The Seventh Annual Tribal General Manager & Casino Executive Exchange will be held February 23-25, 2020 at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.

This event brings together General Managers and Casino Executives from Tribal-owned casinos for two days of moderator-led roundtable discussions, small group breakout sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and plenty of networking opportunities. This C-Level event is designed for attendees to build alliances and share information with colleagues in the industry.

This Exchange’s role is to bring you the timely information you need to solve the biggest challenges facing leaders of Tribal-owned casinos. 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.

For more information, call 201-857-5333 or email

Exchange Schedule:

Sunday, February 23rd– Evening Welcome Reception.

Monday, February 24th– Educational & Networking Sessions all day.

Tuesday, February 25th– Golf Outing at the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club in the morning and Educational Sessions in afternoon.

Registration Is By Invitation Only

Registration is limited to the first 75 General Managers and Casino Executives and will sell out!

For more information about attending or to sign up, call us at 201-857-5333 or email

Hotel Information

Fashion Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, California 92660
(949) 386-8361
(877) 591-9145

Room Rate: $199

Cut-off Date: January 31st, 2020


Overflow Hotels Near Fashion Island Hotel

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa (closest in proximity)
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
$240 per night
Newport Beach Marriott

Balboa Bay Resort (similar to the quality of Fashion Island)
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
$209 per night for a King, Queen Bed or Double Beds

*The Resort provides complimentary transportation within a 2-mile radius of the Resort. Popular locations include Fashion Island, local beaches, and restaurants, and is based upon availability. Guests are encouraged to schedule the shuttle with Valet ahead of time.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
$179 per night

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Exchange Schedule:

Sunday, February 23rd– Evening Welcome Reception.

Monday, February 24th– Educational & Networking Sessions all day.

Tuesday, February 25th– Golf Outing at the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club in the morning and Educational Sessions in the afternoon.

Forum Partners

Exclusive Golf Sponsor & Sunday Night Reception Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Forum Partner spots are limited and will sell out!

This is an outstanding prospecting opportunity for Forum Partners to meet and establish professional connections in a casual environment with GMs and Casino Executives who have discretion over multi-million dollar budgets. The time and costs associated with this event are small when compared to those for coordination of travel and scheduling on your own; the opportunity to connect with so many members of this prestigious crowd would take months.

This is not an exhibit hall-style event. Exclusivity and access to General Managers & Casino Executives is the key for each Forum Partner to maximize their ROI. Forum Partner Executives will be with the attendees during scheduled meetings, meals and all social events, including a golf outing at the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club.

For more information or to sign up, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email

General Managers & Casino Executives

“A must attend! It’s an event that any GM or Casino Executive will find valuable, thought-provoking and rewarding!”
– Conrad Granito, General Manager, Muckleshoot Casino

“The event had the right content for GMs and executives. There were good speakers and it was a fun group.”
– Brian Decorah, CEO, Snoqualmie Casino

“Great way to meet others in our industry.”
– Robert Livingston, Regional President & GM, Harrah’s Phoenix Ak-Chin Casino Resort

“It is a rare enjoyment to be in the company of top-tier operators that are willing to share their valuable insights. The facilitators did a masterful job orchestrating and keeping us on task and productive. The best opportunity to network with peers available to us.”
– Scott Sirois, General Manager, Coushatta Casino Resort

“It is a great event for networking and getting to know what your peers are doing in their markets.”
– Rich Purser, General Manager, Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort

“Great opportunity to interact with GMs and CEOs and leadership of other casinos.
– Kathy George, Chief Executive Officer, FireKeepers Casino Hotel

“Not only were the presentations awesome, but the roundtable input from the incredible brain-trust and experience around that table was invaluable beyond words. To hear what worked and what didn’t work, with hard data to back it up… just can’t be duplicated anywhere else.”
– Dave Matheson, CEO, Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

“The Native American General Manager Executive Exchange was very motivational and inspirational at an Executive level. I have been inspired to go back to my organization and identify one thing that we can change in our organization. You have done a great job at setting up a successful networking session for Executives, vendors and motivational speakers.”
– Monica Simmons, Business Leader, Muckleshoot Casino

“You must go for the experience and the knowledge that can be gained during the entire event while networking with executives from across the country. This event was well run and put together.”
– Jesse B. McDaniel Jr., Business Leader, Muckleshoot Casino

“This event was intense and scheduled very well. The speakers were both refreshing and relevant to a General Manager/Casino Executive. The networking opportunities with other GMs, Executives and vendors were a great experience.”
– Tyrone M. Simmons, Business Leader, Muckleshoot Indian Casino

“The event was very informative and provided me with new networking opportunities and created some relationships for future business.”
– Jaime L. Martinez Jr., Interim General Manager – Lone Butte Casino, Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc.

Forum Partners

“Great opportunity. We have already received an RFP. It’s a great show with a good audience and speakers. It’s worth your time.”
– Josh Williams, Client Services Director, Catalyst Marketing

“Perfect combination of time to network, socialize and learn. It was a great group of the right people.”
– Paul Rippens, Director of Client Services, Catalyst Marketing

“One of the best events! It was highly productive and we were able to secure meetings and move forward with potential new relationships. We accomplished what we wanted to!”
– Shawn Keep, President, Imagine This

“This was a very valuable event structure for meeting key decision makers in an environment where we get to discuss property and industry issues.”
– Ben Parks, Sales Director, Duetto

“Fantastic! Where else can you get in front of dozens of GMs for two days with no interruption?”
– Linda Roe, Vice President Client Development, TBE Architects (Thalden Boyd Emery)

“This is a highly valuable opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders and vendors in an open forum. Given the high value of the attendees and materials covered, I would expect to return for years to come.”
– Scott Norton, Senior Business Development Executive, Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

“Great networking event for us. Definitely worth the investment.”
– Patrick Papaccio, CEO, Imagine This

“Great job providing a forum to connect with the GMs. The event offers valuable insight and good interactions between vendors and decision makers.”
– Mark Bryant, President, Micro Gaming Technologies

“Good networking event for senior leaders.”
– Trent Dang, Industry Specialist Director, VizExplorer

“Great one on one time.”
– Brian Stavenger, Partner, Eide Bailly LLP