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Networking, Fun & Celebrations

The fun doesn’t stop when the Show closes for the day. Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment at our special events.

Full details coming soon!

100th Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited to an evening celebration of the Show’s 100th anniversary, including hot music, some of the best food you’ve ever tasted, and specialty cocktails by the mixologists at Chicago’s newest, hottest restaurant, Tao.

A highlight of the evening will be the finals of the Show’s Star of the Bar® competition, a national contest to identify and crown the country’s best mixologist.

Tao opened last year inside a completely restored 1892 building and one of Chicago’s most recognizable landmarks. Walk through the entrance to a lantern-lit alley inspired by Japanese temple gates, into a space that looks unlike anything else you’ve seen in Chicago.

Join us Monday night for the celebration a century in the making!

Additional ticket required.
 

Special Events

Young Professionals Party

The next generation of industry leaders and influencers meet, mix, and mingle in a night of celebration.
More details coming soon.

By invitation only. Recommended 40 and under.

IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards

The nation’s top operator talent will be celebrated at IFMA’s 65th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Celebration.

Additional ticket required.