Illinois (Chicago)

Why Illinois (Chicago)?

  • Chicago, the most populous city of Illinois, offers picturesque skyline calls across the waters of Lake Michigan, lending an impactful first impression that soon reveals world-renowned museums, pulsating nightlife, five-star food, championship sports teams, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of architecture in the world.
  • Thanks to two international airports featuring thousands of flight options, it’s also one of the most cost-competitive cities in the U.S.
  • While Chicago is lovingly nicknamed “The Windy City”, that moniker has more to do with our politicians than the weather. It’s a moderate four-season lakefront destination.

Through its Strategic Partner Programme, Ovation Global DMC is pleased to work with 360 Destination Group.

360 Destination Group is the leading full-service destination management company in the country, with offices in all the destinations that matter most to corporate planners. From California and Arizona to Texas, Chicago, and Florida, 360DG packs 40 years of know-how into the destination experience. Constant attention is given to creating that unexpected “Aha!” for each new program. It’s all built on the foundation of being an extension of our client’s team at every stage of the program process. At 360DG, “Built Around You” isn’t just a tagline. It’s our DNA.


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Our Team

Sean Kirkland - Global Sales

Sean will go to the ends of the Earth to make a program just right. No, Sean isn't proposing you host your program in Antarctica, the Amazon, or the Arctic – but after visiting them all, he could. He came to 360 Destination Group with more than 10 years of industry experience and a deep understanding of client objectives, budgets, and event management. He has won numerous accolades by managing high-profile events for several Fortune 500 companies, including Proctor & Gamble, Deloitte, Nokia, and Toyota – all while raising two very active children, ages 4 and 6. Sean leads our Global Business Development team and is here as a resource to assist our clients find the perfect fit and achieve their goals across our destinations.

Michelle Castady, DMCP - General Manager

Jeremy Parks - Account Executive

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Sean Kirkland - Global Sales


Michelle Castady Orlando - General Manager


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