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Rosemont and the
Donald E. Stephens
Tailor-made for meetings and conventions
Just a five-minute drive from Chicago
O’Hare International Airport and 15 miles
from downtown Chicago, Rosemont is a
town built to a meeting planner’s specifications. Its convention facility, the Donald
E. Stephens Convention Center, has dedicated space for conventions, meetings,
trade shows, and most other kinds of events.
Rosemont has a small footprint, which
makes group transportation non-essential.
And for networking and after-hours entertainment, MB Financial Park at Rosemont,
one of Chicagoland’s most popular entertainment districts, is within an easy and safe
As for accommodations, Rosemont is
also well stocked. The Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center has more than 10,000
hotel rooms within a 3.5-mile radius, and
there are a total of 6,000 rooms within the
Village of Rosemont limits, so guests will easily find accommodations within a quick stroll
or drive. In total, 16 hotels lie within walking
distance of the convention center, along with
many dining and nightlife venues.
The Donald E. Stephens Convention
Center is the heart of Rosemont’s value
proposition, offering 840,000 square feet
of easily configurable exhibition space.
Trade shows with up to 3,566 booths are
ideal for the space, which can break down
into six halls. For events requiring contigu-
ous exhibition space, a 250,000-square-foot
hall can accommodate up to 1,225 booths. All
840,000 square feet come equipped with
high-speed fiber-optic Internet access, as
well as telephone, gas, compressed-air, and
electricity hook-ups. Seven drive-in freight
doors and 16 depressed docks mean mov-
ing in and out is a cinch for exhibitors, while
a 30,000-square-foot lobby makes registra-
tion set-up just as seamless.
For meetings and conferences, the Donald E. Stephens Conference Center has 50
conference rooms for a total of 92,000
Ample square footage The
Conference Center at the Donald
E. Stephens Convention Center in
Rosemont has 50 rooms that combine for a total of 92,000 square
feet of meeting space.