Native Business Magazine to host summit at Hard Rock Tulsa

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
05/04/2019 02:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
From May 13-15, attendees can network with decision makers, attend business development and other trainings, hear from keynote speakers and featured presenters as well as visit the Native Business Summit Tradeshow. The event will be held at the Cherokee Nation’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. COURTESY
CATOOSA (AP) – As the next step in its efforts to spotlight innovation, inspire change agents and spark creativity for Native and Indigenous entrepreneurs, Native Business Magazine will host speakers, presenters and events at the Native Business Summit 2019.

The event is slated for May 13-15 at the Cherokee Nation’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
During the three-day event, attendees will enjoy the opportunity to network with decision makers, attend business development and other trainings, hear from keynote speakers and featured presenters as well as visit the Native Business Summit Tradeshow.

“We have brought together some of Indian Country’s marquee names and premier business talents for our first Native Business Summit, and our attendees will have no shortage of knowledge sources to tap into,” Gary Davis, Native Business Magazine publisher, said. “Our goal has always been to empower, inform, and inspire Native business and entrepreneurship, and we know that this summit will become a must-attend event for Tribal leaders and entrepreneurs well into the future.”

Event highlights and noted speakers include:

• A keynote address by Principal Chief Bill John Baker;

• The premiere of Food Sovereignty, a Native Business documentary short film;

• A keynote address from Mark Fox, Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation chairman; and

• A keynote address by CN Treasurer Lacey Horn.

In addition to the above keynote addresses, attendees can choose to attend breakout sessions and forums on topics such as small business, agriculture, corporate diversity, energy, professional development, gaming, cybersecurity, food sovereignty, finance, government contracting, Native cuisine and brewing, broadband, enterprise, infrastructure, e-commerce, economic development, banking, empowering Native women in business, entrepreneurship and human resources.

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