ASIS International announced that Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, and pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III, will be keynote speakers at the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2010), to be held Oct. 12-15 (Tuesday-Friday) at the Dallas Convention Center.
From 2001 to 2008, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf occupied what TIME Magazine described as “the most dangerous job in the world,” playing a crucial role in the global war on terror. He has survived two assassination attempts; rooted out militants in his own government; helped conduct countless raids against Al Qaeda; and tracked Osama Bin Laden with technical and human intelligence. President Musharraf will share his experiences on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m.
Chesley B. Sullenberger III became an international hero on Jan. 15, 2009 when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River, saving the lives of 155 people. The Airbus A320’s two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike. Sullenberger and his crew won international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Captain of what has been dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Sullenberger is an aviation safety expert and accident investigator who also serves as the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, a consulting company dedicated to management, safety, performance and reliability consulting. Sullenberger will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.
On Friday, Oct. 15, humorist and best-selling author Dave Barry will address attendees at the closing luncheon. For 25 years Barry was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He has written 30 books.