The Original XPO

Through and through, we are a full-service trade show solutions provider. We specialize in taking the worry and hassle out of our clients' lives, and consistently making them look great. We do it by offering totally reliable, expert turnkey execution of every phase of the trade show marketing effort; from exhibit design and construction, through transportation, installation and dismantling, plus overall show coordination. We like to think that our clients can always count on a good night's sleep come trade show time.

Freight Logistics Expertise

Your tradeshow shipment involves more than simply knowing where it's going. ELITeXPO's experienced tradeshow logistics team will take care of the smallest of details, insuring a safe, on-time delivery
of your exhibit materials.


Tradeshow Services

Our Tradeshow Services division is the perfect compliment to our founding core discipline, freight logistics. ELITeXPO is your trusted partner for custom modular/portable booths for sale or rental, I&D, flooring, graphics, online inventory and storage.


Experience & Commitment

ELITeXPO is committed to providing the best value and service to the event industry and are available to you 24-7-365 days a year. Celebrating over 30 years of being there for our customers, because no matter when, where, or how…the ‘tradeshow’ must go on!


A Bit About ELITeXPO

ELITeXPO provides products and services to companies that exhibit at tradeshows worldwide...

Founded in 1987 by David and Leslie Mihalik, Elite Cargo focused ourselves as being a carrier of computer hardware, software and high tech materials. In 1990, a name change to ELITeXPO Cargo Systems was required when the cargo mix had changed from high tech to trade show and trade show materials. Larger facilities and airport access prompted a move to Bensenville outside of Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

After a few years it was evident to both David and Leslie that the Trade Show Industry was going to be the focus and the future of the company.

ELITeXPO continued on our path of tradeshow industry innovations and high level shipping service. In 2002, a facility was purchased in South Elgin, Illinois to accommodate future requirements and to assist in the equity growth of the company. The new facility has customized offices, a Logistics Operations atrium, a recreation/media room, climate controlled warehouse facility, and state of the art technology wired throughout.

In 2009, ELITeXPO launched it's Tradeshow Services division, once again expanding its service offerings to meet the growing needs of our clients. Our Tradeshow Services division is a perfect complement to our founding core discipline offering our customers full Property Management of their exhibits. This new offering includes exhibit sales and rental, booth design, tradeshow graphics, lighting, installation and dismantle, storage and freight logistics.

In 2015, ELITeXPO once again expanded and purchased a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois to house its growing list of companies who have entrusted us to inventory and manage their exhibit properties. In 2022, with our Aurora #1 warehouse approaching full capacity, ELITeXPO took the opportunity to purchase another warehouse, 2 doors away, to expand our Asset Management capacity and still be able to utilize our experienced warehouse staff to work interchangeably between both buildings.

With our proprietary cloud-based transportation tracking software, ELITeXPO did not miss a step when the whole world was shut down early in 2020 and everyone was forced to work from home. ELITeXPO had already established cloud-based remote connectivity with many of our employees throughout the US for many years prior. Today, our Asset Management customers have the ability to electronically pick their own inventory from our digital online Inventory System and be able to manage and monitor their properties for any event worldwide, in real time. Our exhibit shipping customers and asset management clients enjoy our XPOTRAX email and text shipment tracking status notifications for their shipments both into their events and returning from those events.

ELITeXPO remains committed to providing the best value and service to the event industry. We will always make ourselves available to you 24-7-365 days a year. After all, we realize that no matter where, no matter when, no matter how...the tradeshow must go on!



Our Skills

And The Things That Help...


Freight Logistics


Late Nights


Asset Management



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