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Here’s a selection of useful information to make your trip to The Future of Protein Production Chicago at McCormick Place as easy and enjoyable as possible

A fully sustainable venue fit for a sustainable food-tech event

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McCormick Place

Discover the epitome of convention excellence at McCormick Place Convention Center, North America's foremost venue for tradeshows, conventions, corporate meetings, and special functions. Strategically situated just minutes away from downtown Chicago, McCormick Place annually welcomes nearly 3 million visitors.

Boasting four cutting-edge buildings, McCormick Place provides an impressive 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, with 1.2 million square feet conveniently situated on a single level. This makes it the largest convention center in the nation, ensuring an unparalleled and seamless event experience. Choose McCormick Place as your ideal location to host impactful and successful gatherings.

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Book your hotel with Goodwings to make this summit a force for good

We have partnered with Goodwings, a hotel booking platform that helps businesses reduce their travel emissions through verified climate solutions including biofuel (SAF) and reforestation projects. It also gives you access to a dashboard with all your travel emissions data in one place and a convenient way to download your data for ESG reporting.

For The Future of Protein Production Chicago, Goodwings is giving you the chance to  try out the platform for free and offset your emissions to and from the summit at no extra cost. Check out the hotels near the summit venue and start booking!

Find out more about Goodwings here.

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Business by day, relaxing by night

Chicago and the greater metropolitan area offer more than 40,000 hotel rooms ranged from low budget rooms and traveler’s hostels to chic boutique and 5-Star hotels.

The Future of Protein Production Chicago has secured preferential rates for attendees at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for the entire week of the conference, so even if you want to stick around for the weekend, you will still get the best rate on your room.

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We’d love to see you at The Future of Protein Production Chicago this year. And we’d also love to make sure we do as little harm to the planet as possible through our journeys getting there. As such – and where possible – we’d like to encourage you to seek alternative modes of travel that don’t rely on a plane. Yes, it may take a little longer but it would do significantly less damage while even offering a more pleasant and productive travel experience. Here are some thoughts to consider.


Energy efficient and comfortable, the best option is to travel by train – not to mention it being a great opportunity to work while traveling and enjoy the side benefit of doing some sightseeing on the way to Chicago.


Driving isn’t great for the planet, but it’s significantly better than flying. If you are traveling by car, do consider halving your carbon footprint by sharing the journey with a fellow Summit attendee. Or use one of the more popular carpooling apps to find someone you could share your car with.


No alternative but to fly? FPP Chicago will take place in McCormick Place on The Near South Side  of Chicago, just south of the downtown central business district, the Loop.
There are easy transport links to and from the airport. Find out more below.

Consider off-setting the carbon your journey has used by using one of these offsetting websites

- Goodwings will remove all of your travel emissions, including flight, hotel and meals. Summit attendees can try it for free.
- The NOW Offset Carbon tool is produced by Swiss B Corp, NOW, in partnership with SouthPole.
- The Gold Standard is a website that allows you to choose the kind of project you donate to when offsetting your carbon emission.
- Others include: Atmosfair (Germany), MyClimate (Switzerland) and ClimateCare (UK)

Arriving on the day

McCormick Place is comprised of four buildings, the North, South, East and West Buildings.  Each Building has multiple points of entry, depending on your choice of transportation.

FPP Chicago is taking place in the West Building.

Driving Directions - here. We suggest using Parking Lot A as this is in the West Building and less than a 5 minute walk to the entrance of the show. Find the parking rates or prepay here.

Public Transport directions - here. CTA 'L' Green Line trains stop just 2 blocks away from the West Building and local buses stop directly outside the West Building.

There will be several free standing signs helping you to find your way, as well as a branded walkway leading to the exhibition area.

If you need any more help, please visit the McCormick Place site here or email us via

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McCormick Place West Building
2301 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago

Expert Speakers
Hours of Content

The Future of Protein Production Chicago

The Meeting Place for Sustainable Protein Production in the Americas

April 29th & 30th 2025

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