Hero of the High Seas, Captain Richard Phillips to Deliver Keynote at International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2012

March 6th, 2012 | Category: Event News

Captain Richard Phillips, Hero of the High Seas, will deliver the keynote address at International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2012 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, Friday, September 21, 2012. Captain Richard Phillips is scheduled to speak Friday morning about the vital importance of leadership and teamwork.

Captain Phillips was captured by Somali pirates in 2009 when they hijacked the ship he was commanding, the Maersk Alabama. The ship was a container ship ferrying food aid to East Africa when it was attacked by the small band of pirates on April 8. To protect his crew, Captain Phillips offered himself as a hostage and spent five days on a lifeboat with the pirates before being rescued by Navy SEAL snipers.

Captain Phillips also is the author of A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, the story of his experience and his remarkable rescue. This dramatic story is also being made into a motion picture by Columbia Pictures.

A “floating CEO” in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multimillion dollar ship, Captain Phillips has a compelling story and valuable lessons for anyone involved in running a business today. In addition to Captain Phillips’ keynote address, International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off will feature educational seminars, an exhibition area with suppliers, and the International Window Film Tint-Off competitions.

This is one of the largest international events dedicated to the film industry. Registration and competition details are available online at www.windowfilmmag.com/iwfc.

Contact event coordinator Ally Curran at 540/720-5584 or acurran@glass.com for more information.

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