ATMIA Secures Survivor Extraordinaire Brett Archibald as Keynote Speaker for Cape Town Conference in October

LONDON, UK, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA & SIOUX FALLS, USA (August 14, 2013) — The ATM Industry Association today announced that survivor extraordinaire, Brett Archibald, who was rescued after over 28 hours lost at sea without a lifejacket, will be keynote speaker at the association’s conference in October at the Cape Town waterfront.

In April this year, Archibald fell overboard off a charter boat in the Mentawai Straits in the Indian Ocean while unconscious and was forced to endure stormy seas, being stung by a Portuguese man of war and jellyfish, bitten by small fish, attacked by seagulls, hit by a shark, and all while treading water for 28.5 hours alone in the sea.

“We’re absolutely delighted to attract a sought-after speaker with such an incredible true story to tell, “CEO Mike Lee said. “He’s sure to inspire and motivate our members and delegates.”

A businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Archibald will deliver his talk “Miracle at Sea: The true-life drama of Brett Archibald’s 28.5 hour ordeal and survival in treacherous conditions – lessons for turbulent times” at an ATMIA conference, 9-11th October, at the Cape Town waterfront –

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The ATM Industry Association, established in 1997, is a non-profit global trade association with approximately 3,700 members in 60 countries. As an independent, non-profit trade association, our mission is: to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide; to protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations.

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