World Routes 2014

The 20th World Route Development Forum

Chicago, Illinois, USA
20 - 23 September 2014

Networking Opportunities

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Saturday Reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

Sponsored by Brand USA

Date: Saturday 20 September                                                               

Location: Crystal Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago                                                  

Time: 18:30 – 20:30                                                                                           

Dress Code: Smart casual


Welcome Reception at the Art Institute of Chicago

Date: Sunday 21 September 

Start Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: 111 South Michigan Avenue

Dress code: Business casual

Celebrate your first evening in Chicago by experiencing the tastes and sounds of the city while enjoying one of the leading cultural attractions – the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago.

Take a stroll through the impressionist gallery, one of the world’s largest and most significant collections, on your way to the Modern Wing designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Renxo Piano. There, passed hors d’oeuvres, drinks and small plates will be served in Griffin Court amongst an array of musical entertainment.

Guests can take advantage of the on site executive concierge service that can help book and suggest restaurant reservations, leisure activities, theater tickets, shopping and more. Our concierge ambassadors will assist you in creating an unforgettable Chicago experience while you are in town.

Continuous shuttle buses will transport guests to/from the event from McCormick Place and the host hotels.


Networking Evening & Awards at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

Date: Monday 22 September

Start Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Location: 1400 South Lake Shore Drive

Dress code: Business casual

The headline act at the Networking Evening will be Earth, Wind and Fire


Take a journey that spans billions of years as you explore all the museum has to offer. Visit with Sue, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered.As you ascend up the grand staircase of the museum, local Chicago entertainment and sounds will fill the air, giving way to the vast space of Stanley Field Hall. Food stations hosting a variety of tantalizing tastes and local favorites will allow you to grab a bite, mingle and network while exploring one of the best museums Chicago has to offer.

Make your way upstairs to view more exhibits, such as the Evolving Planet, Plants of the World or the Hall of Gems.

After an awards presentation kicks off the night, head outside to the terrace for a magnificent view of Chicago’s skyline. Grab a drink and a seat in the outdoor lounge area and enjoy the evening under the stars.  

Continuous shuttle buses will transport guests to/from the event from McCormick Place and the host hotels.


Farewell Reception

Hosted by World Routes 2015 Host, Durban, Province of KwaZulu Natal 

Date: Tuesday 23 September 

Location: Networking Village

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Dress Code: Business attire