IPATA Chicago Conference Fast FactsIPATA International Conference Chicago Illinois 2019
November 1-5, 2019

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Attend the only international conference exclusively for pet shipping experts to grow your business. IPATA conferences are for members only.

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Registration to open in early July, Agenda Coming Soon

Chicago Lincoln Park


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November 1

New Attendee Reception

Icebreaker Reception

November 2-5

Educational sessions

Professional Training


November 5

Gala Event with red carpet reception, dinner, awards, dancing & more!


Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL USA 60601

Please Note: Hotel room rates are available with or without breakfast. If Breakfast rate is chosen, breakfast will be provided at the American Craft Kitchen in the hotel lobby, and available from 6 – 11 am. Breakfast is not included as part of the IPATA program.

Rates are available October 26 – November 10, 2019 at the IPATA discounted rate. For extended stays, please contact the hotel directly for availability.

Attendee Rates (no breakfast):

  • 1 Queen Bed - $199 USD plus taxes and fees
  • 1 King Bed - $199 USD plust taxes and fees
  • 2 Queen Beds - $199 USD plus taxes and fees
  • 2 Double Beds, High Floor - $219 USD plus taxes & fees
  • 1 King, High Floor - $219 USD plus taxes & fees
  • Reservation deadline Oct 7, 2019
  • Discount link coming!

Breakfast Rate

  • 1 Queen Bed - $230 USD plus taxes & fees
  • 1 King Bed - $230 USD plus taxes & fees

Rates Include:

  • complimentary guest room internet
  • access to fitness center
  • discount on valet parking
  • free wi-fi

Other hotel details: four restaurants, bar, 24/7 room service, business center, and fitness center.


  • Tax Policy: Occupancy Tax for the hotel is 17.4%. Taxes and fees are subject to change.
  • Cancel Policy: Please cancel by 3pm, 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid one night's room and tax penalty.
  • Children Policy: Children aged 18 years or younger will stay free of charge in their parent's room. If all occupants of the room are under 18 they will be charged the full adult rate.


United Airlines Discount Code

Use this link https://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/booking/specials/meetings/default.aspx and then enter the code ZH5T327802 in the promotion box and click the yellow arrow, to take advantage of United Airline discounts for our Chicago event.

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426 – 1122

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Booking fees are waived for meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

Air Canada Discount Code

Air Canada is offering a 15% discount on flex fares and up for our 2019 event in Chicago. Use this link and then enter the code E776VJD1 in the promotion box when you book your flight at AIR CANADA. The discount will automatically calculate and will apply for 7 days per and post the event dates for flexibility. Contact with questions.

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Unless you are an American citizen, you will need a valid American visa to enter the country.

America has specific guidelines about applying for a visa to attend a conference, please see this website for detailed instructions on obtaining an approved visa:

Apply for a US Visa

Need a Visa Letter invitation from IPATA?

Members are STRONGLY encouraged to submit a letter of invitation with their visa applications. To receive an invitation, please login and fill out the form on this page: VISA LETTER REQUEST

Each meeting attendee is responsible for insuring they have a visa authorizing them to travel to the country where a meeting is being held. IPATA is not responsible nor liable for travel being denied due to the lack of the appropriate visa and any registration fees paid will not be refunded. However, an attendee may register for a meeting and if the consulate or embassy denies their visa prior to the start of their travel, then a refund of registration fees may be possible; please email for details.

Registration Details

Registration will open in July!

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