Hospitality Needs a New Beginning.

Let's Rebuild it Together.

AON Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier | June 8

Reconnect Safely

Rebuild your contacts by networking with high-quality venues, event service providers, hotels, CVBs, and fellow planners during the trade show. Don't miss a contact, download the event app, learn more, and get connected! 

Stay Current

Enjoy 5+ virtual educational sessions starting on May 25th. Our lineup of industry leaders will cover meeting & event trends, producing hybrid events, social media marketing, and more! 

Invest In Yourself

Find the vendors, venues, and event service providers you really want to use to grow your professional network. Don't forget, by attending our virtual education sessions you may earn CE credit towards your CMP designation.

About The Summit

In its 20th year, the Hospitality & Tourism Summit is where top planners, concierge, suppliers, and industry professionals connect before the busy summer season. The event brings together over 800 people in the tourism, groups, and private events space including a veritable "who's who" in the hospitality, events & tourism industries, and businesses like yours that are looking to grow!

Benefits of Attending

If you are someone who plans meetings or events, or assists with the planning, and you need to strengthen your network, find new venues, learn about new event service providers, and stay on top of the latest trends in the industry the Summit is right for you. The Summit features 75+ exhibitors featuring some of the best venues and event service providers in Chicago. 

On average, planners started working with 17 new venues and event service providers as a result of attending the Summit

"Once again, Ateema surpassed my expectations.  I look forward to HTS every year. They gave the attendees a great platform with relevant content that made it extremely easy to focus and keep engaged.  I'm happy to say that this year's event will be checked off as another success and great use of my time."

Valerie Luporini
The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies

Don't miss the single most impactful event all year

Join hundreds of meeting and event professionals to grow your network and learn the latest research and trends in the industry all in one afternoon....all in a safe, socially distant, and masked up environment.

Do you need to reconnect with your network in a safe setting to start getting back to planning in-person meeting and events?

Are you a planner that likes to have a pulse on the newest event venues and event service providers in the industry?

Are you prepared to host your own safe in-person events as COVID-19 restrictions are eased with the roll-out of the vaccine?

Is your business facing the uncertainty of whether we are going to overcome the lasting effects of the covid crisis or not and hoping the industry will fully recover in the near future?

Do you wonder if the effective use of technology could help your business but you're worried if people are becoming overwhelmed by email, social media and the changing trends?

What are you doing to keep up with the fast-changing industry research and trends to stay ahead of the curve as we come out of the 2020 pandemic?

Rebuild your network, find new vendors and venues and get insider industry knowledge at the Summit this June 8th!

What Do Other Planners Say?

"I saw this as a great opportunity to network with local Chicago vendors and people I've seen at past networking events and now I get a chance to meet them in person"

Kate Postle

Meeting Planner

Bucom International

"I cannot thank you enough for hosting the Hospitality & Tourism Summit. As always, you outdid yourselves. I look forward to this event every year so I can reconnect with vendors and meet new ones. The speakers’ knowledge and excitement about the industry is contagious."

Joan Hohs

Meeting  Planner

John Buck Corporation

"The summit has given me the resources to succeed in my career. Thank you Ateema!"

Stacy Kruczek

Executive Administrative Assistant


Why Should I Attend?

Join us in person on June 8th to reconvene together as an industry safely to rebuild our industry together. Meeting and Event planners from all industries will come together for an afternoon of networking with 75+ exhibitor booths, education featuring industry thought leaders and the most recent research, build connections with new vendors and venues, sample some of Chicago's best food and drinks, and have a lot of fun over the course of the afternoon at the all-new entertainment showcase. 

Who will be there?

Amy Wilkinson

Director, Global Events

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS)


Matt Laws

President & CEO

Safe Expo




Destination Analysts


Rose Horcher, CEM, CMP

Vice President, Client Services

Choose Chicago


Phillipe Gils 

Chef Concierge

The Langham Chicago


The Summit is the Platform You Need to Rebuild

Connect with 75+ exhibitors that cater to the group, meetings, and events industries

Have fun while you attend the Summit with some of the best food and drink in the city

Learn the latest industry knowledge through 5+ virtual educational sessions, select sessions include CMP CE credits

Grow your network of fellow meeting and event planners + decision-makers from Chicago businesses

Expand your Rolodex of meeting and event service providers through our entertainment showcase and new venues and vendors at the trade show

Invest in yourself and find the vendors and venues you really want to use to grow your client base

Tickets are extremely limited this year as part of our COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan. 

Register early to reserve your spot at this annual event at lock-in at the lowest rate.


Commonly Asked Questions

How does a meeting planner join your hosted buyer program?

All types of meeting and event planners are welcome to apply to be a part of Ateema's hosted buyer program for access to events and education throughout the year. Meeting and event planners from all industries are welcome to join our network. All you have to do is email [email protected] with your contact info, role at your company, and the organization you represent. 

Can you tell us more about the new venue?

To host the Hospitality & Tourism Summit in the safest way possible, we have partnered with Navy Pier to utilize several spaces along the East end of the pier for ample social distancing. We will be utilizing the Aon Grand Ballroom, Recreation 1 and 2, Lakeview Terrace, and the East End Plaza which has a collective capacity of over 13,000 people. With the size of our event and new ticket/exhibitor limits, we will utilize less than 15% of the overall capacity which falls under current government regulations on trade shows. 

What types of businesses exhibit at the Summit?

The Summit features businesses that offer services or event space for group activities, meetings, events, corporate outings, and more. Planners can expect to come and meet with decision-makers from event venues, catering companies, hotels, transportation, entertainment, event rentals, event technology, audio-visual providers, and more. Check out the exhibitor listing on HTS.Events for the current list of exhibitors to plan your visit.


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