city spotlight

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA is a former Gold Rush town, where in the 1890s, the race was on for Klondike gold. That rush is long over, but the Seattle of the new millennium is still a place to which people flock. These days, it’s all about technology and business, with no less than 8 Fortune 500 companies based here, including Amazon, Microsoft, Costco®, and Starbucks.

The city is a captain of industry, but there’s so much more to it. Seattle is also the birthplace of grunge music, and every Labor Day Weekend is home to one of the country’s biggest annual music and arts festivals, Bumbershoot®.

There are excellent convention and conference centers in Seattle, along with a range of hotels, including some that prove a great hotel or venue doesn’t need to be a big one! While the Washington State Convention Center, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, and Hyatt® Regency Seattle all boast well over 100,000 square feet of event and meeting space, Seattle’s boutique hotels and venues have a lot to offer too.

Planning a corporate event, trade show, or exhibition in Seattle, WA? The event experts at ProGlobalEvents are here to help! Our team of designers, planners, and managers, along with tech experts and others, has the skill and expertise you need to launch a successful event. For trade shows, exhibitions, product launches, and more, call ProGlobalEvents, and let’s get started!

Need help planning your Seattle 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

Seattle Event Services

ProGlobalEvents offers a huge range of design, strategic, and practical event services for all stages of event design, planning, and execution. From theme and content development to attendee experience and activation to event venue, vendor, and contractor coordination to exhibitor and speaker management, and more. We can cover every last detail from start to finish, to create a seamless event experience for every exhibitor and attendee.

Event Design

Design is a highly challenging area of event management, thanks to the ever-increasing sophistication and expectations of attendees. To design a creative, engaging, and meaningful event takes a considerable amount of creative planning. With our event planners on your team, you have this aspect of the day all sewn up. Our experienced creative team can quickly get to work developing themes and design elements, along with branding, digital media, and A/V content.

Event Planning

Planning Seattle corporate events involves hours of work in a number of areas. You must define event goals; acquire sponsors; negotiate venue, vendor, and accommodation contracts; and keep track of finances. There’s a lot to do, and often a tight schedule to stick to. With the help of ProGlobalEvents, planning an event is a breeze. Thanks to our high-level expertise and long list of industry contacts, we can develop a comprehensive plan and put it in motion with no time wasted.

Event Management

Planning an event is only the beginning—there’s just as much work to accomplish during the event itself! Our team is here to help you ensure your event runs smoothly and that any problems that pop up are handled with minimal disruption. With ProGlobalEvents, your event is in the best possible hands.

Exhibit Production and Activation

ProGlobalEvents are event management experts, from the big picture down to the last detail,including the production and activation of exhibits! With access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a 64,000-square-foot storage warehouse, we can offer exhibit design and manufacture services as well as shipping and storage, and labor for installation.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Seattle, WA 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 Seattle 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 know if your event is a success? It’s not only about the number of people who show up! We can perform a thorough post-event analysis, including:

  • Event review
  • Data collection
  • Financial review

An extensive review will provide a wealth of useful information that you’ll find vital for planning future events.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

Are you planning an event and need help with one or more aspects? Are you looking for a full-service event management team to design, plan, and organize the entire show? Whether you need a little help or a lot, ProGlobalEvents is ready to get to work for you.

Contact us to get started:

Seattle Event Resources

Seattle Convention & Visitor Bureau

Argosy Cruises™

Argosy cruise ships seem tailor-made for a wide range of corporate events:

  • Meetings and conferences
  • Team-building activities
  • Product launches
  • Holiday parties
  • Corporate retreats

Each cruise ship has around 15 meeting rooms, and Argosy also has access to private event spaces on beautiful Blake Island. Both the boat’s and the Blake Island event spaces can accommodate groups of up to 800 people.

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

This waterfront conference center is a great option for conferences, meetings, seminars and educational events, as well as a wide range of business and corporate purposes. With 100,000 square feet of event space, including 15,000 square feet of exhibit space and 25 meeting rooms, there’s lots of potential here for events both small and large. Bell Harbor’s event rooms include a 300-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium; several meeting rooms with capacity ranging from 50 to 450 people; an outdoor terrace; and a rooftop plaza with room for up to 500 people.

