International Pow Wow (IPW)

International Pow Wow returns to Chicago in 2014!


U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow (IPW) is the tourism industry's largest generator of inbound international travel to the U.S. For three days, this show hosts individual, pre-scheduled appointments between travel supplier organizations and buyers from around the world, and a must-attend media marketplace.

IPW also provides access to current and future market trends, unique marketing opportunities, and evening entertainment conducive to building business relationships that will help your organization grow. For more information, visit ipw.com.

For organizations interested in working with the international market, IPW is a key show for building your organization's global reach.

The Numbers:

  • 1,200 pre-qualified international and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries
  • 400 travel journalists from 55 countries
  • 80,000 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • $3.5 billion in future travel to the U.S. generated annually as a result of IPW
  • An immediate impact of close to $10M from the event itself


When engaging with tour operators and international travel, business relationships can often take 2-3 years to develop. If you're interested in having a powerful presence at IPW '14 in Chicago, it's important to build awareness of your product now. Join us at IPW '13 in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Choose Chicago's Managing Director of Leisure Sales and Tourism John Curran at jcurran@choosechicago.com or Assistant Director of Tourism Sales Joleen Haran at jharan@choosechicago.com.


Attend an informational meeting on December 13, 8:30-10:00 am. Details and invitations to come.