Registration for RES New Mexico is open now, with advanced registration set to expire October 14.
Courtesy NCAIED
Registration for RES New Mexico is open now, with advanced registration set to expire October 14.

RES New Mexico Returns in November, National Center Accepting 40 Under 40 Nominations


The second regional Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in New Mexico returns to the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, November 14-17.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) hosts RES events, which bring together tribal leaders, elected officials, representatives from business, established or aspiring Native American business owners, and many more to learn, brainstorm, collaborate, and network in an innovative and motivational atmosphere.

RES New Mexico will again feature the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) for students who are interested in business and entrepreneurship to learn more about what it takes to succeed in business.

RELATED: YES! National Center Uplifts New Generation of Young Native Entrepreneurs With UNITY

Registration for RES New Mexico is open now, with advanced registration set to expire October 14. The hotel block reserved for the conference generally fills up quickly.

"The National Center is thrilled to return to Buffalo Thunder in beautiful Santa Fe for our second RES New Mexico,” said Derrick Watchman, Board Chair for the National Center. “Last year’s event was a tremendous success and our largest regional RES to date, and we expect another great event this year. We encourage anyone doing business in Indian Country – or wants to do business in Indian Country – to register today for this can’t miss event."

RES New Mexico will feature a Native American business trade show, a Buy Native Procurement Matchmaking Expo, an Interactive Access to Capital Fair, the American Indian Art Market, and an opening day golf tournament. Session topics include energy, procurement, marketing and social media, telecommunications, capital, e-commerce, healthcare, infrastructure, and taxation.

The prestigious Native American 40 under 40 Awards will also be presented during the Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) gala on Wednesday night of the conference. The award recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community. Those interested in nominating a deserving award winner have until October 7th to submit their nomination form.

RELATED: NCAIED Announces '40 Under 40' Natives Recognized for Contributions to Their Communities

Following up on a successful inaugural event at last year's RES New Mexico, the National Center will host a Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) to kickoff RES New Mexico. The National Center will partner with United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. (UNITY) to collaborate on entrepreneurial programming specifically focused on American Indian youth. Last year, despite inclement weather, nearly 200 Native youth from the surrounding Pueblo, Apache, and Navajo communities participated in YES!.

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