“Local Leaders on Global Issues with John Culver, Group President, Starbucks Coffee China/Asia Pacific” – WAC 3/18/2016 Event

On March 18, the World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center Seattle hosted our second Local Leaders on Global Issues breakfast with John Culver, Group President, Starbucks Coffee China/Asia Pacific. The conversation was moderated by Phyllis Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co. The discussion focused on Starbucks’ history and expansion to Asia  – starting with Japan in 1996 –  , the company’s continued growth in China with 1.5 new stores opening every day and a workforce of 30,000, and the balance between the store locations’ culture and the Starbucks culture.

Watch for the announcement of our next Local Leaders on Global Issues event in the next few months! 

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