OAK Airport to host vendor fair for East Bay merchants on January 12
Participating vendors will have the potential to have their goods featured at OAK retail locations
Oakland, Calif. – January 6, 2023: On Thursday, January 12, Oakland International Airport will host its first OAK Vendor Fair. This event will allow participating local merchants and artisans the opportunity to showcase their goods with the potential to have their items sold at OAK Airport through its onsite retailers.
Oakland International Airport and the Port of Oakland seek to promote local East Bay vendors and products as it implements its new retail program at the airport this year. Like the airport’s new food and beverage program, the new retail program will help distinguish OAK from other airports by providing locally curated products in its storefronts.
“Passenger experience is an essential part of the value that we offer travelers choosing to Fly OAK, and we believe offering unique and locally influenced goods for sale at our airport enhances that value,” says Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We look forward to our retail partners engaging with local vendors during our OAK Vendor Fair next week, allowing OAK to continue highlighting all there is to love about the East Bay for the benefit of both local and visiting travelers.”
EDIT: Vendor registration is currently at capacity, and the registration form has now closed.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact.
Updates about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at www.oaklandairport.com.
Contact - Members of the Press and Media Only
Kaley Skantz - Airport Spokesperson, [email protected]
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