is proud to host its third Thought Leader Symposium for 2019. These events bring together business, community and government leaders with the purpose of creating thought-provoking discussions on current international events and their impact on business.

WTC Utah is thrilled to partner with the China Chamber of International Commerce, The Chinese Embassy in the United States, Spike 150, the Utah Chinese Golden Spike Celebration Committee and Economic Bridge International to present the Utah-China Trade and Investment Forum.

Speakers will include:

  • J. Stuart Adams, President, Utah Senate 
  • Xu Xueyuan, Minister, Chinese Embassy in the United States
  • Steve Starks, President, Utah Jazz
  • Zhang Yi, Deputy Secretary, China Chamber of International Commerce
  • Zhenge Zhao, General Representative, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • and many other Utah and Chinese business leaders

The evening will conclude with a screening of Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution - along with remarks from film director Dodge Billingsley. 

What: Utah-China Trade and Investment Forum
When: Saturday, May 11 from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: $20 for the Plenary Session, $20 for the Dinner & Film, $40 for the Full Event (Agenda Below)
Where: The Little America Hotel
500 Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

This premier event will be a significant celebration of the Utah-China relationship and an important opportunity to make progress on expanding our trade and investment relationship. There will be several high-level Chinese government and business leaders coming from several provinces and cities to attend and participate in the Forum. This event will provide a rare opportunity to engage with key individuals from China to promote bilateral trade and investment opportunities!

Event Agenda:
Plenary Session - 
2:30 - 3:00 pm Registration
3:00 - 5:30 pm Expanding Business & Investment between Utah and China
Dinner & Film - 
5:30 - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception with Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 - 8:00 pm Formal Remarks with Dinner Served
8:00 - 8:15 pm Networking Break
8:15 - 9:30 pm Film Screening: Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution

Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution -  
Produced by Combat Films & Research for the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University, Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution examines one woman's incredible decade in China during a period of tremendous upheaval. For China, the 1930's were a decade marked by the profound uncertainty and sweeping change. In the wake of the collapse of the ancient dynastic system, the country fell into political chaos as competing warlords terrorized the countryside. Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalist party was engaged in a mortal struggle against the Communist forces of Mao Zedong for control of the nation. Meanwhile, Japan invaded Manchuria, and threatened the survival of China. It was in this unstable and dangerous environment that aspiring American author Helen Foster found herself when she arrived in China in 1931. She spent the next decade working as a writer, an activist, and humanitarian. She is one of the few Western eyewitnesses to the gathering Chinese Communist Revolution. Shot on location in China, this carefully documented film considers her important role during this turning point in the birth of modern China.

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