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About | Choose Chicago

The official destination marketing entity for Chicago is Choose Chicago®. We're proud to bolster the economic success of our city, community and membership by marketing the region and bringing visitors of all types to Chicago. Our CVB Services and Sales Staff is passionate about what we do and we're ready to help you achieve your event goals, no matter how lofty they may be. With our innovative and valuable services, we'll help you create your unforgettable event in our great city.
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CVB Services | Choose Chicago

Our Services team at Choose Chicago® can assist you with any part of the planning process and ensure you create a special and memorable event. From securing accommodations, event logistics or even bolstering attendance, we'll support you each step of the way and help you host an event to be proud of.
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CVB Services

Establishes itinerary for planner: Based on Size
Provides airfare to destination site: Based on Size
Confirms hotel appointments and accommodations, and arranges for on-site transportation: Based on Size
Accompanies planner on hotel and destination venue site visits: Based on Size
Provides recommendations to planner and sends leads to CVB members providing group related services: destination management companies (DMCs), transportation companies, restaurants, golf courses, other meeting related service providers: Always
Exhibitor programs: familiarization trips, education, sites for ICW: Based on Size
Local contacts: political, education, industry: Always
Connections for social responsibility projects: Always
Connections to local media: Always
Maps and general destination information: Always
Small logoed promotional items: Based on Size
Customized landing page or link on destination website: Always
Destination video: Always
Assist with sponsorship from local companies that partner with groups for exposure during the meeting: Based on Size
Destination representative to promote next year's meeting: Based on Size
Destination materials to promote next year's meeting: Based on Size
Registration support: N/A
Meet and greet services: Based on Size
Welcome desk/hospitality: Based on Size
Local signage and banners: airport, downtown, etc.: Based on Size

Additional Comments:

Speaking Of Chicago ...

“Chicago has it all - attendees can arrive and depart easily, McCormick Place has all of the space you need, and there are a multitude of choice restaurants and hotels.”

Toni Mascaro Vice President, Convention Operations & Exhibit Services Food Marketing Institute

“Chicago is an extraordinary city with lots of culture, history and life. Our exhibitors and attendees wanted our event to be hosted in Chicago. They love the food, architecture, nightlife and the Midwest hospitality. The Choose Chicago staff are always pleasant, accommodating and very responsive. They make the exhibiting experience easy!”

Jaime McAuley Event Director, IBTM America Reed Exhibitions

“Chicago is a world class city that is conveniently accessible from multiple access points. There is value in the vast entertainment and dining experiences the city has to offer, but not so distracting that it removes attendees from the show floor. McCormick Place is large enough to accommodate our Show and the surplus of hotel inventory gives our attendees varied price points and options. Transportation is convenient and makes logistical sense.”

Sharon Bellock Manager, Trade Show Operations International Housewares Association

“A team of nothing but the best and most polished professionals and a huge reason for why we chose Chicago as the city to host our conference. Thank you all for making this meeting the incredible success it has been!”

Marcos Santiago Associate Director, Meetings & Events Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

“Our annual event, The Car Wash Show, was held earlier this month at McCormick Place. Despite being based in Chicago, this was our first time in the city since 2002. Based on that experience more than a decade ago, it was only the reforms of 2011 that allowed us to again consider Chicago as a destination – which we selected optimistically, but admittedly cautiously. I’m writing to let you know that our experience, and the experience of our exhibitors and attendees, exceeded our most ambitious expectations. Not only were there no problems during our event, but several of our exhibitors remarked at how much better their experience was compared to last year’s event in Las Vegas. While we had hoped to not have their experience be diminished, it was instead enhanced. The McCormick Place team played a vital role, including their investment in visiting our show last year to provide invaluable face-to-face assurances to our customers. The Choose Chicago team were just as invaluable in helping us leverage Choose Chicago’s many resources and support our visiting attendees. Thanks to this year’s result, we are already eager for our return to Chicago.”

Eric Wulf Chief Executive Officer International Carwash Association, Inc.

“Choose Chicago was a great partner and played a strong role in the success of IPW 2014. We look forward to returning!”

Barbara Logan Vice President, Meetings and Event Services U.S. Travel Association

“Working with Choose Chicago has been a pleasure over the last 3 years. In year 1 when our company was embarking on our very first user conference to be held in a convention center vs. being under one roof in a big-box hotel setting, we relied on partners like Choose Chicago and the Convention Center staff to help guide decisions and actions. These fabulous partners made the first year as painless as possible and year 2 & 3 were more about tweaking and raising the bar which we all did as a collaborative effort! Many thanks & much gratitude to Choose Chicago and all of the strong partners that helped us create success!”

Stephanie Ingle Director, Event marketing & Community Relations Allscripts