• 2016 Best of Illinois Meetings + Events Awards

    POSTED February 21, 2017

Congratulations to the finalists for the Illinois Meetings + Events' 2016 Readers’ Choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2016 Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday, May 11 at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery.

 Best of Illinois is one of the largest gatherings of industry professionals in the region and serves as a wonderful place for planners and suppliers to network. The night includes food, drinks, entertainment and the reveal of Best of Illinois award winners and Hall of Fame inductees. Attendees also are the first to see the newest issue of our magazine!

Thursday, May 11
5:30-8 p.m.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
1 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
Map and Directions

Schedule of Events:
5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
6:30-8 p.m. Winners & Hall of Fame inductees revealed

 $15 per peson
After March 24, price increases to $20

Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofIL2016.

Take a peek at our list of finalists (they're in alphabetical order) and view last year's winners and photos from the event

Thank you to our Red Carpet Sponsor!

Thank you to our Dessert Sponsor!

Thank you to our Event Partners! 



Meet the industry’s best of the best and its up-and-coming stars, as chosen by the Minnesota Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board.


The votes are in; here are the winners as decided by the readers of Minnesota Meetings + Events.


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