Hospitality Fest 2017 Table Sponsors

AceBounce is an immense ping pong playground with award winning chefs and mixologists, creating an unprecedented party experience. AceBounce is the first entry into the U.S. market for Bounce, Europe’s leading social entertainment concept. The menu is put together by James Beard-awarded Chef Rick Gresh. The curated food offerings pair nicely with energetic and inventive beverages from chief mixologist Peter Vestinos. AceBounce is a destination for groups or individuals who are seeking something out of the ordinary without sacrificing taste or quality.

Event Promotion: Peppermint Chocolate Bark, with Rice Crispy and Crushed Candy Canes

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Book your Holiday Party by September 1st and receive the ULTIMATE AceBounce Experience – includes a Celebrity Chef Dinner for 6 guests, Complimentary 1hr Ping Pong Session led by our entertaining Games Gurus paired with Bubbles & Bites! *restrictions may apply – contact to book you celebration*

Style, quality, and service define AFR Event Furnishings. We pride ourselves on being the event furniture rental partner that helps create exceptional, one-of-a-kind events for clients nationwide. AFR’s diverse furniture and accessory rental inventory is able to transform any meeting, event, or ballroom space into a functional and memorable experience accommodating any type or any size event. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, trade show, red carpet event, gala, or wedding, using AFR’s exclusive event rental furniture product line will ensure your guests leave with a lasting impression. Choose from lounge groupings, bar set-ups, and accessory décor elements, such as rugs and pillows, all available in a wide range of colors and patterns. We excel in providing custom branded, trend setting environments! Combine our event furniture rentals with your logo or message and create the ultimate branding tool. Any print idea you can dream of can be used on our bars, tables, display units and event furniture for rent.

AFR Event Furnishings takes pride on our unwavering dedication to excellence. With locations throughout the United States, AFR can provide our client’s with event furniture rentals anywhere, anytime.

Event Promotion: AFR Promo items including Umbrellas, Pens, and Post-Its!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 30% off of your Holiday Party Event Furnishings if booked by November 1!

Alicja Events is a full-service event planning company and a talent management agency. We take a great pride in organizing professional and creative events providing unforgettable experiences for your guests. We make sure that the talents we hire are always to the highest standards that fit set requirements

Events that we specialize in are: Corporate Parties, Networking Events, Appreciation Parties, Launch Parties, Grand Openings, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Weddings,Destination Weddings, Incentive Trips.

Services provided: Venue Selection, Vendor and Entertainment Selection and Management, Food and Beverage Selection, Event Design and Development, Content and Theme Development, Contract Negotiation, Marketing, Talent Management, Travel Arrangements and Bookings

Event Promotion: Raffle

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off all Holidays Bookings. Contract must be signed within 5 days after the HF.

We’re your complete party rental company designed to fit any sized party at any budget. We take great pride in being family owned, and operated by not only our family but our dependable team as well. Our guarantee to our clients is a professional yet friendly experience from the beginning; starting with one of our Event Specialists through the execution of your event. We’ve been the experts for over a decade in the Chicagoland and Midwest areas as the premier party rental company.

We specialize in Inflatables, Over sized Games, Zip Lines, Rockwalls, Trackless Trains, Novelty Equipment, Photo Equipment, Movie Nights & so much more! Our staff goes through annual safety training to ensure your guests a fun and safe experience. We want to help you provide memorable entertainment for your guests by mixing up the standard corporate event!

Event Promotion: Come play our Giant Connect 4 and enjoy some friendly competition!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Book a minimum of a $1,000 event, and we’ll include 2 over sized games (up to $200 value).

Arena Americas specializes in providing a full-line of event rental products and services, including semi-permanent and permanent clearspan structures, tents, HVAC, power generation, lighting, flooring, staging, furniture and tabletop equipment to clients internationally. Founded in 1964, Arena Americas has established a sterling reputation for consistently delivering high quality rental equipment, premium level of service and unsurpassed design innovation.

Event Promotion: Arena will be raffling off two tickets to a Cubs vs. Brewers game at Miller Park

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 17% discount on all holiday rentals, standard terms & conditions apply

With over 25 years of experience, Mary Rothe and her team of experienced entertainment industry professionals will bring your ideas to life. We represent the best Chicago & Nation Wide Entertainment for corporate, private, weddings and trade show events in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Our contacts throughout the country and a true understanding of your entertainment needs ensure that your event will exceed your greatest expectations! Musicians, Bands and Orchestras, LED Performers, Costumed Characters, Aerialists, Jugglers, Magicians, Comedians …….Just to name a few.

Event Promotion: Drop you card – for a free solo piano player for 2 hours at your next event. I will also have give away’s and a magician in our booth.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 5% off a Band or Orchestra for your Holiday Party thru December 25th 2017.

EVENT PRODUCTIONS. DJS. LIGHTING. A-Z provides all the technical, artistic, and logistical services you could ever need. Led by Howard Wallach, A-Z’s roster is enthusiastic and reliable: we’re your partner and friend in the biz. There’s hardly an event challenge we haven’t met and conquered. Each fresh opportunity brings out the same passion that has earned us loyal clients and repeat business since 1987.

Event Promotion: Bumpin’ Music, Good Vibes, LIVE DJ

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: SAVE $$$ on holiday parties booked at HospitlaityFest

Bishop-McCann, a fully-integrated, award-winning event management agency, is an industry leader in producing meetings, incentive programs and events worldwide. Dan Nilsen founded Bishop-McCann in 1997 with a passion to provide a new and creative approach to total event management through high-touch client relationships and unparalleled attendee experiences. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, with offices in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA and Minneapolis, MN. Bishop-McCann uniquely combines Midwestern culture and values with cutting edge ideation and unparalleled industry expertise to create a working experience that clients love. With 85 full-time employees and a wide network of contract event experts, Bishop-McCann designs powerful and persuasive corporate meetings and events that connect brands and organizations with their target audiences in relevant and measurable ways. Obsessed with details, we focus on the factors that spark understanding and affinity between people, brands and organizations.

Our skilled planners turn every interaction into a powerful, persuasive experience. Our full-service agency provides a wide array of live program and event management services. We exceed our client’s expectations, whether it’s a sophisticated marketing event or a straightforward logistics request. Regardless of the program complexity, our live meeting, event and incentive planning teams provide our clients with flawlessly executed experiences, extraordinary service and exceptional results. We are the agency partner clients can’t imagine living without. Bishop-McCann services include air travel, global sourcing, strategic meetings management, registration and logistics, in-house speaker and entertainment booking agency, production services, event marketing, design and creative services, virtual meetings, tradeshows and sponsorship prospectus and event technology.

