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Trade Show Displays – McCormick Place

Metro Exhibits is a full-service design, build exhibit house offering custom, rental and portable trade show exhibits, as well as related support services in Chicago, Illinois. Metro Exhibits is intimately familiar with McCormick Place and we are able to provide our services at McCormick Place with professionalism and ease. Our Chicago, IL and Illinois trade show exhibit services include:

  • Custom Trade Show Exhibits
  • Rental Exhibits
  • Portable Exhibits
  • Lighting
  • Kiosks
  • Video Walls/Centers
  • Shipping
  • Installation and Break-Down
  • Coordination Services
  • Multi-Media Coordination and Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Management
  • Fabrication
  • Large Format Printing
  • Warehousing
  • Concierge Services

McCormick Place

It has been argued, successfully, that McCormick Place is THE center of the convention and tradeshow industry in the United States; after all,
McCormick Place is the largest convention and exposition center in North America. It is located only 2.5 miles south of Downtown Chicago, IL, and 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:

  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
  • 1.3 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

McCormick Place Trade Shows, Conventions and Expos

McCormick Place is home to the Chicago Auto Trade Show, the International Home and Housewares Show and the National Restaurant Association Annual Show.

It is has also served as the location for the following trade shows, exhibitions and conventions:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Expo
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference
  • United Fresh Produce Association Show
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo
  • Clinical Lab Expo
  • International Manufacturing Technology Show
  • Print Expo
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Trade Show
  • Pack Expo
  • Radiological Society of North America

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 McCormick Place tradeshow exhibit rentals, custom exhibits and other tradeshow support services in Chicago, Illinois.