Part two of this three-part article profiles the keynote speakers at this year's ISSA show.

Echoing what has worked the last two years, ISSA has again brought in a star-studded lineup of keynote speakers that will offer business insights, words of inspiration, and a few gut-busting jokes over the course of three days.

The first keynote kicks off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, with Afterburner Inc., a global team of real fighter pilots. The presentation, “Secrets of Flawless Execution,” will discuss how attendees and their staffs can be in full fighting form every day. The pilots have also promised to share some rare cockpit footage that will keep audience members on the edges of their seats.

Next up, at 8 a.m., on Oct. 22, Jay Leno, comedian and former host of “The Tonight Show,” will offer some unique business insights and life lessons during, “Funny Business: A Private Performance with Jay Leno.” Leno loves to test his humor on live audiences, so attendees will get a sneak preview of some of his latest standup material.

Rounding out the trio of keynote speakers is investor and host of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary, who will host the ISSA Excellence Awards Luncheon at 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 23, and give a presentation called, “How You Can Be a Successful Entrepreneur at Everything You Do.” Fans of the popular reality TV series know that O’Leary recognizes what it takes to be successful in today’s volatile economy.

O’Leary will offer his unique observations from his six years as an investor on his popular TV series, including what every manager can learn from the companies made famous on the show. O’Leary’s advice comes from a career of building and managing multiple businesses and being an investor in hundreds more.

“His candid, no-nonsense approach will provide a refreshing way to examine the reasons for failure — and success,” says Rangel. “Plus, attendees will get the opportunity to rub elbows with the best in the industry. It really is an unbeatable combination.”

O’Leary will announce his choice of “Solution Guru” — aka the winner of the ISSA Excellent Idea contest — during his keynote address at the luncheon. He will play the video of the winning solution for the audience and describe why the innovative idea hits home.

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