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Illinois Department of Transportation

Springfield, IL  Late Winter/Early Spring 2020

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) conference: Today’s Challenge Tomorrow’s Reward (TCTR) focuses on providing educational and skill building workshops, best practices, and networking opportunities to statewide DBE firms and contractors wanting to business with IDOT. The overall goal is to help advance the firm’s skill set and knowledge in order to increase their competitiveness and opportunities for work on federally funded highway contracts.



Reservation Economic Summit 2020

Las Vegas, NV  March 2020

One of the largest business conference dedicated to American Indians.  RES is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform.  Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian Artisan Market, and much more.


The Native Business Summit 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • Tulsa, Ok • May 2020

Join us for three days of highly beneficial business trainings and presentations designed to help grow your company and make sure you are in the innovation loop.

Benefit from unparalleled networking with Tribal officials, Alaska Native leaders and Corporations while engaging with the best and brightest Native American and First Nations business owners and entrepreneurs from across Indian Country! Many of whom you have read about in the pages of Native Business Magazine.


Navajo Nation Economic Summit

April 2020 Flagstaff, AZ

Native American Contractors Association

Congressional Outreach Summit - Annual event focused on strategic advocacy. (March 2020)

Emerging Native Leaders Summit - ENLS is a program that takes some of the best and the brightest Native American emerging leaders and gives them knowledge and tools to stand out amongst the rest. This is a program for individuals who dream to push themselves to be the best Tribal Leader, Project Manager, CEO, or Entrepreneur they can be. (July 2020)

Federal Contracting Policy and Advocacy Conference - informative panels and presentations on government-business relationships in the diverse market of Native 8(a) federal contracting, upcoming elections and impacts for Native businesses, federal rules and regulations, and much more. The conference also exemplifies the unity of Alaska Native Corporations, American Indian Tribes, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in small-business advocacy, a key driver in community building and economic development.  (November 2019)


CTER National TERO Conference

National Transportation Conference In Indian Country

Big Sky, MT September 16-19, 2019

The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is the premier Tribal transportation event of 2019. Join over 500 of your fellow Tribal transportation professionals at this one of a kind event.

Intertribal Transportation Association

The mission of the Intertribal Transportation  Association is to help Tribal Elected Leadership address tribal transportation concerns, issues, needs, programs, and policies to assist tribes and tribal communities in the evolution of their transportation systems and programs.

Native american financial officers assocation (NAFOA)

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Indian Country Business Summit

Norman, OK August 20-21, 2019

Access government agency buyers and policy leaders, prime contractors, and tribal procurement representatives looking to expand their vendor pools.

The ICBSSHOW brings together business people, buyers and trainers for two days of education and networking. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, meet new business clients and teaming  partners. Join your colleagues and competitors at this fast-paced business summit. 

The Gathering – 2019 Business Summit

Choctaw Casino & Resort Durant, OK October 6-9, 2019

The Gathering 2018 Business Summit is the largest event hosted by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma each year.  The conference will offer sessions that highlight successful business plans of Native-owned  businesses, how to seek government contracts, obtaining financial assistance for your businesses and business matchmaking sessions. Visit with the directors of preferred Indian-owned programs and TERO from a number of tribes across Oklahoma who champion for Indian-owned businesses. There are excellent networking opportunities.

The AICCO Annual Awards luncheon and also the Leadership Native Oklahoma graduation ceremony are held on Tuesday.

National Congress of American Indians

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