Event Promotion: We will be doing a drawing for Amazon Echo’s!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: At Bishop-McCann, relationships are at the forefront of what we do. As we head into our 20th year in business, we wanted to find a tangible way to say “thank you” for your loyalty to our team over the years. As a valued brand ambassador, we’d like to include you in our exclusive referral plan — Bishop-McCann’s “5 for 5” program.
Here’s how it works: If you know of a colleague or friend who has a need for meeting logistics, event production, creative, air travel, hotel sourcing or are aware of an opportunity or RFP to retain an agency event partner, simply register your lead and program info. Should that client contract with BMC on this or any other program, you will receive a referral fee in the amount of 5% of the collected net profit of the program. Take for example a $500k program that profits $100k, your lead referral would be worth $5k. Case in point, one of our travel directors, since their referral in 2011, has received commissions in excess of $75k. We will provide you with a simple “introduction” tool and once that lead has been received, our team will be in high gear to engage in your presented opportunity.
We make it a point to invest ourselves in the business of our partners. We would be grateful for your participation in our “5 for 5” program. We’ll even sweeten the deal – just register for the program below, you don’t even have to have a “hot lead” identified yet, and we’ll send you a Starbuck’s gift card for your next “hot cup of Joe” on us!
Bonhomme Hospitality Group is a full service hospitality design, development and management company. The Bonhomme team has created, co-owned and operated some of Chicago’s most distinctive hospitality venues, lauded in local and national press for their designs and award-winning food and beverage programs.

Today, this diverse group of concepts includes Beatnik (Opening Late Summer 2017), Black Bull (Spanish Restaurant), Bordel (Cocktail Bar & Cabaret), Celeste (Cocktail Bar & Restaurant), Disco (retro 1970’s Dance Club), and Fulton Market Kitchen (Contemporary American Restaurant).




Event Promotion: Craft cocktails, table raffle

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive:Free sweets if you book by August 30th (minimums apply, restrictions apply)
Event Planners, Hotels, Bars & Nightclubs, Marketing Agencies, Brand Marketers, Venues, Restaurants, Auto Dealers, Orthodontists, Eye Clinics, Golf Courses and Realtors license our technology to organically increase likes and follows on their social networks. All branded photos taken are shared from YOUR organizations FB page. Every person who takes a photo receives a text to share their photo from your brand and makes your brand go viral on autopilot!

Event Promotion: We will be capturing smiles of you and your colleagues and providing complimentary photos to all attendees of Hospitality Fest. You’ll love how quickly you can share with your social networks. It’s pretty cool. Branded Cam LOVES EVENTS!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Stop by our table for a quick and easy demo and you’ll be entered into a drawing for two Cubs tickets!
Brian Allison has been singing and playing guitar for 18+ years. Brian’s music career started in a duo with his father Mark Allison. Mark Allison pasted away in 2013. Brian’s father instilled a passion and love for playing and writing music that will never fade.

Brian started a band called Redfield and recorded an album “Back In The Middle” in 2014. Brian’s band Redfield also has been playing all around Chicago for 4 years. Anywhere from House Of Blues Chicago to small intimate house shows. Brian has recently decided to pursue a solo career. Allowing more opportunity push his original music and play as a solo act and also have a full band backline.

Event Promotion: Live entertainment.

The Caroling Connection is a group of Dickensian-costumed a cappella singers. We sing four-part holiday songs, providing an almost magical experience and making holiday memories that last a lifetime. We’re trained musicians of the highest quality, with experience to match that adds that little something extra.

Founded in 2016 by Jim Goodrich, a professional singer in Chicago for 30 years (24 of those as a professional Christmas Caroler), our first year included appearances at the 25th BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Block 37 and on ABC 7’s Great Chicago Lights Fight broadcast. Whether we’re welcoming your guests at the front door, strolling table to table, performing a set on stage or more, we’ll help bring the joy of the holiday season to your guests and clients.

The Caroling Connection – Dickensian Carolers who make Holiday Memories

Event Promotion: The Caroling Connection will be greeting Hospitality Fest 2017 attendees as they arrive singing carols while attired in full Dickensian costume. Be sure to look for us throughout the show as we highlight the magic we can bring to any party or event.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off your booking if you mention Hospitality Fest 2017 and book by August 31, 2017.

Chicago Loop Alliance creates, manages and promotes high-performing urban experiences, attracting people and investment to the Loop.

The organization was founded in 2005 following a merger between the Central Michigan Avenue Association and the Greater State Street Council, which was created in 1929 and consisted of local merchants eager to promote economic prosperity for their businesses during the Great Depression. Its project boundaries are the Chicago River on the north and west, Congress Parkway on the south, and generally Michigan Avenue on the east, with a few blocks extending northeast to Columbus Drive in an area north of Millennium Park called Lakeshore East.

Chicago Loop Alliance’s members consist of more than 250 businesses, organizations, and individuals located within the Loop and Downtown Chicago.

Event Promotion: Stop by our table for a chance to win raffle prizes from destinations around the Loop, a chance to win free ACTIVATE drink tickets, collect fun Chicago Loop Alliance promo items, and receive information on upcoming Loop campaigns and events.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Visitors to our table interested in Chicago Loop Alliance membership will have the opportunity to access our events.

We are event execution experts.

The largest events always have the smallest details. There is not a more challenging environment than a live production. Our select team of seasoned show professionals know that smart choices and perfect execution are not just a goal, but a requirement. Unmatched quality of service, with the pride of the true craftsman, allow us to discover the smallest detail and consistently deliver a flawless experience every time.

TECHNICAL DESIGN — It’s all in the details. We understand how to connect the Producer, Stage Management, Technical Staff, and Logistics, to the experience and to the attendee.

LIGHTING DESIGN — The art of Illumination. Our designs create the sense of place and atmosphere that will emphasize your message.

AUDIO DESIGN — Sound adds depth to the visual experience of the production. Clarity with impact engages the participants.

VIDEO DESIGN — The integration of live action video pre-produced elements and motion graphic content to inform and inspire your audience.

