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.


Our Team

Michelle Castady, DMCP - General Manager

Eleanor Sanchez - Account Executive

Jeremy Parks - Account Executive

Stephen Fernandez, CMP - Director of Operations

Alysia Pope, DMCP - Senior Account Manager

Kim Rodgers - Operations Manager

Allison Gehl - Account Manager

Bryan Morandi - Event Coordinator

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Contact Illinois (Chicago)

Sean Kirkland - Global Sales

1 Venture, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92618


Michelle Castady Orlando - General Manager

17 North State Street, Suite 1790 Chicago, IL 60602


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