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When planning an event or conference in Oakland, you can rely on the experience and support of our sales and services team.‚Äč We offer an abundance of services and materials to ensure that your meeting is a success. 
Planning Assistance

Local Venues, Restaurants, Attractions and Suppliers
Whether you're planning an event for 20 or 20,000, the Visit Oakland sales and services team will help you find the perfect venue(s), suppliers and transportation providers to meet your every need.

Hotel And Site Selection
Our sales and services team is happy to assist with escorted site inspections, site selection, hotel availability and distribution of group leads to partner hotels in Oakland. For meetings and incentive groups, the team will coordinate and offer complimentary personal assistance with site inspection and research.

Overflow Services For Conventions
Visit Oakland offers overflow services for conventions that specialize in booking and tracking hotel rooms after cutoff dates.

Connections to Agencies
Visit Oakland also has connections to the City of Oakland, local chambers and other public agencies.

Letters & Invites
Visit Oakland can help acquire letters and speaker requests for the mayor, city council members and other government officials.

Street Closures
Oakland's public and private spheres work well together so street closures are less complicated and more affordable than most major cities.

Extra Care on the Ground
Oakland Improvement District Ambassadors work to ensure the cleanliness of our public spaces, engage with visitors and sidewalk level businesses alike to enhance the pedestrian experience, and provide information and directions when needed. Visit Oakland can help arrange for these ambassadors be present at or around your event. 

Pre and Post-Conference Recommendations
Visit Oakland can provide referrals and recommendations for pre and post-conference activities, tours and local events.

Tools for Promoting Your Meeting

Looking to show your meeting delegates why they should attend your Oakland event?

  • We can provide you with promotional videos.
  • We can also provide access to photography for marketing materials and official logo files.
  • We can build custom, curated maps to guide meeting delegates to the best places to eat & drink within walking distance of their hotel.
  • If you need more assistance in building excitement for Oakland, our destination experts are available to answer questions and help build attendance.


Visit Oakland is DMAP Accredited and a partner of CalTravelVisit California and U.S. Travel Association.

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