CHICAGO NEWS AND UPDATES FOR MEETING PROFESSIONALS: JANUARY 2013

Get the latest Chicago news and updates for January 2013, including hotel highlights.



GET LOCALIZED TEXT ALERTS AND CITY UPDATES BASED ON YOUR MEETING ADDRESS

The city of Chicago's new ChiTEXT service allows you to sign up for local updates — such as city events, health, community news and city services — based on a single address.

Enter the address of your Chicago meeting and you'll be the first to know about various happening near that location. How to opt in:

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ELITE BASKETBALL CLASSIC (10,000 ATTENDEES) WILL BE AN ANNUAL EVENT IN CHICAGO

The Elite Basketball Classic, an event that showcases the top student athletes from across the country, will return to Chicago every year.

Last year marked the inaugural event, which brought more than 10,000 attendees to the UIC Pavilion in early December. The competition will be returning in 2013, though dates have yet to be announced.

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DOW CHEMICAL'S NEW DOWNTOWN FACILITY WILL ALSO BE A REGIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER

The Dow Chemical Company is relocating its facility to a new location in downtown Chicago, at 353 N. Clark St.

The 46-story Clark St. building includes flexible room configurations that accomodate large and small groups. Both auditorium seating and classroom seating will be options.

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ATTEND THE AMERICAS INCENTIVE, BUSINESS TRAVEL & MEETINGS EXHIBITION IN CHICAGO, JUNE 13–15

This June, McCormick Place welcomes AIBTM, the country's five-star meetings and events exhibition.

Registration is now open — sign up under the most relevant group:

  • VIP Option: The Hosted Buyer. Application for those who organize, influence or make budgetary decisions for meetings, incentive travel or other events in the U.S. or abroad
  • Flexible Option: The Trade Buyer. Free registration for professional meeting or event planners
  • Trade Supplier. Fee-based registration for those who provide the meetings and convention industry with products and/or services
  • International Visitor. Request a letter of invitation to help obtain your travel visa

Register Now



CHICAGO HOTEL HIGHLIGHT: JANUARY

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: Phase Two Renovations Begin

The second phase of a dramatic three-phase renovation has just begun at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. This includes:

  • The redesign and upgrade of rooms in the hotel's 800-guest-room tower
  • A seating and buffet expansion at the hotel's restaurant and lounge Shor and M/X
  • The addition of a second private dining room at Shor and M/X

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