2020 Chicago Pipe Show Cancellation

The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club is sad to announce that we cancelled our contract with the Westin hotel today because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The safety of our community is our primary concern and we have been monitoring the situation carefully hoping that countermeasures would reduce the rate at which the disease is spreading. However, the increased infections throughout the world, and here in the Chicago metro area, appear to be on the rise. The airline restrictions, combined with state and local restrictions on meetings, will make it impossible to hold our international show in 2020. Our Show dates in 2021 will be May 1st and 2nd. All exhibitor deposits and payments are credits toward the 2021 show tables. If an exhibitor wants a refund, please contact me and a refund will be made. 

The Chicago Pipe Show thanks all of the exhibitors, sponsors and supporters who registered for tables and hotel rooms. The Show also thanks Chuck Martin, Allan Boyd, and Paul Bender for the many hours spent in finding and working with the Westin.

Craig Cobine, Show Director

Show Update 3.15.2020 (COVID-19)

The Chicago Pipe Collectors Club is committed to hold the Chicago Pipe Show on May 1 – 3, 2020. All of the current travel restrictions on flights run to mid-April. We are hopeful that these restrictions will slow the Covid-19 pandemic and will not be extended to include our Show dates. We are concerned with the health of all who plan to attend the Show, but we are not willing to cancel the Show in mid-March.

Westin Reservation Update

People who have run into problems with Westin Reservations should find the process easier.  They have increase the block of rooms to accommodate the influx of reservations including Thursday and Sunday.

2020 Show is a GO!!

All,
Here is the latest news on the show. There is a link for room registration at the end.
The show is a go!

This year’s show is May 1-3, at the Westin in Itasca, IL. Same weekend, different location! The Westin is located at the junction of three expressways and is close to O’Hare Airport.

We have a minimum number of room rentals, so we need attendees to stay at the Westin. This is about the survival of the show. Please make reservations ASAP.

We need donations for the silent auction, again, this is about the survival of the show.

Please attend the FREE Friday night banquet for future show announcements.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We have had less than three months to put the show together under the most pressing of circumstances.

Link to room reservations:
https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1583187400452&key=GRP&app=resvlink