2009 CAST-UT Annual Conference on Development in Economics and Technology



CAST-UT will host its annual conference on December 6th, 2008 at Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme of this year’s convention is recent developments in technology, and the impact of financial crisis on Utah business.


Online Registration is now open, please register (or contact us if you have a group of attendees) at your early convenience.



* Build relationships and exchange programs between China and United States in the areas of culture, science, technology, business, trade, education, and other exchange programs.
* Promote traditional Chinese culture and local Chinese community activities to the general public in the United States
* Provide networking and collaboration opportunities among Chinese scholars and professionals in the United States


Tentative program:


Date:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday, December 6th, 2008
 Sheraton Hotel (150 West 500 South), Salt Lake City


MC: Gene Kennedy, news reporter, KSL Channel 5

10:00am to 11:15am   Registration

11:00am          Opening Remarks: Xiaoming Sheng
11:05am          Introducing VIP guests

11:10am          Introducing community leaders: Bill Jiang
11:20am          Keynote Speak

Introduction: Ge Wu

Speaker: Randy Bailey (President of Free Linc),

Topics: Recent and Future Development on Wireless Communications, Economical Situation of High-Tech Industry

12:00pm          Announcement of Board of Directors election: Gangqiang Wang

12:00pm          Lunch

12:30pm          Presentation of Outstanding High School Student Scholarship

12:50pm          Announcement of Board of Directors election result: Gangqiang Wang

12:55pm          Closing Remarks: Lisa Cheng

1:00pm to 3:00pm       Panel Discussion

Topic: Impact of Financial Crisis on Utah Business Development

Moderator: Gary Pan


1.      Dave Brown, CEO and President, First Utah Bank

2.      Mark F. Burton, Founder, International Armoring Corporation

3.      Bryan Davis, Founder/Boardmember, XanGo, LLC

4.      Elizabeth Goryunova, Vice President, World Trade Center of Utah



Chair, Ge Wu (ge_wu@yahoo.com)

Co-Chair, Lisa Cheng (lcheng@firstutahbank.com)

Co-Chair, Bill Jiang (billjiang2000@hotmail.com)

CAST-UT President, Xiaoming Sheng (xiaoming@ustc.edu)



We would like to thank the following sponsors and many friends for their support.


·        WTF Foundation

·        Confucius Institute at the University of Utah

·        Xango

·        FreeLinc

·        Jimmy Wu Team (ColdWell Banker)

·        First Utah Bank

·        Bill Jiang (ColdWell Banker Residential Brokerage)

·        Shuqin Fu (Advanced NorthStar Lending)

·        Rachel Yee (Home Link Mortgage)


·        United Chinese Association of Utah

·        Organization of Chinese Americans in Utah

·        Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce

·        Chinese Students and Scholars Association at University of Utah

·        Icon Consulting Group

·        Asian Association of Utah

·        Great China Supermarket

·        Many Other Sponsors and Friends.


More sponsors are welcome!!! Click here for sponsorship form.


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