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ChooseChicago_2017_AnnualReport

MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS

MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS MCCORMICK PLACE 61 5O 14 8 Total future meetings secured New major future meetings and conventions Will be convening in Chicago for the first time Choosing to meet in Chicago for the first time in 10 years or more 2,498 TOTAL MEETINGS BOOKED IN 2017 2.64M Room Night Production 5% Increase and surpassed 2017 goal 878,000 Room Nights (or +33% of Room Night Production) booked within a 36-month window $4.04B in economic impact as a result of all conventions and meetings booked in 2017 $1.23B In economic impact as a result of 50 new meetings booked at McCormick Place SIGNIFICANT CONFIRMATIONS Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo confirmed Chicago as the home of the IFT Annual Meeting on an annual basis from 2020 through 2030 National Restaurant Association – The International Foodservice Marketplace extended Chicago as the home of the National Restaurant Association Show from 2022 to 2026 SIGNIFICANT NEW CONVENTIONS & EVENTS BOOKED IN 2017 JAN APRIL JUNE JAN JULY 2018 2018 2018 2019 2019 Novo Nordisk National Meeting Oracle Corporation Modern Customer Experience Salesforce Connections United Soccer Coaches Association Annual Convention Global Business Travel Association Annual Convention JUNE MARCH JUNE AUG DEC 2020 2021 2021 2021 2021 Omnichannel Retail World Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Quinquennial Fall International Conference American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting AUG MAY JUNE OCT APRIL 2022 2023 2024 2024 2027 National Association of Letter Carriers Biennial Convention American Association of Endodontists Annual Session Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition 14 / 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

“ Every aspect—from airport accessibility for our global attendee base to the fantastic local restaurant scene to the partnership we have with Choose Chicago, McCormick Place and the hotel community—entered into our decision to choose Chicago as IFT’s annual meeting destination from 2020 to 2030. – CHRISTIE TARANTINO-DEAN, FASAE, CAE CEO, Institute of Food Technologists “ ECONOMIC IMPACT (2020–2030): $340M | TAX REVENUE GENERATED: $36.6M CHOOSE CHICAGO / 15