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The Annual Luncheon: An MPC tradition

The Annual Luncheon is the Metropolitan Planning Council’s signature event. Featuring a keynote speaker or panel with expertise on issues of regional and economic importance, the event raises valuable operating revenue for MPC initiatives. The luncheon attracts approximately 1,000 business, civic, public and community leaders who attend to hear influential speakers and to honor a leader from Chicago's civic community.

Past speakers include President Barack Obama (during his 2004 campaign for U.S. Senate); Thomas Mars, executive vice president of Walmart; Julia Stasch, President of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation; and Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs. Honorees include King Harris, Miles D. White, Andrew J. McKenna, Frank Clark and Lester Crown. In major election years, MPC's Annual Luncheon hosts political candidates in a non-debate format.

Upcoming Annual Luncheon events

Sep 19, 2019 Thursday
MPC's 2019 Annual Luncheon
11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST
Hilton Chicago

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