David Kahnweiler elected vice chair of MPEA board of trustees

 David Kahnweiler

The MPEA Board of Trustees today selected David Kahnweiler to serve as its Vice Chair.  David has been the Chairman and CEO of Colliers International Chicago for 25 years and been at the firm for 38 years overall.  Colliers International Group Inc. is an industry leading global real estate services company operating in 68 countries.

The MPEA is a municipal corporation established by the Illinois General Assembly whose mission is to attract trade shows, conventions, meetings and expositions and public events to the City of Chicago, and in the process, strengthen the economy of the area.  The MPEA owns McCormick Place, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the just-opened Marriott Marquis Chicago and the Wintrust Arena on the McCormick Square Campus.  MPEA also owns Navy Pier, the state’s largest tourist attraction.

McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America, hosting more than two million visitors each year.  Navy Pier attracts nearly nine million guests annually and is the top-visited tourist and leisure destination in the Midwest.

Kahnweiler has served on the MPEA Board since March 2015.

About McCormick Square

The McCormick Square campus features McCormick Place offers 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, 173 meeting rooms, one of the largest ballrooms in the world, the 1,258-room Hyatt Regency, the new 1,205-room Marriott Marquis Chicago and the 4,249-seat Arie Crown Theater. Located on Chicago’s lakefront just minutes from downtown, McCormick Place is owned the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and is managed by SMG, a worldwide convention management company.  In the fall of 2017, the existing facilities will be joined by the 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena.