Your Event | Our Passion

Next Level Event Design: An award- winning, WBE-certified event management company with a heart that beats in downtown Chicago, planning global events that impress.

Our passion is your unforgettable event. With a client roster including Google, The Boston Consulting Group, and the University of Chicago, we’re your strategic partner for corporate social events that leave a lasting impression.

Our seasoned professionals bring unrivaled creativity, energy, and expertise to every project. Each event is a canvas to express your organization’s vision and culture. We engage in a personalized dialogue to craft innovative, one-of-a kind event ideas. We meticulously and flawlessly execute, exceeding expectations every time. Whether it’s a product launch or employee retreat, no detail is too small and no initiative too big. Let us help you take your event to the Next Level!


specializing in the “wow” factor
We’ll help you create something innovative that suits your needs, budgets, and goals.


leave the details to us
Trust our decades of experience and know that we will have all bases covered.


show your business in the best light
We partner with you from start to finish and provide seamless execution during your event.


ready to collaborate or take the reins
We’ll support your event strategy team or handle everything from top to bottom.


Cathy Genetti
President and Founder
Fun Fact: Solo piloted a private plane.



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Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson, Suite 5710
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: 1.312.280.1366