Special Events

Special Events

Celebrate, connect, and have some fun at the Club Industry Show! The events below are included with your badge at no additional cost.

One of the best part of attending an events is the opportunity to network. Between exhibitor events and networking parties it can be hard to decide what to do. Here is a look at some of the networking opportunities we have added to this year’s event to help you build, strengthen and cultivate ongoing and prospective relationships on and off the trade show floor.

Keynote Presentations


Michelle Poler - "What Are We So Afraid Of?" 

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Hilton International Ballroom

This keynote presentation will change your perception of fear and inspire you to take action. Michelle’s humorous and inspiring speaking style has been captivating audiences across the globe. With authentic storytelling, engaging visuals and her 100 Days Without Fear experience, Michelle will show you how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential.


Nick Sarillo - A Proven Method For Achieving Purpose And Profitability

Thursday, Oct. 5, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Hilton International Ballroom

Today’s ever-changing business environment requires a new type of leader to be more effective in the way we communicate and develop our people. During this keynote, be inspired to shift from the dated command-and-control style of leadership and join the Trust and Track Leadership™ movement. Using real life experiences, Nick shares how to create a meaningful place to work where leaders are coaches that build and inspire their team.

Welcome Reception

Networking Events


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Enjoy good food and drinks, good vibes and good people. It's here that you'll find friends, colleagues, new faces and industry veterans, and plug into an enjoyable evening of fun.

Welcome Reception

Club Community Breakfast

Thursday, Oct. 5 8:30 – 9:00 am


Networking Nightcap

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Regroup after dinner and unwind from the day with a little dessert and a nightcap. Overlooking Grant Park, Kitty’s is the perfect local Chicago spot –to share a pint or beverage and relax and network with your peers.

Networking Nightcap

Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation and Keynote Presentation