Challenge of China II: Assuring Quality in a Global Economy




8:00 – 8:30 am
REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am
WELCOME and Introduction Loren Israelsen, Executive Director
United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

8:45 – 9:00 am
Utah and China: A Key Relationship Brett W. Heimburger, MBA
Director for Asia: Governor’s Office of Economic
Development, State of Utah

9:00 – 9:45 am
Who is China Today? A Historical, Cultural and Political Overview Eric Heyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Political Science Brigham Young University

9:45 – 10:30 am
Case Study: The Search for a Manufacturing Partner in China Bob A. King, President/CEO A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeutics

10:30 – 10:45am

10:45 – 11:30am
Update from Beijing: Legal & Business Implications and a Status Report on MLMs in China

Michael Chen, JD
Kirton & McConkie, Attorneys at Law

11:30 – 12:30 pm
Analytical Challenges in Testing China Sourced Materials James Neal-Kababick, Director Flora Research Laboratories

12:30 – 1:15 pm
LUNCH Francis Brinker, N.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine University of Arizona

1:15 – 2:30 pm
The Inside Story: 20 Years of Regulating the TCM Industry for the State of California Dr. Richard Ko, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

2:30 – 3:15 pm
China Nutrition Market Report 2007 Patrick D. Rea, Publisher & Editorial Director Nutrition Business Journal

3:15 – 3:30 pm

3:30 – 4:15 pm
Food Safety Legislation: Congressional and Consumer Initiatives to Imported Foods and
Dietary Supplements
Loren Israelsen, Executive Director United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Open Forum and Audience Q&A

5:00 pm

Conclusion of the Conference
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