Earlier this month, we were informed by Navy Pier that construction of a new hotel will begin this fall - however to date it has not started. After meeting with Navy Pier management several times and reviewing their plans, we feel the delayed construction schedule will more greatly impact our January launch than had been anticipated if they were on schedule. This includes the removal of all the escalators leading up to the show floor, reduced parking and overall construction disruptions.
We have been seeking alternative locations for the show (i.e. the Mart, McCormick Place, Rosemont and a few hotels). Unfortunately, we have not been able to find a suitable alternative location that fits our date availability and concept. We are extremely disappointed that we are not able to bring a much needed gift show to the midwest this January. We will keep you posted on any future developments for a fall 2018 or January 2019 show.