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SEC to Hold Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 17


Washington D.C., Oct. 27, 2016 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will hold its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on November 17.

The morning session of the forum will feature a panel discussion exploring how capital formation options are working for small businesses after the implementation of the JOBS Act.  Following the morning panel discussion, participants will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.

Information on the panel participants and the full agenda for the forum will be announced in November and available on the forum webpage.

The forum, which begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time, is open to the public, and the opening remarks and panel discussion will be webcast live on the SEC’s website.  The breakout group sessions will not be webcast, but will be accessible by teleconference for those not attending in person.  Anyone wishing to participate in a breakout group either in person or by teleconference must register online by Nov. 11, 2016.

Members of the public are invited to make suggestions for recommendations or topics to be discussed at the forum by e-mailing the SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy at


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