. Meet in the East Bay | Northstar Meetings Group

Meet in the East Bay

The only digital trade show for small meetings in Northern California.



Meet in the East Bay—Northstar’s region specific digital trade show—will bring together the most highly-qualified association and meeting planners with destinations in Northern California. This exclusive, half-day program will offer endless opportunities for planners who are booking small meetings, events and celebrations in the East Bay. The event will include productive and fun digital networking activities and attendees will receive a pre-event “goody box” from each of the event partners to get more acquainted with the area. Qualified planners will meet one-on-on with East Bay suppliers and hear directly from leading CVBs.



Learn from our guest speakers who will provide updates on their destinations.



Connect with destinations from the East Bay region of Northern California during the one-on-one appointments.



Enjoy fun and productive digital networking activities.

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Let's Meet. For Real.

Oakland takes meetings to a new level, with unique experiences and a city that challenges norms. Oakland takes people around the world with cuisine from different countries, and continuously breaks molds with its art scene. In 2021 Oakland welcomes seven new hotels, adding 1,000 hotel rooms to the current 5,000.

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Come for the Culture, Stay for the Food.

Berkeley is your bayside destination for perfect meetings, events, and celebrations. A foodie hub with beautiful outdoor features and venues ranging from grand ballrooms and conference-ready hotels to dramatic theater spaces and restaurants with private dining rooms, Berkeley conference hotels are 100% CHLA Clean + Safe certified.

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A Northern California Original

Located in the spectacular Mount Diablo region of San Francisco's East Bay, Concord offers historic charm, Clean & Safe certified lodging & meeting space, great shopping, a buzz-worthy local food scene, blue skies and endless parks and trails. Discover Concord where there's always space to meet and room to explore.

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At the Center of Everything

We at Pleasant Hill are all for adventure — located in the center of everything offering comfortable lodging, charming restaurants, shopping galore and easy access to the area's most popular attractions. A quick BART ride to the big-city excitement of San Francisco, we're also just a stone's throw from the world-class wines of Sonoma and Napa Valley.

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Welcome to the Jewel of the East Bay

Walnut Creek is nestled to the east of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. Its sprawling landscapes, warm weather, upscale dining, posh shopping district and local winery, make Walnut Creek a suburban oasis with urban flair. Staying in Walnut Creek allows easy accessibility to San Francisco and Oakland using Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) or take a short drive to explore the world renown Napa and Livermore Valley Wineries.


Booking an event in the next 18+ months? Join us at Meet in the East Bay Digital Trade Show!

Get to Know the East Bay…from, Clean & Safe certified lodging and meeting spaces, amazing outdoor venues, and easy access to the region’s most popular attractions – the world-class wines of Sonoma and Napa Valley, learn why the East Bay is the best place for your next event.

All Times are listed in Pacific Time

8:30 – 9:00am
Networking Time (get comfortable with the platform)
9:00 – 9:40am
Welcome and Intro Presentation of destinations
9:40 – 9:55am
Visit Oakland Presentation (activity)
9:55 10:00am
10:00 – 10:15am
Stay Pleasant Hill Presentation (activity)
10:15 – 10:30am
10:30 – 11:20am
Appointments (5 nine-minute appointments with a minute to switch)
11:20 – 11:35am
11:35 – 11:50am
Visit Berkley Presentation (activity)
11:50 – 11:55am
11:55 12:10pm
Meet in Walnut Creek Presentation (activity)
12:10 – 12:15pm
12:15 – 12:30pm
Visit Concord Presentation (activity)
12:30 – 12:45pm
12:45 – 1:45pm
Appointments (6 nine-minute appointments with a minute to switch)
1:45 – 1:50pm
1:50 2:00pm
Closing Presentation
2:00 2:30pm
Open Networking for Destinations



Buyers Contact:

Dana Kallman

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Sharon Freeark

Business Development Director

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Rita Bergman

Events Manager

[email protected]