A fully sustainable venue fit for a sustainable food-tech event
McCormick Place is the leading convection center in North America .....
TRAVELING BY TRAIN
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.
TRAVELING BY CAR
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.
TRAVELING BY PLANE
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 look for Gate 42.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
McCormick Place West Building
2301 S. Indiana Ave, Chicago