Developing the 21st Century Workforce - Utah-Japan Collaboration      Conference Program

Utah Valley University - Fulton Library Auditorium, FL 120 

10:00 AM           

Registration and badge pick up (pre-register for FREE here)


10:30 AM           

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Baldomero Lago, Chief International Officer – Office for Global Engagement, UVU

Mr. Miles Hansen, President & CEO – World Trade Center Utah

Ms. Midori Takeuchi, Consul-General – Consulate-General of Japan in Denver

Ms. Shanti Shoji, Director of Programs – Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA


10:45 AM           

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Don Capener, Associate Dean of the Woodbury School of Business, UVU


  • Osamu Taki, Chief Executive Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Los Angeles Office
  • Benjamin Hart, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
  • Bryce Hunt, Customer Success Manager at Podium


11:30 AM           

Audience Q&A


12:00 PM 

Networking Lunch