Why Sponsor a Table? 2018-06-05T14:58:15+00:00

Why Sponsor a Table?

Hospitality Fest is a Here’s Chicago event and replaces our widely popular “End of Summer BASH!”

“Hospitality Fest is our solution in addressing vendor requests to have a table at Here’s Chicago events as well as providing affordable admission for meeting and event professionals to attend and connect with Chicago’s top event venues & services” says Jim Grillo, CMP, Founder of www.hereschicago.com, Hospitality Fest and social media platform www.brandedcam.com.

Last year’s Hospitality Fest had 54 table sponsors and over 600 attendees within a 2.5 hour period. Table sponsors were able to connect and develop relationships with group planners and influential meeting and event professionals with the opportunity for future business.

Top 10 Reasons to Sponsor

  1. It’s Fun!
  2. Networking Opportunities at our post show networking reception
  3. Help you find your next job or possibly your next stellar employee
  4. Learn something new at our Learning Lounge
  5. Meet new people in our industry!
  6. Try some great food by our sponsor Lucky Strike
  7. Get your card stamped at  participating sponsors and get a gift card from Lucky Strike for a future visit
  8. Meet members of our Industry Associations Partners and ask your questions about membership
  9. Sample an ice cold beer from Dovetail or spirits from Rush Creek distilling!
  10. Meet Chicago’s top hospitality providers as you stroll the floor of over 50 participating table sponsors representing restaurants, hotels, corporate activity providers, meeting and event venues and service providers!

6 Foot Table Sponsor

  • Limited to 50 tables

  • 1- 6 foot skirted table / 2 chairs

  • 2 admissions (Value $50)

  • Name displayed in print material

  • Complimentary posts on our social networks

  • 1 complimentary on-line vendor page with access to booking events to prior to Hospitality Fest

  • Logo displayed in various signage

  • 1 item for the tote bag for planners

  • Showcase your business to up to 600 event industry attendees.  This is the perfect time to showcase your new holiday party offerings.  Duration 2.5 hours

  • Stick around for networking reception following sponsored by Lucky Strike

  • Electric not included, please email hospitalityfest@gmail.com.

  • All table sponsors will need to email a certificate of insurance made to: Online DMC, Inc. to hospitalityfest@gmail.com

If you have any questions regarding the countless benefits of sponsoring a table, call Jim Grillo, CMP at (312) 804-2710.

Stay Social with Us!

We are very excited about this year’s event and we know you are too! So tell us about it!

Whether you have a question about the event, need help with registration, want a little pre-show exposure or just want to share a cool photo- we encourage you to use the hashtag #HospitalityFest2018 and tag us @HospitalityFest

Come join us & share the 2018 experiences with before, during and after the event!

Stay Social!

2017 Sponsors Said…

“I just saw the invitation to Hospitality Fest 2017 and it took me back to last year’s event. It was the first year for both Hospitality Fest and The Caroling Connection, the new holiday offering from With A Voice Like This.
As a direct result of contacts made at Hospitality Fest, The Caroling Connection sang at The 25th BMO Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and appeared on ABC7’s Great Chicago Light Fight. All in its first year!
With events like Hospitality Fest and more, five stars isn’t enough for Here’s Chicago.. It goes to 11!
Thank you to Jim Grillo and everyone at Here’s Chicago.”

Jim Goodrich


With a Voice Like This

“Oh my GOODNESS! What a great event on Wednesday!!!! Thank you so much for having us be a part of this awesome event. We loved doing the photo and video AND having a table at the event. I talked to so many great people! You always have the best events!”

Jessica Lindberg

Event Sales/Marketing Communications Manager

Edward Fox Photography & Video

“Yes, it exposed us to an audience that did not necessarily see the Museum of Science and Industry as a meeting and event venue. We received 82 business cards. Yes we are returning next year. We feel the audience is a quality audience that will lead to booked event business in the future.”

Museum of Science & Industry

“A belated thank you for the opportunity to represent WINiT at your inaugural Hospitality Fest in Chicago! It was certainly valuable.  New members joined and networking opportunities opened up for existing members.  Anytime we can spread the word about our incredible organization and meet new organizations, is wonderful!”

Dawn Repoli

Director of Program Management

Mentor Program Facilitator

WINiT-WomenInTravel, Inc.

“Once again. Thank you for having us! It was a great event. Looking forward to attending next year.”

Nicole S. Berry

Marketing Manager

Regional Transportation Authority

“Thank you so much for another incredible event! It was an absolute joy to represent Ravinia amongst so many talented and creative individuals in the event industry. As a young professional, it was so wonderful to make connections (while having so much fun)! I can only estimate how much time, energy and effort went into making yesterday a reality – and I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your team for an outstanding event! Looking forward to the next!”

Jamie Mangiameli

Groups Assistant


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