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Events for Partners

Make the most of your partnership. Choose Chicago offers a variety of opportunities and unique events throughout the year to help make the most of your partnership and grow your business.

Choose Chicago partner events and opportunities include:

Biannual Partner Showcase
New partners are invited to showcase their businesses in a trade show format, building awareness of their products and services among Choose Chicago departments and industry professionals such as Destination Management Companies (DMCs), local meeting and event planners, Choose Chicago meeting clients, concierges, and key sales and marketing professionals.

Biannual Partner Engagement Event
Meet one-on-one with representatives from departments across Choose Chicago to share information about your products and services and find optimal ways to market your organization during this informal and energetic networking event.

Quarterly partner educational and networking events
Our educational and networking events are designed to help Choose Chicago partners grow professionally and develop valuable industry relationships. Learn about the latest industry trends, unique marketing opportunities, and successful marketing practices to help boost your business.

Social Media Meet Up
Join Choose Chicago’s Social Media Specialist to learn how to enhance your social media efforts during an informal and interactive meet up. Topics generally include:

  • Managing with a one-person team
  • Working with limited content
  • Strategic planning
  • Growing your following
  • Selecting the right platform
  • Providing exceptional customer service
  • Paid advertising

Chicago Restaurant Week
Chicago Restaurant Week is a Choose Chicago partnership program designed to promote the restaurant industry and drive traffic to participating restaurants during a typically slow time of year. For 17 days, diners can enjoy prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Chicago Restaurant Week features a First Bites Bash kick-off event, and is promoted by means of a fully integrated marketing campaign that includes print, television, radio, digital, out-of-home, social media, and media relations.

Learn how you can participate in Chicago Restaurant Week

Annual Hotel Symposium
The Hotel Symposium is designed exclusively for Choose Chicago hotel partners. Attendees learn valuable information about Choose Chicago sales and marketing initiatives; Choose Chicago cooperative programs; market trends, performance metrics and forecasts; and hotel developments.

Annual Chicago Golf Classic
The Chicago Golf Classic provides partners with a terrific opportunity to network with colleagues, entertain clients, and enjoy a great day of golf, while fostering and developing industry partnerships. Partners also can provide raffle items and food and beverages, as well as volunteering for the event, and more.

Annual Meeting of Partnership
Choose Chicago’s most recent initiatives and accomplishments are showcased at this highly attended event. Learn about upcoming goals and objectives from key Choose Chicago leaders, network with over 1,200 industry colleagues and help recognize one of Chicago’s greatest ambassadors with the annual Tourism Ambassador Award.


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