2019 Native American Economic Summit

"Preparing for Economic Opportunity through Indian Economic Enterprise & Matchmaking"

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico is pleased to present our 2019 New Mexico Native American Economic Summit on November 19th & 20th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The topics covered at the summit will be focused on Federal Contract acquisition by businesses.

Have you ever wondered how the Buy Indian Act (BIA) is applied and how it benefits Indian Economic Enterprises (IEE)? What is an Indian Indian Economic Enterprise and do I qualify? What is the Indian Incentive Program (IIP) and can I use it in conjunction with the Buy Indian Act? How do these policies affect NM and surrounding Pueblos and Tribes? If so, then you need to attend this summit! We have designed this year's event for ALL small business owners, contractors, sub-contractors, tribal entities, and 8(a) certified companies to synergize, strategize, and build relationships by engaging in workshops and discussions focused on BIA, IEE, & IIP.

In collaboration with the National Center American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center we will also be hosting a 2019 Indian Economic Enterprise Matchmaking Fair - where Buyers and Sellers will have a chance to meet one-on-one in a quick pitch meeting, with the goal of establishing connections and potential economic partnerships between the Government entities and the many small businesses in attendance. The Matchmaking event is Free for all who want to attend. Click Here!! to register for the event

Our commitment is to continue educating and leading awareness for Native and Non-Native businesses, Entrepreneurs, Artisans, Tribal Governments, State and Federal Agencies on the numerous resources that are available. If you fit in any of these categories or even ones we may not have mentioned, please join us at the summit.

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Register for the Summit!

Registration is now open!

Summit Registration Member Registration Exhibitor Table Artisan PTAC Matchmaking
$75 $65 $150 $50
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Register for the summit by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. You can also register for the PTAC Matchmaking event by returning back to this page and clicking the Matchmaking link at the bottom of this section.


**Exhibitors** get two registration tickets included in the price of the exhibitor table as well as two chairs and a table.

**AICCNM Members** Special pricing is available for chamber members.

To register for the PTAC Matchmaking event Click Here!!. The Matchmaking event is one of the premiere events at the Summit and will be hosted by the American Indian PTAC in New Mexico. Follow the link to register on the PTAC page and click the registration button and follow the prompts. You can also view meeting times and matched buyers on the site by logging after you register for matchmaking.

The 2019 AICCNM Native American Economic Summit will be held at Sandia Resort & Casino in the Ballroom and Conference center. The Eagle conference room and Ballrooms A, B, and C will be used for the duration of the event.

There will be rooms available for the duration of the summit, for those attendees who want to simplify there travel to and from the venue. Room rates are listed below.

Room Rate
Deluxe King $149

Click this link: Reserve a Room!, to make reservations. Rooms must be reserved by October 20th, 2019. 

Located just a few minutes North of Albuquerque off of I-25. Easy to access and very easy to find.

Additional Information


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Sandia Resort and Casino, the hosting venue, will have rooms reserved for the summit. Pricing can be seen on the venue tab. Reservations must be made by Oct. 20, 2019. Click the link: Reserve a Room! to make your reservation. 

Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown ABQ
comfort inn and suites downtown

Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown ABQ will also be offering rooms for the summit. Room reservations must be made by November 4th, 2019. For pricing and to make reservations click the link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ZN05R4


Focus Topic Presentations

  • What is an IEE?

    Join us on day 1 for an in-depth discussion to clarify what an Indian Economic Enterprise is. There will also be a presentation on day 2 detailing the advantages of being an IEE and also the programs that support IEE businesses.

  • The Indian Incentive Program

    Another presentation will discuss the Department of Defense Indian Incentive Program. The program's purpose, process, and impementation will be discussed and will provide the businesses in attendance another avenue to secure contracts or money.

  • The Buy Indian Act

    The Buy Indian Act will also be discussed. The nuances of purchasing power given to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services, and other authorized agencies will be discussed, as well as how this act can be harnessed by Native-Owned businesses.

PTAC Match Making

Put your best foot forward and present your products and services to government buyers. The American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center will be hosting a FREE match making event where IEEs can use their newly acquired knowledge when they meet with the Buyers they are matched with. Matches and scheduled meeting times will be determined before the event and can be viewed on the matchmaking registration site.

Artisan Showcase

There will also be an artisan showcase for any artisans that sign up for the summit. A space for the artisan to showcase their art will be provided.


Any questions or inqueries about the 2019 AICCNM Native American Economic Summit can be directed toward the Chamber.

Contact: Email: Phone:
AICCNM info@aiccnm.com (505) 766-9545
Marvis Aragon marvis.aragon@aiccnm.com (505) 766-9545

Cell: (505) 766-9545
Email: info@aiccnm.com

Marvis Aragon

Cell: (505) 766-9545
Email: marvis.aragon@aiccnm.com

Any questions or inqueries about the PTAC Matchmaking can be directed toward Aldofo Vasquez.

Contact: Email: Cell: Office:
Adolfo Vasquez adolfo@ncaied.org (480) 524-1963 (505) 724-3584
Adolfo Vasquez

Cell: (480) 534-1963
Office: (505) 724-3584
Email: adolfo@ncaied.org