Choose Chicago is thrilled to share the news that Chicago was just named the number one meeting destination in the country by Cvent, one of the largest industry suppliers in the world. Cvent is a free meeting and event site selection tool with a public database of over 200,000 venues worldwide.

Chicago surpassed last year's top destination, Orlando, to secure the number one spot.

More than 5,000 cities were evaluated and rated based on meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network, as well as the number of meeting and event venues in the area.

McCormick Place, one of the world's premier meeting and convention facilities, and Chicago's hotel supply of more than 37,000 rooms in the Central Business District have proven heavily influential assets for incoming businesses and attendees.

In its August 12 story, USA Today also cited Chicago's central location and cost-competitive rates as important factors for attendees bringing their business to the city.

This is a significant achievement for our magnificent city, and we are thankful for your help in making Chicago so globally appealing. 

Below, please find links to the complete Cvent Top 50 list, as well as more information about Chicago's ranking via USA Today.

Cvent's Top 50 Meeting Destinations

USA Today: Chicago is tops for business meetings 

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