Native American Economic Development & Energy Projects Conference

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The 8th Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference in conjunction with the 7th Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference will be held June 16th and 17th, 2014 at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort in Anaheim, California. This year we will be hosting these two very popular conferences in one location.

8th Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference - Through a series of panels, round-table discussions, and speakers, attendees will hear from top experts focusing  on economic diversification. By diversifying your tribe’s economic ventures, you can reduce risk and ensure that the future of your community is safe. Featured at this event will be diversification success stories, information on managing and balancing debt, risk management, legal/IRS updates and financing for both gaming and non-gaming projects. Gaming is not the only way to generate revenue. Find out what other tribes are doing to maximize their economies.

7th Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference - Attendees can look forward to learning about new developments in Oil and Gas, Solar, Wind and Bio Mass. Our panelists will discuss the planning, developing and financing of new energy projects. Also look forward to case studies and success stories that highlight the economic benefits associated with starting new energy projects.

Who Should Attend:

• Architect Firms
• CEO’s and CFO’s of Renewable Energy Companies
• Construction Companies
• Economic Development Professionals
• Energy Generators
• Engineers
• Environmental Assessment Companies
• Feasibility Study Companies
• Finance and Legal Professionals
• Government and Other Professional Service Firms
• Investors in Renewable Energy Projects
• Technology Developers
• Tribal Leaders

To speak with a representative about attending, exhibiting or sponsoring, please call: 201-857-5333


    • June 16, 2014
      • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AMTribal Leaders Roundtable: Progressing While not Compromising your Sovereignty
      • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMWhat the Affordable Care Act Means to Your Enterprise & Indian Health Service (IHS) Facility
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMThe Importance of a Comprehensive Master Plan
      • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PMUnderstanding Debt Management: Finding Capital for Economic Development Projects
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMAttorney Round Table and Q&A: Avoiding Potential Legal Hurdles When Developing Projects
      • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PMTrack A: Financing Energy and Other Economic Development Projects
      • 3:01 PM - 3:45 PMTrack B: Implementing Renewable Energy Projects
      • 3:02 PM - 3:45 PMTrack C: An Update on Labor Law in Indian Country
      • 3:45 PM - 4:30 PMTrack A: Access to Capital: From the Federal Government
      • 3:46 PM - 4:30 PMTrack B: Looking to the Future – Why Solar Makes Sense
      • 3:47 PM - 4:30 PMTrack C: Ecommerce: How Crowd Funding & Bitcoin Could be the Future
      • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PMTrack A: How Expanding Casino Amenities Can be one of the More Lucrative Economic Development Projects
      • 4:31 PM - 5:15 PMTrack B: Wind Power: How it can Benefit your Tribe and the Enviornment
      • 4:32 PM - 5:15 PMTrack C: International Investment: Expansion in to the International Market
    • June 17, 2014
      • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AMThe Future of Gaming: Why Every Tribe Gaming or Non-Gaming Needs to Concerned
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMTrack A: The Challenge: Taking our Indian Businesses to the Next Level
      • 9:01 AM - 10:00 AMRenewable Energy Projects: More than Solar & Wind
      • 9:02 AM - 10:00 AMTrack C: Master Financial Plan: How to Develop an Investment Policy Statement for Your Tribe
      • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMTrack A: Infrastructure Development: Is your infrastructure holding you back?
      • 10:01 AM - 10:45 AMTrack B: Effective Cross-Cultural Communication
      • 10:02 AM - 10:45 AMTrack C: Permanent Fund: The Art of Principal Preservation
      • 11:02 AM - 12:00 PMTrack C: Minors Trust — The 12 Best Practices
      • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PMTrack A: Retail: Creating Retail Enterprises of all Size; Providing Jobs & Revenue
      • 11:16 AM - 12:00 PMTrack B: Embracing the Oil Boom
      • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PMTrack A: Investing in Manufacturing Establishments for Economic Diversification
      • 1:01 PM - 1:45 PMTrack B: Natural Resources: There is Money to Made on Your Land
      • 1:02 PM - 1:45 PMTrack C: 401K Plans: Helping your Employees Reach their Retirement Goals
      • 1:45 PM - 2:30 PMTrack A: Education & Revenue Through Tourism
      • 1:46 PM - 2:30 PMTrack C: Investing in Real Estate
      • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMTribal Leadership Workshop

Hotel Reservations:
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Group Rate: $204
Cut Off Date: May 15th 2014
Mention Native Nation Events to receive the discounted rate

Or use this link to book your room reservations

For Discounted Park Tickets visit the ticket store for our group:

Tickets valid 6/11-6/22