What You Need to Know to Plan a Corporate Event at the Javits Center

Javits Center

The Javits Center®—also known as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center—opened in 1986 and has undergone numerous renovations and expansions over the years. The most recent expansion, in 2021, added 1.2 million square feet to the total, this event venue now clocks in at an impressive 3.3 million square feet. The Javits Center hosts more than 170 events every year, including 20 of the country’s top 200 trade shows.

Location and Contact Information

Javits Center green roof top

The Javits Center is located on 11th Avenue in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Street Address: 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

General Inquiries: (212) 216-2000or moreinfo@javitscenter.com

Sales and Marketing: (212) 216-2335 or sales@javitscenter.com

Event Solutions: (212) 216-2300 or eventsolutions@javitscenter.com

Technology Solutions: (212) 216-5432 or technology@javitscenter.com

Catering: (212) 216-2400 or services@cultivatedny.com

Security and Safety: (212) 216-2196 or security@javitscenter.com

Booking the Jacob Javits Center

Contact Sales and Marketing: sales@javitscenter.com

To submit an RFP: https://javitscenter.com/plan/book-an-event/

Rooms and Spaces

View of Javits Center balcony

The Javits Center offers a grand total of 3.3 million square feet of event space. This includes:

  • 840,000 sq ft of exhibit space
  • 600,000 sq ft of meeting and breakout space
  • A 500,000-sq-ft contiguous event space

Individual halls can accommodate crowds large and small, from 150 people to 5,000. There are a total of 102 meeting rooms in a range of sizes. All meeting rooms can be configured in banquet, classroom, or theater style.

Check out Jacob Javits Convention Center floor plans here.

Level 1

  • Exhibit Halls 1A through 1E, ranging in size from 30,000 to 80,000 square feet – Total size of all 5 halls is 305,000 square feet.
  • Halls 1A and 1E can be divided into meeting rooms – Twenty-five rooms for 1A and 16 rooms for 1E
  • Food court

Level 2

  • Meeting rooms, ranging from 324 to 450 square feet – There are 10 rooms in total. Six rooms can be subdivided to provide a maximum of 16 separate meeting rooms.
  • Amenities, including food and beverage service, FedEx, and more

Level 3

  • Crystal Palace atrium/registration area
  • Exhibit Halls 3A, 3B, 3E, and 3D, ranging in size from 17,000 to 158,000 square feet – Total size of all four halls is 410,000 square feet.
  • Hall 3D, a 17,000-square-foot exhibit hall, can be divided into up to 12 separate meeting rooms.
  • Amenities include concierge desk and food court

Level 4

  • River Pavilion, a 45,000-square-foot column-free exhibition/event space
  • Terrace suites and offices
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace and farm outdoor spaces
  • Pre-function space
  • AMEX Lounge

Level 5

  • The Overview, 54,400 square feet of column-free event space
  • Pre-function space of 26,000 square feet

Event Types

The Javits Center is home to truly iconic events, including some of the country’s biggest and best trade shows, conferences, and conventions. This venue has hosted the New York International Auto Show, New York Comic Con, and other special events.

With its many spectacular rooms and spaces, including the Crystal Palace and the Pavilion, it’s also perfect for corporate parties, including receptions, banquets, and similar events. Smaller meetings and conferences have their place here too, thanks to the venue’s highly configurable meeting spaces. Like most of the country’s best venues, the Javits Center is ideal for a wide range of event types.

Javits Center Exclusive and Preferred Vendors and Services

This New York convention center has its own pool of employees to provide most event services, including labor as well as services that would normally be provided by contractors or vendors. In most cases, meeting planners must hire Javits Center employees to provide these services, but there are some exceptions.

Services that are exclusively provided by Javits Center employees include:

  • General decorating
  • Carpentry and exhibit building
  • Rigging
  • Electrical and telephone work
  • Plumbing
  • Cleaning
  • Room setup


  • Two food courts
  • Super Shuttle
  • FedEx Office Business Center
  • American Express OPEN Business Lounge, a private lounge exclusively for AMEX customers

Accommodation Near the Javits Center

  • Midtown Convention Center Hotel
  • Courtyard® by Marriott
  • Four Points by Sheraton New York Downtown
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Times Squar


The Jacob Javits Convention Center complies with ADA requirements for permanent accessibility installations. This includes accessibility ramps and automatic doors, as well as accessible elevators and restrooms.

  • Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for rent on a limited, first-come first-serve basis.
  • Service animals that comply with the ADA definition are welcome at the New York convention center. This includes guide and service animals but not emotional support or comfort animals.
  • There is no public parking on-site, but limited spots may be available for visitors with a valid disability parking permit.

For more information about accessibility at the Javits Center, email the venue’s ADA Coordinator or call the Security and Safety Solutions Department at (212) 216-2196.

Transportation and Parking

Javits Center
  • Parking: While there’s no on-site parking, there are several parking lots within walking distance of the event venue.
  • Train: Several train lines have stops near the Javits Center. For complete and up-to-date information on traveling by train, call MTA travel at (718) 330-1234, or check the website at https://new.mta.info/agency/new-york-city-transit.
  • Bus: Several bus routes serve the Javits Center. For accurate and up-to-date information, check the MTA website.
  • Subway: A new seven-Subway extension directly across the street from the Javits Center makes getting around easy.
  • Bike: NYC has adopted a bike-sharing service, Citi Bike®, which lets users rent bikes on a daily or weekly basis. Javits Center visitors can access the nearest Citi Bike station on 34th Street at 11th Avenue.

Public Safety

The Javits Convention Center maintains a 24/7 building security patrol for perimeter and building security, but event planers are responsible for any security services required for their specific event, including crowd control. Show managers must also have a security supervisor on site at all times. Any contracted security personnel must have written permission from Javits management to carry firearms or any other weapons.

The Javits Center first aid office is open for any events where attendance is over 5,000 visitors.

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Jack Connolly

Executive Creative Director

As an experiential creative director, Jack prefers to draw outside the lines. He tells stories with original content and impactful design to ignite meaningful conversation.


Jack brings 20 years of event industry knowledge to ProGlobalEvents. He specializes in building live & virtual platforms for audiences to connect, engage and immerse themselves in the power of a shared experience. His skills range from ideation and concept development to defining an attendee journey through storytelling and design.

Jack understands the creative process is not linear, but a collaborative process between agency and client. He manages teams of designers and technology developers to pioneer impactful brand experiences. His diverse skillset and leadership ensure for award-winning results and memorable impressions.


In 2019, BizBash named Jack one of the top event designers in North America. SXSW awarded his work the “People’s Choice in Innovation” in 2021.

Jerome Nadel

Chief Marketing Officer

Jerome Nadel is Internationally experienced design-led marketing executive (CMO and GM) with a track record of improved market position, revenue growth, and M&A. He is an advance degreed psychologist and user experience product/service design expert, board member and advisor.


Prior to joining ProGlobalEvents |ProExhibits |XtendLive, he has had a variety of chief marketing officer and chief user experience officer roles at companies including Rambus, BrainChip, Human Factors International, SLP InfoWare, Gemplus, and Sagem. He started his career in the IBM Human Factors Labs.


He is also an avid cyclist with National and multiple California State Champion titles.

Ivan Fujihara

Chief Financial Officer

Ivan brings 25+ years in senior level management experience from a variety of technology industries.  His background includes accounting management, analytics and audit management for technology companies.  He has worked with companies such as THX, Ltd, Recruitology , Double Click, Creative Labs and more.  Ivan has also served on the board of Lincoln Families, a non-profit that supports East Bay children with the objective of disrupting the cycle of trauma and poverty.

Matt Rulis

Vice President of Sales

Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold a greater than 99% customer satisfaction rating year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProGlobalEvents' clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.

Tom Foley

VP of Operations

Heading the fabrication side of ProGlobalEvents is exhibit and event industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.

Dick Wheeler


Dick serves as President of ProGlobalEvents and President of ProExhibits and is a board member of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association). At ProExhibits he has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.

Jody Tatro

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being CEO of ProGlobalEvents, Jody is also the CEO of ProExhibits. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.