The Catholic Marketing Network will hold its 2014 International Trade Show in Chicago on July 29th – August 1st.
“We’re very excited about returning to Chicago,” said CMN President Alan Napleton. “We last held our CMN summer event in Chicago in 2003 and it was our largest gathering ever so we think the timing is right to return to the Midwest.”
“We’re also very happy to announce the show will again be held in tandem with the annual gathering of the Catholic Writers Guild. This will be the fifth year we’ve combined the meetings of the two groups,” explained Guild President Ellen Gable Hrkach. “The synergy that has been created at these gatherings is both very exciting and very productive, and it will be great to bring our combined event to the Chicago area.”
The event will take place at the beautiful Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel located just 12 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Both the hotel and convention center are part of the same facility so attendees staying at the hotel can conveniently walk to all events.
This is an important show for Servant Books. We have a large booth where we will host author book signings, meet with potential authors, and participate in the Catholic Writers Guild workshops. This year, our featured authors include Brian O’Neel, Marcellino D’Ambrosio, and Gina Loehr, all who will be signing copies of their latest books. I’ll also be giving a talk at one of the Catholic Writers Guild sessions.
If you’re looking for something to do in the Chicago area, check this convention out — and don’t forget to stop by the Servant booth and say hello!