2014 Conference

Theme: Policy, Business & Careers


Location: Quad 264, Saint John's University,

             2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota 56321


Time: 10:15 am - 3:40 pm on Saturday, March 22nd


Price and Registration:

CSBSJU students: Register Here for FREE 


non-CSB/SJU students: Register Here before March 20th 11:59pm $10/person 

or $20/person at the door without pre-registration


Online registration will be closed at 11:59pm on 3/21 Friday night.


Dress code: Business Formal


Also, register early so we can print your name tag for the conference.


If you have any questions please contact:



or Licheng Yin l1yin@csbsju.edu

2014 Conference Agenda


Check In


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