The SEC has announced that it plans to host its 2009 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Thursday, November 19, 2009, from 9:00AM to 5:30PM, at its Washington, DC headquarters located at 100 F Street, NE. This annual event, mandated by the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980, focuses on the concerns of small businesses, particularly in the areas of securities and financial services regulation, taxation and state and federal assistance.
This year's event will include roundtable discussions by small business executives, venture capitalists, government officials, trade association representatives, lawyers, accountants, academics and small business advocates, as well as breakout discussions on individual topics.
Registrants may attend the forum in person, or participate via webcast from a link on the SEC's webpage, www.sec.gov, or by calling in via telephone conference. The breakout groups will not be webcast. To participate in the individual breakout discussions, attendance is not required, but those sessions will not be webcast, and telephone participation is available to those who pre-register. A day or so before the Forum, the SEC will e-mail a call-in telephone number and access code to registrants who have indicated they plan to participate in an afternoon breakout group by telephone conference call. Online registration is available at: https://tts.sec.gov/cgi-bin/registration-form
The full text of the SEC's announcement is available at: http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/sbforum.shtml