NAFSA presents at the EPIC User Conference and Wiring the Rez Conference.

Last week, the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) was represented at both the Epic Loan System’s 2017 Annual User’s Conference and the 2017 Wiring the Rez Conference by NAFSA Chief of Staff, Blake Trueblood.

On February 1, 2017, at the 2017 Epic Loan User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Blake Trueblood conducted a presentation titled “Online Financial Services Opportunities in Indian Country”. The EPIC Loan Systems Annual User Conference brings together lenders, management teams, along with partners and other third party vendors to create critical, new relationships and to hear from industry experts.

Later that week, at the Wiring the Rez Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Blake Trueblood moderated a panel titled “E-Commerce Entrepreneurship: Internet Commerce in Real Life” featuring some of Indian Country’s best and brightest e-commerce professionals. The Wiring the Rez conference explores the ongoing need for tribes to build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations, choosing the best projects, finding the right partners, understanding jurisdictional complexities and the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, while complying with appropriate federal guidelines.

“The goal of NAFSA’s presence at these two conferences was to provide audiences with a better understanding of TLE’s and to build awareness regarding the positive economic benefits that tribally-owned lending businesses are creating for their communities,” said Gary Davis, Executive Director of NAFSA.

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