Indigenous Biz Con

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Indigenous Biz Con

An in-person networking event that brings together Indigenous-owned companies, thought leaders, tribal leaders, and non-Native partners.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino 1721 West Canal Street Milwaukee, WI 53233

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Indigenous Biz Con provides an opportunity for attendees to learn, network, and collaborate to build meaningful partnerships that result in business, all while breaking down barriers to economic development, building community and elevating the voices of Native entrepreneurs. The event features real business operators at the forefront, engaging discussions, a Natives vendors marketplace and much more.

The event will kick off with an evening reception on Monday, Oct. 10, followed by speakers and panels throughout the day on Tuesday, Oct. 11. One of many event highlights will be an evening gala to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on Tuesday evening. The event will close midday Wednesday, Oct. 12.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. We are excited to gather together to share knowledge, culture and community. We hope you will join us at Indigenous Biz Con!

Event Topics

  • Emerging Industries
  • Professional Development
  • Economic Diversification
  • Workforce Development
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Indian Law
  • Business Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Energy

Event Panels

  • Unlocking the power of DBE Certification
  • Diversity and inclusion strategies for attracting and retaining talent
  • Navigating Tribal contracting opportunities
  • Building your legal business toolkit
  • Dispelling Tribal business law myths and understanding sovereign immunity
  • Access to capital to help your business grow
  • Cannabis in Indian Country
  • Energy infrastructure and emerging markets
  • Sustainability and growth in the construction industry: 2022 & beyond

Schedule of Events

Monday, October 10, 2022

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Opens
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Vendor Marketplace Opens
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sponsor Exhibitor Space Opens
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session and Welcome Address
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (provided) and Keynote Address
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
  • 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Tribal Leader Roundtable
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00 p.m. - Ballroom Opens
  • 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Awards Banquet Dinner and Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration (Black Tie/ Creative Indigenous Attire Optional)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. General Session
  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. General Session
  • 11:30 a.m. - Closing Remarks
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$150 – $1,000