city spotlight

New York, NY

It won’t come as a surprise that New York City is a highly popular location for industry events. The name alone is a big draw, without the hundreds of major events that are held every year in NYC. Highly accessible, with an extensive public transport system and a dizzying array of entertainment and dining options, the Big Apple seems tailor-made to host events.

A long list of event venues and accommodation options makes the city even more desirable. The Javits Center® spans a massive 6 city blocks and totals 2.1 million square feet of space. Other hotspots include AMA New York Executive Conference Center and the New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center. There are plenty of hotels of all sizes, including options from Hilton, Hyatt®, and Marriott, as well as an extensive array of boutique choices.

Ensure your New York, NY event success by working with the experts at ProGlobalEvents! Our team includes all the personnel you need to plan and execute a successful event. For trade shows, exhibitions, product launches, and more, call ProGlobalEvents.

Need help planning your New York 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.

Event Resources

New York Event Services

ProGlobalEvents offers event services for all stages of event planning and production. From theme and content development to attendee experience and activation, vendor and contractor coordination, exhibitor and speaker management, and more—we can cover every detail. We’ll create a seamless event experience for everyone involved.

Event Design

It takes a lot of skill and creativity to design an engaging and meaningful event. With ProGlobalEvents on your team, you have this aspect of your event all sewn up. Our experienced creative team can develop a theme and design elements to match, including branding, A/V content, and digital media.

Event Planning

From defining event goals, to finding sponsors and vendors, to negotiating contracts, there’s a lot to do when you plan an event. With our help, it’s a breeze! Our high-level expertise and long list of industry contacts means we can develop a full plan to cover every last detail.

Event Management

Planning an event is only the beginning. Once it goes live, there’s plenty more work to be done. The ProGlobalEvents team can ensure your NYC event runs smoothly and that any problems that pop up are handled with minimal disruption. With ProGlobalEvents, your event is in capable hands.

Exhibit Production and Activation

We have access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a 64,000-square-foot storage warehouse, so if you need exhibit design or production services, give ProGlobalEvents a call! As well as exhibit design and production, we offer booth rentals, storage and shipping, and installation and tear-down at the event.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live New York, NY 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 NYC 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

Once the event is over, ProGlobalEvents can perform a thorough evaluation to help you assess your results. With a post-event analysis and financial review, you’ll also gain useful information for planning future events, in New York or elsewhere.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

If you need assistance with event design or planning, or if you need a full-service team to produce the entire show, ProGlobalEvents are the team to call. Whether you need a little help or a lot, we’re ready to get to work for you!

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New York Event Resources

New York Convention & Visitor Bureau

AMA New York Executive Conference Center

AMA New York Executive Conference Center offers 43 meeting rooms and 90,000 square feet of space in a convenient Times Square location. This venue is the biggest conference center in the city, and it’s specifically tailored toward conferences, board meetings, and similar events. The center’s 43 rooms include:

  • Small meeting rooms for 5 to 6 people
  • Medium-sized rooms for 30 to 50
  • Larger rooms for groups of 60 to 72

The largest space is a 3,000-square-foot room for groups of up to 240.

Chelsea Piers

This sports and entertainment venue offers several riverfront spaces, ideal for both small and large groups. Chelsea Piers has a riverside terrace for up to 300 people and a large hall that can seat 2,000. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces available and a wide range of activities suitable for team-building events, this venue has great potential for holiday parties, meetings and seminars, and other New York City corporate events.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

The Javits Center is one of the country’s biggest and busiest convention centers, with a total of 2.1 million square feet of space. This includes:

  • 840,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • 160,000 square feet of meeting space
  • A 45,000-square-foot riverside pavilion

With over 100 flexible meeting rooms for groups of all sizes, the possibilities are endless. The Javits Center is suitable for any event, including conventions and conferences, trade shows and exhibitions, meetings and seminars, education sessions, and corporate functions.

The New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center

With facilities that can accommodate groups of 25 to 500 guests, the New York Academy of Science Conference Center is suitable for meetings and seminars, conferences, and education sessions. Its larger spaces are also great for company parties and other corporate functions, with spectacular views provided by the center’s lofty position 40 floors above street level. The center has 4 main spaces, including:

  • A boardroom for up to 50 people
  • An 80-seat conference room
  • A 300-seat auditorium

The fourth space is a lobby area that can accommodate 225 people for a reception-style event.

Tribeca Rooftop

Tribeca Rooftop is a chic event venue in that makes a stunning backdrop for product launches, holiday parties, and other corporate events. This rooftop venue includes 29,000 square feet of space, including 15,000 square foot of indoor space and 14,000 of outdoor space. Tribeca Rooftop has room for up to 400 seated guests or 720 for a cocktail reception and is perfect for when you want a venue that makes a statement.

Grand Hyatt New York

New York City’s Grand Hyatt offers 1,298 guest rooms and a total of 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space. With 49 rooms ranging from 10-person boardrooms to meeting rooms for 300, and the large 18,000-square-foot ballroom, the hotel’s event facilities can accommodate groups up to 1,700. This hotel is also the only one in NYC connected to Grand Central Terminal, making it a convenient base for traveling around the city.

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

A stylish and trendy boutique hotel with 222 guest rooms and 6,000 square feet of event space, Kimpton Ink48 is also blessed with a great location in Hell’s Kitchen and proximity to a wealth of entertainment and dining options. The hotel has four different event and meeting spaces, perfect for meetings, private parties, and corporate events. The smallest room is great for groups of up to 60 people. There are an additional 2 rooms for up to 100, and the fourth space is a luxurious penthouse suite, complete with a private, 2,200-square-foot rooftop terrace.

New York Hilton Midtown

The Hilton Midtown offers 1,878 guest rooms and 58 meeting and event rooms, with more than 150,000 square feet of event space. The hotel has a wide range of event spaces, including a 24,000-square-foot ballroom for over 3,000 people and 2 smaller ballrooms, each of which holds around 2,000 people. There are several large, pre-function spaces and dozens of event rooms, from the 18-person boardroom to larger meeting rooms for several hundred.

New York Marriott Downtown

This Marriott provides 513 guest rooms and around 11,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The hotel has 12 event rooms, with smaller rooms for 30 to 40 people and larger spaces for up to 150. The largest space is a 4,550-square-foot ballroom with a maximum capacity of 450. A second smaller ballroom of 3,700 square feet can accommodate up to 350 people. Perfect for seminars, meetings, training sessions, and corporate events, the Marriott Downtown has a great location in lower Manhattan’s Financial District.

The Dominick

The Dominick has 391 guest rooms, along with 6 event and meeting rooms, in NYC’s SoHo district—one of the hippest places in the city. The hotel’s 12,000 square feet of event space provides plenty of room for conferences, meetings, seminars, and training sessions. The largest room is a 4,000-square-foot ballroom with a 500-person capacity. At the other end of the scale are a 25-person boardroom and 4 meeting rooms, which can accommodate groups between 60 and 200 people.

Upcoming New York 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


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.