city spotlight

San Francisco, CA

The city of San Francisco is a fantastic place to hold a trade show or exhibition. This large and vibrant city holds a wealth of attractions, as well as several excellent event venues. Even better, thanks to the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, most venues and hotels are easily accessible using public transportation.

One of the Golden Gate City’s most popular event venues is the South San Francisco Conference Center, with over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a 6,000 square-foot lobby, and proximity to more 3,000 nearby hotel rooms. The Moscone Center is even larger, with 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 100 meeting rooms. Both locations have great access to both public transport and local airports.

Choosing an event venue is just the beginning when it comes to planning a San Francisco corporate event, so why not let ProGlobalEvents take all the hard work off your hands? Our highly experienced team can take care of every aspect of your event, from planning and design to managing the event itself.

Need help planning your San Francisco 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 Francisco Event Services

Planning a corporate event in San Francisco, CA? ProGlobalEvents offers a wide range of services to help you at every stage of planning. Whether you need help developing a theme, locating sponsors, or designing an engaging attendee experience, or you need a project management team to oversee vendors and exhibitors at the event itself we have it covered. And, as a full-service event management company, we can even manage the entire event, from the design stages to the event to the post-event analysis.

Event Design

Do you enjoy handling the practical aspects of event management, but fall short when it comes to design and other creative aspects of the job? ProGlobalEvents has a team of fantastic creative designers who can put together an event that will engage and satisfy even the most sophisticated attendees. We can develop an event theme, and incorporate relevant design elements, graphics, and AV content, and integrate these with other elements to create a seamless event.

Event Planning

Planning a successful SF event is hard work, and for best results requires a team of people with varied expertise to put together. ProGlobalEvents is that team, with wide-ranging experience in every aspect of event planning. From finding sponsors, to defining event goals and ROI metrics, to finding appropriate vendors, to negotiating contracts, and managing finances, we’re a full-service company and that means we can do it all!

Event Management

Managing an event in progress requires a different kind of expertise. If you want to be sure your event is in the best possible hands, ProGlobalEvents are the ones to call. We’ll make sure every aspect of the event runs smoothly and according to plan. And if any unanticipated problems do arise, we’ll take care of them quickly and quietly, with disruption kept to a minimum.

Exhibit Production and Activation

We may be event planning and management experts, but we don’t stop there! ProGlobalEvents events has access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a 64,000-square-foot storage warehouse, which means we can arrange for exhibit design and manufacture services, as well as exhibit storage, shipping to and from San Francisco, and installation and dismantling for the show.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live San Francisco 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 Francisco 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

Success isn’t always easy to measure; after all, it’s not just about how many people walk through your doors at the event. Success is defined according to your own event goals, as well as on its own merits. ProGlobalEvents can perform a comprehensive post-event analysis, including data collection, event review, and financial review, to help you determine the most successful aspects of your event, and where you can improve for the next one.

Ensure Your Event Success with ProGlobalEvents

Planning a corporate event in the Bay City is a huge job, and you need a great team to put on a great event. Whether you need expert advice for one or two aspects of the event, or a stellar team to manage the whole job, ProGlobalEvents are that team—so contact us today!

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San Francisco Convention & Visitor Bureau

South San Francisco Conference Center

The convenient location of this center—near the city and just five minutes from SFO (San Francisco’s airport)—is a big draw, as is its flexibility. The 20,500-square-foot ballroom can be divided into up to 10 meeting rooms, making it ideal for small gatherings and large events. The main meeting areas can hold as many as 2,000 people, with varying capacity for subdivided rooms.

Moscone Center

The immense Moscone Center clocks in at nearly 1.5 million square feet of event space, and there are few events too large to fit here. One hundred meeting rooms range in size from 220 square feet to 442,000 for the largest exhibition halls. Altogether, the center’s capacity is well over 50,000, with the largest exhibit hall comfortably holding over 16,000 people.

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Fort Mason Center is a unique event location—a National Historic Landmark with a range of event spaces. The total 75,000 square footage includes two theaters—one with 437 seats and another with 162 seats—as well as rooms ranging in size from 500 to 50,000 square feet. An attractive waterfront setting and spectacular San Francisco Bay views make this a particularly special venue for events of all kinds.

Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers

Go green at this one-of-a-kind event venue, ideal for small and exclusive corporate events. The conservatory has 5 event spaces, and the largest has capacity for up to 500 people. The Conservatory of Flowers is a gorgeous natural setting with lush indoor greenhouses and open-air event spaces available.

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

With 12,500 square feet of space, the Mission Bay Conference Center is impressive both inside and out. It offers 10 conference rooms, an auditorium, and a banquet room, along with access to a rooftop pool, exercise room, and game room. Its great location near Berkeley and Silicon Valley, as well as San Francisco itself, is another reason why this one’s a winner.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

As one of the largest of SF’s hotel event spaces, the Marriott Maquis includes 65 meeting rooms with a total event space of over 133,000 square feet, along with 1,500 hotel rooms. Room capacity ranges from a dozen or so people for the smallest to well over 5,000. The huge capacity of the hotel—and its central SF location—make this a great option for large events.

Hilton® San Francisco Union Square

With more than 130,000 square feet of meeting space, the Hilton in Union Square is another good option for large events. More than 30 meeting rooms, ranging from 430 square feet to over 1,000, provide plenty of options for small to medium meetings. The 20,000-square-foot and 13,500-square-foot ballrooms can accommodate conference-sized attendee lists with ease.

Hyatt Regency® San Francisco

Along with 72,000 square feet of event space, the fantastic Embarcadero waterfront location of the Hyatt Regency makes this a great corporate event option. The hotel offers 804 guest room, 39 flexible meeting rooms, a 17,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and a ballroom.

The InterContinental® San Francisco Hotel

This luxury hotel offers 550 guest rooms and 23 meeting rooms, with a total meeting space of 45,000 square feet. The smallest rooms accommodate around 20 people, while the largest ballrooms hold up to 1,000. A range of room sizes gives you flexibility in planning, and the convenient location near the Moscone Convention Center provides room to expand your event!

Hotel Zetta San Francisco

This Union Square boutique hotel is a unique space for a San Francisco corporate event. The sophisticated, ultra-modern décor makes a great backdrop for getting productive. The hotel has 2,760 square feet of event space in 3 well-equipped meeting rooms and a lobby lounge.

Upcoming San Francisco 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.