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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.

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 nearly 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.

The Collection

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. 

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

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