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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss NAFOA’s Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference

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Twenty one sessions and thought-provoking keynote speakers will cover the ins and outs of investing in Indian country, policies affecting tribes, accounting updates and economic development opportunities at this year’s Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference, September 9-10 in Seattle, Washington.

The event, themed “Expanding Horizons,” will draw together tribal leaders, finance professionals and policy makers, providing the opportunity to discuss challenges in the tribal finance community, tax reform, proposed Office of Management & Budget financial rule changes, and economic diversification.

Early bird registration for the nonprofit’s two-day conference ends August 9 to save. The conference host, the Sheraton Seattle Downtown, offers close proximity to vibrant tribal communities and their cultural attractions, as well as sights of the Pacific Northwest, like the Space Needle and Seattle waterfront.

Below are five reasons you need to attend:

1. You want to hear the tribal and business leaders stimulating conversations at the roundtable first-hand.

Roundtable participants will discuss expanding tribal businesses in the areas of international growth through exports, cluster-economic development, tourism and what's next in diversified economic growth. 

2. The conference provides 24 opportunities for you to expand your knowledge about topics like:

Will your general welfare programs survive an IRS audit? 

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Financing vehicles for tribal energy & telecommunication projects

Governmental Accounting Standards Board updates for tribes

3. You get to meet the experts.

Chat with international markets and policy guru Zachary Karabell, author of Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast Changing World, who will deliver the keynote address and get useful advice from tribal leaders and financial partners at any of the 50 exhibit booths showcased.

4. The conference opens new networking opportunities.

Gain knowledge on new investment opportunities, stay current on what's happening on Capitol Hill, and learn which revenue generating ideas your peers recommend at networking events.

5. You can earn CPE credits.

Earn up to 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits while you build your skills. NAFOA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.