city spotlight

Los Angeles, CA

Most people are happy to attend trade shows and corporate events in Los Angeles—and why not? The home of Hollywood, Disneyland®, and the Dodgers is an ever-popular destination for events of all kinds! The city is full of attractions for all ages, not the least of which is the year-round climate. One of LA’s unofficial nicknames is the City of Flowers and Sunshine—aptly named: It has fewer than 30 rainy days each year. The Orange City is home to some excellent event venues. There’s the Los Angeles Convention Center, with a whopping 912,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space. At the other end of the scale, the Wattles Mansion and Gardens is a restful retreat, ideal for small training and team-building workshops. LA also has many good hotels, from the 803-room Sheraton® Gateway to the intimate luxury of the 123-room Ritz-Carlton. Are you planning an event in LA? Ensure it’s a success by working with ProGlobalEvents. Our team of designers, project managers, techies, and other experts can plan and execute every aspect of your corporate event. From company meetings to product launches, exhibitions, and trade shows, ProGlobalEvents has you covered!

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Event Resources

Los Angeles Event Services

ProGlobalEvents offers a full range of event services, including event design and planning, production and management, and post-event analysis and wrap-up. Our expert team can help you develop your event theme and content, design an engaging visitor experience, and manage all the details that make an event successful. From start to finish, we can do it all, helping you create a smooth and seamless experience that wows every attendee.

Event Design

The people who exhibit at and attend trade shows and corporate events are an increasingly sophisticated crowd, with high expectations. They know what they want, and it’s up to you to provide it! With ProGlobalEvents on your side, event design is one thing you won’t have to stress over. Our creative team are experts at developing event themes and design elements to match. From visual branding to digital media and A/V content, we can create a cohesive design that clearly conveys your theme and message.

Event Planning

From team-building exercises to company holiday parties, trade shows, and more, a corporate event means many hours spent planning. Depending on the event you’re developing, you might be defining goals and KPIs, looking for sponsors, negotiating contracts for venues and vendors, and any number of other tasks both large and small. When you need help, call ProGlobalEvents! Our experienced team makes quick work of event planning, and our extensive list of industry contacts ensures we find the vendors and contractors needed to pull it off.

Event Management

Even after the planning is done, there’s still plenty of work to come on event day. Here is where the ProGlobalEvents management crew steps in, ready to deal with problems that arise day of. With us on board, your event will run smoothly and according to plan.

Exhibit Production and Activation

ProGlobalEvents can handle the production and activation of exhibits too. With access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a 64,000-foot storage warehouse, we can design and manufacture exhibits and provide shipping, storage, and installation services.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles 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

The work isn’t over when the event is over! There’s still data to collect, organize, and review to determine just how successful your event was, financially and otherwise. Our team gathers and reviews data quickly and accurately, measuring against your goals and KPIs to define what elements of the event worked and where you can improve for next time.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Need some temporary help with an event you’re planning in the City of Angels? Or are you looking for a full-service team to take over the design and execution of the entire show? ProGlobalEvents is the team to call, whether you need a little help, or a lot! Contact us to get started:
    • Call us at 888-373-5024.
  • Email us at info@proglobalevents.com.

Los Angeles Event Resources

Los Angeles & Visitor Bureau

Los Angeles Convention Center

The LA Convention Center is one of largest venues in Los Angeles and one of the best for trade shows and exhibitions, conferences, and conventions. The center has 720,000 square feet of exhibition space, with a maximum capacity of over 40,000 people. With an additional 147,000 square feet of space in 69 meeting rooms, plus 45,000 square feet of outdoor space, there’s plenty of room for everything you need.

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is home to one of the Angel City’s best-loved pro-sports teams, but baseball games aren’t the only thing going on here! The stadium is also a versatile event venue, with a number of large spaces that are perfect for corporate parties and other social events, as well as meetings and conventions. Capacity ranges from 75 to 600 people for individual rooms, while the field itself can hold up to 2,000 people.

Magic Box at The Reef

The Reef describes itself as a creative habitat, which is apt for this 100,000-square-foot inventive hub for entrepreneurs and innovators. Functioning partly as a shared office space, The Reef also has dedicated event space—dubbed Magic Box—for trade shows and other large events. The largest of the three main spaces clocks in at 60,000 square feet, while the smallest meeting rooms—around 600 square feet—accommodate up to 60 people.

Wattles Mansion and Gardens

Looking for a venue with an informal atmosphere for team-building or a training retreat? The house and grounds of Wattles Mansion are ideal for these events, with a dedicated meeting room and plenty of space for outdoor activities.

UCLA Luskin Conference Center

The UCLA Luskin Conference Center is more than just a conference center, as it also offers accommodation. This unique venue has 254 comfortable hotel rooms, available to people attending events on campus, as well as UCLA alumni and other guests of the university. The center offers 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 7,800-square-foot ballroom with 960-person capacity and a 12,000-square-foot outdoor terrace.

JW Marriott Santa Monica

With 260 guest rooms and around 5,000 square feet of event space, the elegant JW Marriott Santa Monica is ideal for meetings and corporate social events. The hotel has 11 event spaces, including indoor and outdoor areas. Rooms range in capacity from 20 to 300 people, and the large outdoor courtyard can comfortably hold up to 300.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

This large hotel boasts 803 guest rooms and 47 meeting rooms, with a total of 55,000 square feet of event space. The largest room is the 11,400-square-foot Grand Ballroom, with a maximum capacity of 1,500. There are also dozens of smaller rooms, with capacity ranging from 20 to several hundred, making this a highly versatile event option. It’s also right near LAX, making it convenient   too!

The Ritz-Carlton

With 123 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, the Ritz-Carlton is dressed to impress. The hotel’s event space of 100,000 square feet includes 40 rooms, ranging in capacity from the 10-person boardroom to the 2,100-capacity Platinum Ballroom. Located right in the heart of downtown LA, the hotel is within walking distance of a number of major attractions, including the LA Convention Center.

Normandie

This iconic hotel was built in the 1920s by Walker & Eisen, a duo responsible for several notable LA buildings. Nearly 100 years later, the Normandie is a comfortable, 94-room boutique hotel in downtown LA, with two flexible function rooms. The larger sits at 1,763 square feet and can hold up to 200 people. The smaller room, at 476 square feet, holds up to 40.

Upcoming Los Angeles 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.