Renowned for its connectivity, industry hubs, and award-winning culinary and cultural experiences, Chicago is Condé Nast Traveler readers’ Best Big City in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year.

This meeting destination in the heart of the country embodies what groups value and meeting professionals seek — choice. With two international airports, vast intellectual capital, 77 distinct communities, and an iconic culture of food, sports, and music, Chicago has everything you need to build your plans and your attendees’ excitement.

Chicago is one of the most inclusive cities in the country, where every attendee can feel welcome, seen, and curious to explore the destination their way. As a city of experiences, exploring Chicago includes everything from theater scenes and numerous cultural museums to spectacular outdoor recreation options.

The city’s spaces are just as impressive, whether it’s an innovative hotel, a stunning lakeside venue, or McCormick Place — the largest, most flexible convention center in the Western Hemisphere. Plan for soaring views from one of the world’s tallest buildings, sessions surrounded by incredible architecture, and waterfront vistas that pour into unique spaces.

No matter the size or complexity of your convention, conference, meeting, or special event, Choose Chicago will help create a successful experience with lasting memories that can only be made in Chicago — the city where meetings are built. Build your plans with us.

Chicago at a glance

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Elke Opsahl, CDME

Director of Sales, Region: NE/SE