SCENIC DESIGN — Scenery frames the environment. Environment frames the message. Our designs bring the audience into the message.

ComedySportz is Chicago’s longest running short-form improv show for everyone. Now in it’s 30th year! CSz Business Chicago provides a variety of improv solutions for the hospitality industry. Smart, fast, clean, customized improv comedy performances; training delivered with the excitement only improv provides; professional talent for experiential marketing campaigns and trade shows; engaging emcees or customized sketch comedy for any event.

Event Promotion: We guarantee we will be the funniest table at Hospitality Fest! Free laughs all night!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Visit our table and enter to win a 10 pack of tickets and drinks for ComedySportz at the CSz Theater Chicago. ‘Cause planners need to get out and laugh too!

Craft Yours provides interactive craft cocktail catering through events, classes, and team building exercises.

Event Promotion: We’ll be offering the Craft Yours experience. Step behind the table and we’ll guide you through the mixing, shaking, and pouring of some samples!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off your group party of 20 or more if you book by October.

Ed Collins has been playing the piano for as long as he can remember and it shows in every song he pours his heart and soul into. He has been making memories for audiences with songs from Phil Collins, Elton John and Jackson Browne to Bobby Darren, Sinatra, Coldplay and musical themes. Eddie’s gift to play song after song without missing a beat leads to hours of musical enjoyment for all ages.

Together Ed and Donna Collins are committed to sharing Eddie’s musical talents. He has played at a number of venues for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, galas, anniversaries, corporate events, grand openings, holiday celebrations, private clubs, senior communities as well as restaurants and bars.

Eddie can hear a song, learn the music and play it from the bottom of his heart. Anyone who has ever listened to Eddie play knows what we’re talking about. While rock and roll is at his core, his love for music spans most repertoires and decades. From one generation to the next Making Memories With Ed Collins is ready to help create memories for your family and friends and your special occasions.

Event Promotion: Drop off your business card for a chance to win a two hour piano performance. (Performance dates subject to availability. Chicagoland area)

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Drop off your business card for a chance to win a two hour piano performance. (Performance dates subject to availability. Chicagoland area)

For over a century, Edward Fox Photography & Video has been perfecting the art of visual storytelling. We have passion and are dedicated to building lasting relationships with our clients. You should expect personalized service, experience, and professionalism from our entire staff. Our talented photographers will capture breath-taking images that will deliver high standards of photographic excellence to capture the spirit of your event.

Event Promotion: We will be photographing and filming this awesome event!!!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: We will be offering to Hospitality Fest attendees $100 off photography or videography for your next event!

At Escape Room Races, our goal is simple: To provide guests with a truly memorable escape room experience with the added twist of competing against others instead of a clock!
By taking the escape room concept outside the confines of a traditional 10-12 person escape room, we are able to execute large scale events specifically tailored to corporate team building (8-1200 guests)Groups participating in this experience will work in teams of 3-5 people to complete puzzles and challenges using one of our ridiculously cool escape room boxes. Guests will be laughing, high-fiving and strategizing as they encounter a variety of puzzles, boxes, locks, UV lights, hidden messages and much more!Outdoor experience in Grant Park available in Chicago only! Portable indoor experience available nation wide!

Event Promotion: Table Raffle – Amazon Echo Dot

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 1/2 off tickets to our Brooklyn Boulders Sept. 12th Event!


10% off holiday party bookings for 20 or more guests.

We will collect email addresses at our table to send coupon codes for both offers.

Exquisite Designse provide modern floral designs, along with draping, lighting and event design services for Corporate, and Social Events.

Event Promotion: We will be giving promotional items.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off your holiday decor if you book prior to November 15th, 2017.

With 12 locations in 8 neighborhoods including River North, Loop, West Loop, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Wrigleyville, Four Corners Tavern Group has a location for your next private party! Accommodating groups of 20 to 900, at our venues you will find a commitment to serving creative culinary from a variety of local producers as well as the best domestic and craft beers and craft cocktails. Superior service, modern and comfortable design, and an approachable and fun atmosphere are the pinnacles of the Four Corners experience and what makes us your go-to for all your private party needs in Chicago! Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and More….

Event Promotion: Boozy Cupcake Shots from Fremont Chicago & Ballpark Mix from Brickhouse Tavern

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Raffling off a $100 complimentary happy hour and handing out fun 4C Swag!

Game Show Gurus presents and produced tv like and unique game shows for all types of events. Interactive mobile touring game shows make great additions to any type of event including, but not limited to: Corporate (sales meetings, training, promotions, social events), Convention (trade show booths, gatherings), Schools (colleges, high school, elementary) as an activity, educational event), or Social event (weddings, showers, house parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs), and more. Great also when people just ‘won’t dance’.

We get your guests involved and create an exciting alternative to other forms of entertainment. Any topic can be covered. Products or services can be the focus for training. Sponsors can use a high energy game show with our outgoing emcees as a promotional vehicle.

Current programs include: Interactive Trivia Blitz, All Play, Versus, Gigantic Game Show Give Away, Survey Says, Wheel of Knowledge, Category Challenge, Guess The Price, Win It In a Minute, , Do Something, and more. Any TV show can be recreated as a mobile stage show. For more information, please see our press kit and web site.

Game Show Gurus is unique in the fact that we design game show events in various production levels to meet your needs and budget. Some events only need the basics and very little razzle dazzle. On the other hand, some events require high end presentation with extended backdrops, lights, and set design. We can deliver on that as well.

Who Knows Game Show? We Are Your FINAL ANSWER

Event Promotion: We will have a table raffle for a gift card as well as some unique give aways.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off for events booked in November or January.

At Garrett Popcorn Shops®, we’ve maintained our dedication to fresh, delicious popcorn since 1949. We continue to use only the highest quality ingredients from local producers as we handcraft our gourmet popcorn in old-fashioned copper kettles.
We hot air pop our signature blend of kernels, which we then mix into our secret family recipes. Every batch is handmade throughout the day, and the result is an irresistible snacking sensation, which has generated lines of historic proportions outside of our retail shops for decades.
Visit us at our retail shops in Chicago, around the country and at  To reach our Special Markets team, visit us at and learn about a variety of options to suit your meeting, trade show, special event and corporate gifting needs. Garrett…like no other!

