EVENTS – LOCAL

Stay tuned for local Chamber activities!


Chicago Business Opportunity Fair - CBOF52
April 17-18 at Navy Pier

Sponsored by Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council
Contact Cynthia Jordan 312.755.2555 CJordan@ChicagoMSDC.org

Illinois Department of Transportation
http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/stay-connected/events/Todays-Challenge-Tomorrows-Reward-(TCTR)

Springfield, IL  Late Winter/Early Spring 2019

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.


EVENTS – NATIONAL

 

Reservation Economic Summit 2019
http://res.ncaied.org/

Las Vegas, NV  March 25-28, 2019

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 2019
https://www.nativebusinessmag.com/summit/

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • Tulsa, Ok • May 13-15, 2019

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.

 

National 8(a) Conference
https://www.national8aassociation.org/2019-small-business-conference/

February 11-13, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee

The Conference offers educational sessions and resources for small businesses, minority businesses, current 8(a) companies, and graduated 8(a) companies as well as supplier diversity matchmaking with federal agencies, large business primes, and commercial companies and multiple networking opportunities to meet federal agencies, buyers, and prospective teaming partners.

 

Navajo Nation Economic Summit
http://www.nneconomicsummit.com/

April 2019 Flagstaff, AZ

Native American Contractors Association
http://nativecontractors.org/

Congressional Outreach Summit - Annual event focused on strategic advocacy. (March 2019)

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 2019)

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
2018 Legal Update & Indian Preference Conference

http://www.councilfortribalemploymentrights.org/
https://www.councilfortribalemploymentrights.org/2018-legal-update-indian-preference-conference/

December 5-7, 2018 
Flamingo Las Vegas, Nevada
Address: 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada
Questions: Email info@councilfortribalemplymentrights.org

The Legal Update Conference is always a very informative event with inspiring and knowledgable speakers who share with attendees the very latest in important developments affecting Indian preference and issues of sovereignty—especially important in the political climate of today—don’t miss it!

If you still have questions about the conference, call Lee Adolph at (509) 326-6063.

Conference Form Downloads:
2018 Legal Update Conference Registration Form (PDF – Updated 09.24.18)
2018 Legal Update Conference Agenda (PDF – Updated 11.16.18)

National Transportation Conference In Indian Country
https://www.nticc.org/

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.

NATIVE WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUMMIT
https://www.nativewomenlead.org/summit/

2019 is being planned!

On April 14, 2018, NativeWomenLead.org convened 200 Native American women for the inaugural Native Women’s Business Summit, the largest gathering of Native American female entrepreneurs in history. The sold-out two-day event, held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provided a platform for Native American women to share their collective experiences, grow social capital, and build a network reflective of their cultures.

Far too often, the voices of Native American women are left at edges of already marginalized communities. Therefore, our goal was simple: to demonstrate that Native American women are community leaders, CEOs, mothers, wives, elders, and the critical drivers of Indigenous businesses that contribute $11 Billion to the economy.  

Intertribal Transportation Association
https://www.tribaltransportation.org/

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.

ITA's next meeting is December 11-13, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada Tropicana Casino and Resort

Native american financial officers assocation (NAFOA) - 37th Annual Conference
https://www.nafoa.org/events/37th-annual-conference
April 15-16, 2019 Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, Oregon

This two-day conference will give you an exclusive opportunity to engage directly with tribal leaders, professionals, and influential federal agencies about economic and financial issues facing Indian Country.

The Member Tribe Meeting/Reception will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration will be available in January.

For more information, please contact Missy Hurley, Events and Project Manager at missy@nafoa.org.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact VaRene Martin at VaRene@nafoa.org or 619-322-9285.

Indian Country Business Summit
http://icbsshow.com/

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
http://aiccok.org/event/the-gathering-business-summit-2019/

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

2019 Tribal Border Summit
Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019
Casino Del Sol Resort & Conference Center in Tucson, AZ

2019 Executive Council Winter Session
Feb 10, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019
Washington, DC

2019 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace
Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
Reno, NV

2019 Annual Convention & Marketplace
Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
Albuquerque, NM