McCormick Place named 2021 Center of Excellence by Exhibitor Magazine

The highest-scoring venues were named among EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2021 Centers of Excellence, and will be featured in an upcoming issue of EXHIBITOR, as well as via an online portal where readers can learn more about each of the 30 facilities that qualified for this honor.

Exhibitor Mag Centers of Excellence AwardOctober 1, 2020 – Exhibitor Media Group, which produces both EXHIBITOR magazine and Find It – Marketplace, the buyer’s guide to trade show products and services, announced an initiative to identify and recognize North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events.

McCormick Place is among 30 convention centers to receive this top honor as a recipient of the 2021 Centers of Excellence designation which included an evaluation process and survey of event planners, show organizers, and exhibit managers who have recently hosted (or exhibited at) events within each facility.  The final review of qualified event spaces was conducted by a panel of corporate exhibit managers.

“While individual exhibit managers rarely have a say in where their trade shows are held, they are often the ones most impacted by that decision. This is their opportunity to give credit where credit is due and celebrate the exhibitor-friendly venues that do their part to make trade shows and events as smooth, successful, and painless as possible,” said Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR magazine, noting that everything from the number of nearby hotel rooms to the cost and quality of Wi-Fi access can have a significant impact on exhibiting companies’ experience at events. “Simply by virtue of being included in this list, these facilities have proven their ability to host trade shows and events of all shapes and sizes while providing world-class service and state-of-the-art accommodations.”

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