2017 Meeting Professionals Guide Cvent Chicago No. 1 Meeting Destination

Welcome to Chicago

Chicago offers meeting professionals and attendees an incredible variety of unique venues and elite services, as well as unmatched entertainment options and a Michelin-rated dining scene. Thanks to a series of cost-cutting labor reforms McCormick Place is now the largest AND most customer-friendly meeting and convention center in the United States.

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Getting Here Is Easy

Situated squarely in the center of the country, Chicago is easy to travel to from virtually anywhere. Thanks to thousands of flight options, six class-one railroads, a vast network of major highways and a wide variety of airlines, it's also one of the most cost-competitive cities in the U.S.

Our Hotels are Among the Best

The Chicagoland area has a diverse selection of accommodations perfect for any type of event. From downtown convention hotels, best-in-class corporate apartments and trendy boutique hotels, Chicago's hotel options can fit any event's needs, budget and style.


Unique Meeting Spaces Create Memorable Events

Unique Chicago meetings and events are shaped by the feel of the event location. Attendees can network in landmark locations, historic museums and sporting venues, or take in the city skyline from outdoor boat, park and rooftop venues - each showcasing some of the best the city has to offer.


McCormick Place is the Largest Convention Center in the Country

McCormick Place is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology and provides a state-of-the-art experience for its more than three-million annual visitors. Thanks in part to recently passed, cost-cutting labor reforms, Chicago is the best city in the country for hosting meetings and conventions.


Cutting-Edge Technology

This city is a premier technology hub that has always pushed the boundaries of innovation and engineering, and its meeting rooms, convention center, hotels and event venues are packed with advanced technologies to elevate your meeting.


Your Attendees Are Already Nearby

Culturally diverse and well educated, Chicago's four-million-strong private-sector workforce puts a dynamic and thriving business community within a few miles of your meeting. Twenty-nine Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the area, including six in the city.


World-Class Entertainment Abounds

Chicago has been named the Fourth Best City in the U.S. and Canada (Travel + Leisure, 2013), Top City Break Destination (Frommer's 2012), Best in Travel - Top 10 Cities (Lonely Planet, 2014).




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