Dear 2015 Chicago Auto Show Exhibitor:
Welcome to the 107th edition of the Chicago Auto Show and our online exhibitor manual at www.chicagoautoshow.com/exhibitors. (The manual is not password protected.) Be sure to note the deadline dates to take advantage of the savings offered. You may notice a few changes to the Exhibitor Services Manual this year as the “expresso by GES” platform is now being used. We have tried to keep the format as close to previous years as possible.
The dates of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show are:
Media Preview: Thursday, Feb. 12 – Friday, Feb.13
First Look for Charity: Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Public Show: Saturday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 22
Please note that the show is nine days long this year rather than 10, and that we will open at 9 a.m. every day. So daily show hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for the last day when we close at 8 p.m.
The newly expanded Hyatt Regency McCormick Place was very well received at the 2014 show and will be back for 2015. The Waldorf Astoria Chicago remains an official hotel, as well. Rates at both hotels are very competitive.
Just a friendly reminder, all advance 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. 10. Registration details are in Bulletin 11 of this manual.
If you have any questions regarding the show, please contact show management or the appropriate official service provider as indicated on the forms or bulletins in question.
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 Show Information and Bulletins Section.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 6, until Sunday, Feb. 22, 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 Show Information and Bulletins Section and the Quick Links section of our exhibitor manual.
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.
Sandi L. Potempa
Director of Special Events and Exhibitor Relations
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