Later that year, Nava was also invited to a very important conference with Grand Nagus Zek held aboard Deep Space 9 to discuss Ferengi expansion into the Gamma Quadrant. There, Zek saluted Nava for his recent accomplishments in the Clarus system.
Having felt that he had done all that he could do in the field of gouge mining, Nava approached Zek's Nagal successor, Quark, to request the opportunity to introduce synthehol to the Gamma Quadrant. Quark, who was not pleased with Nava's reaction to the announcement of Quark as Nagus, indicated that he would not pass such a lucrative offer off to Nava. Attempting to bargain, Nava offered to split the profits with Quark fifty-fifty, an offer Quark quickly snatched up. (DS9: "The Nagus")