Dylan Alcott

23rd October 10-11am at the ISSA Speaker Theatre

Dylan will share his insight and experiences from a life lived overcoming obstacles, smashing glass ceilings and living his very best life. His achievements are not only restricted to the sporting field. He is also a charity founder, business owner, radio host, TV presenter, best-selling author, social advocate and game changer.

At the 2016 Rio Paralympic games, Dylan became one of only a few athletes to win two gold medals in two different sports across two different Olympic or Paralympic games.
At the age of 17, Dylan because the youngest ever wheelchair basketball gold medallist at the 2008 Paralympic games in Beijing, and after gold at the 2010 world championships, and silver at the London 2012 games, decided to switch sports to wheelchair tennis. In addition to his incredible successes at the Rio Olympics, Dylan has also won seven grand slam singles titles to date, including the last five Australian open titles.

In 2017, Dylan launched the Dylan Alcott foundation, a foundation created to help young Australians who are struggling to come to terms with disabilities. His achievements are not only restricted to the sporting field. He is also a charity founder, business owner, radio host, TV presenter, best-selling author, social advocate and game changer.

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Simon O’Donnell

24th October 10-11am at the ISSA Speaker Theatre

Former Australian cricketer Simon O’Donnell will be a keynote speaker at the ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo on Thursday, 24 October, where he will discuss the ingredients for success and the makeups of a winning team.

Simon’s reputation in AFL and cricket is well respected. The sporting career of Simon O’Donnell reads like a schoolboy’s dream comes true. After excelling in sport at Assumption College in Kilmore, Simon moved to Melbourne to play Australian Rules Football with St. Kilda.

After two successful seasons with the Saints, Simon was faced with a difficult but enviable decision – whether to concentrate on cricket or football.

During his career Simon has overcome obstacles having faced cancer, fought the disease coming out a survivor.

Currently Simon enjoys national recognition through his various commentary and hosting roles with the Nine Network, particularly in cricket and horse racing and is widely respected as “an easy going and genuine good bloke”.

It is no secret that Simon is one of the Nine Network’s shooting stars and he has various key hosting roles in the Nine Networks national/international coverage of sport.

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