Custom Trade Show Displays Chicago

Need Custom Trade Show Exhibits in 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. With our wide range of industry experience, Cardinal Expo can help you stand out with exhibit rentals Chicago audiences will notice. 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 Custom Trade Show Display Options

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 expo or event a true success.

Quality is what defines the exhibit rentals Chicago audiences find engaging. 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 custom exhibit rentals for Chicago trade shows, visit our exhibit rentals page.

An outdoor display should do more than just weather the elements. It needs to offer lightweight mobility for your team, the right layout and features to help meet your unique goals, and showstopping design to attract visitors. Learn more about Cardinal’s outdoor and mobile display options to take your next outdoor display to the next level.

Corporate meetings and events 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 meeting and event offerings here.

Cardinal Expo Exhibit Sizes for Rental or Purchase

Looking to exhibit in Chicago? Double deck trade show displays can stand out from the crowd, but any booth size can make a big impact with the right team designing it. With Cardinal Expo, the possibilities for your next trade show booth are endless.

We offer a wide range of custom exhibit displays for Chicago trade shows, including a variety of booth sizes and layouts. Whether you are looking for a streamlined experience in a smaller booth or your most extravagant exhibit to date, Cardinal Expo is here to help you every step of the way.

Chicago 10’ x 10’ Exhibit Rentals

For your next Chicago trade show, our smallest trade show booth size is our 10’ x 10’ exhibit rentals. Our Chicago 10’ x 10’ exhibit rentals are small but mighty, and have the ability to create a streamlined user experience that aligns with your trade show goals. Choose from our selection of custom furniture, signage, and many more options to make your booth stand out.

Chicago 10’ x 20’ Exhibit Rentals

The next size we offer to exhibitors in Chicago is 10’ x 20’ exhibit rentals. These are a mid-level size that can serve as a great display for your next trade show. All of our state-of-the-art booths come with on-site support, and our 10’ x 20’ booths are no different. Our staff is here to address any issues or questions you may have before, during, or after your next Chicago expo.

Chicago 20’ x 20’ Booth Rentals

Our largest pre-set trade booth size for Chicago is 20’ x 20’ booth rentals. These booths can provide you with a larger set up that stands out at your next Chicago show. The booths are composed of premium modular structures and come with the best interactive AV devices, as well as LED lighting to help your booth light up the room.

Chicago Double Deck Trade Show Displays

Our Chicago double deck trade show displays can take your next trade show booth to new heights—literally. These double deck displays make the most of vertical space, putting your company a step above the rest. Providing more space to market your products and accommodate visitors will enable you to reach a larger number of potential new customers. Check out any of our trade show display sizes before your next Chicago trade show.

Chicago Trade Show Large Format Displays

Make a major impact the next time you exhibit in the Windy City with our Chicago trade show large format displays. We offer oversized and customizable booths that give you the space to create an exhibit that perfectly represents your brand, displays your offerings, and draws visitors to your exhibit. With endless configuration options, from flooring to furniture, LED walls, signage, and more, our team will help design and build a booth that exceeds your expectations. As a full service company, we’ll handle the shipping, set up, tear down, and warehousing of your large format displays at Chicago trade shows and across your entire program. Let our large format displays help your business gain a windfall of new business in the Windy City.

Modulbox Mobile Exhibit

Chicago Outdoor and Mobile Displays

Want to bring your booth outside or on the go? Even the Windy City is no match for our safe, durable exhibits! At Cardinal Expo, we can produce the Chicago outdoor and mobile displays you need to succeed in any environment. These lightweight yet durable exhibits are designed to withstand the elements so you can engage with attendees whether there’s rain, sun, or wind. We can design, build, ship, and assemble everything from lightweight kiosks you can take on the road to massive outdoor structures that can house heavy equipment. Our experts will help you make an outdoor exhibit that’s eye-catching and robust enough for even Chicago’s turbulent weather.

Our Process for Custom Trade Show Exhibits in Chicago

Looking to create one of the best custom trade show displays Chicago has ever seen? Get started on your next booth with Cardinal Expo.

