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Leading Native American Business Event Returns to Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, NV —The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (National Center) will host its National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) from March 9-12 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. National RES is another multifaceted event from the National Center, which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, federal agency representatives, elected officials, and top CEOs. Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking opportunities, business development sessions, a business tradeshow and expo, American Indian Artisan Market, procurement sessions, business matchmaking, and much more. The National Center is now in its fifth decade, and National RES is the country’s leading Native American business event.

“While our regional RES events have been tremendous successes, we are looking forward to once again returning to Las Vegas for our signature national event,” said National Center President and CEO Gary Davis. “National RES 2015 will connect Indian Country to business opportunities across many different sectors and fields. We will host business leaders, tribal representatives, and many others from across the U.S. in Las Vegas in a few weeks.”

The event kicks off with a scholarship golf tournament on Monday, March 9. The opening day features a business boot camp, covering such topics as access to capital, communications, accounting, workforce development, and others. The “Buy Native Procurement Expo” powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration will also take place that day.

National RES places a strong focus on energy, and high-level officials within the Department of Energy will be at the event to discuss DOE programs. National RES hosts the largest American Indian business trade show, and an “Interactive Access to Capital Fair” wherein attendees are encouraged to bring their projects to National RES to meet one-on-one with potential funders. Dozens of business development and training sessions will address topics such as e-commerce, federal and corporate contracting, agriculture, taxation, telecommunications, and legislative activity, including implementation of the Buy Indian Act… and much more.

Visit RES.ncaied.org for more information or, for a copy of the draft agenda, please click here.