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Baylor University's 13th Annual Global Business Forum
China 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:00 PM - Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:30 PM

The 13th Annual Global Business Forum will explore the changing role of China in global production, technology, trade, and security. All sessions are complimentary and open to the membership and staff of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Seating is limited an requires registration.


Baylor University, Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation, 1621 S. 3rd St., Waco, TX

Event Details: 

Wednesday, March 20

6:30 PM Opening Dinner

Ambassador Li Qiangmin, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Houston

Thursday, March 21

11:00 AM Diplomatic Forum

Joanne Held Cumming, U.S. State Department Policy Advisor to the CITFOIR, Baghdad

Roland Smith, British Diplomatic Service, retired

Paul Roush, U.S. Marine Corps, retired. Served at U.S. Embassy, Moscow, and U.S. Naval Academy

12:30 PM Luncheon

Dr. Barry Naughton, Chair of Chinese International Affairs, University of California at San Diego

2:00 PM China's Role in Global Technology

Ian M. Liao, Partner, K&L Gates, Shanghai

Haiyang Li, Professor of Strategic Management & Innovation, Rice University

3:30 PM Trading with China

Curt Howell, President, Time Manufacturing

Mike Markwardt, CEO, Markwardt Enterprises


Location: Baylor University, Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation, 1621 S. 3rd St., Waco, TX
Contact: Questions concerning the conference programs may be directed to Dr. Stephen Gardner, Director of the McBride Center for International Business ( phoneL257-710-6147). For information on attendance, travel, accommodations, and other
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