Tentative Agenda - 22nd Annual SEC Government-Business Forum
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2003 SEC Government-Business
Forum on Small Business Capital Formation:
Tentative Schedule

First Day - Monday, September 22, 2003
Continental Breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 
Introductory Remarks 9:00 a.m.
  Mr. Laporte
 
Opening Remarks 9:10 a.m.
 
  [TBA]
 
General Session: Equity Capital Formation for Private and Micro Cap Companies Today 9:30 a.m.
 
  • Angel investing
  • Venture capital
  • IPO and secondary public markets
          for smaller companies
  • Unnecessary regulatory constraints
  • Regulatory problem areas

    Professor Ames, Mr. Huntz, Professor Sohl
     
  • Break 10:45 a.m.
     
    Breakout Group Meetings 11:00 a.m.
     
      Venture Capital and Angel Investing Breakout Group

    Smaller Public Companies Breakout Group

    Tax Breakout Group
     
    Lunch 12:15 p.m.
      Speaker: Mr. Tatum
     
    General Session: Subject and Speakers to be Announced 1:30 p.m.
     
    Break 3:00 p.m.
     
    Workshops 3:15 p.m.
     
      Private Placement Workshop
          Mr. Berkeley, Mr. Dunn

    Workshop on SEC Staff Review of Smaller Public Company Filings
          Ms. Jenkins, Mr. O'Connor,
          Mr. Reynolds


    Workshop on Credit Capital Formation for Small Businesses
          Mr. Covitz

    Tax Workshop
          Mr. Jackson, Mr. Orban
     
    Break 4:15 p.m.
     
    Breakout Group Meetings 4:30 p.m.
     
      Venture Capital and Angel Investing Breakout Group

    Smaller Public Companies Breakout Group

    Tax Breakout Group
     
    Cocktail Hour 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
     
    Second Day - Tuesday, September 23, 2003
    Continental Breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
     
    Introductory Remarks 9:00 a.m.
      Mr. Sullivan
     
    General Session: The Securities Law Regulatory Landscape for Private and Small Cap Companies 9:20 a.m.
     
  • Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Internal control requirements
  • Regulatory accommodations for
          smaller companies


  • Mr. Beller, Mr. Green, Mr.Linfield,
    Ms. Osheroff

     
    Break 10:35 a.m.
     
    Breakout Group Meetings 10:50 a.m.
     
      Venture Capital and Angel Investing Breakout Group

    Smaller Public Companies Breakout Group

    Tax Breakout Group
     
    Lunch 12:45 p.m.
      Speaker: To be Announced
     
    Final General Session: Breakout Group Presentations of Recommendations 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     

     

    http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/gbagenda.htm

    Modified: 07/28/2003