Event Promotion: Samples of Garrett Mix

Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and excellence of its many community and educational programs. Named “Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition” (DAILY HERALD), Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” is celebrating its 40th anniversary! It’s the perfect holiday treat for clients, office parties and more. Goodman also has a number of intimate and unique spaces available to rent for pre- performance entertaining and networking. Group savings for the production are available for 15+. Goodman patrons also receive discounts at nearby Preferred Partner Restaurants. For group sales information, contact or 312.443.3820.

Event Promotion: Groups who book tickets to “A Christmas Carol” by 10/1/17 get 20% off rental fees for pre-show entertaining or 1 free ticket per 40 purchased.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Stop by Goodman Theatre’s booth and take the “A Christmas Carol” quiz and receive a free gift. Gifts include gift certificates to Goodman Theatre Preferred Partner Restaurants and more!

Tami Manton created the group sales business for Chicago’s Apollo Theater in 2000, which she continues to operate. In 2003, she expanded her business and founded Group Theater Tix.  Group Theater Tix has grown to become one of Chicago’s and the Midwest’s most prominent group sales companies, successfully selling groups for the hit shows, Million Dollar Quartet, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes; A Christmas Story, The Musical; The Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Dreamgirls; Leaving Iowa, Altar Boyz, Church Basement Ladies, Forbidden Broadway, Menopause The Musical and more. Additionally, Group Theater Tix sells groups for many Chicagoland venues, including the Apollo Theater, Centre East, The Mercury Theater, Stage 773, The Royal George Theatre, The Drury Water Tower Place Theater, and the North Shore Center for The Performing Arts. Group sales clients also include renowned theatre companies such as Porchlight Music Theatre and The Joffrey Ballet.

Event Promotion: Gift Basket/ Theater Tickets “Take a shot on us” – shots

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% or more off full ticket price for the show of your chose. 1 complimentary ticket for every 50 purchased.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, marked by the giant iconic guitar that illuminates our parking lot, is located in the heart of the vibrant River North neighborhood, just blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. For more than 30 years, our cafe has been a one-of-a-kind dining, entertainment and shopping destination known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with legendary food, beverages, live music and music history. Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and our cafe walls are lined with priceless pieces from musical legends like Billy Joel, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Prince

Event Promotion: We will be offering information on our Hard Rock Hotel Inclusive Trip Giveaway when booking with us through December and information on our Escape Game Package. We will be handing out Chocolate Guitars and Cell Phone sleeves

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive:
Hard Rock Cafe would like to offer all of planners attending Hospitality Fest the opportunity to earn a complimentary all-inclusive vacation. Starting right now, earn the trip just for being one of the first to book an event at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago/ The event must be contracted between August 17 2017 and September 30, 2017 and take place before December 24, 2017. Just meet the $15,000 minimum in food & beverage and be eligible to win this trip! Trip Details:

•4 day/ 3 night stay for two adults at one of our all-inclusive Hard Rock properties

•You could go to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic or Riviera Maya in Mexico!!! Visit to explore the properties.

•Trip can be taken anytime within 12 months of receipt of a signed contract and deposit

•Value of the combined prize is $2,280

•Airfare is not included

•Review T&Cs for full details*

Since 1987, Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group (HCRG), led by Grant DePorter, has proven to be one of Chicago’s most dynamic and successful restaurant management companies. HCRG operates seven restaurants, an offsite catering company and the Chicago Sports Museum. HCRG opened its first restaurant, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago’s River North neighborhood in 1987. The restaurant offers additional locations in Rosemont and Lombard. Adjacent to Harry Caray’s Lombard is Holy Mackerel!, the restaurant group’s fresh seafood concept. Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier offers a family friendly menu and spectacular waterfront location. Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place and combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot complex offering dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail.

HCRG’s offsite catering company, Harry Caray’s Catering & Events, caters many of Chicagoland’s premier landmarks including the Chicago Park District, Harold Washington Library and Garfield Park Conservatory. Named as one of the Top 75 Multiconcept Operators in the Country by Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, HCRG continues to expand its ventures. For more information, call (773) HOLY-COW or visit

Event Promotion:
We will be offering bags of our famous HOly Cow! potato chips. In addition, we hope to bring our mobile virtual reality exhibit from theChicago Sports MUSeum for guests to enojy as a value add to this event. has been the go to resource for meeting and event planners since 2004 generating 5,000 corporate and social group leads annually for our listing members representing Chicago’s top Planner Preferred event venues and corporate group activity providers. In addition to being a lead generation resource, produces a monthly e-newsletter “Chicago’s Planner Preferred” which is sent to 14,000 meeting and event professionals. also produces fun and productive events like Hospitality Fest & The Meeting & Hospitality Industry’s St. Pat’s BASH! We’re proud to unveil our social media platform BrandedCam as well as launch our new Holiday Party Planning print guide.

Event Promotion: We’ll have all hands on deck offering a wonderful holiday themed Hospitality Fest this year 🙂 We look forward to seeing you all there.

European inspired dishes, quintessential mid-century cocktails, and eccentric interiors make this continental tavern one of River North’s favorite spots. Old world decor meets elegance in this unique private setting. Hubbard Inn offers 3 floors of exceptional event space from causal receptions to formal dining for 10-600 cherished guests.

Event Promotion: Beef Carpaccio Bites: with summer truffle, black garlic, parmesan cheese, baby arugula, shishito peppers, and crispy bread.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Free champagne tower if you book your event with us by 9/30/17!

Headquarters Beercade℠ – vintage arcade bar located in River North is taking the traditional bar setting to the next level with an innovative concept that caters to character. HQ offers a low maintenance night with high energy entertainment that separates ourselves from the typical nightlife scene of River North.

Event Promotion: Prize wheel featuring free drink coins, HQ apparel, and other fun HQ swag…

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Receive 15% off food and/or beverage package for your November, December, or January event when you book by September 30th, 2017. Stop by for information and special code.

The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine. The Museum supports its Mission through medically thematized exhibitions and programs, in addition to a strong contemporary art exhibition program.

The mission of the Museum is to enrich people’s lives by enhancing their appreciation and understanding of the history, development, and advances of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine. In support of this, we are committed to:

* Portraying the art and science of surgery through exhibits and other appropriate media
* Providing programs and services for the education and enjoyment of the public, students, and the medical profession.
* Preserving our collection for the education, inspiration, and aesthetic enrichment of future generations.
* Gaining recognition as a leader among medical and health museums worldwide.

