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ISSA Show North America is coming to Dallas this fall and on Wednesday, Oct. 31, attendees should prepare for a full day.

The third day of the trade show begins with a keynote address by Darren Hardy about the secrets to success. Following this speech, there will be plenty of other seminars offered throughout the day at the Education Theater and Connection Corner. 

Once the exhibit hall closes for the day, attendees simply need to head outside the convention center for ISSA’s big party: The Backlot Bash. Featuring live music, food, drinks and the Dallas Cheerleaders, the party will certainly make for a memorable Halloween.

Here’s more information on the third day’s schedule:

Keynote Address: Darren Hardy
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Igniting The Compound Effect: How To Jump Start Your Income, Your Life And Your Success
Come learn the secrets to success, told in simple and actionable terms. Success Mentor Darren Hardy has spent 25 years surrounded by the most successful people, collecting and curating the best ideas and strategies for success.

In his keynote address, attendees will learn the core fundamental principles that every business owner and manager needs to know, practice and master. Attendees will leave with an operating system and action plan to implement immediately.

Hardy has led three different television networks and is also the past publisher and editor of SUCCESS magazine. Through these platforms he has had access to achievers such as Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many others.

Throughout his career, Hardy has written three bestselling books, including “The Compound Effect” and “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster.”

ISSA Backlot Bash
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
This combination networking event and party is THE place to be on Halloween. The ISSA Backlot Bash is a new attraction for this year’s show and takes place on the street outside the convention center. The party features live music, free food and drinks, and a special appearance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. This event requires an additional registration fee, with all proceeds benefiting the ISSA Charities.

Exhibit Hall Hours
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Attendees can see the latest product innovations from more than 750 exhibitors.

Education Theater Schedule
These seminars take place on the show floor at booth 1051.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
It’s Time For Data-Driven Facility Management
Speakers: David Reynolds and Rufus Martinez

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Not So Subtle Art Of Waste Management
Speakers: David Reynolds and Rufus Martinez

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Balancing Act Of Cost And Quality
Speakers: David Reynolds and Rufus Martinez

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Los Retos de Distribución en Latinoamérica
Panel Discussion

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
State Of The Industry Panel: Distributors
Speakers: Ed McCoy, Michael Parks and Timothy Burgett
Throughout the week, ISSA will present panels addressing the state of each market segment. In this panel focusing on distributors, panelists will discuss threats affecting distributors and new market opportunities.

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
State Of The Industry Panel: Residential Cleaning
Speakers: Ernie Hartong, RJ Patel and Thomas Stewart
ISSA continues its State of the Industry series with a panel discussion on residential cleaning. Attendees learn best practices for common problems, as well as new ideas to grow their businesses.

4:25 p.m. - 5 p.m.
ARCSI Awards Presentation
ARCSI, a residential cleaning association, and division of ISSA, will hand out a number of major awards, including the Professional Cleaner of the Year, the President’s Award, Teresa Ward Community Service Award, and the Image Awards for Best Logo, Uniform, Vehicle, and Website.

ISSA Connection Corner
Taking place at the ISSA Resource Center, booth 1553, these half-hour sessions will quickly educate attendees about the latest trends.

10:30 A.m. - 11 A.m.
Commercial Cleaning Trends, Challenges, Etc.
Speaker: Joel Craddock

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
More Applicants + Better Quality = Happy Owner
Speaker: Mike Campion

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
CMI Workloading Council: Ask The Expert Q&A
Speakers: Tim Poskin, Allen Randolph, Andrew Espeseth and Sean Fox-Elster

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
New Flooring Sales Impact Traditional Floor Maintenance
Speaker: Stan Hulin

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Understanding Concrete Maintenance Solutions For The In-house And Contract Cleaner
Speaker: Peter Wagner

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Commercial And Residential Carpet Cleaning: Learn How To Avoid And Solve Issues In Cleaning
Speaker: Mark Exner

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The What, How And Why Of CIMS/CIMS-GB
Speaker: Charlie Janowicz

(Information accurate as of August 22, 2018)