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Networking, Fun & Celebrations

Don’t miss any of the off-Show-floor action. Connect face-to-face with like-minded individuals in the industry. Many business deals are often made over dinner, at the bar, or at one of our networking events. Continue the conversations and start up new ones at our fun networking events happening throughout the Show.

Special Events

Special Events will be happening throughout the duration of the 2020 Show. Check back here for more details on all the fun!

Industry Night Out

Celebrate the industry’s biggest night out at the largest rooftop deck in the nation, Offshore. With 36,000 sq. ft. of indoor and an outdoor terrace, you’ll enjoy the best views of Chicago. Ticket price includes specialty cocktails and passed appetizers with some special surprises from our sponsors.

Details:

  • 1000 E Grand Ave.
  • Monday, May 18 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Tickets: $75 (must be a registered attendee to purchase tickets)
  • Must be 21 and older



Star of the Bar Finals

During the Industry Night Out event, our Top 6 Finalists come together to fight for the title of “Star of the Bar”. Join us and see one winner crowned the best mixologist.

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Young Professionals Party (40 and under)

Enjoy your night in Chicago like a VIP at the new and hottest cocktail lounge, Dance Studio. Reserved only for the young professionals in the industry its guaranteed to be a memorable night. Ticket price includes specialty cocktails and passed appetizers with some fun surprises from our sponsors.

Details:

  • 59 W Hubbard St., 2nd Floor
  • Sunday, May 17 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Tickets: $20 (must be a registered attendee to purchase tickets)
  • Must be 21 and older

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IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards

The nation’s top operator talent will be celebrated at IFMA’s 65th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Celebration May 16, 2020.

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