Event Details

Sixth Annual Tribal Security and Surveillance Conference

October 28-29, 2024

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

Event Details

The Sixth Annual Tribal Security and Surveillance Conference will be held October 28-29, 2024, at the Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA.

This unique conference will cover one of the most important aspects of running a casino, hotel, or another enterprise: security, surveillance, and cyber security. Crime has no preference. Every day, you are at risk for a wide variety of threats, including physical violence, theft, fraud, and other inappropriate behaviors that risk the welfare of your patrons.

You will learn from top security, surveillance, and cyber security experts from around the country regarding the best practices to protect your employees, customers, and brand. All sessions ensure you bring back knowledge to your enterprise to help create a safer, more secure organizational environment.

Our goal is to deliver an educational event with maximum networking opportunities and create a one-of-a-kind experience for all participating.

Fantastic Networking

From all meal functions in the exhibit hall to one-on-one meetings with conference delegates and sponsors, this is an excellent opportunity for you to meet leaders and executives who share your goals and challenges.

Extensive Learning

This conference offers a variety of engaging sessions, panels, case studies, and speakers, which provide delegates with a complete update on industry trends, new technologies, and what to look forward to in the field.

Business Solutions

The exhibit hall features numerous security and safety solution providers who will showcase their products and services to help you achieve your goals.

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal/Commercial Casino and Hotel Executives and Owner Operators
  • Security Directors, Managers, and Coordinators
  • Surveillance Directors, Managers and Coordinators
  • Information Technology (IT) Directors and Staff
  • Compliance Directors, Managers, and Coordinators
  • Human Resources Directors
  • Risk Management Directors and Staff
  • Cybersecurity Directors and Staff
  • Public Safety Directors and Staff
  • Emergency Management Directors and Staff
  • Gaming Commissioners and Staff
  • Tribal Leaders and Council Members
  • Facility Managers
  • Homeland Security Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Security Consultants
  • Security/Law Enforcement Instructors
  • Security Service Providers
  • Brand Protection Experts
  • Security Trainers
  • Architects and Engineers

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

Register Now To Attend

For Executives and Leaders from Government or Tribal/Commercial-Owned Enterprises

Tribal Super Early Bird

$845

Expires 07/26

Tribal Early Bird

$945

Tribal Standard Rate

$1045

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

Tribal Group Super Early Bird

$745

Expires 07/26

Tribal Group Early Bird

$845

Tribal Group Standard Rate

$945

For Other Industry Professionals

Pro Super Early Bird

$945

Expires 07/26

Pro Early Bird

$1045

Pro Standard Rate

$1145

HOTEL INFORMATION

Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592

1-888-PECHANGA

Room Rates: $189 + tax per night

Booking Code: 2270165

Room Block End Date: Friday, September 27, 2024

You must mention Native Nation Events or the Tribal Security and Surveillance Conference to receive the discounted rate.

 

 

 

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Sixth Annual Tribal Security and Surveillance Conference

October 28-29, 2024 - Pechanga Resort Casino

Monday, October 28

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Registration AB

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Summit Ballroom D

Justin O'Connor

President | Native Nation Events

8:45 - 9:45 AM

Shaping the Next Generation of Security Leaders

Summit Ballroom D

Ivan Devitt

Vice President of Security | Cherokee Nation Entertainment

Daniel Frantz

Security Director | Indigo Sky Casino

Jeff Kubel

Director of Security | Soboba Casino Resort

Gregory Goll

Vice President of Safety and Security | Palms Casino Resort and Palms Place Hotel and Spa

Sam Wolfe

Director of Security/Facilities | Indian Head Casino

Leaders are challenged to find and retain versatile, skilled, and nuanced future leaders that rise to the challenge of the ever-evolving industry. What is your responsibility as security leaders to provide training and upskilling the next generation of talent.

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Emerging Threats and Trends in Casino Security and Surveillance

Summit Ballroom D

Steven Gomez

Chief Physical Security Officer | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Anthony Clark

Surveillance Director | Soaring Eagle Properties/Saginaw Chippewa Enterprises

This panel of industry leaders will explore todays and tomorrow’s emerging security and surveillance challenges and critical trends to monitor property safety and risk management. Learn what’s on the horizon and how to get ahead of it from casino industry leaders.

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Morning Networking Break

Summit Ballroom C

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Exploring the Complexities of Casino Investigations

Summit Ballroom D

This panel will dive into the compacities of casino investigations and the unique challenges investigators face. Casinos provide a dynamic setting where a variety of criminal activities can flourish, spanning from money laundering and fraud to involvement with organized crime. The immense size and intricate nature of these establishments present formidable obstacles for law enforcement and regulatory agencies alike. What technological advancements are being employed to counteract these illicit activities, and how are we fostering collaboration with security and surveillance departments to proactively address these evolving threats?

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

Summit Ballroom C

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Track A

Situational Awareness and De-Escalation Training

Summit Ballroom D

Justin Preble

Security Operations Manager | River Spirit Casino

Willard Light

Director of Security | Ute Mountain Casino Hotel

Doug Simpson

Chief Security and Surveillance Officer | Gila River Resorts & Casinos

This panel of industry leaders will cover how personnel identify potential threats in various situations and how de-escalation techniques to diffuse a potentially tense or confrontational situation could reduce the risk of violence or conflict.

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Track B

Understanding Vulnerabilities: What We Can Learn From Recent Cyber Attacks

Summit Ballroom E

Jake Stampfli

Information Security Manager | Viejas Casino Resort

Taylor Jolin

Interim Chief Information Officer | Nisqually Red Wind Casino

This panel of industry leaders will give first hand knowledge on what they faced from the immediate response, challenges encountered, enhancing measures, and more.

2:15 - 3:00 PM - Track A

Product Demonstration: Bringing License Plate Recognition to Your Property, Changes The Game.

Summit Ballroom D

Rob Ryan

Senior Business Development Manager | Leonardo

Leonardo/ELSAG has been pioneering license plate recognition technology to aid public safety worldwide. That same technology is now available to security professionals to help protect your infrastructure, employees, and clientele. Learn the ELSAG Ecosystem of purpose-built LPR cameras and get an inside look at the advanced analytics provided by the ELSAG Emergency Operations Center software. Preview of ELSAG’S latest, forward-looking technology and discuss ongoing success stories within the industry.

2:15 - 3:00 PM - Track B

Product Demonstration

Summit Ballroom E

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

Summit Ballroom C

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Security and Surveillance Directors Roundtable

Summit Ballroom D

Sheryl Stering - Moderator

National Business Development Manager | Omnigo

Michael Vigil

Director of Surveillance | Tesuque Casino

Terri Lewis

Corporate Director of the Surveillance Department | Gila River Resorts and Casinos

Jessie Beaudoin

Vice President, Surveillance & Game Protection | San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission

This moderator-led, open-floor discussion will feature leading surveillance directors from casinos and enterprises throughout the country who will discuss pressing topics within the surveillance industry. This session will cover future trends, measuring success of the department, trust and communication with other departments, staff training and much more.

4:45 PM

Day One Concludes

Tuesday, October 29

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Registration AB

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Cyber Threats Are Becoming More Common In 2024. Is Your Team Prepared To Respond?

Summit Ballroom D

This panel of industry leaders will cover the critical topic of cyber security in 2024. From ransomware to data breaches how are you protecting your organization and what type of plan do you have in place.

9:30 - 10:15 AM - Track A

Upholding Integrity: The Convergence of Casino Compliance, Security, and Surveillance

Summit Ballroom D

John Becker

Senior Vice President, Sales | FaceFirst, Inc.

This panel will explore the critical intersection of compliance, security, and surveillance in safeguarding the reputation and trustworthiness of casino. Panelist will cover strategies and challenges faced to ensure their property remains safe.

9:30 - 10:15 AM - Track B

Product Demonstration: Monitoring the Modern Building with Hybrid Cloud Security

Summit Ballroom E

Matt Pelos

Senior Account Executive | Verkada

Rizhon King

Account Executive | Verkada

Join us to learn how to monitor your casino, hotel, or other enterprise building behind a single pane of glass with natively integrated video security, access control, alarms, and sensors. Improve efficiency and simplify surveillance across IT and physical security and set up proactive security alerts & notifications by leveraging artificial intelligence. Share footage or live camera feeds with law enforcement within seconds.

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

Summit Ballroom C

10:45 - 11:45 AM - Track A

Utilizing Weapons Detection, Facial Recognition, and License Plate Recognition to Keep Your Property Safe

Summit Ballroom D

Erin Edwards - Moderator

Senior Vice President | SoundThinking

Clint Johnson

Executive Director of Public Safety | Chumash Enterprises

Jolene Stewart

Director of Surveillance | Snoqualmie Casino

Matthew Carrier

Vice President of Western Regional Sales | eConnect

John Anderson

Chief of Police | Jamul Indian Village

This panel discussion of industry leaders will cover the utilization of different types of weapons detection, facial recognition, and license plate recognition softwares. How important and useful are they in keeping your property safe?

10:45 - 11:45 AM - Track B

Access Control and What Measures Can Be Put In Place

Summit Ballroom E

Juan Baca

Senior Vice President of Non-Gaming Operations | Sycuan Casino Resort

This panel discussion of industry leaders will cover access control and what measures can be put in place to restrict access to sensitive areas and ensure authorized personnel have access and what technologies are being utilized.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

Summit Ballroom C

12:45 - 1:30 PM

Effective Communication: The Evolution of Technology and Ways to Communicate Throughout Your Property

Summit Ballroom D

Chase Martin

Enterprise Account Executive | Relay

The significance of communication technology in ensuring security has reached unprecedented levels. Whether it’s safeguarding sensitive data or swiftly responding to a threat, security communication technology is always evolving. This panel of experts will dive into the latest advancements, prevailing challenges, and how they are being used on property to ensure efficient communication.

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Active Shooter Training and Response

Summit Ballroom D

Donnie Bowin

Security Operations Manager/Firearms Instructor | Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises

James Gillam

Director of Guest Safety | Pala Casino Spa Golf Resort

Mohammad Rafaqat

Director of Security | Table Mountain Casino Resort

Neil Lillie

Director of Public Safety | Black Oak Casino Resort

This panel discussion of industry leaders will cover the vital topic of active shooter preparedness training. From what types of training do you have in place for your employees, the benefits of active shooter simulations, to conducting risk and vulnerability assessments and beyond.

2:30 - 3:45 PM

Open Floor Discussion

Summit Ballroom D

George Jenkot

Vice President of Security and Surveillance | Firekeepers Casino Hotel

This moderator-led, open-floor discussion will feature leading security directors from casinos and enterprises throughout the country who will discuss the most pressing topics they are facing in 2024 and beyond This session will cover future trends, the scope of security by casino management and the tribe.

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Exhibit Raffle Drawing

Summit Ballroom D

Winners Must Be Present To Win

4:00 PM

Tribal Security and Surveillance Conference Concludes

John Anderson

Chief of Police | Jamul Indian Village
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Juan Baca

Senior Vice President of Non-Gaming Operations | Sycuan Casino Resort
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Jessie Beaudoin

Vice President, Surveillance & Game Protection | San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
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John Becker

Senior Vice President, Sales | FaceFirst, Inc.
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Donnie Bowin

Security Operations Manager/Firearms Instructor | Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprise
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Matthew Carrier

Vice President of Western Regional Sales | eConnect
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Anthony Clark

Surveillance Director | Saginaw Chippewa Enterprises & Soaring Eagle Properties
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Ivan Devitt

Vice President of Security | Cherokee Nation Entertainment
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Erin Edwards

Senior Vice President of Sales | SoundThinking
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Daniel Frantz

Director of Security | Indigo Sky Casino & Resort
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James Gillam

Director of Guest Safety | Pala Casino Spa Golf Resort
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Gregory Goll

Vice President of Safety & Security | Palms Casino Resort - Palms Place Hotel &…
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Steven Gomez

Chief Physical Security Officer | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
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George Jenkot

Vice President of Security and Surveillance | Firekeepers Casino Hotel
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Clint Johnson

Executive Director of Public Safety | Chumash Enterprises
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Taylor Jolin

Interim Chief Information Officer | Nisqually Red Wind Casino
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Rizhon King

Account Executive | Verkada
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Jeff Kubel

Director of Security | Soboba Casino Resort
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Terri Lewis

Corporate Director of the Surveillance Department | Gila River Resorts and Casinos
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Willard Light

Director of Security | Ute Mountain Casino Hotel
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Neil Lillie

Director of Public Safety | Black Oak Casino Resort
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Chase Martin

Enterprise Account Executive | Relay
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Matt Pelos

Account Executive | Verkada
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Justin Preble

Security Operations Manager | River Spirit Casino
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Mohammad Rafaqat

Director of Security | Table Mountain Casino Resort
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Rob Ryan

Senior Business Development Manager | Leonardo
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Doug Simpson

Chief Security & Surveillance Officer | Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass
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Jake Stampfli

Information Security Manager | Viejas Casino Resort
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Sheryl Stering

National Business Development Manager | Omnigo
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Jolene Stewart

Director of Surveillance | Snoqualmie Casino
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Michael Vigil

Director of Surveillance | Tesuque Casino
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Samuel Wolfe

Director of Security/Facilities | Indian Head Casino and Plateau Travel Plaza
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Product Demonstration Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Exhibit Sponsors

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Media Sponsors

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sales team at sales@nativenationevents.org or call them at 201.857.5333.

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Meet Our Advisory Board

Native Nation Events is excited to announce the Fifth Annual Gaming and Hospitality Security Conference’s Advisory Board. This esteemed group of leaders acts as a guiding hand in preparation for the upcoming event; helping to ensure each session is packed with timely content and is full of value. Please join us in welcoming the 2023 member class.

Juan Baca

Vice President of Security & Entertainment | Sycuan Casino Resort
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Anthony Clark

Surveillance Director | Saginaw Chippewa Enterprises & Soaring Eagle Properties
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David Cook

Chief Security Officer | Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprise
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Ivan Devitt

Vice President of Security | Cherokee Nation Entertainment
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Gregory Goll

Vice President of Safety and Security Palms Casino Resort and Palms Place Hotel and Spa
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Steven L. Gomez

Chief Physical Security Officer | San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
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Clint Johnson

Executive Director of Public Safety | Chumash Enterprises
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Jolene Stewart

Director of Surveillance | Snoqualmie Casino
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