Due to the growing concerns and the latest developments around the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Native Nation Events has decided to postpone the 14th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference, which was scheduled to take place on June 15-16 at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The Conference will now be on October 14-15, 2020, still at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

 

Our thoughts are with those in impacted areas.

 

If you have any questions, please contact justin@nativenationevents.org.

The 14th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference will be held October 14th-15th, 2020 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA.

Through a variety of panels and interactive discussions, attendees will engage with top experts focusing on economic diversification. For the 14th year in a row, Tribal Leaders will come together to discover new ways to diversify their tribe’s economic ventures and focus on building resilient and sustainable communities that thrive. You’ll hear success stories, case studies and dig deeper into new ways to generate revenue beyond gaming. You’ll also discuss with experts what the economic future may look like in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and how your economy can come back strong. By networking with other tribal leaders, decision makers and industry professionals you can exchange tangible ideas on how to maximize your respective economies.

We ensure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event by providing a variety of engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and impressive business solutions.

4 Conferences for the Price of 1!
This event is being held in conjunction with our:

When you register for one, you will have access to all four conferences!

TO SPEAK WITH A REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ATTENDING, SPEAKING, EXHIBITING OR SPONSORING, PLEASE CALL US AT 201-857-5333 OR EMAIL SALES@NATIVENATIONEVENTS.ORG.

Native Nation Events offers options available for Tribal Council & Tribal Representatives as individuals and groups, as well as non-affiliated Industry Professionals. See below for pricing and availability to attend this event.

For Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

For Other Industry Professionals

Hotel Information

Pechanga Resort & Casino

45000 Pechanga Pkwy
Temecula, California 92592
888-732-4264

Group Code: 6217839
Cut-off Date: Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Room Rate: $184

You can book your rooms online or by calling Hotel Reservations at 888-732-4264.

YOU MUST MENTION BOOKING CODE 6217839 OR NATIVE NATION EVENTS 2020 CONFERENCE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE!

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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING, SPONSORING AND EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT DAN O’CONNOR AT 201-857-5333 OR dan@nativenationevents.org. TO REVIEW THE SPONSOR PACKET, CLICK HERE.

This event is being held in conjunction with our:

They will share one exhibit hall so when you sign up for one you will have access to all attendees, giving you the opportunity to network with hundreds of decision makers from throughout the U.S.

Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“There is a great range of topics covered by a broad type of tribal business leader or expert that offers amazing discussion, debate, and knowledge. Continue to have tribal leaders that are innovative and making a considerable impact/change in their communities. Seeing this change is incredibly inspiring and allows for us to see a similar entity succeed.”
-Shelby Leighton, Business Operations Planner, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

“Take advantage of the high quality, experience, and knowledgeable speakers who are great resources.”
-Robert Miguel, Chairman, Ak-Chin Indian Community

“It is very informative and a great place to network with other tribes and entities.”
-Nigele Williamson, Business Operations Planner, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

“The conference was very informative, well-structured and had great speakers.”
-John Maker, Congressman, Osage

“Provides useful information and it’s very easy to talk to the presenters as well as staff to get questions answered or to learn more information.”
-Karen Derry, Economic Developer/Operations Manager, Karuk Community Development Corporation

“I think NNE selects the best speakers throughout Indian country. If you want to hear the most educated and experienced leaders of the industry, be sure to attend this conference.”
-Gary Loonsfoot, Jr., Director of Cultural Resources, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

“Great source of information.”
-Lynette Graves, General Accountant, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

“Very important conference for tribal policymakers.”
-David Vialpando, Executive Director, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

“The speakers were expert and you will take back useful good information to your Tribe.”
-Ann McCormack, Economic Development Planner, Nez Perce Tribe

“Attend this event to learn about successful tribal developments particularly non-gaming operations.”
-Sandra K. Begay, Indian Energy Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

“If you want to hear the truth and reality behind Tribal Economic Development or just understanding that enterprise development takes hard work and persistence, this is your conference.”
-Jared Hall, Economic Development Director, Klamath Tribes

“Worth it for networking alone, and it has the benefit in getting you out of the day-to-day so you begin thinking broadly again.”
-Mary West, Executive Director of Development, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

“Great panel of speakers and information. It’s always great when we can combine family and business travel into an extended weekend.”
-Ezekiel Bonillas, Director of Economic Development, 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians

“Topics are relevant to the long-term economic success of Tribes.”
-Becky Flores, Gaming Commissioner & Tribal Credit Board of Directors, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians


Sponsors & Exhibitors

“Two thumbs up! The caliber of speakers was exceptional. Topics were timely and relevant. I wanted to highlight that the NNE staff was outstanding! Focused, organized, and got it done! Having run conferences myself, I can say with all confidence that you guys ROCK!”
-Michael G. Anderson, Executive Director, Native American Contractors Association (NACA)

“It’s a good opportunity to connect with Tribal Leaders and to learn more about the issues affecting Tribal Communities in the scope of economic development.”
-Brandon Kiger, Director of Solar Grant Partnerships, All Points North Foundation

“Very organized staff, good exposure to tribes.”
-Roco Gandara, Senior Associate Director, Rice Voelker

“I enjoyed it immensely. Networking was very good and I felt the attendees really enjoyed it. Programs were good.”
-Chief Boyd, Thalden Boyd/Cherokee

“This conference was intimate in nature and provided us with the opportunity to have meaningful dialogue with a number of potential and existing Native Nation Customers.”
-Ira Falk, President, International Treescapes

“Good initial contacts.”
-Sandi Pineault, Office Manager, Mohegan Holding Company LLC