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THE LARGEST CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN & REAL ESTATE SHOW FOR THE MIDWEST

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ABOUT CHICAGO BUILD

Chicago Build Expo features 22,000+ AEC and real estate professionals, 350+ high-profile speakers across 12 conference tracks and AIA CES approved workshops, 250+ exhibitors, Architects Hub, the Midwest's largest Festival of Construction featuring entertainment, live music, networking parties and more!
 

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WHY EXHIBIT?

WHY EXHIBIT?

Chicago Build takes place at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America. Attracting thousands of high-quality attendees from across the Midwest’s entire AEC industry, this is your one-stop show to network with key decision makers and acquire thousands of new business leads.
 

WHY EXHIBIT?

WHO ATTENDS

WHO ATTENDS

Network, and do business with: contractors, architects, engineers, developers, government, realtors and construction professionals from Chicago. Attendees includes senior representatives from leading AEC companies including AECOM, Stantec, CBRE, Lendlease, Clayco, JLL, The Walsh Group, plus more!

WHO ATTENDS

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Chicago Build is proud to be officially supported by Governor J.B. Pritzker. and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The State of Illinois is delighted to bring together a national community of AEC & Real Estate Professionals to shape the future of the Midwest. 

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

CONFERENCE AGENDA

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Conference topics include Sustainability, BIM & Digital Construction, Architecture, Real Estate, Future Construction, Facilities Management and Government Policy with AIA CES approved workshops including Marketing & Business Skills.

 

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

We welcome anyone of any gender who is passionate about driving change in the Midwest's built environment to get involved as an Ambassador. Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the industry has the opportunity to thrive.
 

OUR AMBASSADORS

  • "It was a great opportunity to both share and gain knowledge of the latest trends and best practices within the construction and real estate industry and be able to network with colleagues across the City."
    Aysegul Kalaycioglu, Chief Operating Officer - Illinois Department of Central Management Services
  • "I’ve spoke and moderated at both the Chicago Build Expo 2 years ago and again this year and both times have proven to be very rewarding. It’s a fantastic opportunity to network and meet the other faces in our industry who are having such an impact on trends and the direction that our industry is heading. As a speaker I truly enjoy being able to showcase the innovative things that I’ve been able to do on projects and in the field and as a moderator I love having the opportunity to dive deep into conversations with others who have had similar experiences and who are finding new and better ways to make things happen.
    John Clous, VDC Manager - Clayco
  • "This is our first time at the Chicago Build Expo and we are pretty excited about who we got to meet. There were a lot of CEOs and Presidents of companies. We're really excited now about what the event is like and to see how next year can be."
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  • "Well organized, interesting and informative event in various disciplines."
    Soliman Khudeira, Section Chief - Major Projects - City of Chicago
  • "The most informative and accomplishing trade show I've ever been to. The information received at every booth was viable."
    Joseph Campanile, Technician, DMC Services
  • "This was my first time at the Build Expo and I was impressed. The conference was well organized and had a lot of exhibitors. You really got to see the full range of products and services from the AEC sector here. I also spoke at the event and there were plenty of people interested in hearing speakers. There was a lot of great content to learn about the innovations of the AEC sector. Overall the experience was very positive, and I hope to see more from the organizers."
    Tadeh Hakopian, Architect, HKS, Inc.
  • "I was really taken aback by the number of speakers and networking sessions, and the quality of the presenters were very good, as well as the topics of the presentations. I had a wonderful time and met new contacts and reacquainted with old friends. This was a great event. Thank you for putting it together."
    Anthony Akindele, Principal, NIA Architects, Inc

MEET AND DO BUSINESS WITH THE MIDWEST'S LEADING CONTRACTORS, DEVELOPERS, ARCHITECTS & MANY MORE. COMPANIES ATTENDING INCLUDE:

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RECENT SPEAKERS CONFIRMED INCLUDE:

 

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