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Hawaii

For obvious reasons, Hawaii is a great destination for trade shows and exhibitions, conventions, and conferences. Who can resist the beautiful islands and all that glorious sunshine? The natural glory of Hawaii combined with some excellent venues mean that most people who get the chance to attend a Hawaiian event don’t pass it up!

Although the island of Hawaii is the largest in the group, it’s Oahu where most events happen. The capital city of Honolulu is home to the stunning 1.1-million-square-foot Hawaii Convention Center, along with several fabulous hotels and resorts. And there are plenty of attractions for attendees to enjoy after-hours. While the less populated islands don’t have dedicated convention space, many of the larger hotels do have meeting rooms and event spaces.

Ensure your Hawaii event success by working with ProGlobalEvents! Our talented and creative team of designers, event planners, and other experts, have all the skill and experience needed to find the right Hawaiian venue and make your next corporate event a hit.

Need help planning your Hawaii event? We’re here to help.

ProGlobalEvents offers a full range of event services including design, planning, rentals, vendor & audience management, and post-event analysis. We’ll work hard to create a seamless event experience that’s exciting, engaging, and valuable for guests and attendees.

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Hawaii Event Services

Need help with one or more aspects of an upcoming event? ProGlobalEvents has an expert team ready to go! We offer a full range of event services, including design, production, and management, for every stage of event planning and execution in Anaheim. We can develop your event theme and create content to match, design an engaging attendee experience, hire and manage vendors and contractors, and find and manage the perfect complement of speakers. From start to finish, we can do it all, creating a seamless, exciting experience for every exhibitor and visitor.

Event Design

ProGlobalEvents offers a wide range of design, planning, and management services for industry and professional events. From developing a theme to designing an engaging attendee experience, we can handle every aspect of your next event.

Event Planning

Hosting a corporate event or trade show involves a lot of work, particularly in the planning stages. Event goals must be defined, sponsors found, along with a venue, vendors, and accommodations. There are also finances to keep track of and a schedule to stick to. It’s a heavy work load, so why not let ProGlobalEvents take care of it? With a skilled team and a long list of industry contacts, we can develop and execute a comprehensive plan for your next event.

Event Management

Planning is just the beginning: There’s just as much work to do during your event in Hawaii. ProGlobalEvents can help here too, with a seasoned event-management team that can handle any problem with minimal disruption. We’ll make sure your day runs smoothly from start to finish!

Exhibit Production and Activation

With ProGlobalEvents, full-service means we go the extra mile! We have access to a 64,000-square- foot storage warehouse and a 65,000-square-foot production facility, so we offer exhibit design and manufacture services, as well as storage, shipping, and installation.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Hawaii event into the online environment or are starting a virtual event from scratch, there’s just as much work to do as any other kind of event. Fortunately, ProGlobalEvents isn’t only a live event expert, we’re experienced when it comes to virtual events too. From planning the event to securing virtual sponsors, vendors, or exhibitors, from creating a theme to designing graphics and AV content, our industry knowledge serves us equally well online as in the world of live Hawaii events.

ProGlobalEvents is a full-service virtual event management company, and we can put together a virtual event you’ll be proud of. We’re happy to provide partial service too. If there are certain things you prefer to manage yourself, feel free to hand the reins over to us for everything else.

Post-Event Analysis

What makes an event successful? Success doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, and it doesn’t mean the same thing for every event. ProGlobalEvents can perform a post-event analysis, collecting and reviewing data and financials, and measuring the results against your goals for the event. You’ll gain a wealth of useful information to help you plan future events.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

If you need help planning a trade show or exhibition, or a corporate event, ProGlobalEvents is here for you! Whether you need a little help with design or planning, or a full-service management team to plan and execute your entire Hawaii event, we’re ready to get to work for you.

Contact us to get started:

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Hawaii Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Aloha Stadium (Oahu)

The Aloha Stadium in Honolulu offers a number of indoor and outdoor event and meeting areas, including the stadium in-field as well as hospitality rooms. There are spaces available for events of up to 200 people and larger spaces for 2,000 or more. The Aloha Stadium is ideal for meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions, and even team-building events.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (Oahu)

The 14-acre Bishop Museum site includes around 19,000 square feet of event space, with a capacity of 1,500 to 6,000, plus a dozen meeting rooms and outdoor spaces. The spaces range in size from 25 to 300 people, while the lawn can hold a massive 6,000 people. The site is ideal for corporate events, including banquets, parties, and other functions, as well as meetings, training sessions, and team-building exercises.

Hawaii Convention Center (Oahu)

With a total of 1.1 million square feet of exhibition and event space, the Hawaii Convention Center has plenty of room for virtually any event:

  • 47 meeting rooms
  • 200,000 square feet of exhibition space
  • 2 theaters
  • A 35,000-square-foot ballroom
  • A huge landscaped rooftop for outdoor events

The icing on the cake is how extraordinarily beautiful the venue is, from its innovative, open-air design to the gorgeous landscaping and local artwork that adorns the spaces.

The Neal S. Blaidsdell Center (Oahu)

Located in downtown Honolulu, the Neal Blaidsell Center is a combination community center, arena, concert hall, and exhibition hall. It’s a highly flexible space that can hold over 7,000 people. Along with a 65,000-square-foot exhibition hall, the concert hall seats over 2,000, and the arena holds nearly 9,000 people. There are also several meeting rooms, ranging in size from a 48-person capacity up to 330. There’s plenty of room for trade shows and exhibitions, as well as meetings, conferences, conventions, and more.

Grand Hyatt® Kauai Resort and Spa (Kauai)

The principal hotel on Kauai Island, this gorgeous resort boasts 604 guest rooms and nearly 24,000 square feet of meeting and event space—ideal for meetings, retreats, and small events. There are 19 rooms in a range of sizes, from a 12-person board room up to indoor and outdoor spaces that hold several hundred people. The largest is the grand ballroom, with a maximum capacity of 1,500.

Grand Wailea™ (Maui)

Grand Wailea includes a substantial 100,000 square feet of meeting space and 776 guest rooms. A total of 22 meeting rooms include a 28,000-square-foot grand ballroom, the largest resort ballroom in the state. With a maximum capacity of 3,200, there’s plenty of space for large groups. Other rooms range in size from 12-person ballrooms up to 120 people for the largest meeting rooms.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (Oahu)

Located on Waikiki Beach, this behemoth of a resort hotel has 2,860 guest rooms and over 150,000 square feet of event space. There are 98 meeting rooms, including both indoor and outdoor spaces, along with 2 ballrooms with plenty of room for conventions and conferences, exhibitions, meetings, seminars, training sessions, corporate events, and more.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Hawaii)

Located on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers 252 guest rooms and around 75,000 square feet of meeting space. This includes a total of 15 rooms, ranging from a 16-person boardroom up to the 3,543-square-foot ballroom, which holds 390 people. There are also some outdoor event spaces ideal for gatherings of 700 to 850 people. Retreats, meetings, and even small conferences are all options here.

Sheraton® Waikiki (Oahu)

The Sheraton Waikiki offers 1,636 guest rooms and over 40,000 square feet of event and meeting space, perfect for conferences, meetings, seminars, corporate events, and more. There are 15 different venues and meeting rooms, ranging from a 50-person capacity up to 3,700 in the 26,000-square-foot ballroom.

Upcoming Hawaii Events

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

President

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.