In-person events are coming back. With vaccinations rolling out in mass quantities as well as herd immunity picking up steam, large events are expected to make a return this summer in Chicago – in some capacity. Governor Pritzker believes conventions could return to McCormick Place this summer, and Mayor Lightfoot has asked various departments to prepare for the return of events this summer. Plus, the Chicago Auto Show, one of McCormick Place’s largest annual shows, is now slated for July.
This is all great news, steps in the right direction. But it’s been a year since events have been allowed to take place and the event industry has been dealt a heavy blow. Many event suppliers and planners have had to let people go, while others have had to shut their doors altogether.
While we’ve been doing virtual events for the last year, we can’t wait to return to in-person, live events.
Prior to the last 52 weeks, we spent a quarter century perfecting the art of live events: experiential events, general sessions, trade shows, press events, business meetings, marketing events, video production, and really everything in between. It’s what we love. It’s what we do.
We recognize, though, that there are a lot of things to consider when returning to in-person events. Safety measures have changed, people’s anxiety level is different, and the options available to you have even improved. Here are the main things you need to consider before booking and planning your event.
These are just the beginning steps to returning to in-person events, but they’re important to consider. We’re still waiting for the official go ahead in Illinois. But we’re optimistic about a somewhat normal summer this year, especially in comparison to last. And we’re even more excited about working towards live events together with you!