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Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, California is right in the heart of Silicon Valley, about 45 miles from San Francisco. This part of The Golden State enjoys warm, sunny summers and mild winters, making it a pleasant destination all year round.

Santa Clara features a number of great event spaces, including Levi’s® Stadium (100,000 square feet) and the Hyatt Regency® Santa Clara (60,000 square feet). The headliner is the Santa Clara Convention Center, a 262,000-square-foot space with great access to 2 airports, nearly 4,000 hotel rooms, and a range of dining and entertainment venues.

Ensure your Santa Clara event success by working with the experts at ProGlobalEvents. Our team includes tech experts, designers, project managers, and everyone else needed to plan and execute a successful and memorable corporate event. For trade shows, corporate meetings, product launches, plus, call ProGlobalEvents.

Need help planning your Santa Clara 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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Event Services – Santa Clara

The huge range of event services offered by ProGlobalEvents can assist you at all stages of your Santa Clara event. From theme and content development to attendee experience to coordinating vendors, speaker and exhibitor management, and more. We can cover every last detail from beginning to end, creating a faultless event experience for every attendee and exhibitor.

Event Design

Designing a meaningful, creative, and engaging event takes a considerable amount of creative planning, thanks to the always-increasing expectations and sophistication of attendees. With ProGlobalEvents on your team, you have this aspect of your event handled. Our experienced creative team can quickly get to work developing themes and design elements, along with branding, A/V content, and digital media.

Santa Clara Event Planning

Planning any kind of corporate event is a huge undertaking, involving many hours of work in various areas. From defining event goals to acquiring sponsors to negotiating event venue, vendor, and accommodation contracts, and keeping track of finances, there’s a lot to do—and usually a strict schedule to stick to. ProGlobalEvents makes those kinds of details a breeze. With our high-level expertise and extensive list of industry contacts, we’ll develop a comprehensive plan and put it in action without wasting any time.

Event Management

Planning an event is just the beginning. There’s as much work to accomplish on the day of! We’re here to help ensure everything runs smoothly and that any surprise problems are handled smoothly and with minimal disruption. With ProGlobalEvents, your Santa Clara event is in the best hands.

Exhibit Production and Activation

We’re event-management experts, from the big picture down to the last detail—including the activation and production of exhibits! With access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a  storage warehouse near Santa Clara that clocks in at 64,000 square feet, we can offer exhibit design and manufacture as well as shipping and storage, and installation labor.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara 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

How do you measure the success of your event? It’s not only about the number of people who show up! Post-event analysis, including data collection and financial review, provides a wealth of valuable information that is vital for planning future events.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Need help with one, two, or a few aspects of your Santa Clara, CA event? Are you looking for a full-service event management team to plan, design, and organize the entire show, whether you’re near Santa Clara or far away? ProGlobalEvents is ready to get to work for you, should you need a little help or a lot.

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Santa Clara Convention Center

Clocking in at just over 300,000 square feet, the Santa Clara Convention center is a highly flexible location with a huge range of meeting and event spaces. Facilities include nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, along with a ballroom, meeting rooms, and a 600-seat theater.

Levi’s Stadium

The home of the San Francisco 49ers is more than 100,000 square feet of stadium and event space, with capacity for up to 20,000 attendees. With a range of smaller meeting spaces available as well, the stadium can accommodate groups of as few as 20 people. Facilities include a theater, auditorium, casinos, restaurants, club rooms, and outdoor meeting spaces.

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

As you might expect, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds offer extensive event facilities. In total, they can accommodate more than 30,000 people in over 150,000 square feet of indoor event space and more than 100 acres of land. The largest halls can each hold several thousand people, with a 5,500-capacity arena and a cafeteria rounding out the facilities.

Great America Theme Park

Looking for a location that’s a little outside the box? California’s Great America offers a range of event spaces, as well as the theme park itself. Spaces include a 3,000-person picnic area, an amphitheater that seats 8,500, and the 18,000-square-foot Great America Pavilion for up to 2,000 people.

Hyatt Regency® Santa Clara

With 501 rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, the Hyatt Regency can comfortably accommodate several thousand attendees. The hotel has 28 meeting rooms (total capacity: 4,661), a 24-hour business center, and a grand ballroom of 22,500 square feet. It’s also right next door to the Santa Clara Convention Center and Levi’s Stadium, and within walking distance of California’s Great America.

Santa Clara Marriott

The Marriott Santa Clara boasts 759 rooms and nearly 27,000 square feet of event space, including 27 meeting rooms and an 11,000-square-foot ballroom. The hotel’s total event capacity is nearly 6,000, but it also has meeting rooms small enough for intimate gatherings of fewer than 10 people.

Woodcrest Hotel

The Woodcrest is a small executive hotel, ideal for intimate conferences and corporate events. It has 4 meeting rooms (for up to 20 people each) and a garden courtyard for up to 100 people.

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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

President

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.