• Thu
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Fremont Chicago, 15 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654


    ATTN: Meeting, Event and Hospitality Professionals.!

    Join us for the 9th Annual Chicago Meetings and Hospitality Industry's St. Pat's BASH at Fremont located at 15 W. Illinois Street in the heart of Chicago's River North.

    When: March 17, 2016 (St. Patrick's Day)

    Where: Fremont, 15 W. Illinois Street, Chicago, Il 60654

    Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    This is an all inclusive private meeting & hospitality industry event including FOOD, FUN, NETWORKING & BEVERAGES!

    Watch the video of last year's St. Pat's BASH!

    Space is limited. 350 max capacity. We recommend registering today.

    Early Bird: $29/p.p* (register by March 1, 2016)

    After March 1, 2016: $39/p.p.*

    *plus 10% processing fee

    register now

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  • Wed
    5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Allstate Arena


    Chicago Wolves Here's Chicago VIP Appreciation Night header

    ATTN: Meeting, Event and Hospitality Professionals. Here's Chicago APPRECIATES YOU...Yes, All Of You!

    In the eyes of the Chicago Wolves and the Village of Rosemont, you are a VIP in every sense of the word, and we would like to thank you with a special invitation to our first-ever Here's Chicago Hospitality & Tourism Appreciation Night.

    The Wolves will go head-to-head with rival Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena on Wed., March 30, 2016.  Grab one (1) guest to help us celebrate.

    When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 

    Where: Allstate Arena 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 Home of
    the four-time league champion Chicago Wolves.

    Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Complimentary transportation:

    As a VIP, we want you to arrive in style. Be sure to register early to save a spot on the ABC Transportation Services Deluxe Motor Coach leaving Harry Caray's (Kinzie St.) at 4:45p.m. Wine and beer included.***

    If the Blue Line is more convenient, we ask you to register too as a complimentary shuttle will be picking you up from the Rosemont Blue Line stop and dropping you off at the Allstate Arena.***

    If you are taking your own transportation, make your way to the Northwest side of the arena to park.***

    This is an all inclusive private meeting & hospitality industry event
    including networking, complimentary food, beverages, a Chicago Wolves hockey game, and gift bags from MB Financial at Rosemont and Fashion Outlets of Chicago for those who attend.

    Be the first 25 guests to register and receive an exclusive picture in the
    Chicago Wolves penalty box.

    ***Additional transportation details about pick up and drop off locations can be found when registering.

    We're sorry we are at maximum capacity and no longer taking registrations for this event.  

    Please save the date for the Here's Chicago Meetings & Hospitality Industry's Summer BASH on June 2, 2016



  • Tue
    11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens
    Concierge Preferred Tradeshow 2016

    Concierge Preferred's 15th annual Trade Show returns on April 26, 2016 at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens.

    The theme this year is Chicago Tourism: Reaching New Heights. It's an all-day affair, running from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., and was designed to reinforce relationships between concierge, meeting and event planners, and businesses that cater to both. For 15 years we've helped planners connect with Chicago's top businesses at this must-attend event.

    RSVP for you and an industry guest today. 

  • Thu
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.The Adler Planetarium

    Adler Planetarium Food For Thought

    The Adler Planetarium and Food For Thought are teaming up for Space Bling, a showcase of the museum’s private event spaces on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

    With a targeted audience of corporate and convention clients, associations, planners and destination management companies, Space Bling will act as a positive business development opportunity and give industry professionals a taste of Food For Thought’s innovation culinary talents.

    Discounted parking will be available for $13 in the museum lot.

    RSVP directly to Hannah Peterson by Tuesday April 26th at today!

  • Tue
    4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.UIC Picnic Grounds

    summer picnic event 2016

    You're invited to a complimentary Here's Chicago & Windy City Fieldhouse Event & Hospitality Industry Summer Picnic Kickoff Event. Kickstart the Memorial Day Weekend and the upcoming Summer Picnic and Barbecue Season! This is an event for event & hospitality industry professionals only (no family members please).

