Purdue to host Global China Connection Midwest Conference

April 12, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue chapter of Global China Connection on April 20 will host the organization's Sino-U.S. 1.0: "Moving the World Forward" Midwest Annual Conference.

Free and open to the public, the conference, which includes three speakers and three panel discussions, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stewart Center.

Founded in 2008, Global China Connection is a nonprofit, student-run organization that helps develop relationships among Chinese and non-Chinese university students.

The speakers include Lijun Du, president of Nanshan America Co., who earned a master's degree in industrial administration in 2004 from Purdue University. He formerly served as director of China operations for Oscar Winski Co. Inc., a Lafayette-based business.

Other speakers are Marty Pat Meade, a Purdue graduate who earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1975 and a master's degree in management in 1976 and is now global quality manager at Delphi Corp., and Mark Van Fleet, who worked for 20 years in senior positions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His roles have included director of international business development.

For more information about the conference, visit https://www.facebook.com/GCCPurdueAnnualConference2013

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Yufan Hu, 765-586-0334, hu171@purdue.edu

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