The Motivation Show, the combination of the 29th Incentive Travel & Meeting Executives Show and the 68th National Premium Incentive Show, returns to Chicago's McCormick Place October 9 to 11. Back at IT&ME for its 24th year will be the PGI Pizzathon, set for October 10 from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Hangge-Uppe Bar in the Rush Street area. PGI is the events and communications company based in Arlington, Va.

New this year: the more than 2,500 suppliers from both shows will be housed in a single exhibit hall, the giant South Building. Attendees will also find it easier to travel to McCormick Place due to newly dedicated bus lines from downtown.

For Motivation Show registration information, send e-mail Hall-Erickson at or visit the show's Web site at