The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting their 2015 Partnership Summit at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The 2015 Partnership Summit will include information on upcoming conventions and sporting events, marketing initiatives, and breakout sessions covering new business technology and hotel security. Additionally, attendees will hear from a panel on hospitality hiring practices.


Registration and the networking breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and opening remarks will begin at 9:30 a.m. The summit will end at noon and the optional lunch program will end at 1 p.m.


2015 Partnership Summit

Radisson Hotel Star Plaza

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

800 East 81st Ave.

Merrillville, Ind. 46410


2015 Partnership Summit Agenda


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration and networking breakfast (Celebrity West)

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Opening remarks by SSCVA Executive Vice President and Chief Projects Officer, Katie Holderby

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakouts

Marketing/Tech Talk (Celebrity East)

For Hotels: Security (Celebrity West)

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Hospitality hiring practices (Celebrity West)

11:35 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closing keynote by SSCVA President and CEO Speros A. Batistatos, FCDME

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Optional program with lunch (Celebrity Center)

Maximizing your partnership and SSCVA panel discussion


For more information on the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority's 2015 Partnership Summit, contact Stacina Stagner, communications coordinator for the South Shore CVA, at 219-554-2175 or, or visit