Time and Date:
Thu, Oct 13, 2011
06:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 Map It
A Forum with Jim Reilly of the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
Navy Pier and conventions and trade shows at McCormick Place represent a vital economic resource for Illinois, generating more than 65,000 jobs and $8 billion in economic impact for the state.
In an effort to sustain Chicago's status as a convention center, in 2010 Gov. Quinn signed legislation enacting significant reforms governing labor costs and rules for doing business at McCormick Place and Navy Pier. This legislation was subsequently challenged in court by organized labor, and negotiations to resolve these matters continue following a court ruling that held the new rules in abeyance. At the same time, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is pursuing its "Centennial Vision for Navy Pier," an ambitious plan to renew and upgrade the Pier for its 100th anniversary in 2016.
Please join us on Thursday, October 13 when the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago, welcomes MPEA Trustee Jim Reilly, MPEA General Manager Marilynn Gardner, and MPEA Executive Director of Development Steve Haemmerle to a special breakfast forum where they will share MPEA's vision for the redevelopment of Navy Pier and discuss strategies to preserve Chicago's critical convention business. Following their presentations, we will open the floor for audience questions.
The event begins at 7:30 with registration and breakfast service, followed by the program at 8:00 a.m. and adjournment by 9:00 a.m. The cost is $30 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Please note: the Union League Club of Chicago maintains a "business casual" dress code (i.e., no jeans/denim).
Registration for this event closes at 5:00pm on October 11th, space permitting. Pre-registration and payment is required. Registrations are non-refundable. No-shows will not recieve a refund. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made by October 6th.