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2016 NADC Economic Development and Procurement Conference

August 2, 2016 - August 4, 2016

Varies on participation

“NATION BUILDING-EMPOWERING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,” in Billings Montana, on August 2-4, 2016. The annual conference is in its eighth year and has attracted Native owned small businesses, tribal leaders and prime contractors from the region as well as gaining national attention as the premier economic development and procurement conference in the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions.

The Native American Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization located in Billings, Montana serving Indian reservations in Montana and Wyoming since 1996 and expanding to reservations in North Dakota and South Dakota in 2009. NADC is committed to providing assistance in developing the economies of American Indian Communities.

NADC has taken on the responsibility for planning and managing the 8th Annual NADC Economic Development and Procurement Conference.

The conference this year will on focus on infrastructure through development of tribal community plans, creating supportive business environments on reservations and development of business strategies that utilize Federal, State and private resources.

The conference will feature excellent speakers, panel members, trade show, entertainment and a strategic matchmaking event planned to allow for one-on-one connectivity.
It is expected that this event will attract not only outstanding Native American and Tribal Owned companies and community organizations/members but a slate of prime contractors and government entities looking for suppliers. Approximately 200 participants are expected at the conference this year!

  • The conference structure includes:
  • The conference will be held over a two-day period (August 3-4) with a free marketing training and matchmaking session occurring the day before (August 2).
  • General Sessions and Keynote Addresses will be held each morning of the conference.
  • Separate tracks will be provided each afternoon in the areas of Procurement, Community Development, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Space will be provided for approximately 25-30 informational, business, and sponsorship booths throughout the entire conference.
  • A pre-conference match-making event will be held to provide opportunities for American Indian businesses to network with corporate and government buyers, and discuss potential contract opportunities. The matchmaking sessions will also provide an opportunity for small businesses to explore partnering opportunities with other businesses, in following the theme of the conference.

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