ISSA has chosen the keynote and featured speakers for ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2009, which takes place at McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, October 6-9.

Acclaimed advertising guru and television personality Donny Deutsch will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, October 8, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., while legendary professional football coach Mike Ditka will speak at one of the show’s featured sessions on Wednesday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

“ISSA is excited to offer our attendees two impactful speakers at this year’s show in Chicago,” said ISSA President Bob Stahurski. “These leaders from the business and sports worlds will deliver top-quality presentations to help ISSA/INTERCLEAN attendees formulate their own bright ideas in these challenging economic times when they are needed the most.”

Deutsch has hosted some of America’s most influential entrepreneurs and business titans during the past four years on his CNBC talk show, "The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch." Deutsch has uncovered their secrets to success and turned his own big ideas into winning campaigns for his clients as chairman of Deutsch, Inc., one of the top-10 advertising agencies in the United States. In his keynote address, Deutsch will share his most important findings with ISSA/INTERCLEAN attendees and explain why now is the best time to unleash their best ideas on the cleaning industry.

Ditka’s speech, sponsored by Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC, will center on "The Leadership A.C.E.—Attitude, Character, and Enthusiasm." The renowned coach’s powerful presentation will highlight the key characteristics that individuals need to achieve their personal and professional goals. Ditka will offer tips that attendees can immediately implement to make a difference in their daily lives.

More details about the speakers, ISSA’s comprehensive educational conference, and other exciting aspects of ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2009 can be found in the event-registration book at