UVU Diplomatic Conference on International Trade Relations

On October 25 we welcomed Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, consuls general from 11 countries and international business leaders from throughout the Wasatch Front to UVU. The Office for Global Engagement hosted the inaugural event which brought together diplomats, corporate leaders and students in this unique networking environment.

This conference served as a powerful forum to exchange ideas, to network and to collaborate with entities in the state of Utah, both economic and academic. It offered breakout sessions where individual countries were featured and conference participants were able to interact with trade representatives directly.

Participants in the 2016 Diplomatic Conference included the following country representatives:

  • Consul General of Chile in LA: Mr. Jorge A. Tagle
  • Consul General of the Czech Republic in LA: Mr. Pavol Sepelak
  • Consul General of Japan in Denver: Mr. Makoto Ito
  • Consul General of South Korea in SF: Mr. Shin Chae-Hyun
  • Consul General of Mexico in Salt Lake City: Mr. Javier Chagoya
  • Consul General of New Zealand in LA: Mr. Leon Grice
  • Consul General of Peru in Denver: Mr. Eduardo Barandiaran
  • Consul General of Spain In LA: Mr. Francisco Javier Vallaure
  • Honorary Consul General of Switzerland in Utah: Mr. Daniel Oswald
  • Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in SF: Mr. Joseph C. L. Ma
  • Deputy Consul General of the United Kingdom in LA: Ms. Bernadette Greene

Dr. Baldomero Lago, associate vice president for Global Engagement address the audience during the Plenary Session.

Dr. Baldomero Lago, associate vice president for Global Engagement address the audience during the Plenary Session.

Honorary Consul General for Switzerland in Utah, Daniel Oswald, and Deputy Consul General from the UK, Bernadette Greene field questions during the Breakout Session.

Honorary Consul General for Switzerland in Utah, Daniel Oswald, and Deputy Consul General from the UK, Bernadette Greene field questions during the Breakout Session.

Trade specialists from the Taipei Economic and Culture Office - San Francisco during the Networking session.

Trade specialists from the Taipei Economic and Culture Office - San Francisco during the Networking session.

Cameron Martin, VP University Relations meets with some of the events corporate sponsors during the VIP luncheon.Cameron Martin, VP University Relations meets with some of the events corporate sponsors during the VIP luncheon.

Cameron Martin, VP University Relations meets with some of the events corporate sponsors during the VIP luncheon.Cameron Martin, VP University Relations meets with some of the events corporate sponsors during the VIP luncheon.

Consuls General and trade representatives from 11 different countries with Lt. Governor Spencer Cox.

onsuls General and trade representatives from 11 different countries with Lt. Governor Spencer Cox.