Housed in an historic lakeside mansion, The International Museum of Surgical Science is a member of At Home in Chicago, a consortium of more than twenty historic house museums in and around Chicago.

Event Promotion: The International Museum of Surgical Science is a distinctive venue available for special events and tours. Lectures, meetings, receptions and dinners hosted at the Museum offer guests an elegant setting, with interesting exhibits and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. This exceptional events venue is just minutes away from the Magnificent Mile and Downtown Chicago.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: The Museum is pleased to offer all Hospitality Fest attendees $200 off any holiday party, dinner or event at the Museum Sundays through Thursdays, and $100 of any holiday party, dinner or event at the Museum Fridays and Saturdays. Book your 2017/2018 event by August 31st, 2017 to receive this exclusive discount!

Stop by our table and enter a drawing with your business card to win a prize from our Museum gift shop!

If you live in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, you have not one K1 Speed center to choose from but two! In addition to our Buffalo Grove center, we also have an indoor go-kart racing facility located in Addison to meet your needs. Our K1 Speed Chicago facilities are world-class entertainment venues that are designed to keep you entertained and engaged, whether you’re on or off the track. If you want to experience indoor karting yourself, are interested in hosting a fun and memorable party for a friend or loved one, or would like to plan a unique corporate function, we can help.

Event Promotion: Giveaway, promotional items

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off Holiday parties, $5 off Arrive & Drive racing

With over 80 years in the floral industry, we bring a level of experience that cannot be matched by anyone. Our philosophy has always been to create the most beautiful events for every client we work with.

Known for tremendous value for our corporate and social events of all types, styles, and budgets, at Kloeckner Preferred Flowers we…

– Pride ourselves and are known for as one client said “Big city style with suburban budgets.”

– Have “Preferred” is our middle name for a reason – our service level is 5-star outstanding.

– Work in a creative style that is best for you as either a collaborative experience or offer design directions for your approval with the same goal to create a perfect fit for you to have an amazing event that is within the budget.

– Have deeply rooted relationships with growers that span the around the world as well as local farms.

– Aim to provide the best flowers, at reasonable rates, and the most creative design for your corporate or social event.

Event Promotion: Our iconic sunflower will be in full-bloom at Hospitality Fest 2017 as we are handing out over 400 sunflowers to guests with our website information.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: We are excited to be participating in Hospitality Fest 2017 and delighted to offer in each swag-bag a 20% off your first order invitation card in each swag-bag and at our table.

At our table, Kloeckner Preferred Flowers is having a raffle for a $500. gift certificate our services.

Offering unique and affordable event solutions, Loyola University Chicago Conference Services has five beautiful campuses (Lake Shore, Water Tower, Retreat and Ecology, Health Sciences, and Cuneo Mansion and Gardens) in Chicago and suburbs in which to host your overnight conference, day meeting, special event, or house visiting guests. We are a full-service conference facility providing state-of-the-art venues, advanced technology, comfortable housing, gourmet catering, and a multitude of university resources. Over 100+ unique event spaces including ballrooms, auditoriums, computer labs, and classrooms.

Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Loyola’s Water Tower Campus offers fully furnished, apartment style suites, available for daily, weekly, and monthly guest stays. Ideal for company relocations, summer interns, or visiting staff members, our building features 24-hour security, laundry, fitness center, Wi-Fi/ cable, a café, and many other amenities.

Event Promotion: 2-night stay at Loyola’s Baumhart Lodging ( 2 bedroom/ 2 bath apartment) located right off the Mag Mile.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off of your venue rental if booked by 10/31/17 for any event taking place through February 2018.

For more than three decades, we’ve pleased clients with our dedication to customer service, quality products and on-time delivery. We provide a wide array of rentals for virtually any size meeting or event. Through our vastly experienced and trained staff, M&M can take your meeting or event to the next level with our mixture of tenting, tabletop, furniture, linens, staging, and more. Contact us for a consultation!

Event Promotion: We will be displaying our Chameleon Chair Collection. This chair literally has hundreds of different ways to customize it. We are the exclusive distributor of the Chameleon Chair here in Chicago. Stop by our booth to check it out, and of course, have a seat!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: We will be raffling off a 10% discount on any one event good for 1 year.

Just minutes from O’Hare, in Schaumburg, Ill., the colossal stone tower of Medieval Times beckons guests to be transported to a bygone era – an age of chivalry, where knights do battle atop valiant steeds for the honor of champion and guests are treated to a delectable meal fit for a king. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has entertained over 65 million guests of all ages with awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, rousing displays of strength and skill, and a feast for the eyes and appetite. Seating up to 1420; private shows available.

Event Promotion: You will have the opportunity to win 4 FREE tickets to Medieval Times in our Royal Raffle at the event. We’ll also have plenty of MT Swag to give away with our Group Incentive information!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Receive 1 FREE admission for every 20 admissions paid. We have amazing packages exclusive to corporate events; come by our table to learn!

The Montgomery Club is a luxurious private event venue, located in the heart of downtown in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. A part of the iconic Gibsons Restaurant Group since August of 2013, The Montgomery Club takes pride in its reputation for providing an unmatched level of personal service and cuisine. The venue can accommodate groups of 150 to 1,000 guests, from intimate dinner parties to large-scale cocktail events. The Montgomery Club’s knowledgeable and creative staff works with clients individually to create completely unique experiences featuring award-winning fare from Gibsons Restaurant Group, including their USDA Gibsons Prime Angus steaks and chops. Guests may customize menus from all restaurant properties including Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR and Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar.

Event Promotion: Table raffle for dinner for two at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% back in Gibsons Restaurant Group Gift Cards for any holiday party booked for January 2018 at any GRG restaurant. Parties must be booked by October 15th, 2017 and must mention Hospitality Fest.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and the Plan Your Meetings non-traditional meeting planner audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. The MPI Chicago Area Chapter (MPI-CAC) is one of the founding chapters and celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2017. MPI-CAC is also one of the largest chapters in the world providing engaging education and networking experiences throughout the year designed and executed by an active community of dedicated member volunteers.

Event Promotion: Be sure to pick up a pen at the MPI-CAC table.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Join at and use code MPISMAUG to save 10% before August 30th.

