New Entry/Exit Procedures at McCormick Place


Effective May 1, 2018 new enhanced security procedures will be finalized which will impact entry and exit procedures for all event contractors and their staff.  

By event contractors it is meant that any organization who has staff, whether full time or part time, that want to enter the building to service clients at McCormick Place shows will be impacted by these new procedures.    To further clarify that means all labor contractors, display design and build firms, furnishings suppliers, carpet/flooring suppliers, AV suppliers, floral suppliers, and anyone else that wants to access the show floor during move-in and move-out are impacted by these new procedures.

The existing requirements for all event contractors to access the building remain in force.  They are:

  1. Your company must have signed a current right of entry agreement and acknowledge McCormick Place rules and regulations
  2. Along with your signed right of entry agreement you must provide McCormick Place with a current Certificate of Insurance.

So, if you are not currently registered or have never been registered contact McCormick Place via email: and request registration confirmation or registration documents.

Once you have properly been registered your company will receive the May 1st McCormick Place ‘Build Entry Exit Procedure” documents.

Please note that if you don’t want your workers to be stopped or unnecessarily detained prior to building entry that it is imperative you inform all personnel of these new procedures.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about these new entry & exit procedures please email Tom Cassell at