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Welcome to the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is a municipal corporation created by the Illinois General Assembly. Our mission is to attract trade shows, conventions, meetings, expositions and public events to strengthen the economy of Illinois and the region at large.

We invite you to learn more about our organization and the McCormick Square campus.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

McCormick Place adheres to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the Coronavirus COVID-19. Click for more information.

McCormick Square

Home of McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, the Midwest’s largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the Marriott Marquis Chicago, and the Wintrust Arena, McCormick Square is a global destination fit for tourists, convention goers, and native Chicagoans alike.

McCormick Place

McCormick Place is the premier convention facility in North America. Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place attracts close to three million visitors each year. McCormick Place is comprised of four buildings with 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, a state-of-the-art event center and Hollywood grade production studios. McCormick Place is committed to creating a great experience for every person, every time.

The Collection at McCormick Square

As Chicago’s premier convention destination, The Collection at McCormick Square is a one-stop solution for meeting organizers and convention planners, offering a seamless transition from the hotels to the exhibition space and the city. Every day, the team works to enhance the experience of each visitor and maintain Chicago’s leading position in the convention and tourism industry.

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
301 East Cermak Road • Chicago, IL 60616 • (312) 791-7500

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Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority