Event Details

11th Annual Tribal Casino Executive Exchange

March 3 -5, 2024

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Event Details

The 11th Annual Tribal Casino Executive Exchange will be held March 3-5, 2024, at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA.

This event brings together Casino Executives from Tribal-owned casinos for moderator-led roundtable discussions, small group breakout sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues, and plenty of networking opportunities. This C-Level event is designed to help attendees in solving the biggest challenges facing Tribal-owned casinos while presenting partners with the solutions they need.

 

 

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

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Imagine This, for their years of support, guidance, and dedication to the Native American community.

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Registration Information

The 11th Annual Tribal Casino Executive Exchange is one of the most exclusive gatherings in Indian Country. This event is invite-only for top General Managers, Assistant General Managers, and Casino Executives.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to attend, please contact Dan O’Connor (dan@nativenationevents.org) at 201-857-5333.

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

PARK HYATT AVIARA RESORT

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Room Rate: $400

Cut-Off Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024

To reserve your room, please call 760-448-1234. To receive the discounted room rate, mention Native Nation Events or the Tribal Casino Executive Exchange.

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GOLF OUTING INFORMATION

AVIARA GOLF CLUB

One of the highlights of Native Nation Events’ Casino Executive Exchange is the golf outing after sessions on day two. Forum partners and attendees will spend the afternoon at the Aviara Golf Club engaged in light competition as they battle it out for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and of course, who will win the tournament!

The Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad is the San Diego area’s only golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. It has been named the #1 golf resort in Southern California by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and has also been recognized as one of the country’s best resort golf courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Images from our 2023 Casino Executive Exchange Golf Outing

11th Annual Tribal Casino Executive Exchange

March 3-5, 2024

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort - Carlsbad CA

Sunday, March 3

8:00 - 10:00 PM

Sunday Evening Welcoming Reception

Full Swing HQ

Once you’ve settled in after a long day of traveling, join us and unwind at the Welcome Reception from 8-10 pm at the Full Swing HQ minutes down the road. Casino Executives and Industry Professionals will come together to enjoy an evening of virtual green, golf multisport simulators, and libations. For your convenience, transportation will be provided to and from the event.

  • Buses will depart from the Park Hyatt Aviara in the valet area for the Full Swing HQ starting at 7:45 PM
    • Plan to arrive at the valet area around 7:30 PM
  • Continuous shuttles will run between the venues to return you to the Park Hyatt Aviara
  • Full Swing Address:
    • 1905 Aston Avenue, #100 Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Monday, March 4

6:30 - 7:15 AM

Morning Yoga and Meditation

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Jim Stroker

Coach | Native Nation Events

Start your day in the right mindset with yoga and meditation with Coach Jim Stroker. This quick wake up session will get you energized for the day and give you insight on simple strategies that can dramatically impact your ability to create results.

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Avalon Foyer and Avalon Terrace

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Forum Partners Introductions

Avalon

Justin O'Connor

President | Native Nation Events

Dan O'Connor

Sponsorship Sales Director | Native Nation Events

9:00 - 10:00AM

Understanding Common Leadership Styles and Their Principles

Avalon

Jerrod Murr

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer | Paradigm Shift

Leadership styles from servant to autocratic to transtheoretical and others can all be tremendously successful. This session will explore which style can be more effective depending on clarifying the leader’s personality traits and those they mean to lead.

10:00 - 11:45 AM

Interconnective Speed Sessions

Laviana

At this fast-paced, round-robin style event, Forum Partners will have the opportunity to sit and speak with all participating Casino Executives for about 4-5 minute intervals while enjoying a coffee and beverage refresh. Put a face to the name, and start a relationship with one another. This session is an organic continuation of the morning introductions and a great segue to booking a one on one meeting.

11:45 AM - 12:45PM

Great Leadership Is About the Character You Develop When Living by Your Established Core Values

Avalon

Jim Stroker

Coach | Native Nation Events

As the saying goes, “The true measure of your potential is not the height or the peak of what you’ll reach, but how far you’ll climb to get there.” We live in a world obsessed with talent, but we are not all born with it. Many of us underestimate the skills we can learn and our growth potential. Becoming a great leader is more than just leading a team to achieve a singular goal; it also uses good practices to achieve sustained performance. We will be given insight into building character skills and motivation structures that align with your core values and what it takes to improve and succeed as a leader.

