General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (retired), who led his troops to victory during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and Chris Matthews, an author and host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and the Chris Matthews Show, are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses during the 2003 NFPAWorld Safety Conference and Exposition(tm), at the Dallas Convention Center, May 18-21.

Featuring 120 educational sessions covering all aspects of fire and life safety, the conference will again showcase the largest North American fire protection and life safety tradeshow with more than 200 exhibitors. New exposition hours will provide exhibitors the opportunity to take advantage of the entire program without juggling competing schedules. Most of the sessions, including the eight pre-conference sessions are CEU-accredited.