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Global meetings

Easily accessible. A base for global business. A cultural melting pot. What’s not to love about planning a meeting in Chicago, there is a world of possibilities.

Easy to reach: Chicago is one of the most connected cities in the world, with two world-class airports, a convergence of six class-one North American railroads, four Metro Chicago Greyhound locations, and more than 550 miles of highway in Cook County alone.

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International HQs: Chicago is home to well over 1,800 foreign-based companies, with more than $100B in foreign direct investment. In fact, IBM’s annual Global Location Trends report named Chicago the top North American city for investment. Not only that, but Chicago is home to 80+ Consulates/Consuls Generals and 100+ international/ethnic Chambers of Commerce and international trade organizations. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities also help to strengthen and expand the city’s global partnerships.

Cultural diversity: Known as a “city of neighborhoods”, Chicago has 77 diverse communities, each with its own distinctive vibe, culture, attractions, and cuisine.

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