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Kobotech is a premiere production management and technical services company. With over 25 years of experience, our knowledgeable, thoughtful staff can handle any project. We have managed tens of millions of dollars in budgets, and thousands of shows. No matter how large the vision, we pride ourselves in thinking through even the smallest details.

Events are supposed to be fun! So we take the stress away. We become your partner, listen to your needs, and offer our technical expertise. We develop a thorough plan and then execute that plan professionally, efficiently, on-time and on-budget.

We offer peace of mind so that the only thing you need to think about is enjoying your event.


It starts with listening. We understand and share your goals. We become your partner, offer our ideas, and together we can develop a workable plan. We quickly turn around a budget for you that is organized and thorough. We work hard to save you time, money and stress.

We can provide a complete schedule that covers: Event Planning, Rehearsals, Equipment Load-In, Performance/Event, Set-Up, Load-Out

We can handle any and all of the staffing: Production Managers, Audio Engineers, Projectionists, Technical Directors, Lighting Designers, Lighting Technicians, Entertainers, Stage Managers, Stagehands

We can provide Equipment: Musical Instruments, Video Screens, Projectors, Lighting, Sound, Staging, Cameras, Scenery, Tents

In short, we take care of whatever you may need to have an exciting, memorable and flawless event. We handle the 1,001 little things that add up to a big show.

We bid it right. We plan it right. We do it right.


Big and small, we've done it all. We have the experience that makes a difference. We know what needs to be done, who needs to do it, and how long it will take. We've handled budgets from a few hundred to millions of dollars.

We've done thousands of small-scale jobs: intimate concerts, birthday parties and family tributes.

We've produced hundreds of huge events, some of which over a million people attended. We've managed production for public festivals that took months to produce and incorporated dozens of crew members and truckloads of audio and visual equipment.

Dan Kobayashi, owner of Kobotech, has been the Production Manager for the Mayor's Office of Special Events since 1985. He has managed every Gospel Fest, Blues Fest, Taste of Chicago, Viva Chicago, Jazz Fest and Celtic Fest since their inception.

Kobotech is the main production management and technical services company for the Pritzker Pavilion at Chicago's Millennium Park.

During the week long celebration of the parks grand opening in July of 2004, they organized and managed nine stages simultaneously, including the main stage.

They have also provided equipment and services for the dedications of The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Boeing Galleries, Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument, The McDonald's Cycle Center and The Cloud Gate Sculpture (aka The Bean).

Kobotech was chosen to manage The City of Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Event's International Millennium Gala at McCormick Place, New Years Eve 2000.

Since 1992, Kobotech has been the production management company for The Grant Park Music Festival.

Kobotech managed the press event for the Democratic National Convention, executing the main concert at the Petrillo Music Shell and 12 stages at Navy Pier.

Kobotech has worked on Bank of America's Chicago Marathon, including managing the starting stage, the finish line and the awards stage since 1999.

Kobotech also handled production for the opening concert of The 2004 World Cup and all six Chicago Bulls championship rallies at The Petrillo Music Shell.

Kobotech also handles the production at the Shedd Aquarium, Northeastern and SAIC.


Every year our established clients return to us again and again. We are proud to partner with them, as comfortably and reliably as old friends.

As new clients come to us with exciting and interesting challenges, we at Kobotech are proud of the trust they place in us.

A partial list of our clients include: Abbott Labs, Allstate Insurance, Ameritech, AON, Apple Vacations, American Hardware Manufacturers Association, The Archdiocese of Chicago, Arlington Park Racetrack, The Art Institute of Chicago, R. F. Binder, BMW, Breitling U.S.A., Inc., The British Consulate, Caremark, The Center on Halsted, Continental Electric, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee, The Chicago Children's Choir, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The City of Chicago, CNA Insurance, Comdisco, Dartmouth College, The Democratic National Convention, Devry Institute of Technology, Drury Lane Theater, Fannie Mae, The Federation of Human Rights, The Field Museum of Natural History, The Food Network, General Electric, General Mills, Georgetown University, The Grant Park Music Festival, Grant Thornton, IBM, Illinois Counties Association, International Olympics, The Ivanhoe Theater, JAM Productions, The Joffrey Ballet, J.P. Morgan, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Knights of Columbus, Kraft Foods, LaSalle Bank, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Mayor's Office of Special Events, The Mexican Consulate, Moose International, Motorola, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Neenah Paper, Nieman Marcus, The NFL Players Association, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Philips Electronics, The Poetry Foundation, Quick Address Software, Sears, The John G. Shedd Aquarium, The Silk Road Project, Skadden Arps, Sony Electronics, Inc., Theater on the Lake, Thor Equities, Tiffany & Company, Toyota, United Airlines, United Bank of Switzerland, The United Way, The University of Chicago, U.S. Cellular, U.S. Conference of Mayors, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Federal Reserve, Washington Mutual, The World Presidents Organization, WTTW, WXRT, WYCC-TV

Each year, we manage approximately 200 productions, from multi-stage festivals with large outdoor concerts to private black tie events and small dinner parties. We know how important your project is to you. It is just as important to us.


Having a highly-qualified, experienced and knowledgeable staff makes a big difference in how smoothly your production runs. That's why, whether it's our full-time production managers or our team of freelance crew members, we are proud to hire and keep the best people possible.

Kobotech conducts extensive interviews and thoroughly trains new employees. We hire people for their positive attitude, love of learning, passion for perfection, and a sincere desire to help others.

Depending on the venue, projects may require union workers. Dan Kobayashi, Kobotech's owner and Lead Production Manager, has been working closely with the unions since 1980. Kobotech has great relationships with the union providers. They consistently supply us with the best available stagehands and technicians.

In addition, we have a large pool of talented non-union professionals ready to be a part of the team that ensures the success of your program.

We offer exactly what you need: an experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsible and friendly workforce.

Give us a call at 312-263-0074 or e-mail us today: info@kobotech.com