Another Nail in the Coffin
Chicago's convention business continues it's slide into irrelevance:
- McCormick Place is losing a second key piece of its convention business within a week, as the plastics industry trade show has decided to move to Orlando for 2012 and 2015 after nearly four decades in Chicago.
The announcement this morning comes on the heels of a decision by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society last week to move its 2012 annual meeting to Las Vegas.
Plastics show officials said they expect the decision to yield up to $20 million in savings for exhibitors and attendees, with about half that coming from savings in travel-related costs.
Imagine that - saving $20 million just by not even showing up in Chicago. If that isn't the saddest commentary on Daley's Chicago, we don't know what is.
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