American Actor, author, motivational speaker, war hero and retired U.S. Army soldier J.R. Martinez will present "Plugging into Your Superpowers" at the 2017 Service World Expo Sept. 7-8 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

Martinez’s story is compelling and inspirational. He endured severe burns to over 34% of his body when his Humvee hit a roadside bomb. While three other soldiers were thrown out of the vehicle going up in flames, Martinez was stuck inside. His fight for survival is why the world stopped to listen.

“J.R.’s story is truly remarkable," Service World Vice President of Strategic Alliances Liz Patrick said. "I can’t wait to see how his message of resilience and optimism will inspire and motivate our audience.”

Some may recognize Martinez from Dancing with the Stars, where he won the show's 13th season. However, his acting career began on the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama All My Children. Since then, he’s appeared on numerous television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and Ellen.

“This is a must-see presentation," Service World COO David Heimer said. "[It's] moving, inspiring, [and] will leave you speechless."

Contractors want to hear Martinez speak about his captivating experiences that have changed the lives of millions. The Service World Expo audience will have that chance.

Service World Expo is the bold, new, must-attend conference, trade show, and networking event for residential contractors involved in the plumbing, HVAC and electrical trades who want to ignite growth and performance within their companies. Slated for Sept 7-8 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, the event will encompass seminars, entertainment events and a product showcase.

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