NICE Awards

When:  Apr 7, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago Chapter

The Chicago Chapters of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE) and the International Live Events Association (ILEA) invite you to be part of the 19th Annual NICE Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at The Old Post Office. This exciting event is attended by the industry’s premier event planners, caterers, decorators, florists, production companies, DMC’s, event site managers and many more! 

The 2020 NICE Awards will be a night to remember.  The theme this year is Fashionably NICE. During cocktail hour, explore the countless Silent Auction options, which will benefit NACE, ILEA, and the SEARCH Foundation, the only non-profit that helps event professionals in crisis. Then travel to the Historic Lobby for a Fashionista’s Dinner during the awards program, hosted by Kate Patay, CPCE and Chairwoman of the SEARCH Foundation. The evening will progress into an after party and a chance to mix, mingle, and break it down on the dance floor with some of Chicago's finest. 

Be sure to submit your company awards for the 2020 NICE Awards. Early submission deadline is February 7, 2020 for a reduced submission price of $75. After February 7th, the submission price increases to $100 and must be submitted by February 28, 2020. Please submit your awards here

Fashionably NICE Evening Schedule

Registration and Cocktail Hour: 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Awards Program and Seated Dinner: 7:30pm to 9:15pm

Afterparty: 9:15pm to 11:30pm

Valet Parking details will be available 1 week prior to event. Please note that ALL registration will be closing on April 6th at 6:00pm. On-site registration will not be available.

As always, this would not be possible without our incredible sponsors. A huge thank you for your generous support this year.

Couture Sponsors - $10,000 +




High Fashion Sponsors - $5,000 to $9,999



Ready to Wear Sponsor - $1,000 to $4,999


Ashland Kitchen 

BellaRu Catering


*Sponsors purchasing a Dinner Table of 10 or a Front Row Dinner Table of 10, please contact us at  


The Old Post Office
433 W VanBuren
Chicago, IL 60607
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