Industry Awards

For many years, McCormick Place has been recognized for it's excellence in the convention business. We are proud to have been honored both locally and nationally by the following organizations.

Year Award Presented To Award Given By Type of Award
2016 McCormick Place Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine Best Conference or Resort Venue
2016 Savor…Chicago McCormick Place Food Service Provider Illinois Restaurant Association "Sara Rowe ProStart Company of the Year Award"
ProStart is a nationwide high school program that unites the classroom and industry to help students get a taste of success in an industry that is hungry for talent and vital to the meetings and convention industry.
2015 Savor…Chicago McCormick Place Food Service Provider Environmental Protection Agency Recognition of Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts
2014 McCormick Place Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine "Best Conference Center" for the "Best of Illinois Meetings+ Events"
2013 McCormick Place Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine "Best of" Editor's Pick in the category of "Green Meetings"
2011 McCormick Place TSEA Windy City Chapter Certificate of Appreciation
2010 McCormick Place PCMA Strategic Partnership
2010 McCormick Place MeetingsNet 2010 Association Meetings Inner Circle Award
2009 McCormick Place Trade Show Exhibitors Association Favorite Convention Center
2008 McCormick Place
West Hall Building
American Council of Engineering Companies Illinois Chapter Engineering Excellence Awards:
Honor Award for Structural Systems and the Eminent Conceptor Award
2007 MPEA Publicity Club of Chicago Golden Trumpet (Excellence in Community Relations)
2006 McCormick Place Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine Best Convention Center and Exhibition Space
2005 McCormick Place Association Meetings Magazine Inner Circle Award
2004 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Planners Choice Award
2004 Mc3D &
McCormick Place
Illinois Engineering Council McCormick Place Expansion
2003 McCormick Place Expo Magazine Supplier of the Year - Best Convention Center
2003 McCormick Place Successful Meetings Magazine Convention Service Manager Award - Donna Caputo
2003 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Excellence in Convention Facilities
2002 Arie Crown Theater Association of Licensed Architects Superior Achievement and Professional Design Excellence
2001 McCormick Place Association Meetings Inner Circle Award
2001 MPEA American Institute of Architects Award for Architecture - South Building
2001 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Excellence in Convention Facilities
2000 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine One of the top 10 convention centers for association meetings.
2000 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Planners Choice Award
1999 Arie Crown Theater American Institute of Architects Award for the renovation of the interior of the theatre.
1999 McCormick Place Association Meetings Magazine Inner Circle Award
1999 McCormick Place Facilities & Destination Magazine Prime Site Award
1999 McCormick Place National Black Expo The Decade Award
1998 MPEA Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois Special Achievement Award - McCormick Place Expansion
1998 McCormick Place Professional Convention Managers Association Function Space Verification
1998 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Excellence in Convention Facilities
1998 MPEA Arthur Anderson Best Practices Award
1997 MPEA American Institute of Architects - Georgia South Building Expansion
1997 MPEA American Institute of Architects - Chicago Interior Architecture Award
1997 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Excellence in Convention Facilities
1997 MPEA Structural Engineers Association of Illinois McCormick Place Expansion
1997 McCormick Place Friends of Downtown Best New Development - McCormick Place South
1997 McCormick Place American Society of Association Executives Benefactor
1997 MPEA Chicago Building Congress Merit Award - New Construction
1996-97 McCormick Place Center for Exhibition Industry Research Industry Leader Patron Level
1996-97 McCormick Place Professional Convention Managers Association Function Space Verification
1996 Mc3D &
McCormick Place
Chicago Sun Times Design to Build To Suit Team of Year - South Building.
1994 McCormick Place Meeting News Magazine Excellence in Convention Facilities

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