Minnesota-China Business Opportunity Conference

MCBOC is a student-run, non-profit, annual business conference that provides a platform for learning and building cross-cultural relationships between students, professors, and professionals in Minnesota and China. 

2014 Conference Agenda


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Opening Remark


Session I

Seeking Silk Road Stability: Economic Growth Poses Risks and Vast Opportunities

Warren Vollmar: President & Chairman, U.S. China Business Connections

Introduced by Licheng Yin President of MCBOC



MCBOC Update:

Licheng Yin, President, MCBOC


Luncheon Speech/ Keynote

Seeking Common Ground, While Respecting Difference:

A Bicultural Perspective on U.S. China Relationship

Weming Lu: Planning advisor to the Mayor of Beijing & Trustee of the Minneapolis Foundation

Introduced by Dr. Sophia Geng , Associate Professor of Chinese, CSB/SJU


Session II

The U.S. and China: New Challenges Amid Rising Tensions in China

Thomas Hanson: Foreign Policy Consultant

Introduced by Dr. Joe Rogers, Director of Center for Global Education, CSB/SJU


Session III

Career Paths: Working International

Mary Voight, Chinese Language Teacher, Minneapolis, USA

Juhaan Juhar, Travel Consultant/Marketing Intern, Beijing, China

Peggy Yang, Sales Marketing Intern, Hongkong, China

Moderator: Klyf Kong, International Sales, Minneapolis, USA


Networking Mixer

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