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What better way to pick up the perspective, strategies, and tactics you need to succeed than direct from industry leaders and executives? With over 70 sessions from experts across the industry, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is a learning experience you can’t afford to miss.

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2017 CONFERENCE TRACKS

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The following tracks were included in the conference program for 2017:

Cannabis Policy Leadership & Development
Casino Operations Legislative/Policy
Class II Gaming Marketing
Enterprise Development National Indian Gaming Commission
Finance Regulation & Compliance
Human Resources & Management Security & Surveillance
iGaming & Fantasy Sports Tribal Gaming Protection Network (TGPN)
Information Technology Women Leadership

 

TRACK: CANNABIS POLICY
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am 
State of the Union -- Cannabis and the Trump Administration  
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medical Cannabis; Facts and Mythology  
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Business of Cannabis & Hemp in Indian Country
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
A Legal Tale:  The Politics & Policies of Cannabis in Indian Country
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Regulatory & MICS:  It's All About Control
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Casinos and Cannabis: What are the Risks?

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TRACK: CASINO OPERATIONS
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Innovating For A New Generation of Players

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Integrating Emerging Gaming Technology

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Attention to Detail: Deterring & Detecting Fraud

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Busing & Safety: A look at Best Practices

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Finally! A Guest Service Program that Gets Results

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Brandish your Brand—Consume the Competition

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TRACK: CLASS II GAMING
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Address:  The Importance of Class II to Tribes, Now More Than Ever
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mixed Class II & III Gaming Operations - Don't Leave Valuable Resources on the Table
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Tribal Leadership Town Hall - Success Stories in Class II
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Class II as an Incubator
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Class II Grandfathering Update
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Compliance and Regulation of Class II - Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions

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TRACK: ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
What Trends Should Native American Operators be Aware of and Applying to Gain Market Advantage?
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Amenities—How do they impact your gaming facility? What are the best ones? Planning and costs
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The RFP Process: Is it Really the Best Way to Secure Design and Construction Services for Your Project?
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Encouraging Tribal Entrepreneurs
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Economic Development Diversification—Projects and Financing
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tribal Business Diversification Summit Update

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TRACK: FINANCE
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
CFO’s Speak – Run Lean, Efficient & Effective
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Common Financial Reporting and Auditing Issues Impacting Tribal Casinos – 2017
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Financial Statement Analysis:  What Tribal Leaders Should Know
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Investing for Seven Generations and Tribal Sovereignty
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multiple Strategies for Financing Non-Gaming Amenities at Tribal Casinos
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gaming Machine Math and Analysis of Machine Performance and Player Re-Investment
 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tax Reform & Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

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TRACK: HUMAN RESOURCES & MANAGEMENT
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Creating a Service Culture
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
What a Trump Healthcare Plan May Include
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Tribes & Labor: NLRB vs. TLROs
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Identifying Training Challenges and Solutions
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
“The Insider Threat” Investigative Practices: Background Investigation Techniques and Methods
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pay for Performance: Recruit and Train Top Talent with the Right Approach

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TRACK: IGAMING & FANTASY SPORTS
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Social Gaming: An Essential Part Of Your Digital Strategy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DFS and Tribal Gaming: The Path Forward
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Build, Engage and Merge Your Online Player Community
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Normalization of Sports Betting - The Push for Decriminalization in Washington, D.C.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Politics of iGaming in 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NextGen Gaming: The Future is Here Now
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Understanding and Updating your Jurisdictional Standards for Internet Gaming & Internet Gambling in Indian Country
 

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TRACK: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Topics include:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Data Breaches: Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Balancing Commerce, Security and Reliability in Data Access

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Outcome Vs Optimization Metrics: Actional Gaming Floor Analytics From WPU To Cannibalization and Everything In Between

4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Technology Revolution and How it Impacts Your Overnight Guests

2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Approach for Open Innovation in the Gaming Industry - How Can it be Done Effectively?

 

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TRACK: LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
TBA

2:00 pm - 3:00pm
Accountability: Pitfalls, Hurdles, and Solutions

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
How Academia Can Assist with Leadership Development

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Building Relationships Through Mentoring and Coaching

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
The Fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline–Using the Market to Uphold Self-Determination

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Vision, Strategy, and Prosperity

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TRACK: LEGISLATIVE/POLICY
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Natives Giving to Natives – Developing a Tribal Philanthropic Movement
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Legislative & Litigation Updates
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Indian Gaming Economics 101
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tribes & Trump:  Navigating the Trump Administration and Congress
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Landscape of Indian Law in 2017: The Changing Dynamics at the Supreme Court the United States
 

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TRACK: MARKETING
Topics include:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Player Loyalty and the Importance of Employee Recognition
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Digital Marketing:  Potential Unrealized
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Concerts & Entertainment:  No Longer a Loss Leader
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 
Social Media:  Staying Connected
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Casino Marketing:  Customer Acquisition & Retention in the Digital Era
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  
Driving Brand Loyalty, Leveraging Big Data

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TRACK: NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tribal Gaming Regulatory Authority Roles and Responsibilities
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surveillance (Part 1)
10:15 am - 11:15 am
How to detect Gamesmanship: A Practical Approach (Part 1)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Surveillance (Part 2)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
How to detect Gamesmanship: A Practical Approach (Part 2)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
National Guidance on the Issues

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TRACK: REGULATION & COMPLIANCE
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Balancing True FinCen Costs and Mitigating Title 31

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Lifecycle of a Game Submission to an Independent Test Lab

10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Four Pillars of Title31/AML Compliance, Regardless of Casino Size

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Who has the Keys to Your Castle?  Securing & Monitoring Remote Access

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Staying Ahead of the Curve in Licensing Compliance

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tribal-State Investments in Responsible Gaming Activities:  Are Tribal Funds Being Maximized by State Agencies?

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TRACK: SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Marked Card Investigation – Techniques & Myths
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Security 101: Protecting Data and Keeping your Business Safe in 2017
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Protecting Data Integrity in Indian Country
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
EMV and Navigating the Liability Shift
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Training and Retention of Surveillance Staff
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cybersecurity Best Practices for Casino Operations

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TRACK: TRIBAL GAMING PROTECTION NETWORK (TGPN)
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Active Shooter (Part 1)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
"Knock Knock it's OSHA", What do to When OSHA Shows up at Your Door
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Active Shooter (Part 2)
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Report Writing
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Security/Safety Culture
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Claims Game: Strategies for Keeping your Profits and Controlling Guest Claims  

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TRACK: WOMEN LEADERSHIP
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Power of Your Brand 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Native Women Influencers and Trailblazers in Gaming
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Power Panel: Up Close and Personal
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Women in Tribal Leadership: How Do We Break Down Communication Barriers and Effectuate Change?
10:15 am - 11:15 am 
Indigenous Women Rise
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Women in Tribal Leadership: How Do We Break Down Communication Barriers and Effectuate Change? (Continued)

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April 17 - 20, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center