12:45 - 1:45PM

Networking Lunch

Avalon Terrace

1:45 - 2:45 PM

Defining Artificial Intelligence: How It Impacts You and Your Enterprise

Avalon

Mridula Rahmsdorf - Moderator

Chief Revenue Officer | IKASI

Scott Sirois

General Manager | Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Tracy Sam

General Manager | Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Artificial Intelligence has pervaded every aspect of our lives, including the gaming and hospitality sectors. This panel of experts will shed light on what exactly AI is and the pros and cons. How can it improve marketing strategies, gaming solutions, and enhance customers’ overall experience?

2:45 - 4:45 PM

Scheduled One-on-One Meetings

Avalon Foyer

Networking is at the heart of the Casino Executive Exchange. The scheduled one-on-one meetings are dedicated times for Forum Partners to strengthen their connection with attendees, dive deep into the needs of their businesses, and learn how they can partner up to drive exciting results.

4:45 - 6:30 PM

Open Time

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Monday Night Dinner Reception and Corn Hole Tournament

Laviana and Kingfisher

Join us for an unforgettable evening of food and fun. All are encouraged to join in and mingle with other conference delegates for some friendly competition while participating in our professionally run cornhole tournament during the dinner reception. Fabulous prizes await the winning teams!

 

Sponsored By:

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9:30 PM

Day One Concludes

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 - 8:00AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Avalon Foyer and Avalon Terrace

8:00 - 9:00AM

Analyzing Marketing Insights

Avalon

Mark Astone - Moderator

CEO | Catalyst

Conrad Granito

General Manager | Nisqually Red Wind Casino

Antonio Perez

General Manager and Chief Operations Officer | Rolling Hills Resort Casino

The Tribal Casino Executive Annual Survey results are in, and our panel of industry experts will be leading the discussion on the following topics:

  • 2023 vs. 2024 projections, gauging your property’s performance and the marketing initiatives that will benefit you.
  • What are the industry’s challenges, and where do the opportunities lie?
  • What are the capabilities of AI, and how do you implement the right programs?
  • Trends in media spend: Are you maximizing your advertising dollars?

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Aggregation of Marginal Gains

Avalon

Kevin Ragsdale

Senior Manager for Tribal Partnerships | Paradigm Shift

Join us for an insightful session with Kevin Ragsdale as he draws upon his book, “Open-Ended Logic”, to explore the concept of the Aggregation of Marginal Gains. In this discussion, Kevin will delve into practical strategies for enhancing overall efficiency by dissecting complex processes, be it the customer journey or any intricate system, into manageable bite-sized components.

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Deal Your Team A Winning Hand With A Modern Health Plan

Avalon

Tom Pusic

Director of Business Development | Imagine360

Deciding the right healthcare plan for your employees can be a difficult and time-consuming process. With rising healthcare costs, declining value for users, and lackluster employee retention, a traditional health plan might not be the solution. This session will explore the differences between a traditional health plan versus an alternative healthcare solution, potentially cutting costs and improving employee health and morale.

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Exchange Recap and Next Steps

Avalon

11:30 AM

Adjourn from Sessions and Move To Afternoon Activites

12:00 - 5:00 PM

Golf Outing with Shotgun Start and Other Activities To Come

Aviara Golf Club

Join us at the Aviara Golf Club for a relaxing afternoon and light competition with prizes for best score, longest drive, and closest to the pin! Our shotgun start is open to experts and beginners alike and will be thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Sponsored By:

Mark Astone

Chief Executive Officer | Catalyst Marketing
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Conrad Granito

General Manager | Nisqually Red Wind Casino
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Jerrod Murr

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer | Paradigm Shift 
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Antonio Perez

General Manager and Chief Operations Officer | Rolling Hills Casino and Resort
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Tom Pusic

Director of Business Development | Imagine360
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Kevin Ragsdale

Director of Strategic Partnerships | Paradigm Shift
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Mridula Rahmsdorf

Chief Revenue Officer | IKASI
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Tracy Sam

General Manager | Grand Casino Mille Lacs
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Scott Sirois

General Manager | Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
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Title Sponsor

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Meet the 2024 Forum Partners

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Monday Night Reception and Corn Hole Tournament Sponsors

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Sunday Evening Welcoming Reception and Golf Outing Sponsor

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 Tribal 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 multiple members of this prestigious crowd would take months.

This is not an exhibit hall-style event. Exclusivity and access to Tribal 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.

Please contact Dan O’Connor (dan@nativenationevents.org) to get the process started today.

Forum Partners

General Managers & Casino Executives

The 10th Annual Tribal Casino Executive Exchange was a wild success! Held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in the heart of Carlsbad, CA, our attendees and Forum Partners dined, networked, learned, and golfed with the best in the industry. We hope to see you this year!