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2018 CONFERENCE SESSIONS - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018 

What better way to pick up the perspective, strategies, and tactics you need to succeed than direct from industry leaders and executives? With 60 sessions from experts across the industry, the 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is a learning experience you can’t afford to miss! 

THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE 2018 PROGRAM:

Casino Operations Marketing
Emerging Gaming  National Indian Gaming Commission
Enterprise Development  Regulation & Compliance
Finance  Security & Surveillance
Gaming Technology Tribal Gaming Protection Network 
Legislative/Policy  Women in Tribal Gaming
Management & Development   

 

**Conference sessions are subject to change. Please continue to check back for the latest updates in our 2018 program. 

TRACK: CASINO OPERATIONS
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
New Techniques in Slot Analytics: From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yield Management: Theory and Practice

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Regulating Your Relationship:Gaming Commissions and Casino Operations

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
More Bang for Your Buck...Luxury on a Budget 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Taking Command: Tribal Leadership in Casino Management 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Title 31/AML: Enforcement Actions, Marijuana Considerations, and Due Diligence Procedures

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TRACK: EMERGING GAMING
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mobile on Premise Gaming TBA
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
eSports for Tribal Casinos
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Tribal iGaming: It's Already Happening 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Innovation in Skill Gaming: Where We're at and Where it's Going 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sports Betting - Separating Myth from Reality 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Futurist on Evolution of Gaming & Generational Changes

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TRACK: ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
A New Vision for Tribal Economy
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Biggest Trends in Tribal Gaming Resorts: Turning Challenges into Opportunities through Strategic Integration and Positioning 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Implementing Effective Diversification Due Diligence Strategies in New Gaming and Hospitality Markets 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
You've Got Gas
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Master Planning & Development: Driving Diversified & Integrating Guest Expectation
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Creating Diverse Economic Opportunity and Growth Through Investing in Startup Companies  

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TRACK: FINANCE
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Compliance, and Auditing Concepts for Tribal Gaming Commissioners 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Automation and Going Paperless with Back Office Accounting with Cloud Based 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Internal Audit Best Practices: Class II and Class III MICS 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Tribal Leadership: Concepts on Fiscal Responsibilities and Tips for Board Level Reporting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Accounting for Complimentary Items, Promotions, and Free Play
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies: Information Session 

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TRACK: GAMING TECHNOLOGY
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Emerging Cybersecurity Threats to Casino Operations 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Class II Technical Standards on Grandfathering: How Do You Comply? 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Behavioral Analytics - The Path to Personalization
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Why Class II is Important to Your Game Mix in Your Casino
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Successful Development in a Mature Gaming Market
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
CASE STUDY: The Pokagon Tribe in South Bend

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TRACK: LEGISLATIVE/POLICY
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The 2018 Farm Bill: The Importance of Food Sovereignty to Indian Country 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
What's New in Indian Gaming? A Review of Litigation, Legislation, and DOI Initiative
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act at 30: The Future of Lands Eligible for Gaming Compacts and Indian Gaming 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 
Cannabis Panel - TBA 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Land Into Trust for Gaming Under the Trump Administration 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  The Economic Impact of Indian Gaming on Tribes, Surrounding Communities, the Gaming Industry, and the Economy 

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TRACK: MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
STEM - Exciting STEM Initiatives to Develop Tribal Workforces for the Future
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Labor and Benefits in Tribal Casinos: Critical Tools and Opportunities to Save Money
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Best Practices and Hot Topics in Human Resources 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Increase Performance by Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
How to be a Leader in these Uncertain Times 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A CEO Perspective on Enterprise Leadership and Transformation 

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TRACK: MARKETING
Topics include:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Promoting, Marketing and Leveraging Tribal Causes and Casino Charities
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Branding, Loyalty Programs, and Customer Retention 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Why Your Profitability Depends on Aggregating Your Data to Understand the True Worth of a Player 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 
Hidden Marketing Costs  
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Success with Marketing Analytics: An Operator's Perspective
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  
How to Transition Your Direct Mail Program to Digital 

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TRACK: NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
National Guidance on the Issues 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Internal Audit 2.0 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Requirement of IGRA & the Pitfalls of Non-Compliance 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Game Performance 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gamesmanship 3.0 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
543.8 Bingo Toolkit 

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TRACK: REGULATION & COMPLIANCE
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Applying Investigative and Background Screenings Resources to Thoroughly Screen Today's Trends 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Compliance: Removing the Good vs. Evil from Gaming Regulation

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Know Your Customer - Title 31 Compliance

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Licensing: Past, Present, & Future

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Big Idea: Small Budget

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Internal Audit Best Practices 2018 - Beyond the Checklists 

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TRACK: SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Employee Theft in the Gaming industry: Schemes, Red Flags, and Prevention
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anti-Money Laundering for Investigator, Surveillance, and Security 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Protecting Tribal Data in the Age of the Data Breach
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
TBA
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Remote Access Monitoring into Your Network
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Report Writing: What Regulators Need to Know 

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TRACK: TRIBAL GAMING PROTECTION NETWORK
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Report Writing: What Regulators Need to Know
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Casino & Commission Perspective on Active Shooter - What You Need to Know
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Hearings & Appeals: What a Regulator Should Know About Hearings & Appeals Before Holding Their Own Hearings 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Social Trends in Licensing: Looking at the Modern Day Social Trends and Red Flag for Licensing Investigations 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Human Trafficking Session 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Body Language: What Body Language Means on the Gaming Floor and How to Look for Red Flags 

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TRACK: WOMEN IN TRIBAL GAMING 
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Against All Odds 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
TBD
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Female Leadership in Tribal Gaming: Where are They and Where are They Missing 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TBD 
10:15 am - 11:15 am 
Code of Conduct: Driving Progress and Reshaping the Future 
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
TBD

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April 17 - 20, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center
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