city spotlight

Houston, TX

The city of Houston, TX is amazingly eclectic: space exploration; a busy theater district; and the birthplace of both air conditioning and a long list of celebrities, including Beyonce, Kenny Rogers, and Howard Hughes. This southwestern city is also one of just five in the country with permanent performing arts companies in ballet, theater, music, and opera. Houston is big on the healthcare scene as well, thanks to the presence of several world-class facilities, like Texas Medical Center, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Houston’s strong metropolitan and cultural vibe makes it ideal for trade shows, conferences, conventions, meetings, and corporate events. Thanks to the city’s stellar medical reputation, it’s often the host city for trade shows and conferences in the medical and healthcare industries. Want to make your next Houston, Texas exhibition or corporate event a huge success? Talk to ProGlobalEvents to find out how we can help! Our expert team of designers, event planners and managers, and tech experts have the expertise you need to make sure your event exceeds your expectations.

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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. Contact Us

Event Resources

Houston Event Services

At ProGlobalEvents, we do it all, starting with creative event design and theme development. As full-service event planners we handle everything from finding sponsors to locating venues, accommodations, and vendors. For the event itself, we can deploy a management team to oversee it all on-site. Whether you’re hosting team-building activities at a quiet, out-of-town retreat or a conference or convention at a large city hotel, we create a seamless and engaging event experience for every attendee.

Event Design

In every industry, people have high expectations when they attend trade shows, conventions, and similar events. Designing an event that meets your own goals is hard enough, but meeting audiences’ expectations is even more challenging! Why not let experts design your next event? ProGlobalEvents design team can develop an appropriate theme and design branding, media, and other content to match to ensure your design is consistent and clear across the entire event.

Event Planning

What are your goals for your next event? Are you well along in the planning stages, or still stuck on finding a venue? Planning a large event is definitely not easy. There are so many details to take care of—such as finding a venue, vendors, accommodation, and sponsors—that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You’re usually operating on a tight schedule, which only adds to the difficulty. Why not let ProGlobalEvents take over? Our experienced event-planning team has gathered a long list of industry contacts that makes the planning stages a breeze. We can quickly locate the perfect venue, vendors, and more, and even help you find sponsors. Don’t get overwhelmed by the work involved in event planning. ProGlobalEvents can make this part of the event a breeze.

Event Management

With the planning phase completed, it’s time to put all that work to the test! ProGlobalEvents can help here, too, by sending an event-management team to deal with the event once it’s in motion. With us on-site, you can be sure your event will run smoothly from start to finish. If any problems arise, our capable team will handle them quickly, with minimal disruption.

Exhibit Production and Activation

Many events need exhibits, booths, portable displays, and other showcase items. ProGlobalEvents  has access to a 64,000-square-foot-storage warehouse and a 65,000-square-foot production facility, and we can provide both custom-made and rental exhibits, depending on your needs. PGE exhibit services include design and manufacture, storage and shipping, and labor for installation and tear-down.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Houston, TX 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 Houston 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

Success can be defined in a variety of ways, but when it comes to industry and Houston corporate events, it’s usually defined by how well your event measures up to the goals you’ve set for it. That means conducting a thorough post-event analysis, including data collection and review and financial analysis, followed by financial close-out to end the event. The ProGlobalEvents team can help you set goals and KPIs before the event, then perform a full analysis afterwards—to give you the information you need.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Do you need help planning or managing an event in Houston? Whether you need a little assistance for the planning stages or a full-service team to produce the whole show, ProGlobalEvents can help. From industry exhibitions to product launches, conferences, and corporate functions, we’re ready to get to work for you. Contact us to get started:
    • Call us at 888-373-5024.
  • Email us at info@proglobalevents.com.

Houston Event Resources

Houston Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Bell Tower on 34th

For planning corporate functions—such as product launches, awards dinners, and holiday parties—the objective is often to wow guests with a unique and stunning venue as soon as they arrive. Choose The Bell Tower on 34th as your venue, and that task is easily achieved! With several rooms in varying sizes, the Bell Tower is ideal for product launches, holiday parties, training exercises, and more. In total, the Houston venue can accommodate 1,200 people.

George R. Brown Convention Center

George R. Brown Convention Center is one of the country’s top convention facilities. The 862,000 square feet of exhibit hall space can comfortably hold around 36,0000 people, and the Center also has a 3,600-seat theater and a 6,000-seat arena. The 31,500-square-foot ballroom has a capacity of 4,200, and the 88 meeting rooms range in capacity from 55 people up to 700.

