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Chicago Trade Shows, Conventions and Conferences | 2013 Chicago Conventions

Annual National Restaurant Association Show McCormick Place Chicago Illinois

National Restaurant Association Show

International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event
May 19-20, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center
70+ free education sessions led by industry experts

National Restaurant Association
May 18-21, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center
National Restaurant Association - Demonstrations and showcase for the best and most effective products in the restaurant industry

American Food Fair
May 18-21, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

Sweets & Snacks Expo
May 21-23, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center 

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition
June 4-7, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

Coffee Fest Chicago
June 7-9, 2013 | Navy Pier

Health Freedom Expo Chicago
June 7-9, 2013 | Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center

The Makeup Show-Chicago
June 9-10, 2013 | Venue One Cosmetics

Neocon World Trade Fair
June 10-12, 2013 | Merchandise Mart Building & Construction

Americas Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition
June 11-13, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo
10 - 13 June, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

National Lawn & Garden Show
June 11 - 13, 2013 | Crowne Plaza Chicago

ERP Vendor Shootout
June 12 - 14, 2013 | TBA

Progressive Chicago In-Water Boat Show
June 13 - 16, 2013 | The 31st Street Harbour Marine & Boat Shows

Society for Human Resource Management Conference & Exposition
June 16-19, 2013 | TBA

Spring Fling
June 20 , 2013 | The Merchandise Mart

The Summer Luggage, Gift & Travel Goods Show
June 20 - 21, 2013 | Navy Pier

The Trading Show Chicago
June 24 - 25, 2013 | Dowtown Marriott Chicago

PowderMet Exhibition
June 24 - 27, 2013 | Sheraton Hotel Chicago

A&WMA CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
June 25 - 28, 2013 | TBA

Luxury Bridal Event Chicago
June 30 - 30, 2013 | Chicago Marriott OHare

Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival
July 05 - 07, 2013 | Pioneer Court Arts & Crafts

IFT Food Expo
July 13 - 16, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

The ASI Show Chicago
July 16 - 18, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

Chicago Health & Fitness Expo
July 19 - 20, 2013 | McCormick Place Convention Center

Beckmans Handcrafted Show
July 20 - 23, 2013 | Merchandise Mart

Stylemax
August 10 - 12, 2013 | Merchandise Mart

Kidz at STYLEMAX
August 10 - 12, 2013 | Merchandise Mart

Chicago Collective
August 11 - 13, 2013 | Merchandise Mart

Chicago Merchandise Mart Illinois

Chicago Merchandise Mart Illinois

Chicago conventions and trade shows attract the best exhibitors from around the country, and are hosted by some of the most popular Chicago attractions and landmarks around the city. The famous Merchandise Mart in Chicago is one of the most popular Chicago convention centers, and is considered the world's largest commercial building. Chicago conventions at Merchandise Mart typically center around apparel and fashion, andannual Chicago conventions include the National Bridal Market and the National Prom Market in Chicago.

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Cruises in Chicago

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Attractions in Chicago

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Willis Tower Located in The Loop Sights of Chicago

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Children's Museum Located in Gold Coast ArtsyCulturalFamily FriendlyHistoricMuseumSights of Chicago

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Willis Tower Skydeck Located in The Loop
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Events in Chicago

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Pow Wow
Age Requirement: All Ages
Event Type: Cultural

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Fashion Focus Chicago
Age Requirement: All Ages
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Chicago Strictly Sail
Age Requirement: All Ages
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MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
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Located in Gold Coast
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The Homestead
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Located in Evanston
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Best Western River North
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AmericInn Lodge & Suites
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The Silversmith Hotel & Suites
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Blue Angels at the Chicago Air Show

Blue Angels at the Chicago Air Show

Other favorite Chicago convention centers include McCormick Place, which is the home of the annual Boat Sports and RV Show and the Chicago Auto Show - which is the biggest car show in the US. Grant Park in Downtown Chicago also hosts a number of annual Chicago events and conventions, including the Taste of Chicago as well as a number of arts and crafts fairs.

Grant Park in Chicago IL

Grant Park in Chicago IL

Popular suburban Chicago convention centers include the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, and the modern Renaissance Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg. Both of these top convention centers Chicago host corporate events, trade shows and conferences throughout the year, and feature a number of Chicago hotels nearby or on-site.

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