Our booths come with comprehensive, end-to-end management services that go above and beyond what many others offer. Our full range of trade show services includes custom booth design, production management, fabrication, artwork, graphics, print production, coordinating third-party show services, logistics and shipping, installation and dismantling of your booth, onsite supervision, and storage and inventory management.

At any expo in Chicago, custom exhibit rentals give you the flexibility to create a booth that matches your brand and goals. Our careful process of creating your ideal booth is managed by our team of experienced staff members, from design to installation, take down, and even storage.

About 60 days out from your expo, our team will create a preliminary design and estimate for your company. Once we make any necessary changes to your custom trade show display and receive your approval, we begin designing your brand graphics. Once these are created and we have your approval, we will begin production.

Production includes processing of artwork, manufacturing, reserving rental items, pre-setup for your booth, and a final approval of all materials. We then ship your custom trade show exhibit and materials to a pre-show warehouse storage location.

About two or three days before the show, our team will begin installing your custom trade show display in Chicago. During the expo, our team will be on site ready to help with anything you may need.

Following the trade show, Cardinal Expo will take care of dismantling your booth and transporting any materials. Whether it’s going in the warehouse, back on the road for a show in Minneapolis–St. Paul or elsewhere in the Midwest, or across the country for another part of your trade show program, we’ll make sure it gets there on time and in the right condition.

Your input is involved in every step of our process. Let us combine your knowledge of your business, customers, and industry with our experience crafting exhibit rentals Chicago trade show attendees will love. We want your booth to be everything that you have wanted and more!

Take on the Windy City with Custom Trade Show Displays for Chicago

Chicago is the country’s third largest city after New York City and Los Angeles, with more than 2 million residents and around 50 million visitors a year. 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 5 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

With more than 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 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space less than 10 minutes from downtown via an exclusive convention busway.

Convention goers appreciate the expansive 5,800 space parking lot, a 4,188 seat theater, and one of the largest pillarless ballrooms in the world. Attendees will have plenty of space, with assembly seating for 18,000 and their arena accommodating for 10,000 people.

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

EVEN Hotel and Tinley Park Convention Center

Boasting 120k square feet, the 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 middle of a tourist hotspot, where guests can enjoy the Credit Union 1 Ampitheatre (formerly the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre), Olympia Fields Country Club, and the Brookside Marketplace. The convention center is just one mile away from the Metra Commuter Rail Station, making transport to and from the area convenient.

The facility holds 70k feet of exhibit space, over 375 booths, and a max venue capacity of 6,500. With wheelchair accessibility, in-room Wi-Fi, 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 exhibit to truly shine.

Popular Chicago Trade Shows and Conventions

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

Retail Innovation Conference

Previously known as retailX, the Retail Innovation Conference‘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 have attended, such as 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 thousands of distributors and supplier companies each year, with 90% finding products specific to a client’s immediate needs at the show.

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 it is considered one of the top dental meetings in the U.S., as well as one of the top 20 conventions in Chicago. More than 14,000 people have registered to attend in 2024, including more than 3,700 dentists and 3,300 exhibitors.

Specialty Coffee Expo

The Specialty Coffee Expo will take place in Chicago, Illinois on April 12–14, 2024. As the biggest coffee expo in North America, this trade show brings together hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, with over 350 companies already committed to exhibiting in 2024. In 2023, there were more than 11,900 attendees from 68 different countries. This wide reach makes it an excellent opportunity to invest in trade show displays Chicago showgoers will notice in order to help meet your goals, whether it’s to make sales, showcase new products, share the latest trends in the industry, or network within the coffee community.

Attendees at the 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting explore the Patterson Dental booth and other exhibits at McCormick Place West.

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 booth of your dreams within your budget.

Our experts 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, while ours is to handle the logistics so you can focus on what really matters—building new relationships and showcasing your products.

We love bringing unique trade show visions to life and creating exhibit rentals Chicago audiences will notice. 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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