Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2022

Expression of Interest

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), a part of Global Affairs Canada, is recruiting Indigenous businesses to participate in a Canada program at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2022, taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23-26, 2022.

RES 2022, organized by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), is the leading Indigenous business and enterprise development summit in the United States. It is the ideal event for export-ready Indigenous businesses that want to sell their products/services to large corporations with supplier diversity programs and all levels of government and/or want to partner with Indigenous companies/tribes in the United States.

While all Indigenous businesses are welcome to join the TCS delegation, we believe that companies offering products/services in the following areas will garner the most success:

  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming and entertainment
  • Hospitality/tourism
  • Consumer products (including Indigenous art and traditional crafts)
  • Natural resources/energy
  • Infrastructure/construction/building products
  • Information and communication technologies (tech)

RES is a four-day event offering many networking activities and business development sessions, as well as a matchmaking platform to be used by all suppliers and buyers participating in the event. 

The TCS will also be organizing the following activities around RES 2022 for Indigenous business from Canada that will be participating:

  • Preparatory webinars ahead of the event to help companies make the most of their participation in the event (how to make the most of the matchmaking program, honing your pitch, etc.)
  • A matchmaking program that will complement RES’s online matchmaking platform (accessible to all participants)
  • A Canada booth to help increase the visibility of the delegation
  • Various networking opportunities


  1. Fill out the short questionnaire to signal your interest in the event. 
  2. Register for RES 2022 
  3. If eligible, apply for CanExport SME funding to help cover part of your costs.

For more details on the TCS program at RES 2022, please feel free to contact the TCS team at:


Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the Trade Commissioner Service are committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals and safeguarding the personal information under its control.

"Personal information” is defined as any information, in any form, about an identifiable individual; refer to section 3 of the Privacy Act for further details regarding personal information. Personal information collected by GAC is protected from disclosure to unauthorized persons and/or agencies subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act. Individuals have the right to the protection of and access to their personal information and to request corrections where the individual believes there is an error or omission. For corrections the Department’s Access to Information and Privacy Protection Division can be contacted.

Information is being collected under the authority of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act (now GAC), Section 10(2)(e). A completed form is required by the TCS for the purpose of providing support to Indigenous businesses before and during RES 2022. 

Personal information may be shared with Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) staff members, other Government of Canada contacts such as Export Development Canada (EDC), Business Development Canada (BDC) and NRC-IRAP, industry experts, local in-market contacts and in-market accelerators. 

Your personal information will be retained until we are advised of a change in company contact or you ask us to remove your name from our database. Personal information will be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act and will be described in a DFATD Personal Information Bank (PIB) currently under development. When completed, the PIB can be viewed at Info Source. Individuals have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the Department’s handling of their personal information.

By providing your personal information, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this statement and consent to the Department’s collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of your personal information. If personal information of another management team member has been included in this application form, you confirm it has been added with their knowledge and consent.*
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