Current Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support. Please consider utilizing their products and/or services.

Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum Sponsors
Trade Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Choose Chicago

Choose Chicago® is the official destination marketing organization for Chicago, Illinois.

Our mission is to bring regional, national and international business and leisure visitors to Chicago for the economic benefit of the City, the community and our membership.

Freeman is the world’s leading provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Clients engage Freeman for strategic counsel, creative development and on-site logistics execution for face-to-face events of all sizes. With 40 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 102 of the 200 largest U.S. trade shows, and more than 11,000 other events worldwide. The company has received numerous awards recognizing outstanding efforts in industry leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships.



GES, produces the world’s most visible and influential exhibitions and events.

GES, provides exhibition and event services in every major market across North America and the United Kingdom. We are proud to produce many of the world’s most recognized exhibitions including IMTS, CONEXPO - CONAGG & IFPE, International Consumer Electronics Show, MAGIC, The WSA Show and the National Restaurant Association. With decades of experience, GES will create your most successful exhibition or event ever.


Trade Sponsors

Convention Data Services (CDS)

Convention Data Services is dedicated to delivering the gold standard in state-of-the-art Registration, Lead Retrieval, Database Management and Event Promotion to the tradeshow industry.  Convention Data Services’ years of setting the industry standard has made us the partner of choice among leading associations and top trade show management companies.  Our clients represent many of the major events in their industries including:  high tech, medical, healthcare, hospitality, communications, insurance, and transportation.

At CDS we take a unique approach to your event. We listen to you, the client, and learn your business, goals, and needs. Then, our experienced team goes to work providing you with the services that will fulfill those needs.  We support your entire event cycle with web development, a customer service call center, data entry, badge production and mailing, exhibitor services, and onsite services and management —all to ensure the success of your event.


Oscar & Associates

Oscar Einzig provides photography and video production and post-production services to the tradeshow, convention, corporate event and conference industry throughout the United States. Considered the nation’s industry leader, the company covers over 300 events annually.  Oscar Einzig offers photography, on-site data management, videography, aerial-videography, post-production and other imaging services to clients in all 50 states.  Based in Chicago the company has crews and project managers to oversee every event and an in house editorial and design department to provide complete turnkey media production.


Gold Sponsor

Shepard Exposition Services

Your Success is Our Success. It’s that simple.

Shepard operates on the premise that the impact we have on our customers’ success will directly impact the success of our own business. Our mission empowers our team to deliver high-quality and customer-centric service to each and every customer. Bi-annually we host a mandatory training program for all Associates, The Blue Diamond Experience, that teaches and guides how to effectively communicate with customers.

Listening is at the core of Shepard’s promise of success. Beginning with proactive communication and engagement, Shepard listens to understand each customer’s business objectives and takes on the task of outlining a unique plan of solutions, innovations, and services with a goal of creating a positive event experience. Shepard remains an engaged partner throughout every step of the show process.


Silver Sponsors



Fern is a leading national service contractor that provides unmatched customer service, best-in-class creativity and innovative solutions for events held throughout the U.S. and Canada.

With offices and personnel located from coast to coast, we are among the top three service contractors in North America serving more than 1,100 expositions and events annually. Fern is an experienced partner with market insight, venue knowledge and nationwide relationships to help you navigate any city.

While we are one of the largest service contractors in North America, Fern is best known for its personalized approach to service. Fern is dedicated to first understanding our client’s objectives, specific to each event, and the broader goals of the client organization. This attitude toward understanding, and then serving, extends to how we engage and serve exhibitors, sponsors, and other event participants. As a result of our personalized approach to service, we deliver the event experience and results that are the most important to each client and participant.


MEET Chicago Northwest

Chicago Northwest, the premier Chicago edge market, offers over sixty affordably-sophisticated hotels, including the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.  Our Convention Center features 97,000 square feet of trade show space with an additional 50,000 square feet of ballroom and break-out space.  Enjoy all the benefits of a big city in a relaxed, hassle-free setting just minutes from O'Hare.  And free parking everywhere.

Contact the Meet Chicago Northwest sales team, the area experts who will assist you with your meeting details.


SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals provides a unique range of rental products and services under the overall brand “Total Technology.”  With 21 full-service locations throughout the US, SmartSource Rentals offers a complete range of cost effective solutions from PCs, Laptops, Office Equipment, AV, Audience Response Systems, Digital Document Libraries, Digital Signage, Lead Retrieval Systems, Mobile Device Charging Stations, Directional Sound Speaker Technology (“Sound Showers”), iPad Solutions, Touch Screens, Glasses-Free 3D Displays, Video Walls, WiFi Solutions, and more to help you drive maximum attendee engagement.  We help you to seamlessly integrate high-performance IT, AV, and the latest interactive technologies for all of your meetings and events.