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Chicago is dubbed as the Capital Convention of the World and it is aptly to be called as such because it is a favorite choice of entrepreneurs to hold business engagements and meetings. The city itself is an active business center with such powerful economy. It is a place for trade shows and premier convention centers. It hosts hundreds and thousands of gatherings and meetings every year.

One very famous premier convention facility in the city is McCormicks Place that attracts more than four million trade and public show visitors every year. The building is conveniently located just a few minutes drive from downtown Chicago. With the so many scheduled events, let us just try check a few of the Chicago trade shows and conventions held at McCormicks Place that are on the list for the month of October 2006.

Just recently finished are two of the Chicago trade shows which are ISSA INTERCLEAN USA and Club Industry. Both trade shows were held on the same dates but the former was at McCormick Place South with around 20,000 trade show attendees while the latter is at McCormick Place North with 6,000 attendees. Currently ongoing yearly meetings are the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2006 Annual Meeting with an estimated 10,000 attendees and the American College of Surgeons 92nd Annual Clinical Congress with 16,500 people attending. By Oct 20-21, another Chicago trade expo for the public is The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon Health and Fitness Expo. The public show would include over 175 exhibitors featuring the newest designs in running gear and shoes, with information on the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition.

In a months time alone, a long list of Chicago trade shows and conventions are being hosted by the leading convention centers in the city. Aside from McCormicks Place, Navy Pier and Hyatt Regency Chicago are other preferred venues for trade shows and meetings. On October 10-12, there will be a Promo Marketing Conference & Expo to be held at Navy Pier comprising of 5,000 delegates. The expo deals more with marketing promotions, business development, and advertising. At Hyatt Regency Chicago, three annual meetings and conferences will take place. One is Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, another would be Mortgage Bankers Association of America Annual Conference, and the last one is North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries Annual Meeting.

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