For more than twenty years, GMS (Global Management Services) has been a full service destination company. You'll receive a complete picture of the destination, helping you avoid the time consuming and hit and miss process of interviewing potential suppliers and vendors on your own. Each of our team members is a local expert and cultured in international customs. We have the expertise and experience working with the best suppliers, hotels, restaurants, and other venues at each location. We know the shortcuts and city issues to ensure smooth transportation in Chicago.
My kind of town, Chicago is... Frank Sinatra sure liked his cities and he had excellent taste, there really is no place like Chicago
It's here that the first skyscraper in the USA was built in 1884. Nowadays, skyscrapers overlook sandy beaches and Lake Michigan. Green parks flank bustling shopping districts, and distinct neighborhoods thrive with diversity and where culture abounds.
This unique mix of global attractions and local charm makes visiting Chicago an unforgettable experience.
The third largest city in the United States is flanked by the beautiful Lake Michigan and contains three of the worlds tallest buildings. Shop along the Magnificent Mile and have access to over 460 retail stores or visit Chicago's lakefront playground, the historical Navy Pier to enjoy food, ride rides, and enjoy the spectacular views of the skyline – rated "the best skyline in America" by Travel and Leisure.
At GMS, your DMC Chicago, we would love to put together a program in Chicago for you and your clients, based on our tremendous experience and knowledge of our wonderful city.
We specialise in organising great events. If you need help and your group wants the best service, please ask us!
Chicago is a fantastic city for meetings and conferences. Beautiful venues and great restaurants.
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Tours and Boat Cruise in Chicago
Once everyone has enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, the group will be transferred in a 14 passenger limo van for their choice of a Gold Coast and Old Town Walking Food Tour throughout the city. The food tour visits seven Chicago food tasting locations within the epicurean hot-spot Near North area. Mouth-watering food samplings, enough for a hearty lunch, are served from "mom and pop" specialty food stores and one-of-a-kind ethnic eateries.
After the tour, they will be transferred back to the hotel for some time to relax before a dinner cruise on the Odyssey. Before dinner, they will board a Double-decker bus to travel to Navy Pier for a dinner cruise! Every Wednesday during the summer, the city of Chicago has a fireworks show on the lakefront, and the group will have the chance to see this up-close while on a Dinner Cruise aboard the Odyssey. The Odyssey features the most fantastic fusion of dining, entertainment, and sightseeing. Odyssey's Executive Chef has prepared a distinctive menu for each cruise. Aboard this special cruise, guests will experience gracious service, DJ entertainment, and the most breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.
"We have used GMS for a number of years for various travel incentive programs in the US. GMS are always professional, polite and friendly, and one is never afraid to ask them another question or amendment to programs. They are an absolute pleasure to work with, and certainly make my task as an Events and Travel Coordinator much easier."
More about me
I am the President and CEO of Global Management Services (GMS), DMC Chicago, a position I have held since 2002. I have 20 years of senior management background, including extensive international experience. I am the Chairman, President /Director of several national and/or international associations and organizations, including the International Society of Group Travel Professionals (ISGTP). I am a biographee in most Who's Who publications including Who's Who in America and a member of many industry associations. When not burning the midnight oil at the office, I'm a big fan of cinema. I even was an amateur movie critic at some point it time!
Chicago is a truly wonderful destination and we would love to help you with your meetings and incentives here.
GMS – your Destination Management Company in Chicago specializes in:
Conferences, Conventions, Congresses, Conference Logistics, Corporate Functions, Corporate Group Travel, Corporate Meetings, Corporate Travel, Events, Event support services, Gala Dinners, Guides, Ground handling, Hotel Bookings, Local Excursions, Meetings, Meeting venues, Product Launches, Restaurant venues, Reward trips, Seminars, Special Interest Groups, Teambuilding Events, Themed Dinners, Transport, Stimulation and Motivation trips, Venue finding
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