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Chicago Corporate Entertainment and Professional Speakers


"The Windy City"
If you would like speaker or performer ideas for an event in the "Windy City" Celebrity Talent International can help you with a large range of options, such as motivational, business, and keynote speakers, corporate entertainment, comedians, professional athletes, celebrity chefs, or top musicians, bands and acts. From a Make-A-Wish major fundraiser with Howie Mandel to a major off-site event with the legendary band Chicago at Navy Pier or confirming Whoopi Goldberg for Chicago House, CTI has helped our clients in Chicago on a variety of major corporate events. Let us help you with keynote speakers, major CEO's and published authors in Chicago and Hall of Fame athletes like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin or coach Mike Ditka from the Chicago Bears.

Why Choose CTI
CTI has been helping companies for over 25 years with their concerts, events and speaking engagements in Chicago and the surrounding cities. CTI can suggest names to help motivate your target companies to attend the conference and also make it one of the most memorable for you and your guests.
What We Offer
If you are considering an event at McCormick Convention Center, a major hotel, an event at Navy Pier, or another private location, CTI can suggest great names in all budgets, provide help on the details with the celebrity, and arrange a meet-and-greet with the celebrity and your top execs and clients.
How We Help
Unlike agents and managers, who represent the celebrity's interests, the main goal of CTI is what is best for YOU, as our client. CTI's job is to help you with more choices, better prices and also help connect you to other routed dates when possible. We offer the widest range of choices in all areas of talent, videos for you to review, and help in the selection process. CTI, in addition to booking talent, can assist clients with sponsorship ideas, organizational materials. Because of these services, we can ensure a more successful event.
Our Process
We start off by getting your event details, the type of celebrity you are interested in and help establish a budget range. We send you an updated list of your options, in your price range, and specific bios on the final choices. After you review, discuss and prioritize the names for us, we confirm the celebrity for you. Once a firm offer is made to the celebrity and the celebrity has agreed to the date, we work out the contract points, payment schedule, send you current promo materials, and help coordinate travel and technical needs.
Providing the best and most current names for your event.
Quick confirmation of talent
Superior customer support through the entire process.
Arrangement of telephone interviews, sponsor support/meet and greets and advertising materials.
Air and ground transportation coordination.


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We would enjoy working with you as your talent booking agency for your next event. Please tell us some details about you and your event, as well as your working budget and the type of talent you are interested in.
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Event to be held in the USA?
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Budget and Talent

NOTE: Please review fees in our Talent Library section, so you can correctly set your "Budget Range" based on talent you wish to book. Their listed fee ranges are requested by the talent and their managers for live appearances at US events - not International, which will be higher for having to travel from the US. Alternatively, virtual events (live streaming or pre-recorded) will be lower in price, so if you do not need a live appearance or do not have the budget for their listed fees, then choose "Virtual Event" in the "Event Type" selection above.

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Talent Library

Hire Buddy Guy as
Any discussion of Buddy Guy invariably involves a recitation of his colossal musical resum... read bio
Hire Mike Ditka as
Mike Ditka is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, known by fans of football spanning many genera... read bio
Hire Jim Belushi & The Chicago Board Of Comedy as
With over three decades of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” ... read bio
Hire Whoopi Goldberg as
Award-winning comedian and actress, Whoopi Goldberg is one of Americas most cherished en... read bio
Hire Smashing Pumpkins as
Smashing Pumpkins are an alternative rock band that formed in Chicago. Disavowing the punk... read bio