San Francisco Travel announces changes in Convention Services

Published on : Saturday, March 1, 2014

Convention+Services+Team+2014_650x350The Convention Services & Events division at the San Francisco Travel Association has announced several changes that will enhance their services to meeting planners.


“The roles in our division have expanded with more client programs, more trade shows, more sales missions and making our ‘Meeting Marketer’ attendance-building tools more user-friendly and robust,” said John Reyes, executive vice president/chief sales officer with San Francisco Travel.  “We’ve made some changes recently to support all of this.”


Oscar Lee has joined San Francisco Travel as Manager, Convention Services. Lee worked with Hyatt Hotels since 2006, and was previously National Sales Manager at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. He also worked in the sales department at the Argent and ANA Hotel (now the Westin Market Street).    He will be working with city wide conventions and self- contained meetings held outside of Moscone Center.
Oleg Nakonechny has been promoted to Director, Convention Services.  He will create an updated process for the hundreds of site inspections San Francisco holds each year.  He has been with San Francisco Travel (formerly the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau) since 1991.


Kimberly Lee is now Senior Manager, Convention Services, with responsibilities including overseeing the city information desks at Moscone Center and managing client appreciation events,    She joined organization in 2004.
Becky Fenton has been named Manager, Convention Events.  Since joining San Francisco Travel in 2007, Fenton has managed the street banners that welcome groups.  In addition she is taking the lead on sales missions, more trade shows, working with sponsors, managing our Customer Advisory Council including the web sites, giveaways, promotional items.


Founded in 1909, the San Francisco Travel Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets the city as a convention, leisure and business travel destination.


With more than 1,500 partner businesses, San Francisco Travel is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. Tourism, San Francisco’s largest industry, generates in excess of $8.9 billion annually for the local economy and supports over 74,000 jobs.


The San Francisco Travel business offices are located at 201 Third St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. In May 2014, the offices will move to 1 Front St., Suite 2900, San Francisco, CA 94111.  Phone numbers and email adderesses will remain the same.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 31 international points on 30 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 76 cities in the U.S. on 15 domestic airlines. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit Follow SFO on and


American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.


Source:- San Francisco Travel

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