The 12th Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference will be held April 29-30, 2019 at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa, AZ! This unique conference is dedicated to the design and development of Tribal-owned casinos, resorts and hotels. Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the most relevant topics in the casino and hospitality business. Advancements in technology, latest in gaming trends, renovation and expansion plans and government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry. If you are looking to build, expand or update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email

Registration is now closed.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

15406 N Maricopa Road
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Discounted Room Rates:
Sunday-Wednesday: $65.00
Reservation Phone: 480-802-5000 or 1-800-CAESARS

Cut-Off: April 6th, 2019
Group Code: S04TDC9

You must mention the group code or Native Nation Events’ 12th Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference and the dates to receive the discounted room rate!

Meet our Conference Co-Chairs

Robert Livingston

Regional President & General Manager

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Richard Emery, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

President + Design Principal

TBE Architects (Thalden Boyd Emery)

Robert Ridgway

Senior Director of Business Development

Yates Construction

Conference Co-Chairs

Platinum Sponsors

Product Demonstration

Gold Sponsors


Media Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Inquire to view sponsorship packages.


Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“Very worthwhile with relevant speakers and topics. Well balanced topics and agenda, leaving enough time to network.”
– Ron Patel, CEO, Black Oak Casino Resort

“This conference is definitely worth attending if you want to learn about renovating or expanding your gaming facility from those who have done it.”
– Bob Iyall, Chief Executive Officer, Nisqually / Medicine Creek Ent. Corp.

“A must attend if you have any big projects coming up with your facility!”
– Jillian McCloud, Assistant General Manager, Nisqually Red Wind Casino

“Great insight on Native American Gaming from the leaders in that industry.”
– Scott Rapoport, VP of Finance, UAIC/Thunder Valley Casino Resort

“This event is a must if you want to learn the ins and outs of Casino & Hotel Development. The Staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location was awesome!”
– Avis Lynch, Treasurer, Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, Cortina Rancheria

“Significant, timely, and appropriate information with great networking opportunities.”
– Dr. Thomas Dullien, Executive Director Human Relations & Development, Barona Resort & Casino

“You should go to this event because of the great networking opportunities and to see the latest and greatest.”
– Erik Lincoln, Maintenance Manager, Ho Chunk Gaming Madison

“Nice intimate conference and a great opportunity to discuss in depth with peers and vendors.”
– Michael Ka’ahanui, Director of Marketing, Muckleshoot Casino

“I would definitely attend again and refer friends to this and other conferences put on by NNE. The networking and information was very helpful to what I wanted to know.”
– Trena Cloyd, Hotel Hospitality Sales Manager, Yakama Nation Legends Casino Hotel

“It’s a must to attend because there is so much changing in the business world and this group is top of the line in spreading the word.”
– Doc Bill, Board Chairman, Kletsel Economic Development Authority

Sponsors & Exhibitors

“GO! This will help your business. Exclusivity and ’boutique” conference where you are guaranteed face time with C level executives you want to meet.”
– Tina Tasaka, Sales Director, Tribal Gaming, Rainmaker Group

“People are there because they have an interest in expanding. There’s not a bad booth in the room. Perfect size to get time with people.”
– Tim Hnedak, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, DreamCatcher Hotels

“Good information and more relaxed setting to build relationships. This is a great conference for sharing information and building relationships.”
– Aaron Carpenter, Account Executive, I-5 Design Build

“Very intimate conference with good networking opportunities. Sessions are varied, relevant and interesting.”
– Dennis Tanida, Principal, Stantec

“You need to go, especially for the one on one sessions.”
– Ted Zimmerhanzel, Business Development Manager, Yates Construction

“Extremely beneficial. It’s great seeing decision makers.”
– Thor Hansen, Gaming Sales Engineer – Corporate and Tribal Resort Casinos, Agilysys

“The best show in the industry for networking , content and quality of attendees. It’s a 5 star event that we love being a part of. For 20 years we’ve being doing shows and this one by a long shot has been the best return for investment. Every time we go we come out with new relationships and meet people that will for sure become good friends. To me that is what the fun part of doing business is, working with people you enjoy.”
– Shawn Keep, President, Imagine This

“The event is enlightening and pertains to current topics and trends that impact the gaming industry.”
– Derek Sola, Director of Design, Gensler

“Good information at a conference that’s the perfect size to meet all of the participants. Networking with other speakers and exhibitors was valuable as many of us have synergy within the industry. We would like to further the connections we began to make.”
– Stephen Ranck, Principal/Managing Director, Gensler

“It’s a great opportunity to gain knowledge about many Indian Country properties under one roof. This event is great for networking with Architects, General Managers, CEO’s, etc. that may be harder to get access to.”
– Gregg Riddle, Project Executive, W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of California