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Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is a mix of rich heritage and history alongside more modern culture, making it both a fascinating and fun city to visit. A number of world-class museums, a great restaurant scene, and plenty of other attractions mean this Western Pennsylvania city is a great destination for both business and leisure travel.

With ProGlobalEvents on your team, your next Pittsburgh event will be a hit! Our event design, planning, and management personnel offer everything you need to put on a successful event. For exhibitions and trade shows, conferences and conventions, corporate events, and more, call ProGlobalEvents.

Need help planning your Pittsburgh 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

Pittsburgh, PA Event Services

We offer a wide range of design, planning, and practical event services, covering all stages of event development. From theme and content design to attendee experience management to coordination of the perfect venue, vendors, exhibitors, and speakers, we do it all. We can handle any individual aspect of your event or cover the whole show from start to finish.

Event Design

There’s nothing simple about event design. It takes skill and creativity to develop an event that’s engaging, meaningful, and valuable to those who attend. With ProGlobalEvents working for you, the design aspect is all sewn up. Our expert team can develop an event theme and design branding, digital media, and A/V content to match, creating something that looks great and wows your audience.

Event Planning

Event planning often turns out to be a much bigger job than you expect. From defining event goals to acquiring sponsors to negotiating venue, vendor, and accommodation contracts, there’s a lot to get done. And often, there are both budget and time constraints to stick to. ProGlobalEvents can make event planning a breeze, thanks to our expert planning team and industry contacts. We’ll develop a full event plan that covers every last detail.

Event Management

On event day, you need to be sure you have a great team on-site to handle things as they proceed. Put ProGlobalEvents on the job, and you can be sure your event will be handled professionally. We’ll make sure it runs smoothly and that any problems that arise are handled with minimal delay and disruption.

Exhibit Production and Activation

If you need exhibits or displays for your event in Pittsburgh, just let us know! We have access to extensive exhibit production and warehouse facilities and can offer design, manufacture, and rental services. We’ll even store and ship exhibits and manage installation and tear-down.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Pittsburgh, PA 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 Pittsburgh 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

After your event is over, a post-event review can provide valuable information. ProGlobalEvents can perform it for you, including data collection and analysis to provide you with a complete picture of your event.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Need help with a Pittsburgh, PA event? ProGlobalEvents can handle design, planning, and management services. Whether you need a little help or a lot, ProGlobalEvents is ready to get to work for you.

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Pittsburgh Event Resources

Pittsburgh Convention & Visitor Bureau

Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center is located on the city’s North Shore and offers a range of options for special events and meetings. Spaces include

  • A banquet and reception hall for 300 to 450, with fantastic views of the city
  • A 300-person theater
  • A 146-seat planetarium
  • An observatory

Then there are the activity and exhibit spaces—just as much fun for adults as they are for kids. The science center is a great place for meetings, seminars, team-building activities, scavenger hunts, and any occasion where you want your guests to unleash their inner creativity!

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

The David L. Lawrence Convention center boasts 1.5 million square feet of space, along with spectacular city and riverside views. With 313,400 square feet of exhibition space, a 31,000-square-foot ballroom, 53 meeting rooms, and over 80,000 square feet of outdoor event space, it has all you need to put on a great show. Trade shows and exhibitions, conventions and conferences, and Pittsburgh corporate events of any kind are great options for this extensive convention facility.


Fallingwater is one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous designs. Located about 40 miles outside the city, it’s a fantastic venue for meetings, seminars, training sessions, and team-building activities. There’s no better way to get creative juices flowing than to spend time in one of the most creatively designed homes in the world. The home itself is open for tour groups, and the associated barn is available for meetings, conferences, and similar events.

Heinz Field

Home of the Steelers and the Panthers, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field is a hugely popular location—and not just for sports. There’s a huge amount of space available for all kinds of professional and corporate events. Spaces and rooms include club lounges of up to 45,000 square feet, with a capacity of 300 to 2,000 people, and more intimate venues for 72 to 150. The largest space is the great hall, which has room for 1,200 seated and up to 3,500 at a reception-style gathering.

Petersen Events Center

The John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center is located in Oakland on the University of Pittsburgh campus. It offers a great selection of event spaces, including a 6,800-square-foot dining room and bar for up to 200, a party suite for 40 people, meeting rooms for 12 to 16 people, and a 16,000-square-foot lobby for larger events. Perfect for meetings, seminars, and training sessions, and small Pittsburgh corporate events and holiday parties.

Mansions on Fifth Hotel

With just 22 guest rooms and 2,700 square feet of meeting space, Mansions on Fifth may well be one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in the city. Its elegant décor and tranquil spaces are perfect for executive retreats, meetings, seminars, and exclusive corporate events. The small handful of 5 meeting rooms can each accommodate 20 to 40 people for meetings and other gatherings.

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Imagine 402 guest rooms and 26,000 square feet of event space across 19 meeting rooms. Event rooms range in capacity from the 9-person conference room to the 2 ballrooms that clock in at 8,800 square feet (940 people) and 5,000 square feet (570 people). This versatile venue is great for meetings, seminars, corporate events, and more.

Sheraton® Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

With 339 guest rooms and nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting space, the Sheraton at Station Square offers 23 event rooms and some fantastic riverfront views. The largest space is a 9,750-square-foot ballroom for up to 1,400 people, while the remaining rooms range in size from the 14-person boardroom to rooms and pre-function spaces for several hundred.

The Westin® Convention Center, Pittsburgh

The Westin offers 616 guest rooms and 38,000 square feet of space in Pittsburgh, along with a prime location next to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This hotel is handy to several major event venues and offers great facilities of its own too. The meeting and event space includes 23 rooms, ranging from 24-person conference and meeting rooms up to the 1,400-person ballroom.

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

Ideal for conferences, meetings, training sessions, and corporate functions, the Wyndham Grand has:

  • 712 guest rooms
  • 35 meeting rooms
  • 60,000 square feet of flexible event space

The largest room is just over 17,000 square feet, with a capacity of 2,000. Smaller rooms range from 10-person boardrooms to meeting rooms for several hundred. This downtown hotel has a great central location. Several venues are within walking distance, along with restaurants and entertainment spots.

Upcoming Pittsburgh 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.