Matt WilsonVice President of Sports Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau
Matt Wilson is the Vice President of Sports for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau in Arlington, Texas. In this position, Matt is responsible for marketing Arlington as a destination for sporting events ranging from national youth sports tournaments to NCAA championships and Super Bowls. Matt has served on the Local Organizing Committee for events such as the NCAA Final Four, College Football Playoff National Championship, Wrestlemania and the upcoming NFL Draft. Prior to his work in Arlington, Matt was a founding member of the Austin Sports Commission in Austin, Texas where he worked on events ranging from USA Taekwondo World Championships to Formula 1 racing. Matt's career began with an internship at the Sylvania Alamo Bowl in San Antonio that later materialized into his first full-time position immediately after graduating from Texas Tech University. In San Antonio, Matt worked for the Alamo Bowl, the US Army All-American Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game. Currently Matt serves as the Chairman of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area Tourism Council Sports Alliance, director of the Arlington Sports Advisory Council and a member of the Maverick Club Advisory Committee (University of Texas – Arlington) and recent addition to the Texas Tech College of Media & Communication National Advisory Board.
Matt is a native West Texan and a proud graduate of Levelland High School ('96) and Texas Tech University ('01). Matt's family has strong ties to Texas Tech as his grandparents, parents and three siblings attending the university. He married his high school sweetheart, Leah, and together they enjoy their two beautiful young ladies – Ella and Ava.
Day 3: Thursday 22nd July
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Listen in to current and former hospitality and venue sales/operations executives who tell all in their experience when they hosted their first esports event! True stories of their first impression, crazy interactions and what they learned after it was all said and done. Not to be missed!
Ben Akroyd , Kim Meltzer , Matt Wilson , Floris Looij , Jean Butler , Ellen Dekker , Brian Mirakian (Guest Moderator)