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Orlando, FL

Because of its thousands of restaurants, 7 large theme parks, and the many attractions and entertainment venues along International Drive, Orlando, Florida is a very popular place to visit. It’s also highly popular for large trade shows, exhibitions, and conventions.

Orlando welcomes over 2 million event attendees every year, many of whom attend them at the Orange County Convention Center, an impressive 7 million square feet in size. Other venues in the city include the 100,000-square-foot Central Florida Fairgrounds and the stunning Rooftop Orlando Event Venue, with its incredible 360-degree city views. City accommodation includes the Marriott, Hyatt Regency®, and Hilton®, along with a large handful of Disney® hotels and resorts, and some great boutique hotels.

Want to make your next Orlando, FL event a big hit? Talk to ProGlobalEvents to find out how we can help! Our expert team is just what you need to ensure you exceed expectations. For trade shows and exhibitions, conferences and conventions, holiday parties, corporate events, and more, make ProGlobalEvents your go-to event management team!

Need help planning your Orlando 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.

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Orlando Event Services

At ProGlobalEvents, we do it all. From event design and theme development to event planning, activation, and management, we offer a full range of event services. Whether it’s an exclusive executive retreat or a city trade show or convention, we create a seamless event experience for everyone who attends.

Event Design

Whether it’s a holiday party, trade show, or training session, designing an engaging and valuable event is challenging. Make it easy by getting ProGlobalEvents on the job. We can provide you with an expert team to develop a theme, and design effective branding elements, digital media, and A/V content.

Event Planning

What are your goals for your Orlando event? Have you lined up the sponsors, venue, or vendors you need? Even a small event involves a lot of work! But with our experienced event planners and industry contacts, the ProGlobalEvents team can make event planning a breeze.

Event Management

ProGlobalEvents can help with every stage of your event, including management once it goes live. Our management team will ensure the event runs smoothly from beginning to end, with minimal disruptions. With ProGlobalEvents, your event is in great hands!

Exhibit Production and Activation

ProGlobalEvents has access to nearly 130,000 square feet of exhibit manufacture and storage facilities, allowing us to provide exhibit-related services too! We can arrange for exhibit design and production, exhibit rental, along with storage, shipping, and installation.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Orlando, FL 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 Orlando 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

Measuring your event success isn’t always straightforward. ProGlobalEvents can help there too, with a comprehensive post-event analysis and financial review. We’ll collect, organize, and evaluate event data to determine how well your event met the goals you set for it.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Need help with an event in Orlando, FL? Whether you just need design or planning assistance, or a full-service team to take care of every detail, ProGlobalEvents can provide the help you need to produce an unforgettable event.

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Central Florida Fair and Exposition Park

The Central Florida Fair and Exposition Park offers over 100,000 square feet of space in 4 main areas. There’s a 36,000-square-foot exhibition hall, a 49,000-square-foot pavilion, and an additional 21,000-square-foot commercial building. The fairgrounds also have a large amphitheater that seats up to 10,000 people. With these four large spaces to work with, the fairgrounds are particularly suited to exhibitions, trade shows, and conventions.

Leu Gardens

Leu Gardens offers 4 private rooms, including:

  • A 14-person conference room
  • 2 meeting rooms for up to 25 or 65 people
  • A larger banquet room
  • A private outdoor veranda for groups of up to 180

The large, beautiful garden overlooks Lake Rowena and is a great setting for a variety of events: executive meetings and retreats, holiday parties and other company events, training sessions, and team-building events.

Orange County Convention Center

With its 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space, the Orange County Convention Center boasts one of the largest exhibit facilities in the country. In total, the convention center clocks in at a massive 7 million square feet of event space, with:

  • 74 meeting rooms
  • A 2,600-seat theater
  • A 200-seat lecture hall
  • 2,000 square feet of gardens
  • A 62,000-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 6,000 people

With plenty of space for even the largest events, the Orange County Convention Center is great for trade shows and exhibitions; conventions and conferences; and meetings, seminars, and education sessions.

Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center features a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, with more than 200,000 square feet of event space available and rooms for groups of 20 to 350. With a total maximum capacity of 2,500, this venue is great for a variety of events. Meetings, retreats, team-building and education sessions, product launches, private parties, and other corporate events can all work well in this spectacular and thought-provoking venue.

The Rooftop Orlando Event Venue

The Rooftop is a highly sought-after event venue, thanks to its fantastic open-air design and 360-degree views of downtown Orlando. A lofty 21 floors above the city, it’s a spectacular setting for holiday parties, product launches, client receptions, and other corporate functions. The 10,000-square-foot balcony can seat up to 200 people or accommodate 250 for a standing function.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Grand Bohemian Hotel offers 247 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. This beautiful boutique hotel has a great location in downtown Orlando and is full of creative and stylish décor choices. Choose from 12 event and meeting rooms, including a 2,500-square-foot ballroom for up to 200 people and smaller rooms for groups of 8 to 100. The Grand Bohemian is ideal for executive meetings, seminars, and training sessions, as well as intimate holiday parties and corporate functions.

Hilton Orlando

With 1,424 guest rooms and 236,000 square feet of meeting and event space, this Hilton offers plenty of space for conventions and conferences, trade shows, training sessions, banquets and receptions, and more. The resort-style hotel is also a great spot for retreats and team-building weekends. Available event spaces include:

  • 3 ballrooms
  • 9 boardrooms
  • 42 meeting rooms
  • A banquet room for 3,200 people
  • A 50,000-square-foot outdoor event area

The Hilton is located right next to the Orange County Convention Center, connected via a skybridge.

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Orlando’s Hyatt Regency has 1,641 guest rooms and over 315,000 square feet of meeting and event space—all at a great location on International Drive. With 105 meeting rooms and event spaces, more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, and 52,000 square feet of outdoor space, virtually any kind of event works well here. The hotel has several ballrooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 6,210 people. At the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of small boardrooms and meeting rooms for groups of 12 up to several hundred.

Marriott Orlando Downtown

The Marriott in Orlando’s downtown district offers 297 guest rooms and nearly 16,000 square feet of meeting space. Available spaces include a 5,280-square-foot ballroom for up to 680 people, 2,800 square feet of outdoor space, and another 10 rooms ranging in size from 10-person boardrooms to meeting rooms for 100 to 200 people. Renovated in 2017, the new-look Marriott features clean, uncluttered, and comfortable guest rooms, and modern event spaces for meetings, seminars, training sessions, and corporate events.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

If a Disney-themed hotel seems a strange choice for trade shows, conferences, team-building events, training sessions, meetings, or corporate retreats, think again! Disney is all about imagination and innovation, and that reputation extends to the great meeting and event facilities at the 2,270-guest-room Swan and Dolphin Resort. The hotel offers more than 330,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including 86 meeting rooms, 128,000 square feet of outdoor space, 4 ballrooms, and 110,500 square feet of exhibition space.

Upcoming Orlando 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.