city spotlight

San Jose, CA

Does a mild climate and plenty of sunshine make San Jose just a typical Californian city? It’s anything but! San Jose has rapidly become one of the world’s foremost tech hubs and one of the most forward-thinking in its commitment to environmental improvement.

Widely known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA makes a fantastic host for any event type, from exhibitions and trade shows to business meetings and company holiday parties. There are several great event locations in the city, including the recently expanded San Jose McEnery Convention Center, which now boasts a total of 520,000 square feet of meeting and event space. San Jose has its share of unusual venues too, such as Winchester Mystery House®, a fun venue for team-building and other staff development events.

Planning an industry or corporate event is a huge undertaking, one that takes a significant amount of time. Why not let ProGlobalEvents take over? Our team of experts can design, plan, and produce your San Jose event from start to finish to ensure its success. For trade shows, exhibitions, product launches, and more, call ProGlobalEvents.

Need help planning your San Jose 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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San Jose Event Services

ProGlobalEvents can offer expert help at every stage of planning a San Jose corporate event. Whether you need help deciding on a theme, finding the right sponsors, or developing an engaging event experience, we have it covered. We can find the perfect corporate event venue, accommodation package, and vendors, and manage the event itself from start to finish. Once it’s over, we can provide insightful post-event analysis too.

Event Design

Need help designing an exhibition or corporate event? The ProGlobalEvents team includes some highly skilled designers who frequently develop creative and engaging events. From choosing an event theme to designing graphics, media content, and marketing materials, we can handle it all!

Event Planning

Event planning covers a wide range of skillsets and tasks, which means that a team of people with varied expertise is needed to get the best results. ProGlobalEvents is the team you need for the job! Our event planners can attend to every detail, from finding sponsors and vendors to locating the right venue and accommodation to managing finances, defining event goals, and setting ROI metrics and KPIs. We offer a full range of planning services, which means we can do it all.

Event Management

Once the event is in progress, a different set of skills are needed to make sure it proceeds without a hitch. Want your event in the best possible hands? ProGlobalEvents are the people to call! We’ll be there throughout the event to make sure it runs as planned and to handle any problems with minimal disruption.

Exhibit Production and Activation

As event planning and management experts, we really do cover everything. ProGlobalEvents events has access to a 65,000-square-foot exhibit production facility and a 64,000-square-foot storage warehouse. This means we can arrange for exhibit design and manufacture, plus storage and shipping, as well as installation and tear-down for the event.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live San Jose, CA 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 San Jose 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

It’s not always straightforward to measure the success of a corporate event or exhibition. There’s more to consider than attendance numbers and profits—it’s also about how the event measures up to your goals. ProGlobalEvents offers a full range of post-event analysis services, including data collection and review, financial review, and more. With a thorough analysis, you’ll be able to determine what worked and what didn’t and gain plenty of information to help you make your next event even better.

Ensure Your San Jose Event Success with ProGlobalEvents

Planning a corporate event is a big job. You need a great team to put on a great event. Whether you’re looking for expert advice for one or two aspects of your event or a stellar team to manage the whole job, the event planners at ProGlobalEvents are the ones to call!

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San Jose Event Resources

San Jose Convention & Visitor Bureau

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center boasts 520,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including 165,000 of contiguous exhibit space. That makes it perfect for trade shows, exhibitions, conventions, and conferences. The center also includes more than 40 meeting rooms and spaces, so it’s ideal for smaller meetings and events too. A central location in downtown San Jose makes the McEnery even more desirable as an event venue.

The Tech Museum of Innovation

What better way to inspire your team to new heights than at The Tech in the capitol of Silicon Valley? This venue offers 11 meeting rooms and a total of 130,000 square feet of meeting space. That includes the museum itself, which is a unique place to mix and mingle. The nature of the venue lends itself well to team-building events such as scavenger hunts, while the meeting rooms allow for focused training and development events too.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

With more than 100 acres of land and over 150,000 square feet of indoor event space, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds has the capacity to handle virtually any size event. When it’s full, the fairgrounds can hold up to 30,000 people, making it ideal for large trade shows and exhibitions. At the other end of the scale, the venue has a number of smaller rooms and outdoor spaces, good for meetings, training sessions, and team-building activities.

Winchester Mystery House

There’s no other venue like this one anywhere in the country! Winchester Mystery House is an architectural marvel and easily one of the most interesting places for a team-building or staff development event. The Mystery House has several private function rooms, including a dining and banquet rooms, a greenhouse, and gardens, which can accommodate groups ranging in size from a dozen up to several hundred.

Hyatt Place® San Jose/Downtown

With 239 guest rooms and over 12,000 square feet of meeting space, Hyatt Place San Jose can comfortably handle meetings, training sessions, conferences, and other events. The hotel offers half-a-dozen meeting rooms, with a total combined capacity of around 2,000 people. Individual rooms can accommodate between 10 and 500 people.

San Jose Marriott

San Jose Marriott offers 510 comfortable, modern guest rooms and a total of 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space—over 22 rooms. The largest holds up to 900, while the smallest is a simple 6-person think tank. Rooms are highly flexible and suitable for a range of uses, including conferences, corporate events, staff development and training, and business meetings.

Hotel Valencia Santana Row

With almost 4,000 square feet of meeting space and 215 guest room, Hotel Valencia is ideal for meetings, training sessions, and corporate functions. This chic boutique hotel has half-a-dozen event and meeting spaces, including some stunning outdoor spaces. And it’s located in Santana Row near some of the city’s best dining, entertainment, and nightlife—a great location for holiday parties and urban retreats.

Hotel De Anza

At just 100 rooms and 5,000 square feet of event space, this boutique hotel offers a great mix of elegance and comfort. Hotel de Anza’s half-dozen meeting rooms range in size from the 12-person board room to meeting rooms for 60 to 80 to the largest spaces, which can comfortably hold around 200.

Upcoming San Jose 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.