To simplify your meeting planning and create a meeting to remember, turn to the in-house experts at Choose Chicago®.


Choose Chicago staff members share their insider knowledge by:

  • Providing details on airlift, conventions and community events that will impact your meeting.
  • Presenting you with the latest hotel renovations and updates.
  • Qualifying leads without mass distribution.
  • Arranging site inspections.


Your Choose Chicago team not only develops a bid strategy, but also assists in hotel and venue sourcing, and serves as the liaison to the convention center.


Choose Chicago experts also:

  • Identify venues
  • Check venue rates and availability
  • Ensure all proposals meet deadlines
  • Provide meeting planner tools and marketing materials
  • Provide on-site services for any size group


Get support for meetings and conventions booked at McCormick Place, hotels and special event venues throughout the Chicago area.


"Having our Annual Meeting in Chicago was one of the best shows we've seen in five years. Our show this year in Chicago almost doubled our attendance. Our attendees LOVED to be in 'Sweet Home Chicago.'"

-Aleta Harris, Senior Meetings Manager, American Health Information Management Association, 84th Annual AHIMA Convention & Exhibit 2013

"We keep coming back to Chicago because the service is bar none above other cities. Chicago has the gift of being a big city without the snootiness of being a big city. What a great combo!"

-Desiree Knight, Director of Conferences and Seminars, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, 2012 Annual Conference

"The online materials provided by [Choose Chicago] for promoting meetings are fabulous. No other bureau comes close."

-- Paula Szyper, SHSMD Project Director, Conference, Society for Health Care Strategy & Marketing Development (SHSMD) Annual Conference and Exhibits

"[Choose Chicago] did an amazing job helping us find venues. They made sure we stayed on track, communicating with each venue before our visit."

-Robbi Lycett, Vice President, Convention & Conferences, Biotechnology Industry Organization