Consider us an experienced partner in planning your next Chicago meeting or event. Planning a Chicago meeting and/or event can be a daunting task. There are so many details, deadlines and people to please. The experienced Sales and Client Services teams at Choose Chicago are here as resources and consultants. We can act as your “A” team to enhance your planning experience. Here’s how we can help: We’re your conduit to all things Chicago. We can assist you in finding the right hotels, venues, speakers, entertainers, transportation, decor companies, special event spaces, caterers and more. We’re the only point of contact needed. Choose Chicago is available to help with any size meeting and/or event. Whether you are planning a meeting for 10 people or a large-scale event for 50,000 or more, we have the tools and knowledge to make your planning experience better. We will help keep your planning process moving forward in an efficient manner. WE CAN HELP YOU: To tap into the expertise and connections of Choose Chicago’s Sales and Client Services teams, call 312-567-8500 or directly contact one of our helpful team members. For a wide range of useful information accessible 24/7, including dates that have the best availability, a full convention calendar of events and more, visit choosechicago.com/meeting-professionals. Access availability of approximately 200 hotels, representing an estimated 52,000 guest rooms in the Chicagoland area, and receive information about new properties, renovations and value. Learn important details on airlift, conventions and community events that could impact designated meeting dates. Qualify leads without mass distribution and make sure proposals meet deadlines. Arrange helpful and well-organized site inspections. We are your link to local partners. Our consultative Sales team can assist you in developing your bid strategy. We also assist in hotel and venue sourcing based on your meeting and event vision. We serve as the liaison to the McCormick Place convention center. We’ve got your research and statistics. Get a quick and easy look at our hotel and visitor data online. Hotels: Our data includes monthly occupancy and average daily rates, current supply, recently opened hotels and new construction. Visitor Data: Chicago welcomed a record 54.1 million domestic and international visitors in 2016, a 2.9% increase over 2015. Find this information for multiple years and much more. Use our venue search tool. Quickly see Chicago hotels with meeting space, as well as special event venues, restaurants with private dining, Chicago convention and conference centers, and more. A downtown Chicago hotel map outlines the lodging landscape. Call on Client Services. Our award-winning Client Services team are your Chicago experts. Lean on us for resources to help you have a one-of-a-kind meeting experience. We’re your liaison between clients and city departments, we can help to build an unforgettable experience in Chicago and we’ll connect you with valuable promotional tools. YOUR CHOOSE CHICAGO TEAM MEETING PROFESSIONALS MARC ANDERSON Executive Vice President 312-567-8481 firstname.lastname@example.org DARRELL BAKER, CASE Vice President, Trade Shows 202-507-7074 email@example.com EDIE GLAVEY Vice President, Hotel Sales 312-567-8564 firstname.lastname@example.org JULIE MULLINS Vice President, Convention Sales 312-567-8598 email@example.com CLIENT SERVICES ROSE HORCHER, CEM, CMP Vice President of Client Services 312-567-8463 firstname.lastname@example.org BUILDING ATTENDANCE Online Tools to Promote Your Event Choose Chicago has assembled an online toolbox to enhance your Chicago marketing efforts and help build attendance, including: • Photographs and videos • Logos, general Chicago copy and accolades • Microsite builder • Bulk orders of visitor guides and neighborhood maps/guides • Sample itineraries • Calendar of events • Local media list
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