AIGA Hosts Doing Business in Indian Country Trade Show & Conference

Event Supports Tribal Gaming & Business Diversification November 13-15, 2012

Jul 27, 2012, 10:00 ET from Arizona Indian Gaming Association

PHOENIX, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) will host a new trade show and conference to support Tribal Gaming and Business Diversification on November 13 -15, 2012.  The event takes place at Wild Horse Hotel & Casino, Gila River Indian Community. 

The three-day conference and trade show opens with the Desert Classic Golf Tournament on November 13, 2012.  It will be played at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, Arizona.  The evening of November 13, guests will gather at Wild Horse Hotel & Casino to enjoy the popular Arizona Chef's Challenge.  This year, in addition to cuisine by local casino chefs, Arizona Vineyard wines and breweries will be featured.

This unique conference will serve two distinct audiences: those already in the gaming industry and others who want to do business with Arizona gaming tribes.  Said Valerie Spicer, Executive Director AIGA, "We are extremely excited to present this new format that will address both the gaming and business side of our industry.  By emphasizing diversification, we can support our Tribal economies and reach out to Native and non-Indian business owners who want to work with our Tribes.  Attendees will gain introductions and information they need to enter and succeed in this market, along with insider knowledge about trends and opportunities in our industry."    

Business sessions will cover topics such as developing business prospects through diversified networking, Trends and Opportunities on Arizona Tribal Lands, A look into the future on Arizona Tribal Lands and business-to-business success stories.  These sessions will provide attendees with practical and specific information they can apply to do business in Indian Country.

The gaming operations sessions, which run in tandem, will cover key information such as an update on internet gaming, tips on growing market share, how to optimize your exposure in tourism, and a seminar on entertainment marketing.   Additional sessions will be devoted to regulation, security, data security, social media and employee outreach. 

"We're already attracting a lot of interest in this conference from chambers of commerce and business owners," said Jason Nichols, Deputy Director, AIGA.  "Tribal gaming has been one of the very few growth areas during the recession, and many people want to do business with tribes and are looking forward to this conference.  We're expecting a good crowd."

For information about Doing Business in Indian Country visit or e-mail  Sponsorship, attendee and exhibitor information is available online.  Inquiries should be directed to INNATIV 651-917-2301 or email

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SOURCE Arizona Indian Gaming Association