October 19, 2011
For Immediate Release
University Marketing Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Laurie Bott (801) 360-6541
The Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business recently hosted a delegation of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) for training and business networking with educators and local business leaders.
The official visit serves as follow up to an April visit to China by UVU President Matthew S. Holland and Woodbury School of Business Dean Norman Wright, and the school’s inaugural “Doing Business with China” conference in May. Agreements have been signed to formalize the partnership created to promote training and business opportunities for U.S. and Chinese business leaders. The interchange comes on the heels of a recent series of UVU initiatives aimed at creating stronger educational ties and opportunities with counterpart organizations in China.
“This is the third step in a long term relationship meant to serve local business leaders in accessing the China market and providing international interaction for UVU students within a global marketplace,” said Wright.
Led by Deputy Director General Liu Zhenhu, the CCPIT delegation of 18 representatives from Washington D.C., Beijing, and several Chinese provinces participated in business training on state-of-the-art technology, adult learning and management training needs during its UVU and Utah visit. Local business leader Brian Davis and Steve Densley, president of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, also participated in the international exchange on chamber of commerce training, business development and networking.
The CCPIT is a trade body of the Chinese government that promotes China’s international economic and commercial interests. Founded in 1952, CCPIT, which also goes by the name of the China Chamber of International Commerce, produces economic data, creates diplomatic ties and is also active with trade arbitration issues.
For further information about the Woodbury School of Business please visit www.uvu.edu/woodbury/.
About the UVU Woodbury School of Business
The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The WSB supports a variety of engaged learning projects and programs, including the Entrepreneurship Institute in which students start their own business and the Center for the Advancement of Leadership. The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement and innovative teaching with a primary emphasis on contributing to the growth of business within the State of Utah. In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance Economics, Legal Studies and Hospitality, the WSB offers an MBA program that accommodates the schedule of working professionals through evening and weekend classes.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.