Meeting Planners to Receive Unique Oakland Experience as Longest-RunningTrade Show Series Comes to The Town

(Oakland, CA) Visit Oakland, the citys convention and visitors bureau, welcomes meeting planners from across the world as Meetings Quest, comes to the most vibrant city in the Bay Area! The two-day event begins today at the Oakland Convention Center at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Meetings Quest is the nations longest-running series of educational and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners and marks the first time a convention of its kind has been hosted in Oakland. Visit Oakland and Meetings Quest has worked to give attendees a true Oakland experience unique to the city and its central location in the Bay Area. Many Oakland-related events and guests have been scheduled, including:
  • Opening Celebration at plank in Jack London Square. plank is Oaklands new bowling, bocce ball, and beer garden venue with an indoor arcade.
  • Also at the Opening Celebration, a Golden State Warriors Drumline Aftershock band welcoming performance
  • Keynote speaker Andy Dolich, the former president and COO of the Golden State Warriors. Dolich is the only Bay Area executive who has worked for the MLB (Oakland As), NFL (San Francisco 49ers) and the NBA.
Oakland is an emerging destination that is known for its hip culinary scene and lively nightlife. It is the 8th largest city in California and one of the most diverse in the country with 125 languages spoken. With an average of 260 sunny days a year, visitors will be sure to have a great day exploring the 3.2 mile Lake Merritt in the heart of Downtown Oakland. Meetings Quest attendees are encouraged to stop by the Visit Oakland booth and website to learn more about The Town. Meetings Quest is organized by Los Angelesbased Schneider Publishing, publishers of SportsTravel and Association News magazines and organizers of the TEAMS Conference & Expo.


ABOUT VISIT OAKLAND Visit Oakland is a non-profit organization marketing Oakland, California as a travel destination. Visit Oakland offers a wide variety of complimentary services and materials for travelers interested in visiting Oakland. For more information, see our website at Want to share the Oakland love with the world? Join the 17,000 people who #OaklandLoveIt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. CONTACT:
Kim Bardakian Director of PR & Community Relations (510) 839-0529 | Frances Wong PR & Community Relations Manager (510) 208-0561 |