The 13th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference will be held June 10th-11th, 2019 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA.

Through a variety of tracks, panels and interactive round-table discussions, attendees will engage with top experts focusing on economic diversification. Discovering new ways to diversify your tribe’s economic ventures helps to reduce risk and ensure the growth of your community. You’ll hear specific success stories and case studies in addition to digging deeper into new ways to generate revenue beyond gaming. By networking with other tribal leaders, decision makers and industry professionals you can exchange tangible ideas on how to maximize your respective economies.

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! 

Registration is Now Closed

Pechanga Resort & Casino

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

Group Code: 4585186
Cut-off Date: May 7th, 2019
Room Rate: $184

CLICK HERE to book your rooms online.

You must mention Native Nation Events 2019 Conference and provide the booking code 4585186 to receive the discounted rate!

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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

“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

“The speakers were experts 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 Contractor

“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