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McCormick Place is North America's premier convention facility

McCormick Place consists of four interconnected buildings on the shore of Lake Michigan, and it’s the largest convention center in North America. The facility hosts several trade shows and conferences throughout the year, including the Chicago Auto Show, the International Home and Housewares Show, and the National Restaurant Association Annual Show. There’s always easy access – the center is serviced by two bus routes and three separate public transit lines: the Metra Electric Line, the South Shore Line, and the Chicago Transit Authority’s Green Line.

McCormick Place boasts a single exhibit floor of 1.3 million square feet, with multiple seating arrangements that can hold as many as 10,000 people. The North Building, completed in 1986, added space for exhibits totaling almost 600,000 square feet. The South Building, completed in 1997, brought another million square feet of exhibit space, doubling the total space and making McCormick Place the largest in the world. The West Building, completed in 2007, contains 470,000 square feet of exhibit space, 250,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 100,000-square foot ballroom, which is one of the largest in the world. The center houses more than 250,000 square feet of storage space and have the parking capacity for 6,000 cars.

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McCormick Place
2301 S. King Drive Chicago, Illinois 60616


Parking Near the McCormick Place

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Nearby Hotels


Hyatt Regency Mccormick Place

Neighborhood: McCormick Place - South Loop - Soldier Field 
2233 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL


Hotel Blake, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member 

Neighborhood: Chicago Loop - Millennium Park 
500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL


The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

Neighborhood: Chicago Loop - Millennium Park 
636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

BW_Grant Park Hotel

Best Western Grant Park Hotel 

Neighborhood: Chicago Loop - Millennium Park 
1100 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL


Chicago's Essex Inn 

Neighborhood: Chicago Loop - Millennium Park 
800 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

I’m Exhibiting at the McCormick Place

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I’m a Show Organizer

We are a global full-service partner for tradeshow organizers and associations, offering all the services you'll need from start to finish.

Our consultative approach leverages our extensive trade show knowledge and experience achieved only through working with clients of varying size from 2,500 to 2.5 million square feet. 

We bring this broad-range of experience to you and guide you every step of the way from concept to completion through post show assessment and analysis. 

Our comprehensive suite of technology and exhibition services are aimed to simplify and enhance the entire experience for you, your attendees and exhibitors delivering on our promise to be your preferred full-service provider for live events.


Exhibition and Trade Show Management

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Event Accommodations

We make booking hotel accommoda-tions easy for any event. Attendees see your hotel rates and options before ever having to provide their arrival and departure dates.

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Audio Visual Services

From augmented reality and projec-tion mapping to monitors and audio visual screens, our team delivers digital services along with the tech-nology and equipment that most effectively engages attendees.

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McCormick Place Take Green Initiatives

McCormick Place is committed to initiatives designed to conserve energy, protect vital resources and promote ecologically sound products and processes into their daily practices. In 2013, McCormick Place purchased Green-e Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in conjunction with the WINDPOWER show and switched to wind energy to run the facility reducing carbon dioxide emissions. At that time, they were given the ASTM Standard-Level One certification pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences. 

SAVOR Chicago, the facilities catering partner along with the Chicago Botanic Garden, has established a 2.5-acre garden on the roof of the facility. This is the Midwest’s largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden that reduces the building’s heat island effect and yields 8,000 lbs. of farm fresh vegetables and herbs annually. The garden is also home to 20,000 honey bees that produce 50 lbs. of honey. All of the rooftop grown produce and herbs are used on site in McCormick Place restaurant operations. Learn more on http://www.mccormickplace.com/facility-overview/facility.php


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