Dine beside a World War II German submarine. Stand inside a 40-foot tornado. Mingle below historic aircraft. Celebrate the sweet things in a classic ice cream parlor. MSI is the largest science museum in the Western hemisphere and is housed in the only remaining structure from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. With thousands of exhibits, artifacts and “wow” moments that last a lifetime, MSI is the premier destination for unique and engaging special events – we have events down to a science.

Event Promotion: We will be offering an interesting and creative delectable bite and beverage offering… something Science related.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Change the way you celebrate the holidays! Book a holiday party on select dates in January and we will be offering a free “boozy bite” cocktail to your guests for the first hour of the opening reception. Restrictions apply.

The Greater Chicago Chapter of NACE is made up of event industry professionals just like you; from hospitality, venue managers, sales & catering, entrepreneurs, entertainment, planners, décor, & rentals- from Downtown to “the burbs.”
The National Customer Service Association (NCSA) is the ultimate provider of customer service education, development, and support services in the United States.
· Provides innovative education and training programs for employees who serve customers—both external and internal customers· Provides businesses with customer feedback and survey programs· Serves as the clearinghouse for current issues and trends in customer service· Provides ongoing networking and educational opportunities through organizational member programs· Provides customer service support products for organizational display and promotion of your devotion to your customers· Provides a magazine devoted to excellence in customer service highlighting the best of the best companies in the U.S. for customer services
Since 1956 the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has been dedicated to inspiring the Business Events community with networking and educational opportunities globally. Through education, we inspire, connect and innovate the business events community globally. With just under 7,000 members and an audience of more than 50,000 individuals, PCMA is the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists. Headquartered in Chicago, IL USA, PCMA has partners and collaborators around the globe and a footprint within North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with activities across 37 countries.

Event Promotion: Aw inspiring reasons why you will benefit from joining the Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA.

Chicago Venue Rental offers some of the best options for your upcoming nightlife, corporate, social, fundraising, wedding reception, product launch or live entertainment event. We provide a wide array of options to host a private event for groups of 50-1600! Book a venue buyout, a private party room, or reserve an area for your corporate/social events.

Our event team will help you with every step of the planning process, including designing customized beverage packages with specialty cocktails designed by our in-house mixology team, creating customized food packages by our award-winning catering partners, and curating an elevated entertainment experience for your guests by assisting you with branding, party linens, décor, music, and photography in our unique, stylized venues.

Chicago Venue Rental collaborates with a wide array of corporate clients to create signature event experiences through our cutting-edge collection of award-winning nightlife event spaces. Whether you are looking to produce an elegant black tie corporate cocktail reception or a large scale nightclub experience, our team of event professionals will ensure every detail is in place.

We are the next step for elite brands looking to partner with cutting-edge venues that combine cultivated beauty with tastefully crafted technology. Partner with us for a corporate afterparty for up to 1600 guests! Our venues offer exclusive nightlife experiences complete with distinct environments: multi-level venues with high-energy main rooms and exclusive private party rooms for more intimate experiences.

If you are looking for a large volume venue to host your upcoming convention afterparty, Chicago Venue Rental has several options and will work with you to handle all event details, from food and beverage, transportation and decor, entertainment to aesthetic. Our impeccable event spaces have several options of either semi-private or private.

Check out our venues below:

PRYSM: PRYSM Nightclub is the next step for Chicago Nightlife where state of the art production meets bottle service offering you an elite, one of a kind, VIP experience.

MID: Located In Chicago’s Fulton Market District, it meets somewhere in between Chicago’s downtown and the neighborhoods within the city. This venue embodies artistic experimentation with it’s focus on live music and world renown event & festival headliners. The MID makes music the true heart of the space bringing you the ultimate nightlife experience.

Concord Music Hall: With a scalable room that holds between 200-1500 people, C​​oncord Music Hall lends itself perfectly to special events of all kinds. In an effort to appeal to a wide array of events we offer a landscape that can be transformed to fit individual client needs. The main room has an upscale, contemporary flair with a sprawling 25.5′ x 43′ stage, 4 full bars, and state of the art sound and lighting. In addition to the main floor there are two spacious balcony suites that overlook the main hall.

Event Promotion: Table Raffle-$500 Gift Certificate.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off your holiday party group of 50 or more when you book with us during the months of August or September.

For more than 78 years, PSAV® has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry, offering the expertise for everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions.

Today, audiovisual support is no longer simply a microphone and a flipchart. It now includes computer interfaces, high-definition imaging, rigging, power distribution, component video, concert sound and lighting, Internet and network services, special effects, virtual meetings, exhibitor services, plus all the traditional basic equipment. Our focus is on delivering innovative technology, combined with legendary customer service to ensure your satisfaction and that of your attendees.

Our depth of local resources, including hospitality professionals, technical experts and extensive audiovisual inventory, turns good into spectacular with ingenuity and inspiration. From boardroom to ballroom, courtyard to convention center, PSAV has a customized solution for every challenge. Add our flexible approach, access to advanced technology, unparalleled execution consistency and a proven understanding of the science behind attendee learning, your choice becomes crystal clear — when you select PSAV to manage backstage, the experience onstage will be extraordinary.

Event Promotion: Promo Items

Since 1904 Ravinia has been the sound of summer in Chicago, and one of the area’s most popular entertainment spots. From jazz luminaries to pop icons, from superlative chamber music to the mighty Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia offers great music at a great price all summer, every summer. Captivating sounds and beautiful grounds are an enchanting setting for a memorable event to dazzle your friends, families, clubs and organizations. We host company dinners and fundraisers for hundreds, intimate picnics on the great lawn for a few, and everything in between.

Event Promotion: Guests will be able to take photos in front of the Famous Tyler Gate. We will be raffling off a Ravinia Gramophone Giving away Rock the Lawn Swag

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: We will offer hard hat tours of the our new space.

Only 13 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 26 miles from downtown Chicago, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is the area’s only lifestyle hotel that inspires its guests to discover something different with each stay. We deliver an experience that goes beyond traditional expectations. Featuring 150,000 square feet of total meeting space, a maximum seating capacity of 6,300, 42 breakouts rooms, exhibition space on-site, and paired with 500 luxuriously remodeled guest rooms, there’s plenty more opportunity to make a big impression.

