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September 23, 2013

MPEA Selects Internationally-Renowned Pelli Clarke Pelli to Design 10,000 Seat Event Center

Leading architecture firm selected to design "striking, imaginative and innovative" event center on McCormick Place campus   read more
September 17, 2013

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Announces Marrott Marquis as Operator for Planned 1,200 Headquarters Hotel Next to McCormick Place

CHICAGO (September 17, 2013) – The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) has announced the selection of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) as operator of the planned 1,200-room headquarters hotel next door to McCormick Place.   read more
July 1, 2013

Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority Announces Team of Architectural Advisers for Event Center

CHICAGO (July 1, 2013) – The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority today announced the selection of three architectural advisers to assist with the process of choosing an architect to design the multipurpose Event Center that will serve as an anchor for the planned McCormick Place Entertainment District.   read more
June 18, 2013

Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority Begins Search for Design Firm to Plan Architecturally "Striking" Event Center

CHICAGO (June 18, 2013) – The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has begun the process of choosing an architect to design the multipurpose Event Center that will serve as an anchor for the planned McCormick Place Entertainment District.   read more
June 4, 2013

Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority Elevates Chicago's Convention And Trade Show Business With Expanded And Renovated Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority today unveiled the completed $110 million expansion   read more
May 16, 2013

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Announces McCormick Place Entertainment District Development to Boost Convention and Trade Show Business

New events center, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues to revitalize neighborhood, spur economic growth and create jobs   read more
May 7, 2013

McCormick Place Commits to Utilizing 100 Percent Wind Energy

Announcement comes as WINDPOWER 2013 Conference and Exhibition takes place at McCormick Place (May 5-8)   read more
April 25, 2013

McCormick Place Achieves International Sustainability Standard Certification

The Largest Convention Center in North America Receives Recognition for Promoting Responsible and Social Practices in the Events Industry   read more
February 19, 2013

MPEA Announces Development of 1,200 Room Headquarters Hotel Near McCormick Place

New hotel represents a major step in taking Chicago's convention and meetings business to the next level.   read more

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