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Press Release


September 5, 2007

(Albuquerque, NM) Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas (FIBEA) Conference will take place at Acoma Pueblo's Sky City Resort on November 7 - 9, 2007. The annual conference brings together Indigenous business, policy-makers, and academics from North, Central, and South American countries. The conference is designed to promote and foster Indigenous business alliances, trade, and investment, amongst Indigenous business people.
FIBEA is accepting proposals for conference papers and presenters through
September 15, 2007. Papers and presentations should focus on the conference main theme Fostering Indigenous Business & Entrepreneurship in the Americas or a related topic. Paper submissions must be original and can be submitted via email at Presentation proposals from those currently engaged in fields related to Indigenous business and entrepreneurship are encouraged. The two day conference will include business and academic workshops and an indigenous business expo. More detailed information, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, can be found at
The FIBEA Chair is Dr. Raul Gouvea, Professor, Chair of Finance, International, and Management of Technology Department, and Director for the Center for Economic Indigenous Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at the UNM Anderson School of Management. Jaye Francis is the FIBEA Conference Coordinator and Aline Saiz is the Conference Assistant Coordinator. FIBEA 2008 will be held in Manaus in July of 2008 at Centro Cultural dos Povos da Amaz˘nia.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.