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C2E2

C2E2, otherwise known as the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, is one of the United States’ most anticipated events each year. The show itself takes place at Chicago’s McCormick Place and brings the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago.  C2E2 provides the perfect hybrid of fiction and reality.  The show floor is where the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga, and video games collide.  From a show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors, to panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, to screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen, C2E2 has something for everyone.  The event takes place in late April, giving all attendees time to prepare their best Hero or Villain costume.

The C2E2 show Floor also plays host to The Block, an area designed to bring together the art, design, collectible toys, pop-tech and fashion of the Downtown Chicago pop culture scene.  Don’t miss the tastemakers, trend setters, artists, thinkers, and the brand that they create hanging out in The Block.

Attendees Can Expect:

  • Panels and Autograph Sessions
  • Movie and TV Sneak Peeks
  • 65,000+ Fellow Enthusiasts in Attendance
  • Heroes & Villains Event
  • Comic Guests
  • Entertainment Guests
  • Artist Alleys

 

Exhibitors Can Expect:

  • 300+ Exhibitors in Attendance
  • Web Site Banner Ads Available
  • Sponsorship Opportunities Available

 

Metro Exhibits has been a proud supplier of a wide range of services for exhibitors and companies who participate in the C2E2.

Trade Show Displays – C2E2

Metro Exhibits provides white-glove, concierge level trade show services for businesses and organizations who are involved with the C2E2 and other trade shows, expos and conventions. If you are an event organizer or business, Metro Exhibits provides a wide range of services that will meet any need including trade show display design, rental, sales, logistics, installation and printing. We have 68,700 sq.ft. of manufacturing and storage capabilities throughout the country including in New York City, New York, Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. We make sure that you never have to worry about a single aspect of your trade show experience.

At the C2E2 our trade show services include, but are not limited to:

Pre-Show Trade Show Services

  • Exhibit design
  • Exhibit manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Floorplan and manual procurement
  • Trade show logistics
  • Venue & labor coordination
  • Manage audio visual, electrical, F&B
  • Paperwork and contract management

On-Site Trade Show Display Services

  • Shipping
  • Installation/Dismantle
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Show Services Coordination
  • Material Handling/Dryage

Post-show Trade Show Services

  • Shipping
  • Storage
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Cost Reconciliation

About Chicago’s McCormick Place

McCormick Place is the largest convention and exposition center in North America and it is located only 2.5 miles south of Downtown Chicago, IL. It has been called THE center of trade show, convention and expositions in the United States and it is hard to argue otherwise. This huge convention and exhibition center offers four interconnected buildings that offer significant floor, trade show, exhibition and meeting space. McCormick Place’s four buildings (North, South, West and Lakeside Center) are all state of the art facilities.

McCormick Place offers 2.6 million sq.ft. of exhibit halls, 170 meetings rooms, 6 ballrooms, an assembly hall capable of sitting 18,000 people and 3 individual theaters. There are a number of restaurants, retail shops and cafes available on-site.

McCormick Place statistics and information:

  • 6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
  • 3 million sq.ft. on the same level
  • 170 meeting rooms with 600,000 sq.ft. of meeting room space
  • 6 ballrooms
  • Assembly seating for 18,000 people
  • 4,249 seat theater
  • 3, 300 seat theaters
  • 50 foot ceilings
  • 5,800 parking spaces

Where to Stay

McCormick Place is located near the shores of Lake Michigan and is only 2.5 miles from downtown Chicago. The entire campus is connected by a number of skywalks and promenades and is directly connected to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel which has 800 rooms and additional meeting and banquet space.

Other nearby hotels to McCormick Place include:

  • The Wheeler Mansion
  • Corporate Suites Network
  • Chicago South Loop Hotel
  • Chinatown Hotel
  • Best Western Grant Park
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Chicago’s Essex Inn
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
  • Hotel Blake

Contact Metro today to learn more about tradeshow exhibit rentals, custom exhibits and other tradeshow support services in Chicago, Illinois and the C2E2.

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