NIGA 2017 announces first Keynote Address

30 March 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The National Indian Gaming Association has announced the first Keynote Address that will be presented at the San Diego Convention Center during the 2017 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, 10-13 April. The panel will bring together the leaders of the National Indian Gaming Association, American Gaming Association, National Indian Gaming Commission and National Congress of American Indians on the stage together for the first time.

"I am honored to be a part of this unique panel and thankful that these leaders are able to come together to share their perspectives as we discuss issues affecting Indian gaming," said Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association. "There is no better way to gain access to the perspectives, strategies and tactics you need to succeed than direct from this group of industry leaders, and I encourage all convention participants to join us for the Keynote Address."

The Keynote, titled "Collaboration with the American Gaming Association" features:

Victor Rocha
Owner & Editor

Ernie Stevens, Jr.
National Indian Gaming Association

Brian Cladoosby
NCAI President
Swinomish Tribe

Jonodev Chaudhuri
National Indian
Gaming Comission

Geoff Freeman
American Gaming

The panel will be moderated by Victor Rocha, Education Chairman of the NIGA Conference Program and Owner & Editor of Pechanga and will take place on Wednesday, 12 April at 8:30 a.m.

Added Rocha, "For the first time, we will have the heads of all of these organizations on the same stage discussing their unique perspectives on our common causes. This thought-provoking presentation will touch on how tribes move forward under a Trump administration, the Affordable Care Act, sports betting, internet gaming and the IRS ... to name a few. We are thankful they are sharing their time and expertise."

The Keynotes are in addition to the 96 educational offerings crossing 16 conference tracks taking place during the four-day convention and tradeshow. The entire program can viewed on the website.

Registration is now open, and all teams are encouraged to review Group Registration Packages, which are designed to maximize learning opportunities across teams. To learn more about all our registration packages and or to add the conference to your existing registration package visit the website.

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