Networking Perfected – and Then Some

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is known for having perfected the science and art of networking, and it puts that skill to use at events year-round. But once a year it goes even further to create connections and leads for businesses. That one time is The Exchange.

The Exchange is a friendly, business-minded event for people in all industries and all size organizations. Walk the show floor and strategically meet who you need to. An entire world of Chicago business is before you.

The forum will also kickoff with a panel discussion, “The Business of Entertainment and Culture.” The conversation will be driven by insiders who understand the money-making space of attracting leisure dollars, and how to tap into and leverage it.

The Exchange is the Chicagoland Chamber’s largest networking event of the year, drawing 800 attendees and 100 showcase booths. Chamber members and non-members are all welcome to attend. Showcase booths may be reserved only by Chamber members.

4:00 – 4:30: Registration and Networking
4:30 – 5:15: Panel: The Business of Entertainment and Culture 
5:15 – 5:30: Panel Q&A 
5:30 – 7:30: Showcase and Networking 

Why should you attend Exchange 2018? Hear from last year's attendees:

Our 2017 Business of Sports Panel was a hit! Hear from our impressive speakers representing the successful Chicagoland sports industry:


What should you expect from your Exchange 2018 experience? Networking, networking, networking! Check out photos from Exchange 2017:


Showcase Space
Individual Ticket - Members $40
Individual Ticket - Non-Members $80
Sponsorship Opportunities:
Bronze Sponsor $2,500
Silver Sponsor $5,000
Gold Sponsor $7,500
Platinum Sponsor (Limit 2) $10,000
Program Book Advertising:
Full page (5.5" x 8.5") $500
Half page (5.5" x 4.25") $300
Quarter page (2.75" x 4.25") $250
Back Cover, Full page (5.5" x 8.5") $1,000
Final artwork must be a hi-res .pdf or .jpeg file with .25" bleed, full color - Must be received by April 4th

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