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Oklahoma Spotlight

The 2023 OIGA Conference and Trade Show will feature the key companies serving the Oklahoma market

Oklahoma Spotlight

The 2023 Conference and Trade Show of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) is taking place August 14-16 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cox Business Center.

The show will be back in the heart of downtown Tulsa with an energized trade show floor, compelling conference sessions and some new twists designed to take everyone’s experience up a notch or two.

The Annual John Marley Scholarship Golf Tournament will start the week, as attendees tee off at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 14 at the Paige Belcher Golf Course.

While OIGA raises money for scholarships, players will start the day with breakfast and beverages. Lunch will be served on the course as players enjoy a day of fun and sun.

Back by popular demand, show producers will return to the iconic Cain’s Ballroom for the traditional Welcome Party on Monday evening.

The OIGA Poker and Blackjack Tournament will be open to all attendees starting at 6 p.m. at Cain’s, with cash prizes going to the winners. The DJ will be spinning tunes for dancing with food and an open bar provided by OIGA vendors to kick off the show in style.

Keynotes, Sessions and Scholarships

Tuesday morning, the sessions will begin with a keynote from Paul Spiers-Hernandez, founder of the Red Wagon Institute, which specializes in leadership training for teams and companies of all sizes.

Spiers-Hernandez, who is also the founder of the marketing and public relations firm Steinbeck Communications, will give a presentation on the “Power of Can.” This presentation has been seen by the biggest companies in the industry and OIGA now brings the training session to its attendees. It is a must-attend to get attendees ready for the following two days.

Educational sessions on a variety of current topics will be available to attendees in the first half of the day both Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday on the show floor, Chairman Matthew Morgan and the rest of the OIGA Executive Committee will announce this year’s recipients of the John Marley scholarships, as well as recognizing the winners of the organization’s Chairman’s and Warrior awards.

This year, the OIGA trade show floor is bigger than in the past, with the industry’s top suppliers showing their latest and greatest products.

To register, industry professionals can find everything they need on the organization’s website,

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