    • Free Food and Drinks - welcome in summer with your bbq favorites served hot off the grill! Don't forget to wash it down with a cold beverage of your choice - beer, wine or our specialty summer cocktail!
    • Volleyball and Bags Tournaments
    • Softball Game
    • Kan Jam, Foosball, Bungee Trampoline and More!
    • DJ and Entertainment


    Put together a co-ed team with your office or industry colleagues or just show up and we'll place you with a team that will compete against another hospitality industry team - no need to register your team, just show up and we'll make sure to pair up teams on site! Who will have bragging rights this year?  Come and find out! We'll find out how competitive the event & hospitality industry really is during the tournaments.  So bring your "A" game if you would like to compete in one of our tournaments. Don’t worry, you can also just come to enjoy the food and drink along with the company of your colleagues.


    This event is sold out. 

  • Thu
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Shay, 222 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654

    SHAY Here's Chicago Summer BASH 2016

    You won't want to miss our 9th Annual Chicago Meetings & Hospitality Industry's Summer BASH!

    Kick off Summer with a FUN evening of cocktails, appetizers, giveaways and networking with your event and hospitality industry colleagues.

    This is a private event and registration is required


    JUNE 2nd, 2016
    From 5pm to 8 pm


    Chicago, IL 60654

    register now

  • Wed
    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Northerly Island Tent


    Food for Thought Here's Chicago Summertime Daydream 2017

    register now

  • Wed
    4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Lake Shore Sport & Fitness, 211 N. Stetson, Chicago, Il

    hospitality fest chicago 2016

    Register Now!  8/24/16

    Meeting and Event planners, come and find the best NEW venues, ideas and event services providers for your upcoming events! 

    Meeting and Event suppliers, you have asked to sponsor a table at our events. Well, we listened to you and we're giving you a chance to showcase your business in front of up to 500 meeting and event professionals.

    We have 50 sponsor tables available.  If you would like to become a Planner Preferred member on and feature your event venue or event service at Hospitality Fest, send us an email

    Where: Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, 211 N. Stetson, Chicago, Il.  (near Hyatt Regency Chicago)

    Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. including rooftop reception with food, beverage and entertainment

    Let's celebrate the end of the summer and all of the hospitality industry's accomplishments!

    Visit Hospitality Fest website

    Hospitality Fest is a Here's Chicago Production


  • Thu
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Hubbard Inn Chicago

    hats and hobnobbing

    Join us for the 4th Annual Hats & Hobnobbing Event.

    This time celebrating Spooky Halloween!

    Great opportunity to network and mingle while enjoying great music, entertainment and fashion.

    Highlights of the evening:

    • Fashion Presentation of Vintage Outfits and Hats from Hopscotch & Soda Vintage, Richard's Fabulous Finds and Store B
    • Chocolate creations and designs by Dessert Concepts
    • Live auction featuring unique and spectacular Chocolate Hats
    • Complimentary Drink with each admission
    • Casino Games and Ambiance
    • Great opportunity to network, meet new people and have fun with friends.
    • Best COSTUME and best HAT Contests to win Great Prizes.
    • Costumes welcomed but not required.


    Click here for more information and to register


  • Sat
    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.AceBounce Ping Pong Bar & Restaurant Chicago

    Halloween at Ace Bounce Chicago

    This Halloween, AceBounce throws down the party event of the year, Stranger Pings, an evening dedicated to almost everyone's favorite show.

    What you get:

    - "Stranger Drinks" aka select cocktails & 80's themed appetizers ON THE HOUSE†

    - UNLIMITED ping pong* all night with AceBounce gurus running huge Stranger Things inspired games

    - Jam to 80’s inspired tunes spun by DJ Barb, going track-for-track with old foe Steve

    - Stranger Things easter eggs and areas to discover if you've got the guts

    - The only spot in town with a UV ‘upside down’ land

    Insanely good prizes for best costumes (including chance to win a year of FREE Ping Pong)

    - Discover the true meaning of friendship

    - Experience sensory deprivation

    Saturday, October 29, 2016

    AceBounce Ping Pong Bar & Restaurant Chicago

    230 North Clark Street

    Chicago, IL 60601

    8pm – Close

    (Mouthbreathers not welcome)

    †Passed drinks and appetizers 8-10pm. FULL CASH BAR and MENU 10pm to close.



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