Come Discover more

Event Promotion: Raffle item: Dinner for two at Sam and Harry’s Steakhouse. Enhance your experience and stay the night in one of our guestrooms for $79

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive:
Book your holiday event and choose from one of the following items to enhance your celebration:
-One hour of bar service complimentary (minimum purchase of 3 hour open bar required)
-Double Marriot Rewards Points (up to 100,000 points)
-10% off any Holiday event scheduled Sunday-Thursday
-One complimentary suite to be utilized on the evening of your event
-Complimentary deluxe coffee service

The River North Business Association is dedicated to promoting awareness and visibility, fostering business relationships and responsible development, stimulating growth and advocating constructive influence within the River North Community — one of the most popular neighborhoods to work, live and play! Each month, members enjoy several opportunities to network with potential clients and partners from various industries at events hosted at River North hot spots. Email, web and social media marketing are included with membership. Nearly 100 volunteers serve on 18 RNBA Committees and Sub-Committees that contribute to the planning and growth of the organization. Our next community event is “Bites Around the Block,” a tasting tour of River North restaurants on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. To learn more, visit or email

Event Promotion: RNBA Member, AceBounce, The Home of Ping Pong, will entertain our visitors with “The Paint Can Game,” where guests throw balls into different cans and win prizes. The River North Business Association will draw to two free tickets to Bites Around the Block, our River North restaurant tasting tour on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Professionals interested in membership with the River North Business Association will receive a coupon for free entrance to an upcoming RNBA networking event.

Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of the water and downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place from James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan. River Roast Private Events welcomes groups as intimate as eight or as large as 1,200 for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, weddings, parties and corporate gatherings. The space is divided into six rooms, which can be customized for smaller groups or opened up for larger events. The River Roast Private Events team offers assistance with all aspects of planning, including booking, menu design and beverage pairing, audio-visual needs, parking, floral and event decor, and additional logistics as requested.

Event Promotion: Stop by the River Roast Private Events table for your chance to win a private Happy Hour for up to 20 guests.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off your Holiday party group of 20 or more if booked in January 2018

Soaring 20-foor ceilings, mid-century chandeliers and exposed brick invite you into the historic space that is ROW 24. Once the Speedwell Motor Company showroom-now an elegantly appointed, modern loft event space-ROW 24 is the place to host your wedding or corporate affair. We’ve captured the glitz and splendor of the Motor Row heyday in this Michigan Avenue venue to create a picture-perfect backdrop for your truly memorable occasion. Call us, we’d love to take you for a spin..

Event Promotion: Business card raffle for various gifts

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: We are offering 15% off of your booking before the end of the year for all 2017 and 2018 events. Must be booked with a signed contract and 50% deposit by December 31st.

Located in the heart of the Midwest, SITE Chicago promotes motivational experiences through education and the power of networking.Our members are travel industry professionals, with a specialty on incentive travel as a business tool to achieve extraordinary results.SITE is a worldwide organization of business professionals dedicated to the recognition and development of motivational and performance improvement strategies of which travel is a key component. SITE Chicago is the local chapter for SITE Global

Event Promotion: Table Raffle

The tallest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, and a world famous architectural icon, Willis Tower stands 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Our flexible 99th floor space accommodates 250 seated or 300 reception guests.  Add a VIP visit to the Ledge and treat your guests to an exhilarating glass floor experience.  From corporate meetings to sensational celebrations, choose the venue that defines “unforgettable”.  email: for information.

Event Promotion: A variety of giveaways

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Book Incentive: $500 off any Holiday Party booking in December, prior to September 15th.

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile is the perfect home away from home in this unique and charming city. All around you, Chicago’s best attractions are easy to enjoy. Inside, the breathtaking lobby and warm welcome set the stage for the perfect day. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower welcomes you with 415 rooms on 32 floors, including 32 suites and one presidential suite. Room amenities include SoBed™ – Sofitel’s luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system, LCD flat-panel TV with laptop connection, complimentary wired and wireless Internet Access, Bose® Wave® music system, minibar, safe deposit box, and a spacious bath with separate tub and shower and luxurious French toiletries.

Events come naturally with more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, including the Grand Ballroom with a dramatic, sloped ceiling; The perfect location for your Holiday Party!

Grand Ballroom.
On the southeast side of the room, floor-to-ceiling windows and a sloped ceiling are the beginning of the beautiful architectural style of the Grand Ballroom. Windows stand 19 feet high in a curving design, offering views of the John Hancock Building and surrounding downtown Chicago neighborhood. Beauty encases the room, creating an elegance for wedding celebrations. With the Grand Foyer just outside the Ballroom, couples enjoy an adjacent open and airy ambiance in a spacious area to host cocktail receptions. With 4,592 square feet, the Grand Ballroom provides plenty of space for a gala event.

The Cigale Private Dining Room is an elegant choice for rehearsal dinners or receptions. The room accommodates up to 75 guests. Elegant decor and stylish furnishing create a designer type atmosphere exquisite for wedding celebrations.

Event Promotion: We will be offering information on our Holiday Party menus and promotions.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Book Incentive: Drop off your business card for a chance to win a complimentary one night stay with breakfast for two at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile!

Since our beginning, we have been focused on delivering epic digital marketing practices that make an impact. We customize your campaign with the proper tools and best personnel that is as unique as your company. Our Tiger Team will execute all strategies with the highest level of sophistication and efficiency.At SOGO, we listen, we dig deep, and we develop strategies that drive real results. We are accountable. Our digital marketing performance can be tracked and validated.
We continuously prove ROI and agency value through analytics.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Book Incentive: We will be raffling off a $500 SOGO Gift Card. Recipient can use this $500 gift card towards their next website or social media campaign at SOGO Marketing.

A successful event begins with the right team of professionals who offer amazing Experience, Performance and Service.
Allow us to introduce you to SourceOne Events. For over 12 years, our team has delivered exceptional event results for our clients in Chicago and across the the country.
We support clients with Event Planning & Design, Branding, Signage, Environments, Logistics, Expos and Special Events.
Please contact SourceOne for a proposal for your next event and visit our Lombard office for a tour.

Event Promotion: Please visit our booth for chance to win a cool raffle prize!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: $200 discount on your next branding or signage project with a $1,000+ budget

Takedown Eventures offers truly unique and impactful experiences that incorporate thrilling activities such as compound bows, recurve bows, crossbows, spears, tomahawks, aerial archery, shotguns and even gourmet wild game feasts. Our Eventures provide businesses and organizations a powerful resource to entertain your guests. Male or female, beginner or expert, EVERYONE is welcome and guaranteed to have a blast. Takedown Eventures are strategically designed to be highly relational and intimate, even in cases of larger groups. We are the premium entertainment option.

