General, Plenary, & Lunch Sessions

Monday, June 29th, 7:45 am
General Session Keynote Presentation

The New Realities of the Global Economy

Stuart Varney, Business and Financial Journalist, Fox News

An exceptional business and economic commentator, Stuart Varney will address the state of global business and economy. Stuart Varney incorporates the latest national and worldwide news into his presentations, frankly assessing how current affairs affect economic conditions. An economist trained at the London School of Economics, Varney offers his wide-ranging and sophisticated expertise, evaluating political administrations and their effects on the economy.

Monday, June 29th, 1:00 pm
Plenary Session

Occupational Safety & Health Panel Discussion

Leaders in Occupational Safety and Health are invited to share their insights with conference attendees and respond to questions from our panel moderator. The panelists will address the key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the regulatory, standards development and compliance assistance efforts of the Federal Government.

Tuesday, June 30th, 7:45 am
General Session Keynote Presentation

Saving the World at Work

Tim Sanders, Former Yahoo Chief Solutions Officer

Noted author Tim Sanders will address attendees on the increasing concern about corporate social responsibility and green business practices. He calls this ‘the responsibility revolution’, which will likely change the basis for competition in every industry over the next decade. He’ll show what organizations and individuals can do to connect with this trend.

Wednesday, July 1st
Lunch Program

S.W.I.T.C.H. On Your Sales Success

Chip Eichelberger

SH&E professionals need to know how to sell – their programs, themselves and the importance of safety in their organizations. Chip Eichelberger will deliver an energized and entertaining session to help attendees truly affect the performance of t heir organizations. It is fairly easy to achieve sales success in America because so many are satisfied with mediocrity, what can you do to stand out?

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The Safety 2009 Exposition includes more than 400 exhibitors
featuring the latest in safety, health and environmental products
and services to help you succeed. Look to our expo to address
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Executive Summit

The American Society of Safety Engineers is pleased to present its
2009 Executive Summit Panel. This year’s Executive Summit Panel will
discuss the views of senior management on the importance of employee safety and health and the expectations business and industry leaders have on the role of safety and health professionals. Understanding the perspective of executives at the highest levels of their organizations is a critical element of success for safety and health professionals. The panel moderated by a practicing safety professional will include questions submitted by attendees.

Key Issue Roundtables

It’s your chance to SPEAK UP! Do you have a lesson learned to share with fellow professionals? Are you looking to meet with others with mutual interests? The Key Issue Roundtables will be hosted by ASSE Practice Specialties professionals in areas of their particular expertise. The Roundtables sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session periods. Join the discussion and share your ideas, challenges and successes in each moderated session. The roundtable sessions will be conducted during the concurrent session periods and limited seating is available, first-come, first-serve.

Academic Forum

The 2009 Academic Forum will focus on issues of importance to SH&E professionals who are involved in teaching and counseling students at the college level, as well as research in safety and health. Eligible attendees include full time academicians and members of the Academics Practice Specialty.

Foundation Golf Outing

Situated in a scenic, rolling landscape of lakes and century old oak trees, Hill Country Golf Club is highly regarded as one of the best golf experiences in San Antonio. Most recently, the Hill Country Golf Club was voted #17 out of 332 worldwide golf resorts (2007) by the Conde Nast Readers Poll as well as the coveted Four Stars ranking (2008) by Golf Digest. Golfers will play a 4-person scramble and can sign up individually or as a foursome. Only 144 spaces are available. Click here for more details.

Future Conference Dates

Please join us at Safety 2010, June 13-16, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Don't miss out on the festivities of the 100th anniversary of ASSE at Safety 2011, June 12-15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Information about Exhibiting

ASSE's Safety 2009 Exposition attracts safety professionals from the top levels of management across the country.

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Virtual Expo

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