The North Central Regional Summit Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, February 26, 2015 at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosemont, IL. The conference will be held during the Our World-Underwater Dive Show, after booth set up on Friday afternoon. The purpose of the Regional Summit Conference will be to bring together local Retail Dive Centers, Dive Boat Operators, Dive Clubs and Local Scuba Instructors to discuss ways to increase participation in our recreation. All Industry Professionals are invited to attend. There is no cost, but attendees need to RSVP for the event.
If you are interested in participating in the North Central Regional Summit Meeting, please contact Gene Muchanski at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Dive Industry Foundation Booth # 2003 at the DEMA Show in November.
The format for the event will be similar to the Regional Summit Meeting being held in Dallas, Texas at the Lone Star State Dive Show. In a three hour period, one hour will be reserved to set the agenda for the conference with industry and regional introductions. The second hour will be spent in breakout sessions to discuss industry and economic problems in the region and possible solutions to overcome the problems. The last hour will be a unified discussion to design a game plan for creating economic development in the local region by promoting diving through local Retail Dive Centers, Dive Boat Operators, Dive Clubs and Local Scuba Instructors.
It is our job as Industry Professionals to discuss roadblocks that are limiting our recreation and come together to not only propose potential solutions to our problems but to come up with a plan of attack and the funds necessary to grow our industry. We look forward to see you in Rosemont, Illinois in February.