Custom Trade Show Displays Chicago

Need Custom Trade Show Displays Chicago? Cardinal Expo Has You Covered.

Looking to blow the crowd away in the Windy City? A custom trade show display could be exactly what your company needs to make a sweeping first impression. Whether you need a smaller booth to show off your products or a large interactive display, Cardinal Expo has all the tools you need to stand out on that crowded Chicago show floor.

Cardinal Expo has helped businesses present the best version of themselves at trade shows and conventions for 28 years. On the trade show floor, your team will have a lot on their plate, so let us handle the additional expo services you’ll need to ensure your next Chicago trade show is a success.

Exhibiting in Chicago? Explore Your Display Options with Cardinal Expo

Events and expos in Chicago are incredible, but planning them can be stressful. When you partner with an exhibition expert like Cardinal Expo, you can achieve peace of mind when planning your brand’s next appearance in the Windy City.

Cardinal Expo’s wide array of exhibit displays and services, our flexible pricing model, and our three decades of experience in the industry make us stand out from the competition. From exhibit rentals and trade show services, to outdoor displays and event signage, our team has what it takes to make your upcoming Chicago exhibition or event a true success.

Quality is what defines Cardinal Expo’s exhibit rentals. Not only do our trade show display rentals come in a wide variety of sizing options, they’re also all designed, built, and installed with the greatest attention to detail possible. To browse our exhibit rental product offerings, visit our full page.

It may be what’s on the inside that counts, but that doesn’t mean your outdoor display should fall flat! Cardinal Expo’s mobile and outdoor displays are bonafide showstoppers that will get people invested in all that your business has to offer. Learn more about Cardinal’s outdoor and mobile display options and see what might be in store for your next outdoor display.

Corporate meetings and events can absolutely benefit from detailed branding elements. To keep your event attendees engaged and immersed in your brand, partner with Cardinal Expo. We offer a wide variety of materials and products to make your business look its best for your upcoming corporate event. View our full offerings here.

Take on the Windy City with Custom Trade Show Displays Chicago

Chicago is the country’s third largest metropolitan area, with 10 million people in the city or surrounding areas on any given day. Known for its outstanding architecture, its historic ties to American jazz music, and of course, its world-famous deep dish pizza, the city is an international hub for business, travel, entertainment, and much more. Regularly named as one of the Top 3 Meeting Destinations in America according to Cvent, Chicago is considered one of THE places to exhibit in the trade show circuit. Therefore, the custom trade show displays Chicago expos call for must be built to stand out in this American metropolis.

Convention Centers for Trade Show Displays in Chicago

The grand South Gate at McCormick Place, with its fountain springing up in the foreground.

McCormick Place

At 2.6 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space, McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. The center boasts fantastic views of the Chicago lakefront and skyline. The four-building wonder contains 1 million square feet of exhibition space less than 10 minutes from downtown via an exclusive convention busway.

Convention goers appreciate the expansive 5,500 space parking lot, a 4,249 seat theater, and one of the largest pillarless ballrooms in the world. Attendees will have plenty of space, with McCormick’s largest showroom accommodating 50k standing reception capacity, and everyone will be clamouring to try the top rated restaurants and bars in the area.

EVEN Hotel and Tinley Park Convention Center's front lobby glows against a purple sunset in Chicago.

EVEN Hotel and Tinley Park Convention Center

EVEN Hotel and Tinley Park Convention Center features the latest in guest accommodations and is equipped with the most up-to-date convention technology available. Located thirty miles from downtown Chicago, the center stands in the center of a tourist hotspot, where guests can enjoy Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Olympia Fields Country Club and the Odyssey Country Club. The convention center is just one mile away from Metra Commuter Rail Station, making transport to and from the area convenient.

The facility holds 70k feet of event space, 58k square feet of exhibit space, and a max venue capacity of 6000. With wheelchair accessibility, in-room wifi, and a pet-friendly policy, this center’s attached hotel is the perfect spot to keep any visiting exhibitor in comfort.

Colorful laser lights stream up from the event stage of Festival Hall at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Festival Hall at Navy Pier

Chicago’s iconic lakefront venue Navy Pier contains a plethora of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, and the Festival Hall at Navy Pier is the perfect fit for any trade show or convention.

The 170K square-foot space can be divided into two halls of 113K square-feet and 57K square-feet respectively, making this space ready to accommodate any custom trade show displays Chicago needs. Each hall is equipped with the best audio and visual equipment around, so it’s a space built for your trade show display to truly shine.

Popular Chicago Conventions and Trade Shows

Attendees and exhibitors mingle on the show floor at retailX 2019 in Chicago.


Known as the “Worlds Largest E-commerce Event,” retailX’s goal is to provide direct access to the technology and trends shaping the digital future of retail. The convention aims to bridge the gap between online and in-store retail experiences in the digital age. Many top companies attend every year, including Amazon, Google, FedEx, and Target. Thousands of guests and hundreds of exhibitors come out each year to provide retailers the latest in digital retail solutions.

ASI Show Chicago

ASI Show Chicago allows those in the promotional products industry to engage with keynote speakers, attend seminars, and engage in networking events that promise to inspire new connections in the industry. ASI prides itself in helping companies grow their businesses together in a personal and professional manner. Chicago is one of the three primary locations for ASI’s annual shows, with the other two being in Fort Worth and Orlando. Collectively, these large scale events attract around 14,000 distributors with 1,800 supplier companies each year.

Attendees at ASI Show 2015 in Chicago walk the aisles of exhibits at McCormick Place Convention Center.
Attendees at the 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting explore the Patterson Dental booth and other exhibits at McCormick Place West.

Chicago Dental Midwinter

Chicago Dental Midwinter is the annual winter meeting for the Chicago Dental Society, which aims to represent the interests of dentists, promote the science and art of dentistry, and advocate for improving oral health for all. Their annual winter meeting is held in February each year, and is considered one of the top three dental meetings in the U.S., as well as one of the top 20 conventions in Chicago. Nearly 30,000 attendees flocked to the 2020 Midwinter Meeting, including more than 6,000 dentists. That year, 644 exhibiting companies occupied 160,200 square feet of booth space and exhibitor meeting rooms.

Looking for Custom Trade Show Displays Chicago? Cardinal Expo is Here for You.

Chicago is waiting for you, and Cardinal Expo is here to help you stand out in one of the top convention destinations in the country. We are the expo prep experts, so our crew will work diligently to ensure your trade show display embodies the values and branding of your business. And with a wide variety of custom trade show designs available, we can truly build the expo booth of your dreams within your ideal budget.

Cardinal will be with you from start to finish, from our one-on-one consultations, to our hands-on design process, to having our own employees out on the floor with you to set up your custom trade show display. It’s your job to make an excellent first impression to the top names in your industry, ours is to handle the dirty work so you can focus on what really matters—building new relationships and showcasing your skills. We love bringing unique trade show visions to life, so hit us with a challenge and a budget and we will be happy to exceed your expectations. If you are ready to show what you’ve got in the Windy City, contact us today!

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