Over several decades, Chicago has become a staple production destination for films we all know and love. From “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Transformers” to “The Dark Knight” and “The Blues Brothers”, Chicago’s cityscape has served as the backdrop to more than 1,100 feature films and television productions since 1980.

Generating more than $2 billion in local revenue, these productions have not only increased tourism and promoted international business, but have also helped establish Chicago as a cultural Mecca in the Midwest. Learn more about this fascinating industry at Exchange 2018. This year’s panel discussion will be comprised of Chicagoans who know firsthand about the Business of Entertainment & Culture.

Exchange 2018 is the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s annual signature showcase expected to draw nearly 800 attendees and 100 members to showcase their businesses. Exchange 2018 participants represent a diverse cross-section of businesses, including small, midsize and enterprise companies from Chicago’s major industries. 

  • 4:00 – 4:30: Registration and Networking
  • 4:30 – 5:15: Panel 
  • 5:15 – 5:30: Q&A 
  • 5:30 – 7:30: Showcase and Networking 

Why should you attend Exchange 2018? Hear from last year's attendees:

Our 2017 Business of Sports Panel was a hit! Hear from our impressive speakers representing the successful Chicagoland sports industry:


What should you expect from your Exchange 2018 experience? Networking, networking, networking! Check out photos from Exchange 2017:


 Showcase Space - Early Bird Rate
 Individual Ticket - Members $40
 Individual Ticket - Non-Members $80
Sponsorship Opportunities:  
 Bronze Sponsor $2,500
 Silver Sponsor $5,000
 Gold Sponsor $7,500
 Platinum Sponsor (Limit 2) $10,000
Program Book Advertising:  
 Full page (5.5" x 8.5") $500
 Half page (5.5" x 4.25") $300
 Quarter page (2.75" x 4.25") $250
 Back Cover, Full page (5.5" x 8.5") $1,000
 Final artwork must be a hi-res .pdf or .jpeg file with .25" bleed, full color  

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