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RECORD-BREAKING EVENTS

RECORD-BREAKING EVENTS We attracted over 30,000 delegates from 150 countries and booked nearly 10,000 hotel rooms... The whole campus transformed into “a Lion city during our event. “ – GLORIA GESKE, CMP Manager, Convention Division, Lions Club International ECONOMIC IMPACT: $64.4M | TAX REVENUE GENERATED: $6.4M 16 / 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

ATTENDANCE 17 OF THE 40 largest conventions broke attendance records or experienced increased attendance over 2016 EXHIBIT SPACE 8 OF THE 40 largest conventions either broke records for amount sold, or sold out of exhibit space 10 CONVENTIONS had record attendance 7 CONVENTIONS increased their attendance over 2016, but did not break a record 7 CONVENTIONS had record-breaking exhibit spaces 1 CONVENTION sold out exhibit space, but did not break a record JAN 6-8 American Economic Association • Record attendance • Economic Impact: $19.5M MAR 5-9 Pittcon • Pittsburgh Conf/Analytical Chem/ Applied Spectroscopy - PITTCON Conference & Expo • Registration up 20% over 2016 • Economic Impact: $27.8M MAR 18-21 International Home + Housewares Show • Sold out exhibit space • Increased international attendance • Economic Impact: $76.0M APR 3-6 Material Handling Industry - Promat 2017 & Automate 2017 • Registration up 20% vs last convention in Chicago • Economic Impact: $66.5M APR 21-23 C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo • Record attendance APR 22-26 FASEB: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology • First time in Chicago • Highest attendance since 1970 • Economic Impact: $28.7M MAY 6-9 Digestive Disease Week 2017 • Increased attendance • Economic Impact: $42.1M MAY 10-13 Heart Rhythm Society 38 th Annual Scientific Sessions • First time in Chicago • Economic Impact: $28.1M MAY 20-23 National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show • Sold out exhibit space • Economic Impact: $106.8M MAY 23-25 National Confectioners Association - NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo • Record attendance • Record exhibit space sold • Economic Impact: $21.9M JUN 2-6 American Society of Clinical Oncology - 53 rd Annual ASCO Meeting • Record attendance • Sold out exhibit space • Economic Impact: $161.7M JUN 20-22 Messe Frankfurt, Inc. - Techtextil North America • Record exhibit space sold • Economic Impact: $2.2M JUN 22-27 American Library Association 2017 Annual Conference • Increased attendance • Economic Impact: $49.3M JUN 30 – JUL 4 Lions Club International 100th Lions Clubs International Conference • Record international attendance • Largest LCI convention ever held in U.S. • +20,000 participants in LCI Parade of Nations • Economic Impact: $63.3M SEP 16-19 American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 Conference & Exhibition • Record international attendance • Record attendance • Economic Impact: $33.4M OCT 9-12 Workday Rising 2017 • Record attendance • Economic Impact: $24.6M OCT 11-14 American Academy of Optometry Annual Conference • Record attendance • Economic Impact: $14.1M OCT 17-20 National Assoc. of Convenience Stores - NACS 2017 • Record attendance • Record exhibit space sold • Economic Impact: $50.8M OCT 21-24 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - FNCS • Record attendance • Economic Impact: $22.9M NOV 3-6 Society of Manufacturing Engineers - FABTECH • Record exhibit space sold • Record attendance • Record number of exhibiting companies • Economic Impact: $65.2M NOV 6-9 National Association of Realtors - Realtors Conference & Expo • Increased attendance • Economic Impact: $46.2M CHOOSE CHICAGO / 17