Every Eventure is executed at the highest level of excellence and professionalism with the goal to EDUCATE, EXCITE and EMPOWER our guests. We set out to be more than just another entertainment option. Our goal is to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for individuals to try new things, test themselves and leave with a sense of accomplishment.
The Takedown Team understands our clients are trusting us with their most-valued guests which fuels our relentless pursuit of excellence in every detail from the initial consultation to the last arrow shot. Every Eventure is sure to satisfy that desire in all of us for adventure, competition and camaraderie. Tap into your wild side!

Event Promotion: Table Raffle: One business card will be selected for 10% off any Takedown Eventures package or individual Takedown Station. (actual Eventure date must be scheduled within 12 months of booking)

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off any Takedown Eventures package or individual Takedown Station if you book before 10/29/17. (actual Eventure date must be scheduled within 12 months of booking)

At Topgolf, our goal is to help you create unforgettable experiences with friends, family, colleagues and co-workers. Each venue features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing “bays” similar to a bowling lane, an impressive food and drink menu, private meeting, event and teambuilding spaces for groups from 12 to 1200, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.

Event Promotion: Table Raffle for an hour of free Topgolf, Topgolf premium promotional items, Spin the Wheel Game.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 20% off room rental or Topgolf game play for any holiday party that is booked in November or January! (must be booked by September 30th)

U.S. Poker & Casino Parties is the leading provider of corporate casino entertainment throughout the United States.We pride ourselves in making your event a resounding success by providing you with the very best in equipment, service and personnel.We can host groups from 10 to 2000+ people, with each event tailored to your individual needs. Our professional dealers will provide instructions to ensure your guests truly enjoy their casino experience.

* Corporate Events
* Fundraisers & Charity Events
* Teambuilding Events
* Holiday Parties
* Themed Events
* Weddings
* Private Parties

Event Promotion: Free Blackjack table to winner of drawing

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 10% off Holiday booking if signed by August 31st

United Rent-A-Fence is the Midwest’s premier provider of temporary fence solutions to the Construction, Special Events and Emergency Response industries. We offer a full menu of temporary fence solutions including crowd control barricades, orange snow fence, panel fences, post-driven fences, windscreen, gates and other accessories to customize a temporary fence solution that best fits each client’s unique needs. Founded in 2007, United Rent-A-Fence has over 200 miles of fence installed at any given time, with that growth attributable to a commitment to 3 unwavering values: Unexpected Excellence, Unparalleled Service and Unquestionable Trust.

Event Promotion: Table raffle for iPod Nano.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: 5% off first order for new customers up to a limit of $200 in value.


Viper Alley in Lincolnshire is a revolutionary private event and concert venue located in the heart of one of Chicago’s most prominent north suburban corporate and residential communities.

Viper Alley’s “industrial chic” interior meets today’s demand for flexible event environments that are both casual and upscale and also comes fully equipped with our complete kitchen and pizza oven , A/V, 20 flat screen monitors, staging, two fully stocked bars and a six lane private bowling facility.Viper Alley is perfect for hosting team-building exercises, sales meetings, training seminars, trade shows, charity events, and social or holiday parties.

Call on us to customize your menu, furniture, event programming, entertainment, decorations and lighting to meet any of your specialized event needs. With our flexible modular floor plan, we offer catering for up to 650 people with endless possibilities for an unforgettable experience.

Contact our Sales and Catering Staff today for more information about planning a fabulous event at Viper Alley.

Event Promotion: Raffle for Dessert Basket at table. Raffle for Free Appetizer Reception or Bowling Party for up to 20 people

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: We will donate 5% of the group’s food and beverage spend to the charity of their choice for all new corporate, holiday, not for profit, and team building events. For social events, including weddings, we are offering a Free Champagne Toast or a Complimentary Fruit Tray or Vegetable Crudite.

Valet parking, transportation, coat check, etc…

Event Promotion: Discounted valet parking for the event

Virgin Hotels Chicago is located in the heart of the loop at 203 N. Wabash Ave in a historic landmark that was once the Old Dearborn Bank Building. We’re here to wake up this industry and bring back the fun. As we always do. We’ve reimagined not only what a boutique hotel can look like, but what it can do. Combined with Virgin’s unrelenting dedication to the consumer we’re ushering in a new standard for hospitality and heartfelt service. And we’re just getting started.

Event Promotion: Cocktail samples

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: (1) overnight stay raffle and holiday party promotions

Most Event Planners prefer actions to words, so we’ll make this brief. It doesn’t matter if you’re organizing a corporate outing, team-building session, off-site meeting, new product launch, holiday party – or simply entertaining clients – WhirlyBall is the most complete entertainment venue in Chicagoland and the only choice for your next group outing. Our experienced, expert staff promises a commitment to excellence and delivery of an event you and your group will never forget.

WhirlyBall combines basketball, hockey, lacrosse and demolition derby, with normally sane adults driving bumper cars while using hand-held scoops to pass a wiffle ball to each other – and ultimately at a scoring target. If that’s not enough, bump it up a level with bowling, lasertag, food from our chef-driven menu, and a ful-service bar with a terrific craft beer selection!

Event Promotion: $50 WhirlyBall Card table raffle and Sesame Tuna Poke samples!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Free Dessert Platter (Chef’s Selection) for any event booked by September 30th.

The Lyric Opera House is one of Chicago’s historic landmarks and among the world’s most beautiful buildings.  Built in 1929 and fully restored in 1996, the Lyric Opera House is a hybrid of art nouveau and art deco designs.

We have 6 unique event spaces for hire:

* The 3,563-seat Ardis Krainik Theatre perfect for concerts, graduations, presentations, conferences and even dinner or cocktails on stage!
* Our beautiful Grand Foyer which can accommodate seated dinner for up to 200 and cocktail receptions up to 1,100, as well as company meetings, gala auctions and more
* Four private dining rooms which can accommodate anywhere between 50 and 120 banquet style

Find out more about our spaces on our website

Event Promotion: Come visit us at Hospitality Fest for the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to one of our stunning opera performances!

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Booking Incentive: Receive 10% off your rental price for events booked within one month of Hospitality Fest