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St. Louis, MO

St. Louis flourished first as a trading post and then as an inland port. Its location at the confluence of three major rivers is still a strong part of regional history and culture. Home to over 300,000 people, the city is known for local specialty foods like toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake, as well as attractions such as the Gateway Arch and Budweiser’s St. Louis Brewery.

Of course, St. Louis is known for its event venues too. There’s the excellent America’s Center Convention Complex, which boasts over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a conference center, theater, and arena. Busch Stadium and a cluster of hotels, including the Hilton®, Hyatt Regency®, and Marriott, round out the list.

Have a St. Louis, MO event coming up? If you want to impress, call ProGlobalEvents, the event experts! We can provide a talented event team to make sure your next event is a hit. For trade shows and exhibitions, conventions, conferences, product launches, and corporate events, get in touch with ProGlobalEvents today.

Need help planning your St. Louis 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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St. Louis Event Services

Whatever help you need, we can provide. ProGlobalEvents offers a wide range of design, planning, and management services for exhibitions, corporate events, and more. From visual design to attendee experience to event management, we can handle every aspect of your next event.

Event Design

Attendee expectations are always high, and it’s increasingly difficult to come up with an event design that wows your guests. Not so for our event planners! We’ll develop a theme and visuals, including branding designs, digital media, and A/V content, that make your event one to remember.

Event Planning

Planning a corporate or industry event involves a long list of tasks and details that can quickly get overwhelming. Why not let ProGlobalEvents take the wheel? Our seasoned event planning team—and long list of industry contacts—makes quick work of finding the right sponsors, venues, vendors, and accommodation partners for your event in St. Louis.

Event Management

Once the event is under way, a whole new set of challenges arises. We can help with these too, by providing an experienced management team to oversee the day. ProGlobalEvents will ensure any problems that pop up are handled quickly and efficiently and that the event runs smoothly from beginning to end.

Exhibit Production and Activation

ProGlobalEvents has access to a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a 64,000-square-foot storage warehouse, so we can go the extra mile for events in St. Louis! We offer exhibit design and manufacture services, exhibit rental, and storage, shipping, and installation.

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis 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

Event success isn’t always easy to define, so post-event analysis is too important to neglect. ProGlobalEvents performs a thorough analysis, including data collection and review, to provide you with all the relevant information.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success

When you need help planning a St. Louis, MO trade show or exhibition, or a corporate event, call the experts! Whether you need a little help with design or planning or a full-service team to manage the whole event, ProGlobalEvents is ready to get to work for you.

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America’s Center Convention Complex

The America’s Center Convention Complex includes several separate facilities:

  • A convention center
  • A theater
  • A conference center
  • The Dome, a large multi-purpose space

Together, they offer over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, along with meeting rooms and a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, as well as the 67,000-seat Dome. The complex is suitable for virtually any kind of event, including trade shows and exhibitions, conventions and conferences, meetings, seminars, training sessions, team-building activities, and corporate events.

Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, is also a great place for a wide range of events. Over a dozen different meeting rooms and event spaces provide plenty of room for meetings, seminars, training sessions, corporate parties and functions, and team-building activities. The venue also hosts signature experiences that are great for special events. Venues can accommodate groups of 50 to 500 people, while the spacious Ford Plaza can accommodate receptions of up to 2,500.

City Museum

This is one of the most unique locations in the country, if not the world. A museum of artifacts made entirely of trash and found objects, it’s an innovation—and an innovator’s paradise. There are 4 event spaces, with capacity ranging from 40 people to 300. Each is suitable for parties and corporate functions, and even meetings and training sessions. Museums tend to make great venues for team-building activities, scavenger hunts, and other games too, and the unique nature of City Museum means it definitely fits the bill.

The St. Louis Executive Conference Center (ECC)

The St. Louis Executive Conference Center is located at the America’s Center Convention Complex and designed to cater to up to 100 people. The center offers two meeting suites, each of which includes a general session room, breakout rooms, and other facilities. Perfect for meetings, seminars, and training sessions of up to 100 people per suite!

UMSL

The University of Missouri St. Louis campus offers a range of venues large and small. Boardrooms and seminar rooms, up to ballrooms, mean the facility can accommodate groups from 8 to 500 people. Spaces include the Conference Center, which has 12 rooms and can accommodate up to 400 people. The Touhill Performing Arts Center includes three spaces, with seating for 250 to 1,600 people. UMSL’s campus spaces are best suited to meetings, seminars, and training sessions, as well as corporate functions.

Angad Arts Hotel (AAH)

If you’re looking for somewhere very few people have been, then check out Angad Arts Hotel. It’s new to St. Louis in 2018 and features 146 guest rooms designed with true artistic flair. The hotel also offers over 7,500 square feet of meeting space, including:

  • A 3,000-square-foot ballroom for up to 350
  • A 12-person boardroom
  • The Playhouse, a banquet and meeting space for up to 225 people

This venue is best suited to retreats, intimate corporate functions, and small meetings.

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

This Hilton features 671 guest rooms, 45,000 square feet of event and meeting space, and a highly popular 360-degree rooftop bar. The hotel can cater to groups of a dozen up to large parties of 1,500. With spaces such as the 1,500-person ballroom and adjacent pre-function space, there’s plenty of room for corporate parties and functions. More than 40 meeting rooms can accommodate groups of several hundred per room, ideal for meetings and conferences, seminars, and training sessions.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

The Hyatt in downtown St. Louis offers 910 guest rooms and over 80,000 square feet of meeting space. With 30 meeting rooms—ranging from the 1,875-person ballroom to the 14-person boardroom—there’s space for groups of all sizes. Numerous rooms for 50 to 600 people are ideal for meetings, seminars, training sessions, corporate functions, and more.

Marriott St. Louis Grand

With 917 guest rooms and 77,000 square feet of event and meeting space, the Marriott offers plenty of room for large groups. The hotel offers more than 40 meeting rooms, ranging from 12- to 14-person boardrooms through to meeting rooms for several hundred and a 20,000-square-foot ballroom with a maximum capacity of 1,990. For added convenience, Marriott St. Louis Grand is right across the road from the convention center!

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

The St. Louis Union Station Hotel offers 539 guest rooms and over 100,000 square feet of event space for conventions and conferences, corporate events, meetings, seminars, and training sessions. Housed in the unique former Union Station, the hotel has 51,000 square feet of exhibition and reception space  in the station midway. There’s also a 16,200-square-foot ballroom; an 8,000-square-foot ballroom; and dozens of meeting rooms for groups of all sizes, from 10 people up to 700.

Upcoming St. Louis 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.