Venue Guidelines & Maps


McCormick Place

2301 S Martin Luther King Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

United States

Internet/Technology Ordering


McCormick Place offers Internet access, private networks and customer network designs in all of our meeting rooms and exhibit halls. We offer connectivity to the Internet at speeds up to one gigabit a second, and point‐to‐point networking at 10/100/1000 mbps. This network backbone also links all the buildings in our complex together and may be used by shows for networking critical areas, like registration.


CATV is available in the South and West Buildings of McCormick Place.


McCormick Place offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the complex including its exhibit halls, meeting rooms and public space. This complimentary service should ONLY be used for non‐mission‐critical applications such as general web surfing and Internet‐based email access. If you have any questions, please consult with your Event Manager.


A wide variety of services are available to meet all organizer requirements. Once installed, service is active 24 hours a day for the length of the event.

Exhibitor Catering


The McCormick Place Catering Department, operated by OVG Hospitality has exclusive food and beverage distribution, production and service rights within the McCormick Place complex. Food, beverage (alcoholic and non‐alcoholic), food dispensing equipment must be supplied by McCormick Place on‐site Catering Department. Fresh and creative menus, quality food presentation, and a courteous and responsive staff all help to make your food and beverage events at McCormick Place memorable. Remember that planning special event functions at McCormick Place will not only add to the overall event experience, but also boost attendance.


In addition to hosted functions, OVG Hospitality provides restaurant options in both permanent and temporary locations as needed by event activity in the facility.

OVG Hospitality also provides a large selection of food options to enhance your exhibitors’ experience on the show floor—from booth personnel lunches to hospitality items that will attract attendees to the booth.

Food and beverage items used for events, to generate traffic to booths or to service planner or exhibit personnel must be catered by OVG Hospitality. Distribution of outside food or beverage by sponsoring organizations and/or exhibitors must obtain written authorization.

A separate contract covering hosted food and beverage services will be issued along with a schedule for deposits and payments. This contract is separate from the one that you have with McCormick Place.

Parking & Transportation

McCormick Place offers convenient on-campus parking for visitors, attendees, and staff of on-site events.

Public transportation is the most affordable and convenient way to get to McCormick Place.

Getting to McCormick Place

McCormick Place is comprised of four buildings, the North, South, East and West Buildings.  Each Building has multiple points of entry, depending on your choice of transportation or the primary location of your event.  Visit the event calendar to find your event’s building location.


McCormick Place North and South Buildings
2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago

McCormick Place West Building
2301 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago

McCormick Place Lakeside Center & Arie Crown Theater
2301 S. Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Exhibitor Bill of Rights

First Time Exhibitor 

Exhibiting at McCormick Place for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming. It requires coordination among many teams and vendors to build a small city for each event.

Please, carefully read the information below to learn about the exhibiting process including what you expect before, during and after your event.

Our goal is to make exhibiting at McCormick Place smooth, easy and productive!

Labor Cost Transparency

In an effort to show the various categories of expenses that are the foundation in establishing the labor rate, please find below the current costs for the major trades that work at McCormick Place. Rates are calculated either as straight time, overtime, or double time. Additionally, the minimum hours an employee works are also listed. These minimums are negotiated in each separate collective bargaining agreement.

Services & Guidelines

McCormick Place Technology Services Department provides onsite internet, telecommunications, and cable television services. From the time you place your order through move out, our experienced staff is here to serve you in a professional, efficient, and user-friendly manner.

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