Welcome to NACE Chicago!

The Greater Chicago Chapter of NACE is made up of event industry professionals just like you; from hospitality, venue managers, sales & catering, entrepreneurs, entertainment, planners, décor, & rentals- from Downtown to “the burbs.”

What could YOU get out of the oldest, largest professional association for the catering, events and convention services industries?  NACE gives you the resources you need when you need them. We offer outstanding benefits in education, networking, and leadership both locally and nationally. At our monthly meetings we highlight important topics & trends and foster your professional growth through the exchanging of ideas with other top industry professionals.

"NACE - By far one of my favorite professional organizations!An organization where you can go and grow personally and professionally!"

Antoinette Gonzales
Aries Charter 

"Transferring to Chicago in 2001 and not knowing anyone in the industry was difficult. By continuing my membership in NACE and joining the Greater Chicago Chapter of NACE I immediately felt welcomed. The monthly meetings, whether educational or networking allowed me to meet people in the industry and continue growing my career.

Whenever looking for a vendor the first place I look is the NACE website, from florist to photographer to linen to music, I know I will find some I would want to recommend to another colleague!"

Daniel Jack
Senior Catering Manager

Upcoming Meetings

Jul 14

You and Your Career!

Get the latest and greatest practices for updating your resume, honing your interview skills and getting referrals!

View Details ▶

Jul 15

NACE Guidelines Phase 4

NACE Covid-19: Chicago/Illinois Guideline Review

View Details ▶

Aug 11

2020 NICE Awards - Fashionably NICE

The Chicago ILEA and NACE Event Industry Awards

View Details ▶

"Being involved in NACE has allowed me the opportunity to work with the most talented event professionals from some of the most well respected  companies in our business.  As our industry continues to evolve so does the need to interact with our colleagues and continue to work with and support each other.  We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of event professionals in the Chicago Chapter of NACE."

Valerie Braun
Industry Relations Manager
Arena Americas