Exhibitor Info

Exhibitor Services Manual

Dear 2014 Chicago Auto Show Exhibitor:

Welcome to the 106th edition of the Chicago Auto Show and our online exhibitor manual at www.chicagoautoshow.com/exhibitors.  (The manual is not password protected.)  It is one of our goals to make our show as exhibitor-friendly as possible and we hope you find this kit helpful for the planning and execution of your display.   Be sure to note the deadline dates to take advantage of the savings offered.

The dates of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show are:

  • Media Preview: Thursday, Feb. 6 – Friday, Feb. 7
  • First Look for Charity: Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Public Show: Saturday, Feb. 8 – Monday, Feb. 17 (President’s Day)

We have changed one of our official hotels for the 2014 show.  The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place added another tower featuring 400 new rooms.  We negotiated an excellent rate and we are pleased to offer the convenience of an on-site hotel.  The Waldorf Astoria Chicago remains an official hotel, as well.

Please find the 2014 Chicago Auto Show floor plan under Quick Links, as well as in Auto Show Bulletins #1-5.

Just a friendly reminder, all exhibitor and corporate credential registration will be online. For those who wait until they are on-site, exhibitor and corporate credential registration will be located in room S401D on Level 4 of McCormick Place South beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4.  Registration details are in Bulletin 11 of this manual.

If you should have any questions regarding this event, please contact show management or the appropriate official service provider as indicated on the forms or bulletins in question.

Show Management

  • Phone: 1-630-495-2282
  • Fax:     1-630-495-2260

GES is both the General Services Contractor and Electrical Contractor for the show.

For your convenience, a contractors list is provided along with Bulletin 5 in the Quick Links section. These forms are also available in the Auto Show Bulletins Section 1-5.

Beginning Friday, Jan. 31, until Monday, Feb. 17, all Chicago Automobile Trade Association and show management offices will be in McCormick Place. All phone and fax numbers together with E-mail addresses pertaining to show management are located in both the General Information tab and the Quick Links section of our exhibitor manual.  For any additional questions regarding the show, do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Executive Show Management is above the Grand Concourse and South Hall A in Room S400B.
  • The Media Center is above the Grand Concourse Lobby and North Hall B in Room N426.
  • The Exhibitor Office is on level 4 on the East side of South Hall A in Room S401A.

The Service Desk locations for GES and our other official service providers are as follows.

  • In South Hall A, below the North food pod, one level below the show floor.
  • In North Hall B, Room N226, across from the Security Office, one level below the show floor.
  • Security, Usher and Guards are located one level below the North Hall B in Room N231.

Thank you in advance for taking part in the Chicago Auto Show. With your support, we look forward to another successful edition of the nation’s largest auto show.


David Sloan
General Manager

Sandi L. Potempa
Director of Special Events and Exhibitor Relations


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