AMERIND Risk Conference in Portland to Educate on Emergency Management


Organizers expect hundreds of Tribal members and business professionals from across Indian country to attend AMERIND Risk’s three day conference and trade fair.  The conference is scheduled for September 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon. The 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair is a great educational multi-tribal event, hosted by the only 100-percent Tribally owned and operated insurance provider in Indian country.

AMERIND Risk was founded 28 years ago by more than 400 Tribes. They pooled their resources to create affordable and sustainable insurance products and services for Indian Country and to keep money circulating in Indian Country. AMERIND Risk provides property, liability and workers’ compensation insurance for Tribes, Tribal Governments, Businesses and individual property.  The 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair draws attendees from many Tribal communities.

The event features multiple exhibits from emergency management, repair services, financial institutions, consultants, suppliers, and other Tribal business services.  Participants come to learn about the latest insurance products and services, build networks and attend education sessions conducted by risk management experts. Tribal leaders’ and business professionals gain valuable information to share with their communities. 

A "Tribal Leader Roundtable" will kick off the morning track on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, along with a "Tribal Official and Emergency Management" session. Some of the other material covered in our specific trainings:

—Business Liability
—Claims Fundamentals
—Cost of Risk
—How to read an Insurance Proposal
—Human Resource Metrics

These conference educational sessions and planning on managing future Tribal risk is vital information for all Tribal communities. Learn how AMERIND Risk has saved Tribes over $100 million in insurance costs, and helps keep valuable financial resources in Tribal control. 

“In my 14 years of working at AMERIND Risk I always look forward to our Annual Conference, Trade Fair and Business Meeting.  It is a great opportunity to get together with peers and friends that I've got to know from all over Indian Country.  It is good to hear directly from our shareholders and Tribes, share our success and concerns; and provide Tribe specific education and training.  AMERIND Risk is more than just an insurance company; we are an arm of the Tribes we serve.  Our conference is truly a best practice as we work together for our common cause of –Tribes Protecting Tribes”, said Derek Valdo, AMERIND Risk CEO.

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In addition, AMERIND Risk will outline critical elements that any Tribal entity should consider for Tribal workers’ compensation, developing an employee safety plan, along with emphasis on emergency operation plans and the importance of preparing the whole community. These are just a few of the topics that will be highlighted at our 28th Annual AMERIND Risk Conference & Trade Fair. Please visit for more information.

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