Captain Richard Phillips is the real life inspiration for the new movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks that opened across the United States last week, and author of A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea.
For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips of the MV Maersk Alabama, became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.
GNEX 2014 Conference attendees will meet this “hero of the high seas” as he delivers a keynote session at the upcoming event. Captain Phillips will not only share his compelling story – presented in his warm, highly personal style, but as a “floating CEO” in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar ship and the crew he managed, he will also draw lessons from those dramatic events that can help organizations survive and thrive, even in these times when hope and support seem to be in very short supply. He will discuss the vital importance of leadership and teamwork, combined with a belief in the power and potential of yourself and your team, as seen through the eyes of an unassuming hero who conquered an extraordinary challenge.
GNEX 2014 is being held at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota, Florida, USA from 9-12 February 2014. This event follows previous conferences in Beverly Hills, California; Cancun, Mexico; and Paradise Island, Bahamas.
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