FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will hold its annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 17 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.
The Commission announced that this year’s forum will include two panel discussions, one on current capital formation issues for private companies and a second on initial public offerings and securities regulation involving smaller public companies. During the afternoon, participants will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.
The forum will begin at 9 a.m. ET with the panel discussions, which will be webcast on the SEC's website. The afternoon breakout group sessions will not be webcast but will be open to the public and accessible by teleconference. Anyone wishing to participate in a breakout group, either in person or by teleconference, must register online by November 14.
The names of panel participants and the full agenda for the forum will be announced at a later date and posted on the SEC's website. Members of the public are invited to make suggestions about specific topics to be discussed at the forum. These suggestions, or any questions about the forum, may be e-mailed to the SEC's Office of Small Business Policy at SmallBusiness@sec.gov. For more information, call (202) 551-3460.