Safeco Field

Safeco Field is the home of the Seattle Mariners, and with over 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, it’s also a great option for a wide range of event types. Safeco can easily accommodate both large and small groups in several club rooms, an interview room, viewing suites, conference rooms, a cafe and cantina, several outdoor areas, and the main concourse area. The venue can host trade shows and exhibitions, conventions, meetings, auctions, company picnics, holiday parties, and more. And there are a variety of ways to enhance your event, such as:

  • Batting practice at home plate
  • Meeting a former Mariners player
  • Holding a scavenger hunt
  • Getting a private tour of the ballpark.
  • Website
  • Bookings
  • Directions

Seattle Design Center

Seattle Design Center (SDC) is a major design hub in the Pacific Northwest and is well-known for its innovations in the world of design and décor. It’s also home to an elegant and highly desirable venue for private events and Seattle corporate functions. This venue offers just 11,201 square feet of event space across 3 rooms, but it’s suitable for both seated and standing events. Seated events can hold up to 600 people, while standing events can accommodate up to 899—perfect for product launches, brand parties, charity events, and company social functions.

Washington State Convention Center

With over 300,000 square feet of meeting space, the Washington State Convention Center can accommodate trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions of almost any size, as well as meetings, education and training sessions, and more. Along with 205,700 square feet of exhibit space, the convention center has 45,000 square feet of carpeted ballroom space and 61 flexible meeting rooms totaling 57,000 square feet. Whether you’re hosting a 10-person board meeting, a 300-person training session, or a 5,000-person conference, the facilities here will rise to the occasion.

Cedarbrook Lodge

The perfect choice of venue means so much when it comes to hosting corporate retreats, business meetings, and team-building events. In the right environment, your team is alert, inspired, and more productive than ever. If this sounds good to you, then Cedarbrook Lodge could be a great choice. It offers 16 meeting rooms and a total of 20,000 square feet of meeting and outdoor space. Rooms range from a capacity of 8 to 12 up to 300 for the largest indoor rooms. The Lodge also offers a range of team-building activities.

Hilton® Seattle Airport & Conference Center

This hotel and venue are part of the trifecta of convenient event-going:

  1. Accommodations
  2. Venue
  3. Airport

And they’re all located adjacent to one another, so attendees can easily get to and from each location without travel taking up all their spare time. The hotel offers 396 guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting space. The largest room, the Emerald Ballroom, clocks in at 11,000 square feet, with a capacity of 840 to 1,225. The smallest of the conference center’s 49 rooms—at 308 square feet—is perfect for a 10-person meeting.

Hyatt Regency Seattle

Hyatt Regency Seattle boasts 1,260 guest rooms and over 100,000 square feet of event space, making it the largest hotel in the city. There are 52 event and meeting rooms, including 2 ballrooms of over 19,000 square feet each, with a total capacity of 3,900. Rooms feel light and airy, and the pre-function rooms, with their high ceilings and natural lighting, feel just as spacious. Construction was completed in 2018, so this hotel is beautifully modern, perfectly capturing the mood of Seattle. The variety of rooms sizes and the large total square footage make Hyatt Regency Seattle ideal for conferences and conventions, as well as trade shows and exhibitions, and corporate and business meetings of all sizes.

Motif Seattle

Motif is tucked away in downtown Seattle, handy to the largest convention centers and hotel venues but also a great venue in its own right. It features 319 guest rooms and more than 22,000 square feet of meeting space, with stunning, city-inspired décor that will wow your guests. With a dozen meeting and event rooms, including two large ballrooms, Motif is a great option for product launches, company holiday parties, corporate functions, meetings and seminars, training sessions, and more.

Sheraton® Grand Seattle

Sheraton Grand Seattle, with 1,236 guest rooms and 75,000 square feet of event space, stops just short of being the city’s largest hotel—just 24 guest rooms short. While the Sheraton is no longer Seattle’s largest hotel, having completed a refurbishment in 2018, it’s still great for conferences, meetings, corporate functions, and other professional events. The Sheraton has 47 meeting rooms in a range of sizes, suitable for groups of between a dozen people and several hundred. The largest are the 2 ballrooms, which together cover nearly 28,000 square feet and accommodate up to 2,850 people.

Upcoming Seattle 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

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.