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Discover Chicago

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

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60605

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

The discount deadline has passed. If you would like a reservation at the Hilton Chicago, please contact the hotel directly at +1-312-922-4400 to make a reservation. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation is 24 hours prior to arrival and any cancellation within 24 hours will be charged a one (1) night’s room revenue fee, with exception of a personal or medical emergency where verification can be provided.


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.

Global Cold Chain Shuttle Bus Schedule

Global Cold Chain Expo is offering shuttle service to and from the Hilton Chicago; the official GCCE headquarters hotel. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the 8th Street Entrance. Pick-up and drop-off at McCormick Place will be at Gate 2 in the South Building.

Monday, June 10 (MORNING)                            

10:00 am – 1:00 pm  

Buses will run every 25-30 minutes

Monday, June 10 (AFTERNOON)                            

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  

Buses will run every 30-35 minutes

Tuesday, June 11 (MORNING)            

6:30 am – 11:00 am

Buses will run every 25-30 minutes

Tuesday, June 11 (AFTERNOON)     

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Buses will run every 30-35 minutes

Wednesday, June 12 (MORNING)     

6:30 am – 11:00 am

Buses will run every 25-30 minutes

Wednesday, June 12 (AFTERNOON)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Buses will run every 30-35 minutes


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"The Global Cold Chain Expo allows multiple members from our Supply Chain to attend and find value at one event. Procurement, food safety, logistics all have an opportunity to meet with equipment manufacturers, software and service providers as well as suppliers at the expo. This is a one-stop shop for our team." 

Erik Kruse
Logistics Supply Chain Manager, Kwik Trip, Inc.

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