Welcome to Holiday Showcase

Holiday Showcase 2017

Holiday Showcase® 2017: Community. Celebration. Business.

Holiday Showcase® is widely considered the industry's best and most highly attended one-day trade show for Chicago's multi-billion dollar meetings and events market! This is a must–attend event that brings together Community. Celebration. Business. We look forward to seeing you there!

Also join us for the Opening Reception, where we will celebrate the end of the year and holiday season as a community! The Opening Reception is included with registration and open to all exhibitors and attendees!

Countdown to Holiday Showcase!


Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

5-7 p.m.
Forty Under 40 Reception (invite only)
6-8 p.m.

Thursday, December 14, 2017


7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (CT)


7:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
CEOnly ® Seminar
7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Welcoming Environment™ Summit
8 – 10 a.m.
10 a.m. – Noon
Keynote Brunch with Robyn Benincasa
Noon - 4 p.m.
Tradeshow Open
4—5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception

Get the Scoop on Holiday Showcase!

Special thanks to CNTV, Video Producer for Holiday Showcase.

Leading Through Change:
The Essential Elements of Extreme Performance


Robyn is one of the highest-rated speakers on the scene and Association Forum’s featured Keynote at Holiday Showcase! She will help us to discover how to build world class teams based on her experience as a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, full-time firefighter and former corporate sales expert.

Check out a video of Robyn speaking on risk and reward!

Many Thanks To Our Program Advisory Group

Chair Joe de Guzman International Association of Lighting Designers
Senior Certification Coordinator

Staff Liaison Jamari Trent Association Forum
Senior Manager, Education Development

Board Liaison Andrea Wright, CPA Johnson Lambert & Co LLP

Jennifer BethkeTurnaround Management Association
Chief Learning and Certification Officer

Erin CiavarellaAmerican Veterinary Medical Association
Assistant Director, Meetings & Events, Convention & Meeting Planning Division

Lora Di Padova-Tannehill, CMP-HCAmerican Society of Neuroradiology
Director of Scientific Meetings

Dennis Gano, CAEIllinois Security Professionals Association
Executive Director/CEO

Jennifer GibsonAmerican Association of Endodontists
Public Relations Manager

Marsha HenriksenAmerican College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Administrative Assistant

Genevieve HonesAmerican Hospital Association
Senior Education Specialist

Kathy Lovato, CMPNational Restaurant Association
Manager, Meetings and Events

Karen PornoyRSM US LLP

Marci RamahiAssistant Director, AAHHS

Holly SchambachAssociation Development Solutions
Executive Director

Nancy StonisEducation Consultant