city spotlight

Louisville, KY

Louisville is famous as the home of the Kentucky Derby, but there are plenty of other great reasons to visit the city. It’s gaining recognition as a foodie destination thanks to several new distilleries in the area, so it’s a hotspot for connoisseurs of fine spirits. It’s also a highly accessible location for conventions and other events. The city is home to several great venues. The Kentucky International Convention Center clocks in at more than 300,000 square feet. There’s plenty of accommodation in the city too, with the Hyatt Regency®, Marriott, and others, and smaller boutique hotels such as The Brown Hotel. Planning an event in Louisville, KY? Make sure it’s a hit by working with ProGlobalEvents! Our expert designers, event planners, and management crew provide everything you need for event success. Whether it’s a trade show or exhibition, conference or convention, meeting or corporate function, ProGlobalEvents are the people to call.

Need help planning your Louisville 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. Contact Us

Event Resources

Louisville, KY Event Services

ProGlobalEvents offers design, strategic, and practical event services for all stages of event design, planning, and execution. From theme and design development to attendee experience, vendor and contractor coordination, and more. We can cover every last detail from start to finish to create an engaging and seamless event experience for everyone who attends.

Event Design

Design is a challenging part of event management because of the high expectations of attendees. It takes a lot of creative planning to design an engaging and valuable event. With ProGlobalEvents on your side, you have event design all sewn up. Our experienced creative team can develop a theme and design elements, along with A/V content, branding, and digital media.

Event Planning

Need help planning your Kentucky event? ProGlobalEvents can help with finding a venue in Louisville, sponsors, vendors, and other necessities—or plan the entire event for you. With our expert team and industry contacts, arranging everything you need for a great event is a breeze.

Event Management

Once your Louisville event starts, you need an experienced group on-site to make sure it all runs smoothly. ProGlobalEvents can provide an expert event management team to:
    • Run the event
    • Handle any problems that arise
  • Make sure every attendee, exhibitor, or guest has the best possible experience

Exhibit Production and Activation

We are event management experts, from the big picture down to the last detail. We have access to extensive exhibit production facilities, which means we can also source custom-built, pre-fabricated, and rental exhibits according to your needs. Want exhibit design or production; exhibit rental; and shipping, storage, and installation, ProGlobalEvents can provide!

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Louisville, KY 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 Louisville 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

How do you know if your Louisville, KY event is a success? ProGlobalEvents can perform a comprehensive post-event analysis, including:
    • Data collection
    • Event review
    • Financial review
Analysis provides useful information about your event, and it’s invaluable when planning events in the future.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Need help with your next trade show, conference, or corporate event in Louisville, Kentucky? Are you looking for a full-service event management team to take care of event design, planning, or management? Whether you need a little help or a lot, ProGlobalEvents is ready to get to work for you. Contact us to get started:
    • Call us at 888-373-5024.
  • Email us at info@proglobalevents.com.

Louisville Event Resources

Louisville Convention & Visitor Bureau

Kentucky Exposition Center

The Kentucky Exposition Center features 1.3 million square feet of exhibition, meeting, and event spaces. Convenient to both the city and the airport, it includes:
    • 54 meeting rooms
    • 680,000 square feet of exhibition space
    • Hundreds of acres of outdoor space
The facility can accommodate up to 73,000 people at one time and is ideal for conventions and conferences, trade shows and exhibitions, and all kinds of corporate events.

Kentucky International Convention Center

The Kentucky International Convention Center has over 300,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including 200,000 square feet of exhibition space. Along with a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 175-seat conference theater, the facility has more than 50 meeting rooms. They range in size from 12-person boardrooms to meeting rooms for several hundred. It’s perfect for trade shows and exhibitions, conferences, conventions, and networking events.

Louisville Education and Conference Center

With 13 rooms and more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space, the Louisville Education and Conference Center is perfect for meetings, seminars, training sessions, and more. It’s located on the University of Louisville® campus and offers rooms for groups of 16 to 125 and a ballroom for up to 500 people.

Triple Crown Pavilion

The Triple Crown Pavilion offers 16 meeting rooms and a total of 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Rooms range from six-person conference rooms to larger rooms for several hundred. The largest is a ballroom of nearly 22,000 square feet, with a maximum capacity of 1,800. The Triple Crown is ideal for meetings, conferences, seminars, training sessions, private parties, and corporate functions.

The Brown Hotel

With 293 guest rooms and 17 flexible event and meeting rooms, The Brown Hotel is ideal for executive retreats, meetings, conferences, seminars, and training sessions. The hotel offers conference and boardrooms, lounges, suites, meeting rooms, and catering for groups of 6 people up to 400. The largest space is a 4,300-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 people.

Embassy Suites by Hilton® Louisville Downtown

The Embassy Suites in Louisville offers 304 guest rooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting space, including 24 meeting rooms. These range in size from boardrooms for 8 people to large meeting and event spaces for up to 288. With plenty of flexible multi-use rooms, the Embassy Suites is great for meetings, seminars, training sessions, and intimate corporate functions. As an added bonus, the central downtown location means that the best of Louisville dining and entertainment is right outside the door.

Hyatt Regency Louisville

Louisville’s Hyatt Regency provides 393 guest rooms and around 20,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features 23 event rooms, ranging from 12- to 16-person boardrooms up to meeting rooms for 180 people. The largest space is a 9,280-square-foot ballroom with a maximum capacity of 1,325. Perfect for seminars, meetings, training sessions, and corporate events, the Hyatt Regency has a great downtown location right next to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Louisville Marriott Downtown

The Louisville Marriott has 616 guest rooms, along with 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space. With 37 event rooms for groups of 14 to 200, there’s plenty of room for conferences, meetings, seminars, and training sessions. There are also two ballrooms—10,000 and 20,000 square feet—that hold 1,200 and 2,100 people respectively. The hotel is located in the heart of Louisville’s downtown district, adjacent to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Springhill Suites® Louisville Downtown

The Springhill Suites in downtown Louisville offers 198 comfortable guest rooms and nearly 2,000 square feet of meeting space. This luxury hotel has 4 event rooms, including an 8-person boardroom and meeting rooms for 48 to 75 people. The Springhill is a great location for exclusive executive retreats, meetings, seminars, and training sessions.

Upcoming Louisville 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.