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Local Leaders on Global Issues

Seattle is a global brand, known for its innovation and entrepreneurialism. From personal computing to coffee, from how we travel to how we shop, greater Seattle has changed the world. Global challenges - whether in the economy, trade, or politics - are inherently local challenges. Join the World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center Seattle for a new series, Local Leaders on Global Issues, exploring how Seattle’s business leaders are addressing some of the global challenges they and their peers face. 

What is the most critical resource for businesses to grow and thrive? Within a decade, employers will face a shortfall of some 38-40 million skilled workers. 

With our interconnected global economy, companies increasingly will be forced to compete globally for the talent they need to innovate and thrive. In today’s landscape, is human capital talent the critical resource that has replaced capital as the driver for growth? Join us for a fascinating discussion with Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line, on how “talentism” may be replacing capitalism and what this paradigm shift, enabled by technology and networks, could mean to global businesses in greater Seattle. 

This program will be moderated by Tammy Young, Vice President of Human Resources at Alaska Airlines.

7:30am: Networking and Breakfast
8:00am: Program with Orlando Ashford
9:00am: Q & A 

This program is brought to you by the World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center Seattle.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
7:30am to 9:15am

WTCSE & WAC Members | $40
Non-Members | $50

World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121  map

Contact the WTCSE Concierge
at concierge@wtcseattle.com or

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