George Ranch Historical Park

Looking to add some authentic historical flair to your event? Consider the George Ranch Historical Park, a 480-acre slice of 19th-century Texas that celebrates more than 100 years of local history. A great venue for a unique team-building weekend, company picnic, or holiday party, there are a number of indoor and outdoor spaces available, including a 125-person dance hall and a 63,000-square-foot arena. Outdoors, you’ll find a gorgeous pavilion that holds up to 2,000 people, and even a treehouse with room for 200 people in the house and adjacent yard!

Pasadena Convention Center & Municipal Fairgrounds

If you need a Houston, TX event venue with plenty of room, this is the place you’re looking for! This Pasadena venue is around 30 minutes from the center of Houston and in total offers 40,000 square feet of indoor space along with more than 63,000 square feet of covered outdoor space, plus the 100-acre fairgrounds. The largest exposition hall has room for around 160 booths. There’s also a smaller exhibition area with an 85-booth exhibition capacity. As well as this, you’ll find a 4,000-seat covered arena and grandstand and a 2,850-capacity concert hall. The varied layout and mix of room types gives this venue a wide range of possibilities for trade shows and exhibitions.

Space Center Houston

Houston has plenty of excellent convention centers, but if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, this city can deliver! Space Center Houston is the perfect place to motivate and empower your sales or executive team; what better way to inspire than to explore the wonders of space or share a meal with a NASA astronaut? This venue in Houston is a great option for team-building activities, company picnics, seminars and meetings, and more.

Hyatt Regency® Houston

Located in downtown Houston, the Hyatt Regency is central to virtually all the city’s essentials, including the George R. Brown Convention Center, NRG Park, and more. It offers 955 guest rooms and a total of 71,300 square feet of event space. This includes 42 meeting and event rooms, the largest of which is a 28,000-square-foot ballroom with a maximum capacity of 2,800. The Hyatt boasts rooms in a range of sizes, with several suited for meetings of 14 to 20 people. This flexible set of rooms makes the Hyatt Regency suitable for conventions and conferences, as well as meetings, seminars, education sessions, and more.

Marriott Marquis Houston

This large, 1,000-guest-room hotel is located right in the center of downtown. Thanks to the skybridge that connects the hotel to nearby George R. Brown Convention Center, this is one of the most convenient hotels in the whole downtown area! The Marriott Marquis has more than 100,000 square feet of event space and 52 meeting rooms. The largest of these is just under 40,000 square feet, with a maximum capacity of 4,400 people. For the remaining 50 or so rooms, maximum capacity ranges from 20 people up to around 1,000. Its convenient location makes this hotel ideal for guests attending events at the George R. Brown Convention Center, but it’s also a great venue option in its own right, thanks to the wide variety of multi-use rooms.

NRG Park

NRG Center offers a massive 706,000 square feet of single-level exhibit space, made up of 11 separate halls. The center also has:
    • 59 flexible meeting rooms
    • 2 major conference centers
    • Over 400,000 square feet of registration and marshaling space
High-tech infrastructure and A/V equipment complete the picture, making NRG a fantastic option for a wide range of events. The stadium offers an additional 125,000 square feet of open space, while the 8,000-seat arena, 2,000-seat pavilion, and other outdoor spaces mean your event need not be confined to the indoor areas. With such a wide range of facilities, NRG Park is suitable for almost any industry or corporate event, from exhibitions and trade shows to conventions, conferences, product launches, corporate social functions, and more.

Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort

Is the view from your weekly meeting nothing but a sea of cars, concrete, and high-rise buildings? Then escape for your next event! Galveston Island Convention Center is at San Luis Resort on Galveston Island. The Resort offers more than 5,000 guest rooms, a beautiful beach or two, and plenty of fun activities both day and night. The Convention Center itself includes a 43,100-square-foot exhibition hall, a 15,500-square-foot ballroom, and 12,000 square feet of multi-use meeting space. There’s over a dozen meeting rooms, ranging in capacity from 12 people to 415. Island-themed luxury weekend product launch? Check! Exclusive executive team-building weekend? Check!

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

This intimate, secluded hotel offers 343 guest rooms and an on-site spa, along with 65,000 square feet of flexible event and meeting space. If you’re hoping to book space for a focused weekend retreat, The Woodlands Waterway will fit the bill. This venue is so versatile, it’s also just as ideal for corporate functions, parties, product launches, and other upbeat events. The largest room, the Waterway Ballroom, comfortably holds up to 2,430 guests for large gatherings, while the smaller meeting rooms provide options for groups of 10 all the way up to 600.

Upcoming Houston 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.