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Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room: 2
  • Session Number:ED101
This panel will explore how an important Oklahoma tribe continues to serve as a catalyst for the region through thoughtful investment and world-class development that aims to improve the gaming experience while reinvigorating the local economy. The panel will take a close look at the regional market and the vision... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Chris Creasey
Director
Tutor Perini
Panelist
Ms  Erica Kosemund
Senior Corporate Director of Marketing
Choctaw Nation
Panelist
Janie Dillard
Senior Executive Officer, Division of Commerce,
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Panelist
Nate Tanner
Panelist
Robert Gdowski
Director of Hospitality Design
JCJ Architecture
Tracks:
  • Appropriate for Everyone
  • Panel Presentation

Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: 2
  • Session Number:ED102
The design and integration of the Emerald Queen Casino into Tacoma's urban infrastructure set a groundbreaking precedent for the future of tribal gaming through vertical urban development. Learn how building above the city grid can be the next great development for tribal gaming design. This panel will address the opportunities,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr  Brett Ewing
Principal, Project Architect
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Panelist
Rob Quaempts
President
Wenaha Group Inc.
Panelist
Robert Hunter
Staff Attorney
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Moderator
Mr.  Samuel Olbekson AICAE, AIA
Founding Principal, CEO, Full Circle Indigenous Planning
Principal, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Appropriate for Everyone
  • Panel Presentation

Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Room: 2
  • Session Number:ED103
Design Build is a collaborative, contractor-led project delivery process that includes planning, design and construction services under one contract. It provides single-point responsibility between owners and project teams, better quality and cost control, faster project delivery, streamlined problem solving and reduced risk. This session will address the advantages of Design... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Chris Creasey
Director
Tutor Perini
Panelist
Mr.  Glen Gobin
Secretary
Tulalip Board of Directors
Moderator
Mr.  John Hinton
Director of Native American Projects
Bergman Walls & Associates
Panelist
Mr.  Leonard Bergman AIA LEED AP BD+C
President & CEO
Bergman Walls & Associates
Panelist
Rob Quaempts
President
Wenaha Group Inc.
Tracks:
  • Appropriate for Everyone
  • Panel Presentation

Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: 2
  • Session Number:ED104
A Guaranteed Maximum Price contract was introduced to save owners time and money. But confusion and misconceptions too often result in cost overruns and excessive value engineering. This session will help owners avoid those pitfalls and explain other, often better options available today.  ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr  Brian Wirth
Owner/Operator Collegiate Hotel at Auburn
Collegiate Hotel at Auburn
Moderator
Mr.  Gregory Hnedak
Founder and CEO
DreamCatcher Hotels
Panelist
Mr.  Ward Simpson, AIA
Owner
ProjectsInc, PLC
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Panel Presentation

Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Room: 2
  • Session Number:ED105
In this session, tribal leaders and casino managers will better understand the importance of developing and implementing a planned approach when expanding and investing into new markets and industries outside of gaming and hospitality. Leaders and Management groups will also gain an understanding of the critical importance around due diligence... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Mr  Chas Robbins
Director
RSM US LLP
Presenter
Dwayne Eto
Partner
RSM US, LLP
Tracks:
  • Appropriate for Everyone
  • Dual Presenter

Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  • Room: 2
  • Session Number:ED106
In this session, two leading tribal economic development experts will compare a variety of different corporate structures, interactivity with tribal councils and governance and regulatory considerations. We’ll also highlight the growing pains and success stories in our economic development and investment initiatives.  ...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Christopher Irwin
Director, Native American Services
The Innovation Group
Presenter
John Hendrix
Director, Office of Economic Development
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Presenter
Mr.  Joseph Nayquonabe
Chief Executive Officer
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Presenter
Steve Szapor
Chairman of The Board
Laguna Development Corporation
Presenter
Tom Zitt, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
The Innovation Group
Tracks:
  • Appropriate for Everyone
  • Panel Presentation

Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

  • Room: Showcase Sessions - Chairmans Lounge - Show Floor
  • Session Number:SHW2
Several gaming Tribes have partnered with non-gaming Tribes for nation-to-nation economic development. This talk explores several examples of how sovereign partnerships benefit both Tribes and Indian Country in general. We’ll discuss active examples of Tribal agribusiness, manufacturing, and retail.We will examine how aquaculture, tourism, hemp/cannabis, restaurants, and other Tribal businesses... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Gary Green
Star of TV Series "Casino Insider"; Chairman of Gary Green Gaming Inc; and bestselling author
Gary Green Gaming, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Appropriate for Everyone
  • Single Presenter
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