Choose Chicago Partner Events and Opportunities

Choose Chicago offers a number of great opportunities throughout the year to help you make the most of your partnership. Below is a list of unique partner events and benefits to help you grow your business successfully. 

Partner Showcase (Bi-annual) 
As a new partner we invite you to showcase your business in a trade show format to the following: 

  • Choose Chicago departments (Client Services, PR, Marketing, Global Development, Sales and more). 
  • Industry professionals such as Destination Management Companies (DMCs), local meeting and event planners, Choose Chicago meeting clients, concierges, and key sales and marketing professionals. 

Partner Engagement Event (Bi-annual) 
Our partners are the foundation of our success and our team wants to meet you! Meet one-on-one with representatives from departments across Choose Chicago to share information about your products and services and find ways to work more closely with Choose Chicago during this informal and energetic networking event.

Partner Educational & Networking Events (Quarterly)
Our educational and networking events are designed to help our partners grow professionally and develop valuable industry relationships. Learn about the latest industry trends, opportunities and marketing practices that can help propel your business forward.

Social Media Meet Up 
Join Choose Chicago's Social Media Manager and learn how to enhance your social media efforts! These sessions designed to expand your knowledge and help answer your social media questions in an informal and interactive setting. Each session may vary, but 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 (CRW) 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 14 days, diners can enjoy prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. Chicago Restaurant Week is promoted via the First Bites Bash kick-off event, and a fully integrated marketing campaign including print, television, radio, digital, out-of-home, social media and media relations.

Hotel Symposium (Annual) 
This annual event held in August is designed exclusively for our Hotel Partners. Attendees will learn valuable information about the following:  

  • Choose Chicago sales and marketing updates
  • Choose Chicago co-operative programs
  • Hotel and market trends, performance metrics and forecasts
  • Hotel development 

Golf Outing (Annual) 
The Chicago Golf Classic is an annual event providing 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 can also provide raffle items, food and beverage, volunteer and more. 

Meeting of Partnership (Annual)
Join us at this highly attended event which summarizes Choose Chicago’s most recent initiatives and accomplishments. Learn about our 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.


For more information on participating in any of the above partner events please contact the Partnership Department at or 312.567.8461.


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