Joe Bedsoe

Joe Bedsole, CIES

Director of State and Southwest Associations, Austin Regional Office

St. Associations, Texas-St. Government, SW Associations

Phone: 972.533.6994

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Q: How many years in the industry overall?
A: 30 years

Q: What is your favorite Arlington attraction? Why?
A: The TEXAS LIVE! entertainment complex is 200,000 square feet and 8 distinct high energy venues, offering a variety of food, beverages and fun options ranging from games like skeeball, air hockey & virtual golf to live music stages featuring concerts and special events throughout the year.  It’s a one of a kind venue like no other found in DFW.

Q: What would you tell a meeting planner looking to come to Arlington?
A: Our city is the only place in the entire DFW Metroplex that has a history steeped in entertaining visitors and convention attendees. It’s what we’ve been doing since the very first attraction opened over 50 years ago! Make the choice to experience and enjoy the convention pedigree that Arlington offers your attendees.

Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I like that I get to offer one of the most unique and fun cities in the state to my Texas Association friends and present them with an experience that will make their meetings successful, keep their attendees happy and coming back.