On-site Planning Tools

Cost-Savings Opportunities

Take advantage of cost-savings opportunities when planning the setup of your booth

Cost Savings Opportunities >

Electrical Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently-asked questions regarding electrical service at McCormick Place, compiled by your fellow exhibitors.

Electrical Frequently Asked Questions >

Installation and Dismantle

Most up-to-date information on installation and dismantle for the Show.

Installation and Dismantle Reminders >

Freight Target Floor Plans

Please use these floor plans to identify the assigned date and time your freight must arrive at McCormick Place's Marshalling Yard.

Freight Target Floor Plans >

Freight Services Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to review for a better understanding of show-related freight services, including shipping of your booth structure, freight and product.

Freight Services Frequently Asked Questions >

Exhibitor Information Bulletin

Review the Exhibitor Information Bulletin prior to the Show and bring on-site as a reference. Topics include key show locations with phone numbers, installation + dismantle reminders, food service hours and many other resources!

Exhibitor Information Bulletin >

Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors

A comprehensive list of exhibitors’ most frequently-asked questions pertaining to Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors (EACs).

Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors FAQ's >

If you are using a vendor other than those listed on IHA's Vendor Contact List, you must register your contractor through the EAC registration website.


Extended Work Authorization Form

Please fill out this form if you need to access the Show floor before 7:00 am or after 6:00 pm during move-in and/or move-out.


McCormick Place Convention Center

Important information regarding the McCormick Place Convention Center.

McCormick Place Convention Center >

McCormick Place Designated Smoking Areas

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas of McCormick Place, including exhibit halls, meeting rooms, lobbies, food service areas, hallways, stairwells and parking garages. Smoking is also prohibited within 15 feet of any entrance to a smoke-free facility. However, McCormick Place does have Designated Smoking Areas.

Designated Smoking Areas >

McCormick Place Official Food Service Provider

SAVOR...Chicago, McCormick Place's official food service provider, has been working hard to provide better food quality and healthier options. Print the documents below and bring with you as an on-site reference. While the Food Service Hours + Locations piece provides a full list of restaurants, concessions and coffee options available to you during move-in, show days and move-out while at McCormick Place; the menus include food options and pricing.