The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is a municipal corporation created by the Illinois General Assembly. Its Board of Directors is appointed by the Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago. MPEA seeks to promote and operate conventions, fairs and expositions in the Chicago area in an effort to strengthen the local economy, and as part of this effort, MPEA owns and manages the McCormick Place complex (the venue for MAX 2007). And the MPEA web site is powered by ColdFusion. (Not that that would have anything to do with why we picked this venue, would it? 😉 Hummm).