2012 CAST-UT Conference on

US-China Collaboration in Science and Technology


Date & Time: 2:30pm, Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
 Sheraton Hotel (150 West 500 South), Salt Lake City


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Download the Official Announcement Letter

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Congratulation Letters from Chinese Embassy in USA


Online Registration is now closed.



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Organizing Committee:

         Co-Chairs: Jaimee Yang, Wei Peng

         Members: Terrence Chen, Geping Cheng, Lisa Cheng, Weili Cheng, Xiaoming Dong, Xiaoli Du, Chongwen Fan, Lian Feng, Yuanzong Fu, Weimin Jiang, Zhe Leng, Mengyin Li, Bo Lu, Gary Pan, Siu-lin Santee, Xiaoming Sheng, Rujie Sun, Le Wan, Gangqiang Wang, Yuesong Wang, Ge Wu, Wayne Xia, Hao Zhu

         Advisors: Timothy B. Anderson, Densen Cao, Nam Chau, Lew Cramer, Woody Fang, Brett Heimburger, Taowen Le, Feng Liu, Paul Savage, Jin Wang




Conference Agenda


2:30pm Ė 6:30pm Open Registration (Canyons Lobby)


3:30pm Panel Discussion on Science & Technology (Deer Valley Room)

Topic:†††††††††††† International Collaboration & Cooperation in Science & Technology

Moderator: ††† Dr. Taowen Le, CAST-UT Advisor and Deputy Director General of Liaoning Provincial Department of Science & Technology


  • Senator Mark Madsen, Chair of International Committee, Utah State Senate
  • Dr. Bret Ellis, Vice President of Technology, Weber State University
  • Dr. Hunter Jackson, President, Navigen Inc.


4:45pm Panel Discussion on Global Investment (Deer Valley Room)

Topic:†††††††††††† Global Investment and Business Opportunities

Moderator: ††† Mr. Gary Pan, Vice President of Public Relation, CAST-UT


  • Lisa Cheng, VP/International Marketing Manager, First Utah Bank
  • Mr. Franz Kolb, Regional Director, Governor's Office of Economic Development
  • Mr. Chris Shurian, CEO, Utah Regional Investment Fund, L.L.C.
  • Dr. Jin Wang, Dean of Business School, Westminster College


5:45-6:30pm Social Networking



6:30pm Opening Remarks (Canyons Conference Room)

6:30pm Introduction of VIP Guests and Community Leaders

††††††††††† Jaimee Yang, President, CAST-UT


6:35pm CAST-UT Annual Report

††††††††††† Wei Peng, Past-President, CAST-UT


6:45pm Guest Remarks

  • Congratulation Letter from the Chinese Embassy in USA
  • Mr. Mark Garfield, Senior VP, Zionís Bank
  • Dr. Xiaoming Sheng, President, CAST-USA


7:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Keynote Speech (Canyons Conference Room)

Speaker: Dr. Vivian S. Lee, Senior Vice President, University of Utah

Title: The Importance of Shared Values in Health Care, Education,

Research, and Industry

Introduction: Mr. Timothy B. Anderson, Attorney, Jones Waldo

Conference Agenda (Continued)

8:00pm Governor Speech (Canyons Conference Room)

Greg Bell, Lt. Governor of Utah State


8:10pm Presentation of Certificates (Canyons Conference Room)

8:10pm Certificates to Sponsors, Lifetime Members, Advisory Members,

Corporate Members and Recipients of Awards and Scholarships

††††††††††† Le Wan, CAST-UT President-Elect †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††



Zionís Bank, Woody and Teresa Fang Foundation, Wang Organization, Ocean Market

Presented by Co-chairs of CAST-UT Annual Conference: Wei Peng and Jaimee Yang


Lifetime Members

Geping Cheng, Zhigang Fang, Enqiang He, Mingming Jiang, Ying Ma, Richard Lee, Gary Pan, Siu-lin Santee, Victor Wang

Presented by CAST-UT Past-President Wei Peng


Advisory Members

Timothy B. Anderson, Jin Wang, Nam Chau, Feng Liu

Presented by CAST-UT President Jaimee Yang


Corporate Members

Utah Regional Investment Fund, L.L.C.

Presented by CAST-UT President-Elect Le Wan


Recipients of Outstanding High School Student Scholarships

Mary Peng, Yuxiao Wei, Jeannette Jiang, Alex Ho, Steve Sun, Jessie Lam, Andrew He

Presented by CAST-UT Advisor and Scholarship Sponsor Professor Woody Fang,

and CAST-UT Past VP of Education Wayne Xia


Recipients of Service Awards

Geping Cheng & Wendy Lu, Wayne Xia

Presented by CAST-UT Former President Lisa Cheng


Recipients of Special Awards of Professionalism

Bill Jiang, Lisa Cheng

Presented by CAST-USA President Xiaoming Sheng


8:30pm Closing Remarks (Canyons Conference Room)

Jaimee Yang, President, CAST-UT


8:35pm Announcement of CAST-UT BOD Election Results (Canyons Conference Room)

Victor Wang, VP of Membership, CAST-UT


9:00pm CAST-UT Members Group Photo (Canyons Conference Room)




Thanks to our sponsors and partners:


Woody and Theresa Fang Foundation

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Wang Organization

Ocean Mart, Inc.

Utah Regional Investment Fund, L.L.C.




Bing Kong Tong

Chinese Society of Utah

Chinese Students and Scholars Association at University of Utah

Utah Indo-China Chinese Benevolence Society

Utah Organization of Chinese Americans

Salt Lake County Mayorís Office of Diversity Affairs

World Trade Center of Utah

DingDing TV

Real Salt Lake

Mountain Dental, David Blanco

Homelink Mortgage

And many other friends Ö