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June in Chicago is the most beautiful time of year. From a Chicago Architecture Foundation river boat tour, to a cruise on Lake Michigan, to a visit with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo, or an alfresco dinner atop the stellar skyline on a rooftop patio, you'll find delights at every turn. Visit the Chicago Convention & Visitors Bureau to view coupons and discounts for Chicago attractions.

Getting to Chicago is easy, with two international airports and the majority of the nation's population only one plane ride away. You'll enjoy the largest convention center in the United States, hotels to meet every need, and restaurants and entertainment options galore.

Hilton Chicago

Palmer House

The Hilton Chicago is the headquarters hotel for the Global Cold Chain Expo. Transportation will be provided to and from McCormick Place for the show.

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60605


Global Cold Chain Expo cut-off date to book a discounted room has passed. The hotel is projecting to be SOLD OUT over the Global Cold Chain Expo dates.

United Fresh Produce Association still has rooms available under their block at the Courtyard Marriott River, Hyatt Centric and The Warwick Hotel. The cut-off date to book a room at these properties is Friday, June 8. Click or tap here for more information.

Recommended Airports 

O'Hare International Airport: 19 miles
Midway International Airport: 11.5 miles

Ground Transportation

Both airports offer taxi service to downtown hotels. Rates range from $40-50 from O'Hare and $30-40 from Midway. Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.  The Chicago Transit Authority serves both airports for easy and economical travel using the 'L' train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O'Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directly to Midway.

Unauthorized Housing

Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider of Global Cold Chain Expo. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Reservations made through these “pirate” agencies or companies will be at your own risk. If you are contacted by one of these “pirate” companies, please notify us immediately by emailing Melissa Edwards at medwards@gcca.org.


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If your business is in any way related to the perishables industry, the Global Cold Chain Expo is a can’t-miss event.

Angelo Antoci
President, U.S. Growers Cold Storage, Inc. 

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