city spotlight

Tampa, FL

Warm and sunny Tampa, FL boasts a compact downtown area that’s highly walkable and the fabulous Tampa Riverwalk, a paved waterfront area packed with dining and entertainment to suit all tastes. Great food, a thriving local art scene, and plenty of fun attractions make Tampa a popular leisure destination.

With plenty of excellent event venues, this Florida city is also a great destination for professional and industry events. The waterfront Tampa Convention Center offers 600,000 square feet of space, including a large ballroom and 200,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Cuban Club features a large outdoor courtyard for up to 4,500 people, and Tampa’s hotels include the Hilton®, Grand Hyatt®, and Marriott, plus gorgeous boutique hotels.

Ensure your Tampa event is a success by bringing ProGlobalEvents on board! Our team is just what you need to ensure what you’ve planned is engaging and unforgettable. Whether it’s a trade show, conference, exhibition, private party, or company picnic, call ProGlobalEvents.

Need help planning your Tampa, FL 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

Tampa Event Services

Planning a corporate, industry, or professional event is a big to-do. There are a lot of tasks to get done, including:

  • Theme and content development
  • Sponsor management
  • Venue management
  • Vendor management
  • And more

Often, there are both time and financial constraints to work with too. With so much to do, it makes sense to work with a great team. For trade shows and exhibitions, conferences and conventions, corporate events, and more, call ProGlobalEvents. Our skilled personnel can make your next event a winner!

Event Design

Event attendees expect a seamless experience, with engaging and valuable content. If you want an experienced, skilled team in your corner, give ProGlobalEvents a call! Our creative group can develop a theme or work with a theme you’ve already picked, and design great content and branding to match.

Event Planning

A lot of work goes into planning a successful event—from defining event goals to finding sponsors, venues, and vendors. As event experts, ProGlobalEvents has developed a long list of industry contacts that ensures we can find the perfect personnel for your event. We can develop a comprehensive plan, put it into motion, and produce an event that gets the industry talking.

Event Management

Planning an event is just the start. Once it goes live, there’s still a lot to do! As your event managers, the ProGlobalEvents team will be on hand in Tampa to oversee the show, handle problems, and keep it all running smoothly. With ProGlobalEvents on board, your event is in expert hands.

Exhibit Production and Activation

Although event management is our area of expertise, it’s not all we do! ProGlobalEvents has access to over 120,000 square feet of exhibit manufacture and storage facilities too. We offer:

  • Exhibition design and production services
  • Exhibit rentals
  • Shipping and storage
  • Installation and tear-down

Virtual Events

Whether you’re converting a live Tampa, FL 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 Tampa 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

What do you want your event to achieve, and how will you measure your success after it’s over? To help you in this, ProGlobalEvents can perform a complete post-event analysis, with data collection, event review, and financial review. As well as useful data about the event, you’ll also gain insights that can help you make what you plan in the future even better.

ProGlobalEvents Provides the Expertise You Need to Ensure Success in Tampa

Corporate events and industry events can be a lot of work, but ProGlobalEvents can make it so much easier! If you need a little help—or a lot of help—we’re happy to step up to the plate. We can handle one or more specific aspects—or everything from start to finish.

Contact us to get started:

Tampa Event Resources

Tampa Convention & Visitor Bureau

Cuban Club of Tampa

The Cuban Club of Tampa offers 4 event spaces, including a ballroom for up to 350 people and a 350-seat theater and lobby. There’s also a 350-person cantina and a 40,000-square-foot outdoor courtyard, perfect for receptions of 2,000 to 4,500 people. This lovely 100-year-old building is a testament to Tampa’s strong ties to the Cuban community, and it’s now a fantastic venue for seminars, holiday parties, receptions and banquets, and other corporate events.

The Florida Aquarium

The fascinating Florida Aquarium makes for a fantastic Tampa event venue, not just for environmental or aquatic-themed events, but for any event where you want your choice of venue to make an impression. With 112,000 square feet of event space available, it’s a great spot for receptions of up to 4,000 people, as well as meetings, seminars, and corporate functions. The Florida Aquarium also has a charter boat available for groups of up to 120 people, for memorable parties and other special events.

George M. Steinbrenner Field

George M. Steinbrenner Field offers a dozen event spaces in a range of sizes. The 88,000-square-foot field provides room for receptions of up to 2,000 and seated events of up to 1,000 people, while the 35,000-square-foot open-air concourse can accommodate up to 4,000 people. Other spaces include:

  • A 5,000-square-foot pavilion for up to 400 people
  • A club room for groups of 100 to 200
  • A 2-story venue with a rooftop bar for up to 250

This huge venue is great for trade shows, meetings and seminars, team building exercises, holiday parties, and other corporate functions.

Tampa Convention Center

A handy waterfront location, along with 600,000 square feet of exhibition, meeting, and event space, make the Tampa Convention Center an ideal venue for a wide range of event types. The facility has:

  • A total of 200,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • 36 meeting rooms
  • A 36,000-square-foot ballroom
  • A 14,600-square-foot outdoor space overlooking the water
  • A garden space for up to 500

A great venue for trade shows and exhibitions, conferences and conventions, training sessions, meetings, and corporate functions.

The Floridan Palace Hotel

The Floridan offers 213 guest rooms and around 12,000 square feet of space available for meetings and events. Fully restored to its 1920s grandeur, it’s a gorgeous boutique hotel just right for executive meetings, seminars, and training sessions, as well as private parties and other corporate functions. The Floridan has a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, along with a 2,000-square-foot mezzanine hall, a small private dining room, and a meeting room.

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

This Grand Hyatt offers 444 comfortable guest rooms and over 19,000 square feet of event and meeting space. The largest of the 19 event rooms is a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, which has a maximum capacity of 2,000. An adjacent pavilion of similar size provides room for another 2,000 people. Other rooms range from a small, 8-person conference room up to meeting rooms and pre-function areas for several hundred. There’s plenty of flexible space for meetings, seminars, training sessions, and conferences, as well as holiday parties and other corporate functions.

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Located near Tampa Convention Center in the city’s downtown area, the Hilton is a great option for event attendees. And with 30,000 square feet of event and meeting space, it’s also a suitable venue for conferences, seminars, meetings, training sessions, and corporate functions. The hotel offers 520 guest rooms and 23 event rooms, including a 14,000-square-foot ballroom for up to 1,500 people, and plenty of pre-function space. Meeting rooms include boardrooms and conference rooms for 8 to 12 people, as well as larger meeting and seminar rooms for groups up to 625 people.

Sheraton® Tampa Riverwalk Hotel

The Sheraton is enhanced by a great location along Tampa’s Riverwalk, just a few minutes from the Tampa Convention Center and many of the city’s main attractions. The hotel features 277 guest rooms and nearly 15,000 square feet of event and meeting space. There are 8 rooms—the largest a 4,600-square-foot ballroom that’s able to accommodate 450 people. A handful of meeting rooms for 16 to 225 people round out the selection, making the Sheraton great for small meetings, seminars, training sessions, and conferences, as well as intimate corporate functions.

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Seven-hundred and twenty-seven guest rooms, 20 event rooms, and 43,000 square feet of flexible event space make the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina a great option for a wide range of events. The hotel can accommodate conferences, meetings, seminars, training sessions, and corporate events with ease. The largest space is a 17,000-square-foot ballroom for up to 2,000 people, while the other 19 rooms range from boardrooms for 8 to 25 people to meeting rooms for 50 to 400. A second ballroom, at 8,000 square feet, completes the list.

Upcoming Tampa 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.