city spotlight

Minneapolis, MN

Despite its population of just 420,000 people, Minneapolis, Minnesota boasts a city scene on par with the very best, including great dining, shopping, and live entertainment. Dozens of museums, public parks, and the nearby Chain of Lakes all add to the city’s charm. With some excellent event venues on offer too, it’s no wonder Minneapolis is such a popular event destination. Among the venues are the Minneapolis Convention Center, clocking in at 1.6 million square feet of event space, along with U.S. Bank Stadium and unique venues such as Aria and Lumber Exchange. Hotels offer an equally wide range of choices, with big chains providing plenty of space and smaller boutique hotels offering intimate luxury in the heart of the city. Have an upcoming Minneapolis, MN event you need help with? Ensure success by working with ProGlobalEvents! Our talented team of event experts have the skill and experience you need to make your next event a hit. For trade shows, exhibitions, Minneapolis corporate events, and more, call ProGlobalEvents.

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Event Resources

Minneapolis Event Services

What can ProGlobalEvents do for you? We offer the very best in design, planning, and management services for industry and professional events. From designing an engaging attendee experience to managing the event itself, we can handle every aspect of your next trade show, conference, or product launch.

Event Design

High attendee expectations make event design a challenge. When you want to impress, call ProGlobalEvents! Our talented team will develop an event theme or design content to match the theme you’ve chosen. We can produce eye-catching branding designs, digital media, A/V content, and more to make sure your event packs a visual punch.

Event Planning

A lot of work goes into planning an event, from finding sponsors and vendors in Minneapolis to sticking to both your budget and schedule. Why not let ProGlobalEvents do the heavy lifting? Our seasoned team of event planners—and our industry contacts—ensure we can develop a comprehensive event plan that takes care of every little detail.

Event Management

There’s just as much work to do when event time rolls around! ProGlobalEvents can help here too, with an on-site event management team to handle it all. If problems arise, we’ll make sure they don’t disrupt your event, keeping it all running smoothly until the very end.

Exhibit Production and Activation

If you need exhibits or displays, just let us know! ProGlobalEvents has access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a 64,000-square-foot storage warehouse. We offer exhibit design and manufacture, exhibit rental, and storage, shipping, and installation services.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Minneapolis, MN 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis event is a success? It takes a thorough post-event review to find out how well it measures up against your goals. ProGlobalEvents can perform your post-event review to give you all the information you need, including event data, financial review, and more.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Need help with your next Minneapolis, MN trade show, product launch, or corporate event? Call ProGlobalEvents, and find out what we can do for you. Whether you need a little help or a full-service event team, we’ve got what you need to make your next event unforgettable. Contact us to get started:
    • Call us at 888-373-5024.
  • Email us at info@proglobalevents.com.

Minneapolis Event Resources

Minneapolis Convention & Visitor Bureau

Aria

Aria is a former factory site converted into a unique and stunning event venue perfect for wowing your guests. The venue is comprised of a single large event space with an adjacent lobby, and also includes a private green room area for keynote speakers and other special guests. With a capacity of 400 to 1,700, this venue is ideal for product launches, holiday parties, and other Minneapolis corporate events, and can also work well for conferences and conventions, meetings, training sessions, and team-building activities.

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Just a few minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Earle Brown Heritage Center offers 40,000 square feet of event space for meetings, trade shows, conferences, training sessions, and corporate functions. The event center can accommodate a wide range of event sizes, from 16-person meetings to trade shows up to 1,000 people. There’s also an 80,000-square-foot outdoor courtyard, with room for up to 3,000 people.

Lumber Exchange Event Center

This unique event center is housed in the oldest building in downtown Minneapolis, once a major hub for the city’s lumber trade. Now it’s a fantastic venue for corporate functions, including product launches and parties, galas, and banquets. The event center has 6 different spaces, which can accommodate parties of 150 to over 800 guests.

Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center offers 1.6 million square feet of event and meeting space, including 475,000 square feet of exhibition space and over 80 meeting rooms. There’s also a:
    • 3,400-seat auditorium
    • 55,000-square-foot ballroom
    • Second ballroom with an additional 28,000 square feet
The Convention Center is a great choice for any kind of event, from meetings, seminars, and training sessions to conventions, conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions.

U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium is right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and offers a huge variety of event and meeting spaces. With over 136,000 square feet of space, the venue is suitable for groups of 60 to 60,000 people, and any kind of event you’re thinking of. Six club rooms, two bars, several suites, and outdoor spaces can accommodate meetings, holiday parties, trade shows, exhibitions, conventions, and conferences.

The Hewing Hotel

With an intimate 124 guest rooms and 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the Hewing Hotel has established a solid reputation as fantastic luxury accommodation. It offers a 2,556-square-foot, 250-person ballroom and adjacent pre-function space, along with 3 meeting rooms. There’s a 10-person boardroom, 45-person meeting room, and 45-person private dining room. The Hewing Hotel is perfect for meetings, corporate retreats, and intimate company parties.

Hilton Minneapolis

The Hilton offers 821 guest rooms and 80,000 square feet of event space, including over 40 meeting rooms and a ballroom of nearly 25,000 square feet. Rooms range from boardrooms for 22 to 60 people up to larger rooms with a capacity of several hundred. The Hilton has plenty of room for large meetings, conferences, seminars, and training sessions, as well as holiday parties and other corporate events. As an added bonus, the Hilton is adjacent to the Minneapolis Convention Center and is connected by a covered skyway.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

With 645 guest rooms and 105,000 square feet of meeting space, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis offers plenty in the way of meeting and event space. It’s also connected via skyway to the nearby Minneapolis Convention Center, offering even more options for events and meetings. The Hyatt has over 30 meeting and event rooms, including a 30,000-square-foot exhibition hall and a number of ballrooms for 1,100 to 1,700 people each. With intimate, 14-person boardrooms as well as larger rooms for several hundred, the Hyatt is ideal for business meetings, conventions and conferences, corporate functions, and more.

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

This Marriott hotel offers 585 guest rooms and 46,000 square feet of meeting space in a great downtown location, with access to the Minneapolis skyway. The hotel has 26 event and meeting rooms, including a large, 2,400-person ballroom, as well as smaller rooms in a range of sizes. Perfect for small board meetings of 12 people, as well as larger meetings, seminars, training sessions, conventions and conferences, and corporate functions.

Upcoming Minneapolis 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.